Ugh, sounds like you either developed a general allergy to cotw, or [possibly more likely] you have an allergy to the eastern hemlock variety. Bummer regardless, but I certainly understand your unwillingness to try dealing with that nonsense again! How do you feel about chanterelles? I think my personal top three are morels, cotw, and chanties - in whatever order I feel on any given day. Honeys are probably next on the list.