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Beets Poll

Beets: Love Them or Hate Them?

Recently PartySugar and I got into a discussion about beets. While we both love them, we agreed that they're definitely a point of contention, as many people we know dislike them (our president included). How do you feel about these sweet root vegetables?

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Maddi-Maye Maddi-Maye 8 years
When I was in kindergarten my preschool had a garden where we got to grow our own beets and I remember they were so delicious and fresh and tasted amazing with butter and salt... I have tried them about 4 times recently (store bought) and they just aren't the same! I wish I could go back to my school and steel some of their amazing beets ;)
verily verily 8 years
tlsgirl, that's exactly how I think they taste--like sweetened dirt. I despise them roasted, raw, pickled, or mixed into things (like chocolate cake...that's just the pinnacle of all things evil).
elliedee elliedee 8 years
Don't love picked beets, but adore them any other way. I could eat beet salad with goat cheese every day! I am a bit intimdated to cook them myself, though. I hear they can stain everything.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Gag me with a spoon but do not give me a beet!
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
Never had them!
merie33 merie33 8 years
cheer4veggies cheer4veggies 8 years
i only buy my beets from schrute farms.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I personally LOVE them, but I can understand why people would dislike them. They're kind of an acquired taste, but I love the earthiness and the texture. But who says you have to love EVERY single vegetable out there? I don't like okra and I'm pretty sure my body doesn't NEED it to survive.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
It's just the flavor Yum. They're so...dirty tasting, but also sort of sweet, like sweet-ish dirt. And the texture combined with that just makes them so unappetizing to me. It's hard to explain. It's like when people ask me why I don't like olives - the only response I can give is "they're just too olivey."
Food Food 8 years
Those of you who don't like beets, tell me: What is it about them that you can't stand?!
jennythereader jennythereader 8 years
I like pickled beets, but I've never had any other version that I thought was good.
nancita nancita 8 years
I used to hate them but that was when I'd only eaten beets from cans. Then I had a fresh, roasted beet and it changed my whole outlook.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
You can beet 'em in my book! Love, love!
yvettecq yvettecq 8 years
love beets in all their forms. my mom makes a delish dish: baked beets & cipollini onions w/a balsamic & olive oil dressing. she usually serves w/a pork tenderloin but i could eat the beets and onions and be perfectly content.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Love them!!!!
vohrtex vohrtex 8 years
Love them! Roasted beets, peeled and cubed, with parsley, shaved fennel, and gorgonzola, all tossed with a lemon dressing. My favorite. Or a tiny julienne of raw golden beets and carrots, tossed with a mustardy vinaigrette. The longer it sits, the better it tastes. And no need to heat up the kitchen in the summer.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Hate them not matter how they're prepared. While I cannot even taste blueberries I can really taste beets. They taste like rubber cement, cigarette ashes and a bit of dirt to me. I've had them roasted, raw, boiled, steamed - doesn't matter my taste buds and beets do not mix at all. And truly its no big loss.
tepiza tepiza 8 years
I tried a beet salad once and the taste and flavor made me gag.
PinkUnicorn PinkUnicorn 8 years
Beets are pretty much the only vegetable I HATE!!! The texture just kills me, those gross icky "rings".
KMattes KMattes 8 years
Never had 'em.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
Beets are great. I love them pickled or cooked.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Love to eat them. Hate to prepare them.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
haha strangel, love it :) and LOVE beets!!!!!!!!!!
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