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What is a common food people would be surprised that you do not like?

Asked at Dillons, 3000 West Sixth St. on July 25, 2011

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“Strawberry milk. I’m very picky.”

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“Hamburgers.”

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“Steak or Lobster. Either one.”

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“Meatloaf.”

Comments

Bill Lee 3 years, 8 months ago

Eggplant. I'm not sure it qualifies as "common," but I'm not a fan.

riverdrifter 3 years, 8 months ago

Anything curry. I will not freaking eat it. I'll eat Italian, Greek, French, Mexican, any of the Chinese hot or otherwise, no matter, I like it. That curry stuff from India, No. Stuff that.

Irenaku 3 years, 8 months ago

riverdrifter - I agree. My partner LOVES anythign with curry, he will pour curry sauce on two pieces of bread and call it a sandwich. My intestines just cannot take it,a nd no matter how hard I try tto get used to it, the taste is just awful.

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

barbeque. mostly because of the mess. and the acid reflux.

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

hospital food, except for the pudding. they never bring enough pudding

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

anything with too much mustard. or not enough ketchup.

Bill Lee 3 years, 8 months ago

Catsup/Ketchup. The taste is so overpowering that I only put it on food I don't like, and I try not to eat food I don't like.

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

Babysitting must pay well. That's one helluva commute.

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

Hey! I like tater tots!! Just hold the mustard . . .

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

About 42 years ago I had beef brain scrambled with eggs in a sandwich. a bit strong in taste but enjoyed it at the time. Kinda makes me want to hurl now thinkin' boutit

Scott Morgan 3 years, 8 months ago

Me too. I did the poochie under the table sleight of hand with that selection. Yes, what was that about. You still see pork brains in butcher shops.

LadyJ 3 years, 8 months ago

But I do like mustard, does that count?

LadyJ 3 years, 8 months ago

Hey, I've got the 7 meals a day thing down pat. How about just fuzzy slippers?

Chrissy Neibarger 3 years, 8 months ago

Refried beans - or any beans for that matter. Except Green beans, i like those.

Scott Morgan 3 years, 8 months ago

Mayonnaise or Miracle Whhhip on anything with potatoes or macaroni. .

LadyJ 3 years, 8 months ago

I think fish sticks are just the leftover scraps of fish they couldn't use elsewhere.

bevy 3 years, 8 months ago

I think they are made from sticks that maybe have been waved at a fish at some point in the process.

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

"I'd say squash, but the question asks about a common food and squash is very uncommon."

You better take a look at my garden then. And take a few crookneck yellow squash while you are there.

LadyJ 3 years, 8 months ago

Have you ever made spaghetti using spaghetti squash instead of pasta? You should try it.

schula 3 years, 8 months ago

I would be happy to take a few of the crookneck yellow squash off your hands

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks schula! Mrs Roe hauled a bunch away this AM but will have more soon!

bevy 3 years, 8 months ago

Roe, how are you getting squash? I have blooms and blooms and blooms but no squash. The dreaded squash bugs haven't killed the plants (yet) so what's the deal?

RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

bevy knows Mrs Roe . . she gives those vines the stinkeye til they produce!!

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 8 months ago

I actually like raw cauliflower with ranch dip but I despise it cooked. My mother made it every year in cheese sauce for Christmas dinner. Here I would have a huge feast spread before me and the smell of cooked cauliflower would turn my stomach. It was hard to avoid.

mom_of_three 3 years, 8 months ago

You would probably like my cauliflower salad. raw veggies, italian dressing.

rockchalker52 3 years, 8 months ago

a buddy likes em with dill weed. i say they still suck.

meggers 3 years, 8 months ago

Cantaloupe, hands down. Horrible, nasty stuff.

sjgreen 3 years, 8 months ago

mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, ranch dressing, anything with mayonnaise or mustard on it or in it

Flap Doodle 3 years, 8 months ago

I agree with meggers in disliking cantaloupe. I don't even want to be in the same room with somebody eating that horrible stuff.

dogsandcats 3 years, 8 months ago

Chocolate, by itself. I like chocolate flavored things, or things with bits of chocolate in them, but you'll never see me eating straight chocolate.

LogicMan 3 years, 8 months ago

Bee vomit, what you hairless plains apes call honey. The bees themselves are much more delectable to my species. It is unfortunate that we've eaten up most of them in the past few years.

