I Must Confess…I Don’t Really Like Fruit

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It’s that time of the week again when I bare my soul and invite you all to do the same.

It’s time for the I Must Confess linkup!

I have been quite wishy washy this week, veering from one confession to another. It’s sad I have so many to choose from really…

But I do want to come clean about a dirty little secret I have been hiding from many people, including my kids.

The terrible fact that I really don’t like fruit all that much.

Sure I will have the occasional apple or banana if there is no other choice. And I don’t mind fruit salad, as long as it comes with cream, custard or ice-cream.

But I’m truly not a big fruit eater.

I buy fruit for my husband and my kids but I don’t ever buy it for me. Yes, I am a bad role model for my kids.

I buy jam with real fruit bits (again trying to do the best for my family) but I discard the fruity bits when I eat it – lumpy jam just doesn’t work for me.

Come to think of it I like strawberry jam, strawberry milk and strawberry flavouring but I detest strawberries – work that one out!

My fruit aversion used to be a running joke with my husband and his family. They couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t touch fruit mince pies at christmas or why I was out of my depth mixing fruit with dessert.

C’mon, why pollute good old chocolate cake with fruit – seriously, isn’t a side of cream or custard or ice-cream enough?

I think it comes down to the fact that fruit does not fill me up and I find I am still hungry afterwards.

But it might also have something to do with my addiction to carbs…

In the interests of making a full and frank confession I also need to reveal that I do not like yoghurt. At all. Terrible stuff.

How anyone, including my family, find yoghurt enjoyable to eat is totally beyond me.

Anyway, I feel better now for confessing to my fruit and yoghurt aversion. I will continue to try to change my ways but I don’t think I can undo 36 and a half years of fruit disdain overnight.

Are a you a hypocrite when it comes to food? Do you encourage your kids to try stuff while secretly dry-retching at the thought of eating it yourself?

If you do, come on over and share your stories – I’d love to know that I am not the only one living a lie!

The Rules…

– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Sunday – a bit of a homage to my Catholic upbringing, in fact!

– The link will be live from 10pm Saturday night for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

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9 Responses

  1. Marita says:

    Yoghurt is devil food. Ick ick ick
    Marita recently posted..Lenard’s GIVEAWAY

  2. LizC says:

    I don’t eat meat. But I regularly battle with my kids to get them to eat it.

    • Kirsty says:

      Wow, that would be a hard one Liz…good on you though for encouraging your kids to give it a go. In the end we just want them to happy and healthy, don’t we?

  3. Denyse Whelan says:

    My daughter “may” eat an apple & “may” eat watermelon. She is 40 and despite all my years involved in her upbringing (and my late Mother’s despair of it) still is fruit-phobic. I suspect too she is lump phobic too. She does buy every fruit for her kids and they eat it… So there you are!! Fruit Is not for all!
    Denyse Whelan recently posted..Families’ Week Day 1. Family Rules & Habits.

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks for reassuring me Denyse!

      I am reminded of that saying “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”. It’s the same with fruit and lumpy bits in jam and with yoghurt – you can offer them to someone but that doesn’t mean they’ll get a taste for it. But at least you have tried!

  4. Ness says:

    I do love fruit, but sadly not as much as I love chocolate and cakies.
    Ness recently posted..T’is The Season To Be Jolly…Worried

    • Kirsty says:

      I hear you Ness – I have come to appreciate fruit more lately as I’ve been trying to get more healthy but I will always prefer a choc chip bikkie to an apple!

  1. January 7, 2013

    […] One year ago I made a resolution to lose weight and eat better…and here I am, nearly 12 kilos lighter and actually eating fruit each day (who would have thought I’d be doing that after making this confession?) […]

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