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Food you really don’t like!

(79 Posts)
nanna8 Thu 14-Jan-21 11:57:22

Herrings, that awful tripe we used to have when we were young. Nasty white stuff with onions. I don’t like honey, either but that’s about it, I like most food.

Witzend Thu 14-Jan-21 12:03:25

Fennel - I’ve tried, but it still tastes vile
Goat’s cheese, ditto, and it smells vile too.
Meat fat 🤮
Cream (and milk, unless it’s in coffee or a sauce etc.) 🤮 again.
(Yes, I know I’m weird.)

cornishpatsy Thu 14-Jan-21 12:11:26

Coriander, not a food but for me spoils a lot of dishes.

Looking at tinned food to have a bit of a store cupboard I saw tinned stewing steak and mince, I don't think I could eat that.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:19:38

I hate the smell of curry and can't bring myself to try it. Raw carrots and onions, so I don't buy ready-made salads as they are often padded out with these. Parsley tastes peculiar to me and I'm not keen on anything heavily spiced, not even pepper. Yes, I'm weird too.

Charleygirl5 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:20:44

Custard, rice pudding, tapioca and anything remotely close.

Fried and poached eggs, hot or cold milk and porridge.

I can tolerate cold milk with cereal but I remember too well of crates of milk sitting in front of a radiator at school.

I think I would add tinned meat tuna and anchovies also.

I prefer cheese to any dessert.

Sara1954 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:21:30

Another one for goats cheese and cream, also olives, most meat, especially liver!
Marmite, and I agree about coriander, awful flavour.

janeymooli Thu 14-Jan-21 12:24:34

Coriander, cauliflower, fennel and boiled potatoes - sorry, no offence intended!!!! Love Marmite though!..... Saral1954

ixion Thu 14-Jan-21 12:28:51

Peanut butter.
Pease pudding (Sorry, Mum!)

Sara1954 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:31:11

Rice pudding

Lucretzia Thu 14-Jan-21 12:32:00

Curry ... unless exceptionally mild

Sweet potatoes ... lived off those in the Canaries. Tasted like soap

sodapop Thu 14-Jan-21 12:34:27

Uncooked cheese
Plates of white food.

Sara1954 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:35:48

Frozen peas

EllanVannin Thu 14-Jan-21 12:36:43

Artichokes. Squid. Oysters. Weird cheeses.

I don't think I'm missing much grin

Roses Thu 14-Jan-21 12:37:51

Hot milk
Stinky cheese

Bakingmad0203 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:38:18

Trifle made with jelly and sponge. The soggy sponge encased in jelly - yuk! I love sponge cake and I like jelly, but the two combined makes me heave!

Faggots too - it’s the smell

Peanut butter


Sarahmob Thu 14-Jan-21 12:39:34

Curry (don’t like anything really spicy). Can’t eat salmon and hate the smell of it too. Avocado, think it tastes like soap. Eat most other things though and will happily try new foods.

Nanof3 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:41:35

Coriander tastes like soap to me, raw onions including spring onions that seem to be scattered over so many dishes as a garnish and taint the whole thing, smelly cheese and smelly fish.

Nanof3 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:42:59

Also chilli or over spicy food. like hot curry.

Tangerine Thu 14-Jan-21 12:43:06


BigBertha1 Thu 14-Jan-21 12:43:21

Offal (except and occasional liver and bacon meal for one from M & S)

Its not that I dont like savoury tastes as I love cheese, bacon, pate etc etc I really dont like the texture of oily things- yeuk.

GagaJo Thu 14-Jan-21 12:44:01

I was explaining about that very thing to one of my milk drinking students last week, Charlygirl5. Warm school milk. I nearly gagged remembering!

I can't stand black pudding or kidneys.

I'd never had pease pudding until a job interview up north. They had thoughtfully provided sandwiches for us, and I took what I thought was a ham and avocado sandwich. It turned out to be ham and pease pudding. Disgusting! I wanted to spit it out but I wanted the job so forced it down with a glug of coffee. Still can't bear it.

Lucretzia Thu 14-Jan-21 12:44:08


Uncooked cheese
Plates of white food.

I'll have yours, Sodapop!

Shinamae Thu 14-Jan-21 12:47:24

Sweet corn

Love herrings!!!!

Kamiso Thu 14-Jan-21 12:52:49

Tripe - the look is off putting.
Black pepper when the fad was to cover food in it before serving. I just shake the pepper mill over my scrambled egg without twisting.

GagaJo Thu 14-Jan-21 12:55:10


Uncooked cheese
Plates of white food.

I have a student who eats this. Her food is always beige. No colour.