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Let's Dish: What's the Most Controversial Food Out There?

Last week, we got into a heated discussion in our office pod at Sugar headquarters about the world's most polarizing foods. Kristy hates coconut, Kelly hates celery, and Camilla despises mayonnaise.

While I'm sure each one of us has a grave hatred of some ingredient or another, it occurred to me that these three condemned foods all have something in common. They're famously controversial, all of 'em: you either like mayonnaise/coconut/celery or you don't! On top of those, I'd add raw onions, Bloody Marys, and of course, cilantro. What foods would you add to the list?

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Geminispoppy Geminispoppy 4 years
Banana's are so gross!!!
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
Eggs.  The eggs get NO respect these days!
tysnwchners tysnwchners 4 years
amschrader amschrader 4 years
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
KarKarB24 KarKarB24 4 years
not a fan of cottage cheese or curry
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 4 years
 @Jerry2581074 oh I agree with this one. I had a bad experience with a meal full of sage that resulted in a migraine and now I can't eat it. 
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 4 years
 @Nancy Einhart gasp! grapefruit? i'm shocked! it's one of my favorites. I used to hate cottage cheese but once I tried it with cracked black pepper and tapatio I changed my tune. 
skovash skovash 4 years
Carrots! They are disgusting. I can't even finish a baby carrot drenched in ranch dressing!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
 @Nancy Einhart cottage cheese is a good one!
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 4 years
Mayo is definitely a divisive food. I dislike grapefruit and cottage cheese even more.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
also, weirdly, green bell peppers.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 4 years
oh yes. you nailed it. MAYONNAISE! 
mallorycurtis mallorycurtis 4 years
MUSHROOMS! They gross me out so bad. Also seafood, but I'm slowly trying to make myself like it.
Jerry2581074 Jerry2581074 4 years
Sage to me is awful and ruins the taste of whatever it is in
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