People Confess Which Ingredient Absolutely Ruins A Meal For Them
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Regular readers know I can't get enough of watching Reddit argue about food.

No matter what else is going on in the world, we can almost always count on the passionate love/hate for a food to unite the people.


In a way, pineapple on pizza is kind of a hero...

Reddit user CertifiedAnus asked:

"What single ingredient spoils an entire food dish for you if it’s included?"

Infused With Death

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"Warm something up with radish (which is good raw) and it will infuse the food with the taste of death."

- RenegadeMare

"Oh raw they will also spoil it. Tastes like a sewage drain."

- Sharplynx

"Cooked radish is one of the worst things ever."

"I once made roasted radishes as a roasted potatoes substitute. That was a big nope. Worse than doing cauliflower substitutes."

- [Reddit]

Coconut Eggs?

"When whoever you're with makes breakfast using coconut oil."

"Coconut flavored eggs, or bacon anyone?"

- c1nut

"Shortly after I got married, my wife, who is nooooooot skilled in the kitchen, wanted to surprise me and make breakfast."

"I woke up and she started cooking. I took a bite of the eggs and froze, fork in my mouth, eyes bugged out… just… frozen."

"She’s looking at me, big smiles, asking 'how is it?!?!' All excited but self conscious."

"She had READ somewhere about putting some milk into scrambled eggs, so she decided to try it. Unfortunately, she used whatever milk we had - which was coconut vanilla flavored almond milk… in the scrambled eggs."

"It was one of the most disgusting things I ever forced myself to smile and cringingly eat. But I did 🤷♂️"

"Coconut vanilla almond eggs. Lol"

- Hot_X7

Sink Water

"Coriander! (cilantro? I'm Aussie so we just call it Coriander)"

- 0ChillPterodactyl

"Yup, I’ve got the tastes-like-soap gene."

"It was really confusing for me before I knew it was a thing - I couldn’t understand why all of my friends love pho when it tastes like sink water!"

"I was trying so hard to like it but I just. Couldn’t."

"And was so confused because everyone around me was hyping it up and so happy eating it and I was desperately trying to hide the fact that I couldn’t stand it."

"And I had been saying how hungry I was when we went to get it so I was trying to come up with an excuse why I wasn’t really eating but man it was not good. (objectively, I’m sure it was delicious! Everyone else said so!)"

"When I found out that that was a thing I felt so betrayed!"

- AerialGame

Please Stop

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"Jello."

"Might be a white person thing, but at every single family gathering I’ve went to there was some kind of dessert that would’ve been great if jello wasn’t added. Can we please stop adding jello?"

"They always f*cking add the jello. Not even the good kind either, always the worst flavors."

"What the f*ck is a 'jello salad'??? Why does a 'jello salad' exist in the first place?? Nobody ever touched the jello salad."

"That never stops them from making it though. Year after year family gatherings were tainted with my disgust for jello salad."

"I stopped going to family gatherings a few years back. I couldn’t take the unbearable encounters with the cursed dessert any longer."

- juulululia

Tasting Beige

"Miracle Whip."

" 'Sandwich kicking flavor' my a$. More like sweet-ish and bland. Like tasting beige."

- 14braincells

"I wouldn’t say it’s bland, it has some kind of zing to it. It's just not good zing. Always tastes like spoiled mayonnaise to me."

- Destron5683

"Hey, beige is my country's entire cuisine!"

- jangoice

"Tasting beige is the best way to describe Miracle Whip I have ever seen."

- user deleted

Stringy Water

"Celery. Never in my life have I had a craving for crunchy, stringy water."

- Hrekires

"I’m with you. I wish I could like it, but it’s so bad whether it’s raw or cooked. I have to strain them out of my soup if they’re in there."

- Jan_Itor_Md_

"I have never agreed with a comment so much in my life. Celery is the devils work and should have never existed."

- dragonborne123

Christmas Medicine

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"Cloves. It gives food a medicinal taste."

- toothbelt

"This is the first answer to truly fascinate and surprise me."

"I've always thought of it as the ultimate Christmas ingredient. Add it to any sweets during the winter, and they're Christmas ready."

"Even when I taste it in savory Asian foods, the dish is immediately 'Christmas flavored' in my brain."

- dailyqt

10 Years of Trauma

"Avocado."

"My wife once asked me if I liked Avocado shortly after we were married. Sure, I guess I do. So it soon became part of of dinners. A lot. Too much."

"SOOO much that even sprinkled with lemon juice, it soon became unbearable."

"To this day- 10 years later, I can't do anything with Avocado in it."

- 35242

A Peeling Sticker Sound

"Blue Cheese."

:Especially because it comes pretty regularly on top of stuff I didn't ask for it on. On salads, on sandwiches, on steaks, with chicken wings...ugh."

"I had a leather jacket in that got moldy because of humidity in the back of the closet. It got so moldy that it stuck to the wall, and made a 'peeling sticker' sound when I peeled it off the wall."

"Blue cheese smells like that did."

- NecroJoe

It Just Spreads

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"Olives. The devils grape."

- johngannon8

"And you can't even eat around them."

"Any bite of a dish cooked with olives--be it pizza, pasta or whatever--will invariably taste of olive even if there's no olive in that particular bite."

- flatnosedink

"Yeah, it just SPREADS"

- victorianfolly

Alright, you've heard the hard limits on these Redditors menus, but now we want to know what ingredient you hate.

We've all got one, don't be shy about it. What totally turns you off when it touches your tongue?

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