As an autistic adult, I’m picky to textures that I like. I love food. I love to eat. So this is a post that talks about my favorite foods and the textures that I like. I’m not writing this to get pity but I am writing this to educate people about my likes and dislikes when it comes to food.
Hard textures: I’m not a fan of hard textures when it comes to food. I don’t like to eat the skin of a fish, a piece of cereal that is burnt, and burnt pieces of lasagna and chicken parmesan. Although I love fish, lasagna and chicken parmesan, I don’t like the hard parts of them and I don’t eat the hard parts of them.
Mushy textures: I like pizza, spaghetti, chicken parmesan, meatball sandwiches, cheesesteaks, chicken sandwiches from Burger King and Chick-fil-a, hoagies, mashed potatoes, fish fillets, fish sticks, French fries, chicken patties, and soft chicken on the bone. I also like to eat cheesy breadsticks from Pizza Hut and Dominoes. They also have a mushy texture to them. I like to eat ravioli, rigatoni, penne pasta, lemon cake, other cakes, pies, and tacos. I like to eat strawberry cheesecakes. Chewy chocolate chip cookies are another one of my favorites. I also like to eat Tastykake products and doughnuts. I like to eat Hostess and Little Debbie products as well.
Soft textures: I like butterscotch pudding, chocolate pudding, strawberry ice cream, black cherry ice cream, raspberry ice cream, and vanilla ice cream. I like strawberry banana yogurt and blueberry yogurt.
Chunky textures: I like to eat hot dogs, smoked sausages and mini sausages. I don’t like big chunks of chicken in my foods, because it takes me a long time to eat the big chunks. I like pork and sauerkraut as long as there’s not too much of pork on my plate. I like a little bit of steak so that I don’t have to eat a lot of it considering it takes me a long time. I like to eat corn on the cob every summer. I like to eat American cheese, Stilton cheese, Swiss cheese, and colby jack cheese.
Crunchy textures: I like carrots and steamed broccoli, and I also like peas and corn. I like to eat potato chips, corn chips, Doritos, sour cream and onion chips, Sun Chips, cheese curls, and Cheez-Its.
Watery textures: I like to drink Swiss Orange Drink and Lemonade. I also like to drink Kool-Aid, Cherry Kool-Aid, and Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid. I also like to drink Barq’s Root Beer and Sprite.