Originally Posted by Yooper
It is just so odd to me though. The crust tastes and feels the same to me so I just do not get it
I think some people are just more sensitive to flavor and texture differences, particularly children who have very sharp taste buds.
I definitely think the crusts taste and feel different. I mean the outside of the bread was exposed to direct heat so it is a completely different texture and tastes more...oh I dunno how to describe it really...cooked I guess
. Basically it has more flavor as opposed to the milder tasting inside.
Now even when I was a child and was a picky eater, I rarely had a problem with bread crusts, but I can totally see how a child could have an aversion based on the texture issue alone. Texture was a big issue for me.
I guess what I don't get is why most people would be willing to accept that their child does not like certain foods like brussels sprouts or lamb chops or other foods with strong flavors or unusual textures, but somehow it's unacceptable or some kind of character flaw if a kid doesn't like bread crusts. (not picking on you Yooper, thats just the vibe I've gotten from some on this thread) I mean if you don't like something, you don't like it. It really doesn't matter that someone else thinks that you should like it or that it isn't that bad. I don't think most kids who are refusing to eat crusts just doing it to be insolent or something. Maybe it's just the "waste" issue, but there are so many ways to resolve that.
(PS - I was the kind of kid that would just eat he outermost part of an apple because most of it felt like core to me
. I'm better now though)