Top 13 Foods That People Don’t Like
While we all have foods that we don’t like, the foods on this are constantly named as foods that people hate. Some foods you might share the same hatred for, while others you might completely disagree with. However, these are the top foods that make people run and hide when they are served.
Sure, liver is packed full of vitamin A, iron, zinc, and a lot of other nutrients. But many people have traumatic memories of being forced to eat dishes like liver and onions as children. It may taste good to some, but the bloody, iron-like taste sends maybe people to the bathroom to spit it out. The aftertaste of liver also puts a lot of people off.
These small, salty fish has had a bad reputation for being a food most people can’t stand. This is especially true in the USA, where older jokes referenced pizzas topped with anchovies as being a food no one ever ordered. Although anchovies are used in many dishes to provide flavor, many people can’t even stomach seeing these little fishes, let alone eating them.
3. Lima Beans
Lima beans are another food that brings up traumatic childhood memories. Many people had to eat these beans when they were young. Compared to other beans, Lima beans does have a very “unique” smell, taste, and texture.
4. Blue Cheese
This salty and sharp tasting cheese is a dream come true for some. For others, it’s their worst nightmare. Not only does blue cheese have a strong taste, but it also has a very strong smell. The signature smell of blue cheese comes from bacteria and mold which is allowed to grow on the cheese. A typically bacteria used to make blue cheese is Brevibacterium linens. This is the same bacteria found on human skin and is responsible for foot odor. Yummy!
Many children in the USA were give celery sticks for snacks. Foods such as peanut butter and cream cheese is often used as toppings to help disguise the unique taste of celery. The stringy texture doesn’t help either. If you don’t mind the taste of celery, try using a juicer to make 100% celery juice. Trust me, you will be traumatized. \
Who actually likes the taste of licorice? I know that there are people out there that like it. But many people consider the strong, bitter taste of licorice to be inedible. It tastes more like bad cough medicine that a sweet.
Considered to be an aphrodisiac to some, while it has the completely opposite effect on others who can’t stand the taste, smell, and texture. Especially when eaten raw, the slimy, cold pieces of oyster makes people feel like they are on a rocky boat at sea….feeling like they have to throw up at anytime.
Cilantro is a food that you either love, or hate. It’s been said now that your genes might be the cause of hatred for cilantro. Those with a certain gene are able to smell aldehyde chemicals, which is also found in soap. If you have this gene, eating cilantro is like taking a big bite out of a soap bar. Okay, slightly exaggerated, but you get the point.
With a name like sweetbreads, it has to be good right? That depends on whether or not you like eating the pancreas, throat, and/or testicles of an animal. The taste and even the texture can be quite good if prepared right, but the mere thought of eating throats or testicles is what sends people running in the opposite direction.
Tofu has made its way into many the food marketplace taking on many shapes and flavors. There are now tofu burgers, tofu hot dogs, and even tofu ribs (WTF!?). There are many people out there who like this soy treat, but to many others, the lack of taste and weird custard-like texture makes it impossible for them to hold down. This even applies to all of the tofu products out there. It’s hard to swallow (no pun intended) a tofu product disguising itself as BBQ ribs.
Here is another food that some people absolutely love, while others run as far away as they can. Maybe it’s the image of mushrooms growing from feces, or the fact that it is a fungus. Whatever it is, for those people who hate it, even a trace amount of mushrooms in their risotto or on their pizza is enough for them to lose their appetite.
12. Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts look and taste just like mini cabbages, but it has long been thought of as a unappetizing food, especially for children in the USA. However, overcooking these green, leafy vegetable balls releases an odor that some people find nauseating. Also, if it’s not prepared right, it can taste very bitter. Bitter and smelly….what’s not to love?
13. Fish…Especially Raw Fish
With so many reports that most fish is much healthier than red meats, it’s a wonder more people don’t eat them. But there are still many people who don’t like to eat fish. Some people say that they just doing like any “fishy” tasting meats. Others say that they can’t get over the way fish looks. Which is understandable, because even people who eat fish can have a hard time eating a fish served whole…head, eyes, and tail.
Japanese cuisine has become quite popular around the world. At the heart of Japanese cuisine is fish. Sashimi, or raw pieces of fish, is a delicacy in Japanese cuisine. Of course, we can’t forget sushi, which comes with many types of raw seafood. However, there are people who still are shocked to see people eating raw fish. They associate raw fish with being smelly, slimy, and unsanitary. While this is not the case if the fish is fresh, it does take a bit of an adventurous eater to try raw seafood.