Cherries. Fresh-picked cherries. How, you ask, could they possibly be instruments of torture? Well, I react to many kinds of raw fresh fruit (including bananas and apples), some vegetables (carrots are pretty bad), and nuts (hazelnuts… aka filberts) and cherries are one of the worst. One cherry and my tongue starts to itch. Four or five and I have welts in my mouth and the itching spreads into my throat and my ears.
You tell me, instruments of torture? In part, the torture is that I can’t eat them. I love them but I can’t eat them. *Sigh*