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Food is an essential part of life. We need it to survive. But there are some foods that I'd rather drop dead than have to consume. Now I get that there are otherworldly concoctions that can give the palette an orgasmic shock but if the ingredients contain a few certain things--like cow tongue--I'll stay food celibate.

Redditor u/Dependent-Recover353 wanted to know what menu items gets your stomach turning by asking... What food do you just completely despise and why?


I'm not a foodie, so for me a meal is just a meal, not a religious experience. I don't need to sample wonderous delicacies. And apparently I'm not alone. Everyone does have that line were food just goes a little too far. Like, why would anyone eat a chicken gizzard? This is a thing? I have no words. Thankfully others do.

Death Greens

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Asparagus. It tastes good but my dad choked on it when i was a kid and it was so scary that i've never eaten it since then.

girlgirl123456

A Hard Chew

I absolutely hate chewing on tendon... whether it be from beef, or chicken.. God dammit, anything with meat and a rubbery chewy feeling just makes me gag. The sensation is god awful for me, and is the best I can explain.

I also dislike papaya because the smell is off putting. The smell coming from that specific fruit triggers memories when I was a kid and tried it and gagged from it. I can handle other fragrant fruits, but papaya - no.

spaigo

The Bone

I can't eat bone-in meats because of tendons. Not only do you have that feeling of it in-between your teeth, but scraping the bone has a really cringy feeling similar to scratching a chalkboard.

syfyguy64

I'm the weirdo that will get every bit that I can off the bone, but only at home. I know to refrain when in public. But it hurts my soul. I knew my husband was my person when he offered me the chicken wing bones on his plate lol.

coolerthanyouravgmom

Soy you Say...

Soy anything, I am deathly allergic to it and they put that crap in everything in America. It's the wax we shine our fruit with, the oils we make everything with from soup to coffee creamers. They inject the isolated protein, my allergen, into random meats and products. Forget soy.

shiftbackslash

Scrub a dub spice...

I've got that thing where cilantro tastes like soap, so there's that.

ColeYote

I always figured cilantro was some regional American spice but I've only just learned it's coriander lol.

Does this gene make the seeds taste like soap as well?

Orri

Some spices, sauces and meats are meant to be left OUT of a recipe. Food is really a "to each their own" type of situation. The people who spoke up enjoy embracing "their own." I remember the one time I tried goose liver pâté... the nightmares still reverberate. The next group of people clearly have some edible PTSD.

gross...

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Water chestnuts, its the texture.

menace-to-sobriety

An Ill Slaw

Sauerkraut, I am from south Germany and a total disgrace to my culture and family for this but man forget that dish.

Deschlins

Finally! I'm not alone!

There's plenty of foods that I don't really care for, but there's only one that I literally can't eat without getting physically ill (hell, I have to leave the room if someone is eating that crap).

honoredtwig

Seafood Roulette

Oysters, clams, etc. The texture, smell, flavor. A massive no from me.

Sirenofthelake

Eating raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico is like Russian roulette with better odds. It is not often considering how much get eaten, but every year a few people get viral meningitis from eating them raw.

Birdapotamus

Bad Oils...

Truffle, it's definitely a love it or hate it kind of thing but it just tastes like feet to me.

YouJabroni44

The first time I tried truffle was in a macaroni and ammonia was all I could taste or smell

I decided to try it again now that I knew what to expect and I found it MUCH tamer the second go aroun

I tried it again and now I love it, well, at least how a little truffle oil tastes in an extremely cheesy macaroni. I even made my own at home one day with black truffle oil and it was awesome. I then used a small amount on my plate to dip my pizza in and that was also really good. I mainly dipped my crust into it.

ESGD13

With a nice Chianti

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Liver.

edpmis02

Whenever my mom makes something with liver I can smell it throughout the entire house, it's so disgusting. It's a weird kinda sweet smell/taste that just reminds me of decay.

bland_soup

Bodies process food differently. Things aren't going to taste the same for everyone. So good luck in life tastings. There are two truths with menus we all must accept... eating is always a game of roulette and pineapple IS good on pizza. The End.

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