By - jamboamericano
As someone from the UK I don't get why so many people here love mushy peas. I find peas relatively tasteless and gross as they are, mushing them just makes the texture gross as well
I was in New Zealand, and their big thing was peas with mint. It was OK the first time, starting to wear thin the second, and horrible the third time.
Neville Chamberlain loved a Peas mint
Did Nazi that coming.
I had minted peas served with a meal. I had no idea what it was. Certainly it wasn't going to be peas with mint. That would be ridiculous. Of course, that's exactly what it was.
First bite was awful. Toothpaste and peas. Ugh. However, when I started eating them with the French fries; oh boy. That was fantastic. They became my favorite part of that meal.
I tried pea and mint soup once (in the UK) and it was surprisingly very good. Definitely a rare occasion type of food though
Same. Also baked beans, and all the other tinned stuff in tomato sauce that 80's kids grew up on, except me apparently.
Mushy peas remind me of baby food. I don't get the appeal either.
My biggest complaint with zucchini pasta is that it’s not pasta.
I haven't tried it but I'm assuming it would just make me sad that I'm not eating actual pasta.
That’s pretty much how I felt.
If you are craving your favorite pasta dish don't sub in Zucchini noodles because of course you will be disappointed. The secret is to not think of it as pasta and just think of it as a salad. And then feel very proud of yourself for how healthy you are eating!
I think that’s it’s problem. I’ve only heard it once or twice, and I enjoyed it, but I went in with the mindset of “this isn’t pasta, and it won’t taste like it.” I like zucchini/tomato/basil together, and often make a sauce based around those flavors when I have plenty of those in the summer. So for me, it’s kind of like eating a chunky sauce with no noodles.
I feel like whoever buys that shit doesn't actually like it and uses it to flaunt their money
I like it. Salty and awesome with crackers and fancy cheese.
Have you tried it on deviled eggs? Omg heaven!
Yo man I heard you like eggs!
Cavier from cod or whatever is delicious with bread and boiled eggs. That's stuff you can buy at any grocery store, at least in Norway.
More ikra for me then hehe
The early 2010s was a difficult time for me, I fucking hate avocado.
I don't get the appeal of chili that is made to be as hot and spicy as humanly possible, to the point that it hurts to eat it. "I make my chili with the five hottest peppers known to man and a dash of snake venom to kick it up a notch" Why?
That, and tofu.
I like spicy stuff.
I also like to taste my food.
If all you want is debilitating heat, just use some pepper spray like it's binaca and get on with your day, no need to cook.
Ikr it’s like people eating wings drenched in Carolina reaper hot sauce. Like bro you are curled in a ball on the floor in pain, was it worth it?
Tofu is not offensive, as long as you get a good texture. I buy firm tofu, press the water out of it, cube it, shake it up with some creole seasoning and air fry it. Throw it on top of some rice and veggies. 🔥🔥🔥
I get so annoyed when I try to discuss spice levels with hot sauce fanboys. I'll explain that I like above average spice but I have limits and they always brag about the asshole-puckering sauce they'll drink straight and how it doesn't bother them. Bro, I just want some spice to add flavor to my meal, I'm not trying to impress anyone.
What's not to like about tofu. It's pretty much just a blank food that takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with. Different varieties of tofu, with varying amounts of water, cooked with different cooking methods results in the ability for tofu to have a wide range of textures as well, so unless you have a soybean allergy, tofu's kind of un-hateable in my opinion.
Eating the garbage filter organ? Yes, please!
Former sub service guy I used to work with had a rule - "No pumps or filters."
"Liver is filled with garbage" is really only true if the animal was sick; otherwise it's the same thinking that gets people to do "liver detox" shit.
It’s not a filter though. It just modifies toxins to make them less toxic. It doesn’t catch or hold anything
yeah, kidneys are much tastier. I am speaking from experience.
