Foods With Textures That People Can't Stomach No Matter How It's Served
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Sometimes not liking a food is just a matter of trying it prepared a different way—sautéed instead of boiled, raw instead of cooked, chopped up really small.

But sometimes there's just no way to hide the texture of a particular food and, if you don't like it, it will ruin any dish it's a part of.


Redditor ohnoghostface asked:

"What’s a food that you hate the texture of, no matter how many times you try it?"

Fat

"This is probably a weird answer but fat. I mean the white or kind of clear lard that you can have on meat. It doesn't really taste like anything, but I will gag and probably vomit if I have to eat it. Same with chewy meat."

- HeidiSJ

"The texture is just disgusting.. when you eat a piece of fat and it turns out to be quite hard and rubbery I can't swallow it. Or some sausage that have big chunks of white fat in it.. disgusting. Why am I like this?"

- MissGetClapped

Okra

"Slime isn’t suppose to be okra shaped."

- theWildBore

"My husband Love it.... UGH... I cant even stand the smell!!!"

"But I like Spicy pickled Okra.... its the only way I will eat it, cooked? No Way Jose!!!"

- twinklemylittlestar

Liver

"Liver. It’s always grainy after a couple chews."

- FailedInfinity

"I fail at the smell and flavor of liver long before even getting to the texture."

- DeficientDefiance

Oysters

Oysters

- imrealbizzy2

"i don't like the thought of creamy smooth meat"

- NoAd3038

"Like salty phlegm"

- Tre_Vortni

Lima Beans

"Lima beans, Could never choke ‘em down. Gaggity gag gag."

- IAMABITCORNFUSED

"I'll gaggity gag gag right there with you. Growing up it was, 'No dessert until you eat those lima beans!' Fine, no dessert then. Then it was, 'Just eat 3 lima beans and you can be excused.' Nope, I'll sit here all night. I despise them to this day, at 63."

- shuknjive

Oatmeal

"Oatmeal. I've tried several types and they all make me gag and almost vomit"

- thedevilsgame

"I’m the same. It smells so good, but I just can’t do it."

- 22BreakfastBurritos

"When made as directed it's like wet cardboard. The first time I ever had it as a child I literally gagged."

"I make it once in awhile now but I use MUCH less liquid than directed and then it has a nutty taste. It's hard to get the right proportions though to make it edible so I rarely bother."

- blueberriesnectarine

Pears

"Pears. Too grainy. I can’t get over fruit having that kind of texture when chewing it."

- steelwoman11

"F**k em grainy fruits"

- litromenger

Water Chestnuts

"Water chestnuts. The flavor isn't great, but the texture is awful."

- MacSween3382

"I am glad to have found my person! I never have texture issues with anything else, but water chestnuts make me feel like I'm chewing on glass."

- SitDownShutDown

"Most hated vegetable in a stir fry!"

- MosquitoRevenge

Onion

"Onion. Something about the smoothness of it combined with the crunch just doesn't work. And you can't change my mind."

- Elyaron

"I love the taste of onion, but hate the texture. Like if something is onion flavored (like Indian curry) it's usually great. But the texture just ruins it when I can actually feel it in my mouth while eating."

- appleparkfive

"I recently had some Mac and cheese that had onions in it. Idk what psycho thought that was okay but I hope they lose their job as a cook before they ruin anymore classic dishes with unnecessary ingredients."

- ElevatedDiscGolf

Escargot

"Snails. The first time I tried them the server described them as mushroom-like. I could understand why they said that, but no. Much firmer- almost rubbery- while also being... gooshy. And briney to the point of almost tasting like they went bad. I tried 2 more times thinking they may have just not been made well before I gave it up."

- NewCountryGirl

"They were a fad (where I was anyway) back in the 70s. Every kitchen seemed to have snail cookers and servers of one sort or another. But the unspoken truth was that they mostly served as a vehicle to get the seasoned garlic butter in which they were drenched into your mouth*. They were okay, but I can't say I really know what one tastes like."

"*a slab of baguette sopped up the rest"

- carmium

"Same, not a bad flavour at all but the texture...Shiver"

- TheSmegger

Some foods just aren't for everyone, and food aversions are a very real part of a lot of people's lives.

If someone says they can't eat something, just trust them.

Trying to get them to eat it anyway might have some very unpleasant consequences for all involved.