@jst1ofknd@ybmuG The science museum here has a kitchen and makes healthy food for the kids to try. They do brussels sprouts sometimes. It’s amazing what a pound of bacon does for them. I’ll even eat them.
@ThunderChicken Liver, the only food I can remember being forced to eat as a child and throwing up immediately. On the plus side, I was never made to eat anything again. And I haven’t eaten liver since.
@ceruleanseas When I was a kid, our next door neighbor was an 80-something widow living on a meager pension. My mom would often send me over with a plate of whatever we were having for dinner. She would always insist that I take a piece of candy from an ancient jar of circus peanuts that were so old that they were rock hard. I’d graciously take one and then go home an feed it to the dog. I don’t even like them when they’re fresh.
@macromeh OK, I’m in… I’ll have to try something like that.
(BTW lots of foods people “don’t like” are not a problem if you get them from the garden. Eggplant is a good example. WAY better if you get it fresh)
Canned spaghetti in general, the worst is FrancoAmerican Spaghetti. My mother usta eat that shit, with boiled hotdogs no less. The only canned pasta I sortta like is meat raviolis, and I’d rather not eat that either.
In addition to some of the others mentioned here, let me add…mushrooms. Ugh! I like the flavor of mushroom soup (kinda), but the consistency when you bite into a mushroom is just…repulsive! And oysters. If I never see another, it’ll be fine with me!
Beets are disgusting, but even worse are the boiled eggs they soak in beet-colored juice and call them “pickled.” Also, “specialty” meats, like tripe, pickled pigs’ feet, gizzards, ox tails, etc. should be called especially meats instead, as in they’re especially gross. Finally, there’s liver pudding. Unless you’re Pink Floyd, there’s no way you’re eating that…
peas. (exception: raw sugar snap peas are ok.) bread and butter pickles. also, anything leafy that has been wilted or fully cooked. can’t even watch other people eat it without the feeling like my stomach is doing a backflip.
i also once tried whole baby octopus. i wouldn’t have it a second time.
i’m sure i have dislikes beyond those but, i think that covers the things i would either outright refuse or have to pick out of other food before eating it. (i’d also have to refuse pancetta but that’s only because it makes me violently ill.)
oh yeah, i forgot nuts and seeds. i guess because i don’t think of them as food. tastes like eating rocks or rubble somebody found in the driveway. i don’t get it. (but stuff like peanut butter & tahini are great.)
@Limewater i love mayo (not like, i slather it on everything but it’s good in recipes and i like a thin swipe on a turkey sandwich) but i hate miracle whip my partner loves both so i always have it in the fridge and it’s just…that tang
@lisaviolet fries in mayo is pretty common outside the US as i understand it - they just call it “aioli” so it sounds nicer, and usually flavor it with garlic and/or herbs etc. mayo is also the base of fry sauce which is pretty good.
Limewater posted a reply after I said I HATE BLACK LICORICE & JUJUBES (the black ones).
He stated ALL LICORICE IS BLACK.
DUHHH. No, they’ve always made Red LICORICE - flavors might be Strawberry, Cherry, Raspberry, etc. And he wanted to know Where can u still buy JUJUBES. On AMAZON. COM. They’re still called JUJUBES or JUJYFRUITS.
You should just be able to hit “Reply” under my post to make it easier.
But no, that other stuff in other flavors is not licorice. It is not made with licorice, it does not taste like licorice. Most major manufacturers to not refer to it as licorice. If you look at Twizzlers, only the actual Licorice flavored ones are referred to as licorice. They are generally just referred to as “twists.”
I see Jujyfruits all the time in stores, but I never see Jujubes. The last time I was able to buy them in a store was late 2015 or the first half of 2016.
I’m still waiting for Necco Wafers to come back. I have two rolls left.
They also have Jujyfruits, as well as four flavors of Turkish Taffy (including chocolate - I seem to recall someone here was looking for that a while back). They don’t sell Necco wafers separately, but you can buy bags of assorted retro candy that contain a small roll of them.
@lordbowen@rockblossom@ThunderChicken Yeah, I know you can order Jujubes, but it’s just not the same as buying them in the store.
I’d be surprised if those assorted candy packs still include Necco Wafers. They haven’t made any in about two years. I’m still waiting for Spangler to start making them again.
They were originally planning to have them out by September or November of last year, but now the website just says they’ll announce something mid-2020.
@billchase2 I used to hate brussels sprouts until I tried them cooked with a lot of bacon and onions and browned. That made them much better.
I’ll try most anything I don’t like if there’s enough bacon cooked in. Except tentacle things…
@billchase2 Brussels Sprouts have a new cultivar that has come to popularity in the last decade or so; they are much less bitter than grandma’s Brussels Sprouts. Re-try them if it has been a good long while.
Vienna Sausage. In school, rural Missouri, small town on the bank of the Mississippi River, we used to get served Vienna Sausages for lunch like twice a week sometimes. I hated those things. Surprisingly to me though, lots of kids liked them so, I was able to trade for a homemade PBJ or a tuna salad sandwich. They are also an effective catfish bait.
Tripe, pig ears, tongue.
As a kid I cleaned my plate no matter what. All veggies (spinach, brussel sprouts, eggplant), all sorts of meats (liver, chicken hearts, rabbit, blood sausage, etc), all seasoning styles, whatever. I’d even eat the left behind peppers, onions, cilantro twigs, etc in the pot.
Yet, my mom would stilllll make me sit at the table for hours on end when they fixed one of the three I mention above as if I was some picky eater. ???
I like everything listed and most everything talked about. The only things that I can think of that I won’t eat are undercooked okra (the snot-ball in the center is revolting) but I’ll eat crunchy okra, twizzlers/red vines (please don’t even breathe in my direction, ugh the smell) and I guess that’s it. Watermelon is one I just dislike but could eat if it came down to it. Have not had any for decades though.