When I was a kid I loved liver. It was only after I got older and started thinking about what the liver does that I started to not like it.
The more the liver is cooked the worst it taste. It is also easy to overcook. The difference in flavor is so great that you wouldn't even know it was the same stuff.
Ate liver when I was a kid. As all kids do, thought it was unbelievable garbage and never wanted to eat it again.
As an adult at a nice restaurant I decide, hey, you're older now and tastes change. Order the liver pate.
Fucking disgusting. Metallic paste. How does anyone like this, it tastes like licking a battery.
I've found it's not just liking different things, people literally taste things differently. To me broccoli tastes metallic with a slight unpleasant bitterness but that's not true for everyone. The people who like liver are probably tasting something different than you are.
Oh man, I absolutely love sauteed chicken liver. But I can see where you're coming from, I grew up eating that and I guess I just associate it with the fun times of my childhood.
Industrial ice cream. The taste is WAAAY worse than the handmade one
You mean the kind that comes in the big tub?
The grocery store ice creams have this bizarre texture. I'm not sure what they add in the ice cream, but, it doesn't look right.
There's a huge difference between that and places that make their own.
Beets. My wife tried to convince me to like them by saying "they taste like dirt!" Needless to say, this was an ineffective approach.
One of my favorite memories in life is my cousin at Easter grabbing a bunch of beets and just declaring "I like beets because they taste like dirt."
It was such a simple off hand comment but I think about it everytime I have beets.
I used to be like you, until I had pickled beets. that's the only way I can eat them.
Beet chips are good. Either the dehydrated raw slices or the ones cooked in oil, both are tasty. They're sweet and a bit earthy.
I love beets, they got a lot of iron so they help with anemia too
Lobster. I uh, I don't get it. It always tastes a bit flavorless and just alright to me. Then I see people dip it in utter and yea thats fine and all and it tastes great, but then I get the feeling I'm just tasting the butter and what the fuck is the point of this $30 dish exactly?
It’s an excuse to eat way too much butter
Lobsters used to be considered similar to rodents. They would be fed to prisoners, but feeding them to prisoners too often was considered cruel and unusual.
I love the contrast to today.
I read somewhere that part of that was because they'd blend it up, shell and all
Yep, this is what it was. They were blended up. It wasn't grilled lobster tail and butter.
Any crustacean blended up is pretty fucking disgusting sounding. That's some torture level stuff.
Like lamb shanks- just scraps you feed to the dogs. Now they cost a fortune.
This was what drove a massive slave rebellion in early US History. The reason was that was the only thing they fed the slaves. It was more the monotony of the same food than being grossed out by lobster. You feed anyone the same thing repeatedly they’re gonna hate it. Personally i think lobster is amazing.
I really enjoy it too, whether it's on its own, a lobster roll, lobster ravioli, or recently I had lobster mac and cheese. Going to Maine in a few weeks and will definitely have it a few times.
Good point. My starting point is it's basically a giant kinda gross insect. But even beyond that, the taste is fine, maybe good even, but not amazing. And let's face it, lobster is really a butter delivery mechanism, for the most part.
Source: I spent a lot of my youth on the coast of Maine.
No point. It's a novelty. You pay a ridiculous amount for a whole lobster of maybe 2lbs, to get 1/4 pound of meat or a little more. With too much work.
Kale. I don’t care how it’s prepared, there’s just no point to it.
Fun tip. If you cook kale in butter, it's easier to slide into the trash can.
Kale was a staple food my parents made when I was a child in the 80’s. Boiled with some type of cured meat like bacon, fatback, or smoked turkey necks like you would make steamed cabbage. My dad grew up in the Pennsylvania Dutch area in the 30’s and this was a common food there.
The obsession with kale as chips or in smoothies that happened in the early 00’s was so odd to me. Everyone acted like kale was this new, unheard of food. Kale chips taste like salty sadness and I will pass on kale smoothies too.
