My daughter is 14 months and we're fairly strict on her diet - no added salt and minimal sugar. Whenever I offer her a new fruit or vegetable, she's reluctant to put it in her mouth even if I'm eating it too and smiling and visibly enjoying it. However if I'm eating a Tim tam which she's never seen before and offer her a little bite, she has it in her mouth before I can blink. It has happened with every single new "junk" food that she's tried. But if I'm standing there eating an apple, she won't pester me for a bite.
So do kids have a built in sugar radar or what?! Is there a reason for this? Just something I find interesting and bizarre :-)