During the recent summer, my DC (14 & 19) both went through a substantial amount of ice creams and similar treats. Whilst DH and I are pretty strict on the amount of treats DD (14) has, DS is obviously more independent. This summer, every day he'd have at least one or two 'Calippos'. Now I have no issue with this, I just thought it was pretty funny as it's not at all conducive with the "gangster" image he tries to cultivate. I won't tell him that though! It just got me thinking at the time, I would absolutely die if my husband started sucking on a Calippo in our garden or if we had friends over! I just couldn't imagine it, a grown man (or woman) having certain treats like that.
Don't ask me at what age does it become embarrassing, but AIBU to think there is one?
Haha well it seems quite unanimous that as I thought I was being a little too prudish, but I do confess I've always felt this way, much like it chides me to no end to see an adult on one of those oversized scooters or, heaven forbid, skateboarding. Not that I interfere of course, or judge them per se, I just feel I wouldn't be comfortable doing that or being with DH as he does it. I've always despised most so-called "treats" anyway probably as I was never allowed them as a child. Maybe I'm just grumpy. Huff!!
I promise I am not some parsimonious health nut or curtain twitching vicar's wife! But really I just couldn't imagine DH or myself having really any of the things that have been mentioned. Perhaps I will rephrase and not try and set an age limit for anyone else. I assumed others had their own personal age limits for food items as well. I will eat my hat (age limit) - to each their own!
I don't think there's an age limit on what foods are "suitable" for adults, but there are certainly foods that don't taste as good to me now as they used to. I used to love Calippos but when I tried one last summer it was just too sweet and artificial tasting for me to enjoy it. I wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen eating it if I did still like it though, and certainly wouldn't think to laugh over the idea of other adults eating them!