But anyway, fry some bacon in a large pot, add some kale and enough water to cover it and boil until the kale stems are soft. If you still don’t like kale then thats ok, it leaves more kale for me.
That’s how my family made collard greens
Ever had the Dutch way? 'Boerenkool stampot'. You cook it, mash it with potatoes and butter and add a smoked sausage and gravy.
Fucking delicious. Best winterfood.
I always add some mustard to it as well. I don't get why people DON'T like it.
It used to be the leafy green butchers used around their meats for presentation because of how cheap it was before it got labelled a 'superfood' and became massively more expensive.
Pizza Hut used to be the single largest consumer of kale cuz that's what they used to line their buffets
In zuppa toscana it’s tolerable
I’ve never had a recipe calling for kale where using spinach wasn’t an improvement.
Spray a little olive oil, sprinkle sea salt. Crispy, fresh out of the oven, they'll make you forget about potato chips. For ten minutes.
Be careful with this. It makes it easy to absent mindedly eat a pound of kale, and that has *consequences*.
Have had these, they sure as hell did not make me forget about potato chips.
Nope. They made me want potato chips.
Same. I was like hmm these taste like if grass were trying to be potato chips.
I'm all for some leafy greens give me a nice big salad but I'm gonna pass on the pretend chips. I'll just eat potato chips.
You gotta try the Trader Joe’s equivalent. I don’t like Takis and I will eat the bag of those delicious Trader Joe’s lime and chili sticks
Mexican here, and I agree. They taste like chemicals, but if someone offers me some I’m eating them.
I like them, but they really taste like chemicals, I really don't know if "salsa brava" takis exist in the US, those really taste acceptable
I tried them when they were all the hype. Ate the first and was like, maybe they'll grow on me, second one was worse, on the third one I threw the bag away. F that.
THANK YOU! How can people stomach that crap???
I’m 17 and just about everyone I know my age swears by takis... and most of them live in the city parts and I’m in the country.... so is this some city type shit I’m too country to understand? Cus I don’t see the hype behind it I’d rather grab some hot Cheetos lmao
Kombucha. I know it is a drink, but still
It smells exactly like the stuff they put in natural gas to make it noticeable.
Absolute filth. It's such an offensive taste. I got fries from a restaurant made with truffle oil, I couldn't eat more than a few before I wanted to throw them in the garbage.
"It wasn't me! Find the man with the Terrible smell!"
- Cotton Hill
As a Minnesotan I feel like I'm supposed to be like "How dare you!" But as a sane person who doesn't know why pickled fish goo is even considered a traditional food fit for human consumption, I'm right there with you.
It grows on ya…. I hated it at first, but now Vegemite and cheese toastie is one of my guilty pleasures
A coworker bought some online and brought it to work last year. Most who tried it intensely disliked it, with one describing it as tasting like a hot dog and soy sauce smoothie. I found that spreading it very lightly on hot, well buttered toast wasn't half bad. Wouldn't make a habit of it but as a very occasional snack, maybe. By itself, definitely not.
That's because you ate it as it's intended to be eaten. (And more credit to you for that!)
This is a point that constantly frustrates Australians. You wouldn't "try" hot sauce by putting a heap of it on a spoon. Same goes for lots of things: cinnamon, soy sauce, etc. God help you if you tried garlic or ginger by taking a bite out of either. It's just stupid. Vegemite is a strong spread that is supposed to be used sparingly because it's a throwback to the war-time days of scarcity- one jar of the stuff lasts about 6 months. If you aim for no more than four light dots of it on buttered toast and approach it with the mindset that it's a palette cleanser between sweeter spreads like peanut butter or honey, then it's perfect.
Sincerely, an Australian.
American here. When I visited Australia years ago I didn't like Vegemite because I was trying to eat it with a spoon like peanut butter. I eventually figured out how to use it correctly, and now I love it. Marmite and Promite suck, however. The texture of Marmite is all wrong--too sticky-- and Promite tastes off somehow. Vegemite, however, hits the nail on the head with buttery texture and great flavor
> You wouldn't "try" hot sauce by putting a heap of it on a spoon.