FlintlockRifle 3 years, 8 months ago

CHOCOLATE ANYTHING, just never liked the taste, I remember when I was a kid mom gave me some EX-LAX, must have something to do with not liking chocolate

rockchalker52 3 years, 8 months ago

My sister won't sit at any dinner table with green bell peppers on it. I don't get it. They're pretty yummy.

LadyJ 3 years, 8 months ago

BBQ flavored chips of any kind. Every few years I'll try some thinking maybe they're not as bad as I remember, but they are, yuck.

LadyJ 3 years, 8 months ago

Grape-nuts cereal, another thing I try every few years to see if they taste better. Nope, horse loves them though.

mom_of_three 3 years, 8 months ago

spaghetti or most pasta. The texture just doesn't do anything for me.

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riverdrifter 3 years, 8 months ago

Mountain oysters are great. They have a delicious nut-like flavor.

Kris_H 3 years, 8 months ago

I've only got about 4 or 5 things I can't eat, more that I just generally avoid. Not terribly picky even as a child.

Cantaloupe. Stewed okra. Raw oysters. Any pepper hotter than medium--they just burn out my taste buds and then I spend the rest of the meal wishing I could taste something. Can't understand the love of them.

That's about it, really. I'll try almost any food once, and have eaten several unusual things. Not that I would necessarily seek them out, but I wouldn't refuse them either.

devobrun 3 years, 8 months ago

I love beer. But this new swill called Leinenkreuger, or leinenkugle, or whatever it is has licorice in it. Anything that hints of licorice is not even to be smelled. Tarragon, Anise, Fennel, licorice.......yech. Italian sausage has it. Boo Italian sausage. So there.

Katara 3 years, 8 months ago

Same here. I cannot stand anything that even resembles black licorice. That is actually one of the foods I dislike due to taste rather than texture.

rockchalker52 3 years, 8 months ago

Lotsa people don't like cantaloupe? Who knew!? Thanks for broadening my horizons, LJW!

Do you know why the musk melon married the honey dew in the garden? Well, they cantaloupe, now can they? They've already put down roots!

bevy 3 years, 8 months ago

Radishes. YUCK. Brussels sprouts - DOUBLE YUCK. Turnips - no THANKS. Other than that, I'll eat about any veggie you want to name, except the hot peppers. They HURT! Anyone not liking chocolate (or cake) can send it my way!

Deja Coffin 3 years, 8 months ago

tapioca pudding, bread pudding, anything spicy, lobster, black licorice, and reheated meat.

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 8 months ago

Yuck. I hate black licorice. My daughter was married to a Dutchman for a time and he ate those salted licorice drops. He got her into them and the smell of them is just too much.

matahari 3 years, 8 months ago

Wow! Everyone just mentioned all the food that I eat, excepting brussel sprouts, and I assume that will be my next conquest

Deja Coffin 3 years, 8 months ago

We made them by using a Paula Deen recipe that had you saute (sp?) them in chicken stock with bacon and onion. They smelled amazing but if I can quote my husband, "they tasted like a fart." I personally just thought they tasted like burnt cabbage but either way, it wasn't pleasant.

beatrice 3 years, 8 months ago

Pork. I'll stick to the original white meat, thank you very much.

Lesa Weller 3 years, 8 months ago

It'd have to be brussel sprouts for me.

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 8 months ago

Here's an odd one. I didn't go to a coastal area for the first time until I was in my early twenties. When I did, I fell in love with fresh seafood; red snapper, cod, crab, clams, swordfish, mussels. Heck, I even adore calamari. But to this day I refuse to touch fresh water fish. Catfish, perch, carp. They all make me want to hurl. Oh I also love fresh salmon. I guess it's a bit strange because it's an ocean fish that breeds in fresh water. Before I moved to the PNW the only salmon I ever had was in cans, which is pretty yuck. The first time I had fresh salmon I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 8 months ago

Oh yeah, I know what you mean about Red Lobster. I look at there menu and think WTF? Here's the menu from the Sea Hag in Depoe Bay, See any differences? http://www.theseahag.com/SeafoodEntrees.aspx

scopi_guy 3 years, 8 months ago

Green beans. I've never been able to stand them, or the smell of them cooking. Was forced to eat them as a kid and would almost throw up. Just smelling them makes that sour taste in the sides of my mouth start...the ones you get right before you hurl. Really tests my gag reflex.

And my partner's cheese puffs. Anything that chips a tooth shouldn't be called a puff.

Wadde 3 years, 8 months ago

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