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Last weekend, I heard two different acquaintances confess that they don't like chocolate. Not that they prefer dark, or milk, or white, or have an allergy, or gave it up for Lent — just that they don't like it. I was shocked, but then got to thinking about a few universally popular foods that I'm not such a fan of myself — poached eggs, to name one (I know!). I suppose there isn't such a thing as a universally beloved food, so tell me: what popular food do you dislike?

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M-i-c-h-a-e-l-a M-i-c-h-a-e-l-a 5 years
fish, sea food, mushroom, olives, goat cheese - and the list could go on and on, but I only named those I think are really favorite among other people
bsanf3 bsanf3 6 years
Mushrooms (I don't care for the texture), poached & runny eggs.
agrepina agrepina 6 years
chocolate, mushrooms, any kind of pepper
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
mushrooms raw tomatoes (unless pureed in a salsa) horseradish cilantro raw green bell pepper scrambled eggs orange soda (used to love it, had one can that tasted and smelled rancid, now they all taste/smell rancid) eggplant I also hate the fat on any kind of meat. I typically cut every bit of fat or gross looking part off and place it in the "reject pile" on my plate.
BettyRN BettyRN 6 years
d4d d4d 6 years
I can pretty much eat anything. The only things I can think of that I don't like are raw tomatoes and all types of melons. Even then if their mixed with something like a salad *Kanye shrug* eat it anyway instead of going through the trouble of picking it out
dithmer dithmer 6 years
Bacon. I can't stand it. Even the smell makes me ill.
jesikah85 jesikah85 6 years
Ewww, runny egg yolk is so gross to me! I can't stand mayo or sour cream, but I do like when they are added to things.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 6 years
Coffee and bacon.
eatswimshop eatswimshop 6 years
I don't like peanut butter. I use to refuse to eat it at all, but now I will eat it when combined with chocolate (still don't love it, though). I also can't stand mushrooms.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I don't like coffee, most cakes (unless it's homemade flourless chocolate cake- oh yes.), not even the frosting on cakes, and any candy that's NOT chocolate. (like gummy candy. I think twizzlers smell like turpentine) I also can't get into packaged mac and cheese, or anything overly processed. And I really can't stand food from fast food chains. blergh.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Beer, mayo, any food that's too rich or creamy, and dessert in general.
blakeleyo blakeleyo 6 years
Goat cheese. Uh.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 6 years
Oh and whenever I'm eating and happen to chew on a piece of Garlic (especially boiled) I'm completely disgusted and can't even finish the meal.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 6 years
Runny eggs, Banana (by itself especially in the morning), and Milk ( I'm lactose intolerant I use to drink it with the Lactaid pills, but now it just grosses me out)
susanec susanec 6 years
@Khameel, ditto the mushrooms & avocados. And all the creamy stuff like yogurt, sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, etc.
phalaenopsis619 phalaenopsis619 6 years
Chocolate - hate chocolate, the tastes makes me want to throw up (strangely I can stand Reese peanut butter cups). I am picky with my cup of coffee, but I dislike any coffee-flavoured food. Combine the above two I also hate mocha. I don't like olive (but I like olive oil). I would spit out ginkgo and avocado. Almost forgot I absolutely hate bananas. You can scare me away by eating bananas near me :(
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
coffee, sour cream, raw onions, raw bell peppers, I tried to like avocado but can't stand it plain, Doritos/Cheetos they just taste so fake, sunflower seeds are gross all that spitting, beef jerky the smell puts me off. When I was a kid I decided I hated eggs but now I love them.
yellinln yellinln 6 years
ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, pickles, sour cream, salad dressing, mushrooms, green pepper, cheese on eggs (they're fine separately, but I can't stand them together!), bubblegum
gingirl gingirl 6 years
Whipped cream. Mayonnaise (I feel like I'm literally chewing fat). Olives (or anything with olives in it - at all). And I keep trying to like yogurt, but I just can't stomach it; I think it's the texture or something. Even the yoplait flavored ones like boston cream pie I hate
amber512 amber512 6 years
Ooh I forgot about coffee! I can't stand the stuff. Yuck!
amber512 amber512 6 years
I can't stand chocolate-flavored things. No chocolate frosting, ice cream, cake, etc. for me. I don't like plain chocolate either. Yet I love peanut butter cups, snickers, and the like.
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