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Food we think we like but don't.

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Grandmabatty Mon 02-May-22 18:49:17

Every so often, I get a craving for hotdogs with fried onions and mustard. When I eat them I'm always disappointed. The sausage is never as nice as I expected. Does anyone else have a food that lets them down? Needless to say, this is a bit lighthearted. Chocolate rarely lets me down. ?

kittylester Mon 02-May-22 18:50:52

Wine never let's me down either,*gb*.

Grandmabatty Mon 02-May-22 18:53:37

Totally agree Kittylester. I have never yet been let down by wine. I keep trying though ?

Hellogirl1 Mon 02-May-22 18:56:01

I hate sweetcorn when cooked as a vegetable, but love it raw on a salad. I was tempted to try a whole one roasted from a street stand in Turkey, they seemed popular, but didn`t in case I didn`t like it. Wish I had now.
When I was a child I used to beg for one of those crispy meringues with cream in the middle, knowing that I`d tried them before and not really liked them, but still I`d pester for one. Never see them now.

Grandmabatty Mon 02-May-22 19:01:07

I have *never had raw sweetcorn Hellogirl. It could be my next craving ?

BigBertha1 Mon 02-May-22 22:24:53

I love smell of bacon cooking but when I eat it I don't really like it as I don't like salty things.

TillyTrotter Mon 02-May-22 22:32:25

Butcher’s faggots. I fancy them,
then when I see the fat that comes out of them I know I will spend all night with indigestion. It has happened before.

Kate1949 Mon 02-May-22 22:34:20

Tomatoes. I eat a lot because I am told they are good for me. They taste of nothing, apart from the lovely ones abroad.

Soupy Mon 02-May-22 22:39:27

Chocolate cake. I often find it dry, tasteless and underwhelming.

Sago Mon 02-May-22 23:09:20

Kate1949 Tomatoes taste wonderful as long as they have never been refrigerated.

Zoejory Mon 02-May-22 23:13:57

I pretend to like curry. But I don't. I pretend to because I have a gorgeous daughter in law who has been making curry since she was a tot.

I have managed to tell her to go easy on the spicy hot stuff, (I'm the blandest eater) but I always tell her I love it. Whilst wolfing down a pint of water.

Everyone raves about it and I really feel I should like it but I just don't.

teabagwoman Tue 03-May-22 06:41:42

Chips. I smell them, crave them and am always disappointed.

grandMattie Tue 03-May-22 07:00:45

Coffe. The smell is so enticing, the flavour always disappoints.

Grandmabatty Tue 03-May-22 07:01:41

I'm glad it's not just me! The smell of bacon frying is wonderful but I'm not keen either BigBertha!

kittylester Tue 03-May-22 07:12:39

I agree about coffee - it smells fabulous but makes me shudder.

BlueBelle Tue 03-May-22 07:21:08

Coffee I love the smell of coffee but although I drink it every day I don’t really like it
Why do I drink it then? I hear you say because I like a hot drink and like tea even less not keen on fruit teas they smell so much better than they taste I drink green tea but can’t say I like it but I do like a hot drink especially in the morning

BlueBelle Tue 03-May-22 07:21:51

Whoops just seen two other coffee posts which weren’t there when I posted Sorry ladies

MerylStreep Tue 03-May-22 07:29:06

Thank god for coffee. Until I lost my smell and taste I wasn’t worried if I never had a cup of coffee again.
But now, it’s one of the very few things I can taste. I discovered this by reading that coffee could be one of the smells to kick start the smell/ taste thing.

Urmstongran Tue 03-May-22 07:35:24

Bananas these days are pretty tasteless I think. I used to love them.

Jaxjacky Tue 03-May-22 07:39:43

Peppers, they’re such a glorious looking veg/fruit and look so appetising especially when charred on a bbq but I really can’t stand them even though I grow them for MrJ.

Kalu Tue 03-May-22 07:46:37

Champagne. I like the idea of it but the taste is just like a fizzy drink. Much prefer a chilled Chablis Premier Cru if offered the choice.

M0nica Tue 03-May-22 07:50:30

Coffee (real, not instant) smells delicious, but the taste is always a disappointment.

GagaJo Tue 03-May-22 07:56:20

Take away food in general. The idea is great. No cooking! Can even be delivered to your door. But, meh. Not worth the expense or the calories.

Grandmabatty Tue 03-May-22 07:59:56

Kalu I absolutely agree about Champagne! And Chablis is my favourite white wine by far. It's funny how many love the smell of coffee but hate the taste. The smell sets you up for a wonderful experience but the taste disappoints.

AGAA4 Tue 03-May-22 08:03:20

I always like the look of those big cream cakes but when I tried one I only managed a few bites. Far too sweet.