People Reveal The Food They Thought Would Be Disgusting But They Actually Loved[rebelmouse-image 18358541 is_animated_gif=
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.[rebelmouse-image 18358542 is_animated_gif=
GOOD TO BE STICKY AND SWEET.[rebelmouse-image 18358543 is_animated_gif=
Dates. I spent many years thinking it was sour but turns out it is sickly sweet (which i like).
PUTIN'S FAVORITE!![rebelmouse-image 18358544 is_animated_gif=
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!![rebelmouse-image 18355996 is_animated_gif=
Asparagus. Turned into one of my favorite foods.
3 YESES FOR KOREAN CUISINE![rebelmouse-image 18979685 is_animated_gif=
JUST ALWAYS THINK "CANDY!" YOU CAN'T LOSE.[rebelmouse-image 18979686 is_animated_gif=
Persimmons. They look like orange tomatoes, and I hate tomatoes. Found out they taste like candy. Still hate tomatoes though.
DALE TACOS DALE!![rebelmouse-image 18979687 is_animated_gif=
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![rebelmouse-image 18979688 is_animated_gif=
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?[rebelmouse-image 18979689 is_animated_gif=
TATSE YOUR CULTURE.[rebelmouse-image 18979690 is_animated_gif=
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![rebelmouse-image 18979691 is_animated_gif=
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?[rebelmouse-image 18360778 is_animated_gif=
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.[rebelmouse-image 18356277 is_animated_gif=
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![rebelmouse-image 18979692 is_animated_gif=
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![rebelmouse-image 18979693 is_animated_gif=
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.[rebelmouse-image 18979694 is_animated_gif=
YOU NEVER KNOW UNTIL YOU TRY.[rebelmouse-image 18979695 is_animated_gif=
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...[rebelmouse-image 18979696 is_animated_gif=
Escargot. But it's really just an excuse to eat garlic butter.
Y'ALL BEEN MISSING OUT![rebelmouse-image 18979697 is_animated_gif=
Okra and eggplant.
FORGET TUNA!![rebelmouse-image 18979698 is_animated_gif=
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.