Actually, I did do that once when a friend offered me some super hot garlic hot sauce to try once.
It took about two seconds to realize exactly how dumb I'd been slurping down a tablespoon of the stuff.
Instagram food (so foods with so much added nonsense just for the sake of a photo, not for taste)
Cheese omg the cheese
Hot Cheetos. I absolutely love spicy foods but they taste like bleedass. whatever that means
coincidentally they do cause bleedass
Try the jalapeño cheddar ones if you want spicy and actual flavor
Not really spicy, but great taste.
Oysters, I've never tried them and I never want to, they just look like big boogers to me, sorry for the mental image.
Booger is too firm, but definitely snot. The snot of the gods.
Snot on a half-shell. I can tolerate them fried.
Shrimp and lobster are very overrated.
Shrinp and lobsters are the most delicious creatures on earth. But 90% of the restaurants that serve then fuck it up.
I think it’s best to buy a quality one at least once and try it out - don’t get mediocre oysters because they taste really crap
Yes and eat them near the ocean. Like you don’t need to be able to see the ocean while you eat but please don’t try raw oysters in Nebraska and say they are gross. They probably are gross because they are not as fresh as they should be
Not necessarily, a good raw bar will have oysters from both coasts. They’re overnight delivered and, unless you get oysters from specifically where they are harvested, they are just as fresh.
The only caveat is that people on the coast know the difference between a fresh and a half dead oyster, which is hard to find among Nebraskans.
If you ever have to try it or want to give it another chance I recommend trying some oysters rockefeller, I always like oysters better cooked than raw but with Rockefeller they put al kinds of good toppings on there as well
Oysters taste like the ocean smells. They’re better than they seem!
I really thought they looked horrible until I tried one, a good one, ugh now I love them so much
I don't think it sucks but I don't get why popcorn is so cherished.
I don't like the flavor, the texture, or the fucking kernels that get stuck in my teeth. The smell is always terrible to me and it lingers.
But what I really hate is having to explain to people offering it to me that I actually don't like popcorn, no, I really don't, yes, even that type, yes it's a popular snack, no, I really don't like it.
There is an old saying in the movie business, that it is just a marketing campaign for corn: Popcorn in buckets, corn syrup in candy and soda, even corn feed to pigs in the hot dogs. This is because theaters make all their money on the food sales, not on ticket sales.
I feel like there's no flavor. I only kinda like sweet popcorn, but still won't choose it when I have other options.
I cannot stand kettel corn. It annoys me that it's so close to being popcorn but it's sweet instead.
I like how multiple people in the comments are even telling you how you'd really like it if you tried it their way.
Macarons. Expensive air cookies that still manage to stick to your teeth.
I’ve made macarons before, they weren’t the best but pretty good, it was delicious! I made them pumpkin/Cinnimon flavored, and honestly I want to make them again.
You just bought shitty macarons
I had some in Paris, supposedly really good ones. My wife loved them, I think they are just bit for me.
Had the best macarons at Mcdonalds in Australia. Still don't understand why Mcdonalds doesn't up its game in the USA
My dad bought some for my daughter the other day and she is obsessed now. I had one because I'd never had one. It tastes like weird sticky air.
A lot of the most hyped macaron places really suck because they prioritize instagram over actual flavor and texture. They should be like a more sturdy pavlova with a crispy outside and marshmallowy inside with no air gaps, but it's really hard to achieve that so a lot of places just stop trying at the point when they get them to look right and call it good
Ranch dressing. I'm a the midwest and it's practically a food group.
It was invented in Alaska.
Food: Sweet potato
I can't understand the enjoyment of either, as both taste like dirt
How have you had your sweet potatoes prepared that they taste like dirt?
he took one out of the ground and bit into it.
