People Reveal The Food They Thought Would Be Disgusting But They Actually Loved

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Food is essential. On the basic level we need it to live. Food can also be exciting and scary. A cuisine from another culture? Hello. It may have a strange color, vibe or texture so don't ever taste it. But some of us have learned that internal assumption can be a mistake. You don't know until you try. It's like dating... just taste it and keep swiping right. You never know.

Redditor _MikeWillHugYou wondered how the tastes of the public have changed over life by asking_ What food did you just assume you'd hate but, when you finally tried it, it turned out to be delicious?

WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA?

Fried squid. Now it's my favorite form of seafood.

OH YES! GIMME SOME CHEESE AND A CRACKER.

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Hummus.

GOOD TO BE STICKY AND SWEET.

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Dates. I spent many years thinking it was sour but turns out it is sickly sweet (which i like).

PUTIN'S FAVORITE!!

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Borscht. My friend and I got a bowl to share the first time we went to a Russian restaurant, and after the first taste I wanted to steal it all for myself.

NOW THIS IS A FAVORITE FOR EVERYONE!!

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Asparagus. Turned into one of my favorite foods.

3 YESES FOR KOREAN CUISINE!

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Kimchi!

JUST ALWAYS THINK "CANDY!" YOU CAN'T LOSE.

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Persimmons. They look like orange tomatoes, and I hate tomatoes. Found out they taste like candy. Still hate tomatoes though.

DALE TACOS DALE!!

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Tacos de lengua or tacos de cabeza. My dad bought me some in TJ without telling me what they were until after. I look forward to it now when i go visit him.

THE PERFECT MIX!

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Breakfast burritos. I thought the combination of egg and tortillas sounded terrible. Then I had one because a friend cooked and I wanted to be polite, and my life changed forever.

WHERE ARE MY TORTILLA CHIPS?

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Guacamole!

TATSE YOUR CULTURE.

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As an Arab, I am embarrassed to admit I didn't eat shawarma for the first 18 years of my life. So many missed opportunities.

NO! I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU SAY!

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Anchovies! They get so much negative press but they're f***ing delicious. Plus I hear they'll be worth a ton of cash in the future.

FOR MARTINIS OR PIZZA?

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Olives. I remember long time ago as a kid i tried it and was disgusted. Not so long ago tasted it once again on a pizza and realized it's sweeter than i remember. Now it's my favorite pizza topping.

NECTAR OF THE GODS.

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Strawberries. Never went near them as a kid or a teenager. I start working in the fresh produce section of a supermarket and we had a huge sale on them so had a couple of pallets in the storeroom one morning and they smelled incredible. Had to try one and have been hooked on them ever since.

CHEESE FIRST! ALWAYS!

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Soft cheese. I'm in my 40s and I only discovered it about five years ago. I always thought it just looked gross and squishy but my favorite dinner now is Camembert and crackers. Yuuuuuum.

A PICNIC FAVORITE!

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Pickles. I think I saw it somewhere here on Reddit where someone eat a whole jar of pickles and he almost pooped his gut out, I remember thinking why would people love sour cucumber so much. But then I tried it once in my subway, I absolutely love it. And I was completely sold when I tried my friend's kartoffelsalat, the pickle just bring it to a whole new level.

EAT ALL YOUR GREENS.

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Brussels Sprouts.

YOU NEVER KNOW UNTIL YOU TRY.

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Spam. Always thought it was a joke. Turns out it's great! Slice it thin, fry it up nice & crispy, really awesome. Also, musubi.

OH LA-LA...

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Escargot. But it's really just an excuse to eat garlic butter.

Y'ALL BEEN MISSING OUT!

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Okra and eggplant.

FORGET TUNA!!

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My parents only ever bought canned salmon not that I hated it but it just wasn't my jam. Thought that I just didn't like salmon.

When I was about 25 i was at a party drinking but didn't eat all day, the snacking options were the crumbs of a bag of chips or smoked salmon on a cracker with a bit of cream cheese.. hesitated because salmon seemed so meh to me but got to a point it was eat it or leave and go grab a bite.. Decided to give it a try and was instantly in love.

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