There is nothing more satisfying than gorging on a dish with the perfect variety of ingredients creating a symphony of flavors for a completely euphoric experience.

Not all culinary creations excel at this. It depends on the individual whose taste preferences may be different from that of others.

All it takes is one ingredient to spoil the party.


Curious to hear from strangers Redditor poetic__ asked:

"What ingredient automatically ruins a dish for you?"

You would never expect these as responses for the assignment.

When The Emperor Lost His Groove

"Poison. Kuzco's poison. The poison for Kuzco."

– Warkitz

Doesn't Plate Well

"Spaghetti sauce if it's a plastic dish."

– misswallflowerr

"A bit of water and lemon juice gets the stain right out of plastic."

– Gundarium_Alchemist

Someone Swam In Your Soup

"Hair"

– GboyFlex

"Little black curly hair."

– highxv0ltage

Nope To Beach Picnics

"Sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere."

– Halcres

Now we're getting somewhere.

Finding The Right Balance For It

"Too many cloves. I have had many tooth pains in my lifetime and the taste of clove oil lingers dreadfully in my mind. I do like curry powder and some of my favorite pickle brines include a lot of cloves. The taste just has to be balanced with the other spices and seasonings. If I get any faint hint of it I'm immediately grossed out."

– glistening_cum_ropes

Doesn't Mix Well

"That piece of spices in your stew that you thought it was meat."

– Bewluga

"Ginger? Chomping into a piece of ginger when you thought it was meat.... 🎵You'll get the shock of your life."

– SynthPrax

Faking Sweetness

"Stevia. Blech"

paytonsglove

"I'll never understand why people think stevia is a replacement for sugar. Doesn't taste anything like sugar. Same with Sucralose."

– anfcrazylady

Let's get specific.

Jiggly Dessert

"Jello. I have spent FAR too much time in a hospital as a child. according to my mother jello was basically all I could eat. since I got out, it's been my only culinary hate. taste, texture, just, nope."

– Nepeta33

There's A Time And Place

"Raisins where there should not be raisins."

– stressandscreaming

"Hey alright! Chocolate chip cookies! Don't mind if I do.... oh F'K YOU!!"

– conradbirdiebird

Tainted Sweets

"Rose Water."

"I want to love Indian and Middle Eastern sweets. They look so good, but nope every time it goes in my mouth all I can taste is rose water. Like chewing on the potpourri from grandmas bathroom."

– OkBoomerEh

I'm not a shrimp fan, however, I can eat it when it's fried in tempura batter.

My family would periodically order fried rice–which I absolutely love–whenever we ate at Chinese restaurants.

Even though we ordered pork or chicken fried rice, I found that many of the LA Chinese restaurants we ate at threw in surprise shrimp as if to spite me.

I would pick them out and eat the rest. Now, I don't know if it was just me, but I would still taste hints of shrimp juice every time, which ultimately ruins the dish for me. Yeah, it's just me.

Stay in your lane, shrimp!

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