‘They’re a little blast of salt and sadness’: 30 foods and drinks people just pretend they like
Everyone has their favorite dish. It should come as no surprise to anyone. But there are some foods that, frankly, make you say, “Yabai!” and “Eh!” really loud in my head… we’re in polite company so we don’t voice all of that.
This is one of Reddit’s perks. You can (semi-)anonymously share your true thoughts and feelings about a topic. Even the catharsis is great to come to terms with the fact that most other people really hate what they enjoy out of their chest. Redditor u/Aarunascut made an interesting thread On r/AskMen, ask people to share foods they think they’re just pretending to like.
We have collected the best comments to share with you dear pandas. Scroll down to see what everyone thinks. Which answer do you agree with? Which of the foods mentioned do you really enjoy? Why? What do you dislike? Please share your opinion in the comments!
A green smoothie (no fruit or sugar). A carrot, beet, kale, and spinach smoothie, he added a scoop of turmeric, doesn’t taste anything but donkey booty pit.
When it comes to food, people tend to play a very solid front. The kitchen is generally a very black-and-white, love-hate place.
For example, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who “moderately enjoys” olives. I often see people who love them so much that they hide their “I love olives” t-shirts in their closets.
Escargot. The amount of melted butter and garlic served with it is enough to show that no one actually likes the snail part.
Super Hot Chili Sauce. Burns your mouth and you don’t know what it tastes like.
A ghost pepper sauce on beef, chicken, or fish castrates the food experience.
These spices are a natural way to discourage eating.
I often think it was developed to hide rotten flesh.
The same goes for oysters. Either you hear gourmets raving about their delicacies, or you think snot is booger.
Oh, don’t worry, we won’t judge your pandas. Personally, I think it’s just tiny little salt bubbles that don’t taste good. But why choose caviar when you can have something really delicious like grilled shrimp? Or, you know, proper fish!
I also hear that some of my fellow pandas don’t like onions and celery. And while it may seem a little strange to avoid ubiquitous ingredients, we totally get it.
Expanding your gastronomic experience is probably what you should be aiming for.You can’t really expect to live the rest of your life eating your favorite steak with mac and cheese at your local diner. must try.
You can’t expect to like everything new the first time. It takes time for the palate to adapt. Try eating a little bit of something you’ve been avoiding for years, like broccoli. Then move on to something more complex (or just take bigger bytes). You may be pleasantly surprised.
Or you may find that no matter how much you try, there are certain ingredients you hate more than getting up early on Monday mornings. And, frankly, new experiences make life worth living.
Vegetarian meat alternatives such as beef mince, chicken breast, and sausage. I’d rather replace meat with delicious vegetables than take a bite of something that has the wrong taste and consistency.
Panda, what is your favorite food that you can’t resist no matter how many times you eat it? Feel free to share your experience in the comments.
In the meantime, if you enjoyed this post, please consider checking it out bored panda A previous article about the foods people are most likely to pretend to enjoy right there.
I feel sorry for the cauliflower. I didn’t ask for it to be chicken wings or fart flavored rice.I’m just trying to be Broccoli’s runaway brother and play halo in the attic
Beer and generally alcohol.
You are all liars!
I’m 32 now and it all still tastes like bad chemicals.The only alcohol I can consume is bourbon and mixers like cola because of the sweetness.
All alcohol tastes bad.
EDIT: Many of you suggest it’s simply because I’m not going to good bars, trying expensive versions of X alcohol.. just a wild assumption! I have certainly tried a huge variety and many venues over the years trying to find one that was enjoyable/acceptable.
Also, no, no, alcohol is amazing! And name mixed/sugar-filled drinks…
“At first, no one likes you. You have to keep going until you like them.”
I hate celery Terrible flavor, terrible texture. It’s often said that celery is good for delivery, but you don’t have to taste celery with a spoonful.
It’s not food, but it’s cilantro. It literally tastes like soap to me too, but people say it doesn’t.
Rotten Icelandic Shark. My Icelandic friend and her son swear it’s delicious, but their taste buds must be frozen or something.
I’m a picky eater and will try just about anything (including fringe foods like fried crickets and beef tongue). unforgivable. Like anything with my survival physiology, I knew s**t wasn’t happening.
I doubt that Icelanders actually enjoy such things. zero. Nada.
Pumpkin spice anything. I don’t have it, thanks. Is it so delicious? Or are you just kidding?
tonic water. Like poisonous water that makes you angry, why are you drinking it on purpose?
Haggis. I lived in Scotland for several years. I tried four or five times. They kept telling me I just didn’t get “good haggis.” Where the hell is good haggis?! Robert Burns was a lunatic!
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