Any of the above will make me gag and scrape my tongue to get them off. It's truly an aversion. I kind of have a texture thing going on.
I also really don't like tuna (canned or otherwise), beets, fennel and I hate licorice. Oh yeah, no tomatoes either (but I'll eat tomato sauce if it's not too chunky and I love a good salsa).
Don't like green bell pepper either, but I do like yellow, orange and red ones and jalepenos.
I'm sure I could add a bunch more stuff to the list, but I am way better than I used to be. And now I have a picky eater kid who hardly eats anything and it's driving me crazy!
Oysters, clams, and mussels. Oyster shooters and oysters in the half-shell, eech. The thought of clam chowder makes me throw up in my mouth a little.
I used to not like fresh fruit other than apples, but I'm coming around on this one. My kids and I picked about ten pounds of strawberries at the organic u-pick last week. I think I ate almost as many berries as the kids! Same with home-canned foods. A few years ago you couldn't have paid me to spread someone's homemade jam on my toast or eat someone's homemade pickles. Last summer my DH bought a jar of farm-fresh salsa at the farmer's market, and he talked me into having just one teeny-tiny taste. I wound up eating all the salsa in a sitting. Now I'm looking at doing my own canning! However, I will still NOT eat the pickled eggs my FIL gets from his neighbor lady. Yuck.
I know this is OT, but one of my fav stories is about my mother and *her* mother in law.
Once during a visit MIL took over the kitchen as usual. When we were alone, my mom complained -- "MIL knows I hate onions so she chops them so fine so I can't even pick them out."
Later I was in the kitchen with my MIL. She said, "Your mother thinks she doesn't like onions, but if I chop them up fine, she can't even tell".
Traditional & nutrient-dense foods/Weston A. Price Foundation advocate, Reiki II practitioner, EFT practitioner, past life & life between lives Hypnotherapist practitioner. Home birth with DD 2007 = never vaccinated, breastfed 3 years
Pickled herring--you'd think this wouldn't come up much, but my DH loves it and my DD apparently does too.
That's pretty much it. I will eat, and probably be ok with, pretty much anything else.
Onions. People try to hide them and trick me but one tiny onion sliver will ruin a whole dish for me.
I also don't like bleu cheese and other moldy tasting cheeses.
Pickled herring - mostly because it's never without a ton of onions.
Organ meats - I sat downwind once when my dad was eating kidney at a restaurant and whew! Smelled like pee. The appearance, taste, texture and smell of organ meats are hard to get past. His family was a different generation and they loved organ meats. I remember my grandma making tongue and peeling it. Ewwww.
Raw oysters. I just can't get past that slimy feeling.
I don't like, but will eat if I'm at someone's house and don't want to be rude,
green peppers, cucumber, okra, garlicky sausage like kielbasa, I'm sure there are other things.
Liver like in ramaki I just can't eat it yet... but I need to work on that to be more TF like
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-Liver (though I recently discovered chicken liver pate is delicious!) or really any organ meats (working on this)
-Canned meat products of any kind.
-Coconut (mainly dried, I'm overcoming my aversion to all other forms)
-Raw celery (in a mire poix is fine)
-Chinese "sweets" (I live in San Francisco, I feel like I have to dodge these things at every turn! Terrible, because they are usually being given to me by someone trying to be nice. Blech)
-Processed cheese of any sort
I feel like I've come a long way though! I used to be the pickiest eater ever. I wouldn't eat anything that was creamy, "popped" (grapes, peas, fish eggs), onions, corn, anything that looked like it came from an animal, etc...
Now I'll at least try most stuff. I've come to love just about any kind of seafood, even stuff my friends won't eat (oysters, squid, octopus, salmon roe). There are still a lot of things I don't really like much, but will eat.
ETA: I won't eat anything made from soy or highly processed foods, but that is mostly health concerns, not because I have a real big aversion to their taste.
Almost any pickled vegetable - but I love olives & half sour pickles
tapioca & rice puddding
baba ganoush (the texture of it is awful)
fruit ice cream
cooked strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or cherries (like in a pie)
lime or lemon pies
I think that is about it - it's a much longer list than I thought it would be... especially because I don't consider myself a really picky eater in the scope of what I eat (lacto-ovo vegetarian, hardly eat processed foods).
DD September 2010, m/c October 2009
raw tomatoes used to be the same way until I was 16 or so... now i really like them in salad or even alone.... but generally need some oil/vinegar/salt
mostly love everything but am super picky about combinations of flavors (dh made something with yams and tomatoes once and I could not handle it!)
and I don't love green peppers or raw onions but can tolerate them.
and I really don't like that pectin fruit pie filling stuff.
I can think of only 2 things I can't stand:
-black licorice candy
-tripe ( I have tried it all manner of ways but just can't get into it)
About the only thing I can think of that I've tried and don't like is boiled peanuts. But I only tried them once, years ago, so I'd probably try one again if it was offered me. (I was working in SC at the time... )
boiled peanuts: blech! Let's take something that could taste awesome if we roasted then and instead let's just waste them by soaking them in salty water until they're all bloated and mushy and call them food.
(my DH, who I met in alabama, loves them.)
I hate grits, green peppers, water chestnut, and pickles, too.
there are quite a lot of foods I have a tenuous relationship with. 9 times out of 10, I like them fine, but the texture or taste might turn the wrong way and throw me off the whole dish. That list includes but is not limited to most fermented foods, onions, olives, mushrooms, eggplant (anything that can get slimy.) and milk.
I used to hate mashed potatoes & celery, but I've been getting potatoes and celery in my produce delivery so I've revisited mashed potatoes and eating celery raw. Celery is good raw with a dip, but I can't really eat it plain because it is bitter and numbs my tongue. I still don't like mashed potatoes a whole lot, but they can be pretty good when I make them myself. I make them without adding milk, just mashing up cooked potato with butter, or garlic so that helps. But the instant mashed potatoes that we had in school lunches, or my mom made--yuck. I used to try them after awhile, and even the smell made me ill.
I loathe chocolate covered strawberries. Something about wet chocolate--just seeing people eat those dripping things disgusts me. They can probably taste OK, but they usually don't. And if the strawberries are really good, I want them alone. The chocolate they are dipped in is usually not very good anyway.
Which reminds me, I hate bad chocolate. Like the Palmers brand with the hydrogenated oils. I tried some not long ago, and I had to spit it out. White chocolate can induce the same reaction.
I also hate black licorice flavored stuff, and tripe, but I've only had tripe once. It smelled like dog food.
I used to hate green peppers and beets, but now I like them well enough.
I'm not really picky, I can eat foods I hate, for the most part. I still try and eat lamb and goat cheese occasionally, that's how I have found out there are some of these I like. But Boca burgers, I cannot stand them. I used to really like them, and then a flip switched and I can't tolerate the taste at all. And that disgusting chocolate, I can't even swallow it. I don't know what it is. I think in part it must be texture, which is a big part of why I dislike mashed potatoes and chocolate covered strawberries.
DH can't stand any kind of bean, mayo, coconut or coconut flavor, and cherries (though he likes cherry-flavored sodas.)