Well, I did not exactly grew up in a yurt on the wide and wild Mongolian steppes, and to be honest, I love all things Asian (save for Thai food) more than what I grew up with. There was no shortage of chocolate, lol! My folks still send us every kind of candy across the ocean....You're also not native to Canada/US (right?), so your tastes are probably very different than those around you. What is "gross" in one society is normal fare in another.