I don't really like the taste of cooked carrots, and cooked sweet potatoes have a similar taste (no wonder they have similar nutrients)
Sweet potatoes are so good in coconut curry. But I also like buttered mashed sweet potatoes in a bowl with BBQ chicken and coleslaw. Maybe I just like sweet potatoes…
Buttered and mashed with a generous pinch of fresh cracked black pepper. I like that sweet/savory combo.
Black pepper, cayenne and cinnamon and just a touch of butter.
So about kombucha... there's a wide variability in this drink. I was first introduced to it with the GT's brand. It's incredibly sour. There are some local places that sell it and theirs is a lot more mild.
Then I made my own. Do you know what kombucha is? It's probiotic sweet tea. You make a mother SCOBY... that's a mat of beneficial bacteria and yeast and whatnot. Similar SCOBYs are used to make vinegar and wine. I made mine from a bottle of GT's original kombucha. Anyway, once you have that you just brew up some super strong, super sweet black tea and let that SCOBY sit in it for a few weeks until it gets as sour as you want it. I let mine go for 2 weeks and it was sour but not GT's sour.
Then you flavor it. I did a bunch of combinations of ginger, raspberry, turmeric, pomegranate, lemon, and such and bottled them in empty GTs bottles and set them in a bucket for a few days while they carbonated. (I used the bucket in case one of the bottles exploded from the pressure.)
After about 5 days they were ready. Into the fridge to chill and then we drank them. Honestly they had a mild sourness to them and the flavors were forward because I had put pieces of the fruit in the bottle. My favorite, by far, was the one I thought was going to be the worst: ginger turmeric. How is that going to be better than ginger raspberry? I dunno, but it was. It was incredible.
I'm guessing that you'd like that style of kombucha. If you haven't had it from a tap yet, find a place in town where you can get kombucha on tap. Try that stuff. You'll likely change your mind.
It seems like people either really love olives or really hate them.
I used to hate them, but started to like them after going on a serious diet for a while. Their intense flavour really added to my diet and I grew to love them
Every five years I'll try one. Hell no!
same. as a kid i was a picky-ish eater and as ive gotten older and hungrier ill eat just about anything. every few years i approach olives with an open mind, usually after a few beers and they still are gross.
Oh gosh! I can eat a full jar of garlic stuffed olives
Pickles eggs, pickled pigs feet, etc. Can't do it nope.
Raw onions. The consistency of an apple, but stinky and sharp.
Five Guys. Not sure if it’s the same as in the US (I’m in the UK) or I just got a dodgy meal but it was just greasy overpriced mess.
5 guys used to be the best burgers you could get at/slightly above a fast food rate. Great fries, good enough burger. Now it's priced such that I could genuinely sit down at a restaurant and get a "gourmet-style" burger, so I never go. I think it was nearly $20 for just a double patty burger plus fries.
Broccoli. It's fine when properly prepared but that very rarely happens. I suspect demand is driven by "eat your vegetables".
I love it when it's steamed right but I cannot stand raw broccoli and I don't know why people try to eat it like that tho cauliflower is just evil it's like broccoli's deformed evil twin that lives in the basement
Doesn't taste as good as crab
I think Starbucks has cornered the market on "minimally acceptable coffee." As in, it's never great, but in a jam, I know I can find one and move on with my day.
I love it, but I can't justify €6 for a coffee at the local px
Mushrooms. The smell, the texture, the look. Can’t do it.
Cant handle texture of mushrooms ever. But I do enjoy the flavor profile they can provide for certain dishes. I bought mushroom umami powder and its pretty good in things like beef stew.
Your ancestors were probably more likely to survive than mine, considering I love mushrooms and random ones in the woods can just kill you, or let you meet God.
The smell makes me feel like I will throw up.
The texture is the worst! It's like chewing on dried snot.
