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Negative Associations Ruining Your Food?

I thought of this thread, based ont eh prior one about foods that you used to dislike, but have grown to love. What about the foods that, do to bad memory associations, you no longer enjoy; even though you know that they are still good?

For me, I had such a traumatic experience while living on a remote island in PNG that I am forever turned off from coconut. Even the smell of it brings back bad memories and feelings and I have to move it away from me. Which is a shame, because I *love* german chocolate cake - or used to, anyway.

Do any of you suffer from anything like this?

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