Anyone want to read a list of things I've developed allergies to over the years? I thought so!
In no particular order:
Persimmon (the hard variety, not the soft one)
All of the above result in some sort of throat-constricting, mouth-itching uncomfortableness. If my lips are even slightly chapped, avocados make me swell up like Angelina Jolie. Raw cookie dough? Can't. Even some chocolates (e.g. Fannie May, Ghirardelli) make me itch, no idea what ingredient causes that. And the nut thing? I can't eat a cashew that's even come into contact with a pecan.
Interestingly, once any of the above are cooked (although I've never cooked watermelon), I'm fine.
Also a little strange, I have no problem with peanuts, strawberries, shellfish - all the typical allergies.
However, allergies be damned, I say! I just finished a BLT with overeasy egg & avocado. And later on for a snack I may have some canteloupe. Yes, the itching and constriction is annoying (and a little scary in the case of watermelon). But it's never been so bad as to require medical attention. So I'll continue to get a little satisfaction by eating the bastards.