Kids are notorious for being picky eaters. Mine as well. The older one won’t touch many kinds of foods like leafy vegetables, soft cheese, unfamiliar looking foods.
With that said, she recently told me she doesn’t like the smell of the milk in her cup. The producer of the milk (Straus, for those who are interested) collect milk from Jersey and Holstein cows on multiple farms in Marin County in the Bay Area. So I guess dependent on the farm and the cows, the milk tastes different. Some days its milder while some days its stronger. I usually don’t pay much attention and just drink it but she would pick up on small differences and refuse the milk. Drives me nuts of course when we are trying to get to school in the morning.
Another example, you’d think that kids will eat all sweet stuff. My older one like a lot of them, but she doesn’t like the overly-sweet desserts, candies (I guess you can say she gets that from me).
For us adults, we eat out and we offer a critique of our meals here, and while we give ourselves the self-satisfying label of ‘discerning eaters’, probably a majority of the population will label us as ‘picky/ overly-fuzzy eaters’. The question is, do you think there is any correlation between adult picky eaters and child picky eaters? Does children just has a more sensitive palate, or are they picky because we are picky?