I can't handle food that has stuff in it. And by "stuff", I mean like bones. If there's an odd texture in the food that I can't bite through, I'm not ok.
It's one of the reasons I really don't eat fish. Or can't eat the end of a shrimp thingy. Or oranges with seeds in them! I just... can't. GAH!
So, imagine my horror when someone made me mashed potatoes and I found a little pebble in them! Found... WITH MY TEETH!
Luckily, it wasn't a hard bite so no damage was done, I more found it with my tongue and teeth than chomped into it (that could have been bad) but GAH! I spent the rest of the evening feeling almost sick to my stomach over it. There's no real reason, I just... can't handle stuff in food like that! No bones, no... exoskeleton and no rocks!!!!
I'm pretty sure it was because my friend does mashed potatoes with the peel on them and the little thing must have been pretty stuck in there but gah I do not want to talk about it, I just wanted to let them off the hook of "how on earth did that happen?" It just did. And yeah.
For what it's worth, I haven't been able to stomach mussels since the last time I ate some that had grit (sand?) in them.
BAH! GAH! Make this post go away now!!!!