And i don't even mind the tast, i can enjoy mushroom soup or ragout, just as long as there are no chunks in it.
Interesting, Do you cook the mushrooms, or have them raw?
Any artificial hot chips. They all have that certain taste( and not the spicyness) that tastes god awful.
BBQ Sauce. Even BBQ flavoured potato chips too. Just way too sweet and tastes like candy. Same goes for ketchup and plum sauce. I think they’re designed to appeal to children because of the sweet taste
Anything with beetroot.
My local supermarket sells hot and spicy beetroot, I eat whole packages of it, its delicious. Well, for me it is. Its certainly not for everyone. Lots of people don't like beetroot.
In 2002 I went to Australia and a girl convinced me to try the Aussie burger at burger king .
A whopper with egg, ham , beetroot slice added to it . I took 1 bite then took the beetroot off and enjoyed the rest .
Beetroot just say no. Best left as a dye .
"It doesn't taste like anything!" Then why do you insist on putting it on literally everything
To me it tastes kinda creamy and nutty, and I really like the texture.
But ... it's cheese that grows on a tree!
This is one I cannot understand because I love avocado so much. But I did have a coworker who also hated it and later discovered that the only way he had ever tried it was plain just straight out of the fruit itself. I told him to dab the tiniest amount of salt on it then try again and his life changed.
I agree! It's fine in a salad or as a side of guacamole once in a while, but I do not understand the hype at all!
I had it once with spices. Hated it. Then mashed it and mixed it with egg. Feta cheese (crumbles) and toasted bread. That, I enjoyed.
My daughter loves it. I don't hate it bud it's just bland green goo. Really not appetising at all.
It’s just green sludge. Never understood it.
Sprinkle some salt on it.... (No really)
Hot sauce and garlic salt.
Crabs. Yo, let’s pay oodles to methodically dismember this corpse and eat it.
It may be hard to find the meat, but it tastes so damn good
Are we still doing, "that's what she said?"
Are we not doing phrasing any more?
You have been banned from Maryland
Marylander here, that’s fine. More for me.
Candy corn, shits ass
My mom doesn't like candy corn. She hates it. Despises it. However, if you buy her a bag she'll eat the whole damn thing. It's like crack.
This will not be popular…Taco Bell.
Only edible if it’s absolutely drenched in hot sauce. It’s mushy, bland, makes me bloated, and strangely, sometimes gives me a headache. 2 out of 5 times found a hair in the burrito. I gave up.
Taco bell is intended to be eaten when you are on the verge of an alcoholic blackout, or after. Are you consuming it correctly?
Clearly not. I’ll keep that in mind and maybe give it one more go
It's okay for what it is, and I think the reason it doesn't get much hate is because everybody(inclding Taco Bell to an extent) is honest with themselves about how low-quality it is.
Bro do you have celiacs?
Wings. Like…..I’ve never understood why people love wing nights because it’s just so much work for not much meat. Never mind the fact, even as a non-veg/vegan, the amount of chickens needed for one busy wing night is horrific.
> the amount of chickens needed for one busy wing night is horrific.
It's not like they were killed just for their wings and the rest of them are discarded.
But I agree about them being overhyped.
Ranch dressing. It’s vile. People put it on EVERYTHING. gross. Just stop it.
The variety of ranch dressing makes this one hard to pin down for me. My mom made it from scratch and it is amazing. On the other hand many restaurants serve it with too much sugar or it is super watery for some reason.
I don't hate it but it's treated like a miracle sauce by some and I don't understand that.
Thems fightin' words!!!
I am lactose intollerant and cannot eat real cheese anymore. It isn't the real thing, but it will do in a pinch.
What. You don’t know why people would eat it?
Shrimp, and any other sea-roaches
in my experience it depends on how they're cooked and if they are overcooked
Oysters. Like big snot balls.
Big snot balls hiding in a rock.
Egg drop soup. Feels like eating a bowl of snot