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Do your kids like spicy foods?

Me and my 4 1/2yo (5 in April) were having leftover tacos for lunch today. I make them a little spicy, throwing in some chipolte powder. Not enough that my other kids won't eat it. Usually I use refried beans with jalepenos or chipoltes in them but didn't have any.

Anyway, I made up her taco and she got all upset because I forgot her "special" cheese. I found this jalepeno cheese spread at a store and got it to spread on crackers for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now it's her special cheese. She loves it so much. The other kids think it's way too spicy (it gets a little hot when you get a huge glob of jalepenos).

She just cracks me up. Last week she made a special sandwich with this spread, American cheese slices, mayo and mustard on wheat bread (probably would have been on a bagel if she had seen them in there).

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Asked by justanotherjen at 8:17 PM on Jan. 14, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Yes, I ate hot stuff when I was little and my daughter loves it as well. She's 4 and she will beg for jalepenos if we have pizza. I will only let her have a little slice b/c I know it will upset her belly, but she loves it

    Answer by genagina at 8:18 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • yes!
    she is sensory seeking
    was licking spicey mustard as soon as she could reach the table

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:18 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Yes, my 7 yr. old likes tabasco sauce on lots of stuff, just like my DH, my 10 yr. old though, likes food a bit more mild, as I do :)

    Answer by Nynne at 8:26 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • my 3 yr. old 8 yr. old doesn't

    Answer by meaux28 at 12:06 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • my 4 year old has her own special botlle of hot sauce that she puts on EVERYTHING!! ( pizza, mac n cheese, toast, ramen noodles ) whatever she eats she refuses to eat anything if it does not have hot sauce on it

    Answer by mom_of_2_girlz at 1:50 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I WISH! You would think they would since they came out the belly of a Hispanic mama who is all about the spicy hot stuff lol. They don't really like spicy things like salsa, peppers & such but I'm hoping they will grow out of it.


    Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 8:37 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • My DD who is 8yrs od love hot wings....

    Answer by kathynej7142007 at 6:45 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

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