Perhaps more than all the verbiage ever written, likes and dislikes provide the best window into a person’s world.
This is a list that will morph, continuously, so please keep checking back!
I decided that I’d add to this list slowly, as I experience those ‘aha!’ moments of recognition as simple acts, like eating a mango, trigger memories of intense fondness – or hate.
Things that I think of when I want to treat myself. Indulge myself.
Iced Mocha – a la traditional Aussie iced coffee, or the McCafe-style frappe, without cream, but with the essential chocolate topping dribbled on and through it.
Haigh’s Dark-chocolate & Marzipan – I’m sure it has an official name. Rather pricey, but to die-for. One of my Adelaide-acquired tastes, along with the iced mocha above. Haigh’s are a local Adelaide chocolate factory: http://haighschocolates.com.au/
Mangoes. But not any mangoes. The ones that have a distinct warm, tangy fragrance, that shouts ‘eat me!’ – to me, anyway! 5th Oct, 2010: Just picked a single such one from a pile of very un-fragrant mangoes. Yum!
Jackfruit. Fully-ripe. I acquired this taste, along with mangoes, in my earliest years. My grandfather’s house, where we lived, had a huge jackfruit tree in the front yard. These days I keep buying tins of jack-fruit from the local Asian supermarket. Most tins disappoint – their contents aren’t ripe enough. But, occasionally, one strikes gold. Yes, Jackfruit stinks. But I love it!
Oranges – I don’t precisely dislike them. And I love orange slices coated in chocolate. And orange-flavoured drinks and things. But I’m not a fan of eating oranges as they are. Strange…