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On 6/9/2019 at 1:49 PM, Bastet said:

I found the list of foods interesting; most were things I'm well aware a good number of people don't like, but then there was a doozy like lettuce.  I'm quite curious as to the number of people who dislike to the point of "would NOT eat" any and all types of lettuce (especially given the existence of iceberg, which barely has a taste).

On 6/9/2019 at 7:44 PM, auntlada said:

I don't think I know anyone (other than my 7-year-old son) who dislikes lettuce enough not to eat it, but I do know someone who is allergic to it.

I generally won't eat lettuce. I'll sometimes eat romaine, Bibb on occasion, but never iceberg. I loathe iceberg.

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I’m extremely reluctant to eat lettuce after two friends got food poisoning in the past year from different varieties from different stores. I’ve had severe food poisoning before that took more than a month to recover from. Lettuce isn’t worth the risk for me so it’s on the list of foods I avoid. 

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On 6/24/2019 at 5:29 AM, HunterHunted said:

I generally won't eat lettuce. I'll sometimes eat romaine, Bibb on occasion, but never iceberg. I loathe iceberg.

Lol, I'll eat iceberg like an apple. I'd eat it before I'd eat an apple!

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Ok this is weird but lately I've started disliking donuts. I used to love them too, but now I'm like "ew...why did I just eat that...I feel gross and have a gross aftertaste in my mouth."

On 5/19/2019 at 8:33 PM, annzeepark914 said:

This sentence brought back memories of sitting at the kitchen table for several hours, refusing to drink my glass of milk. I think I've already posted this but I've never liked milk. And it would get warmer and warmer. And I could hear the kids outside playing after supper. Finally, I'd pinch my nose and drink the disgusting stuff and finally get to leave the kitchen. I still have the stepstool high chair that I sat on all those miserable evenings.

I hated milk and we had to drink it at every meal because my mom was obsessed with calcium. The infuriating thing is that I like cheese and yogurt so I could have just had that. I actually didn't know until I was older that they all have the same level of calcium because it was always milk specifically even though my mom knew I hated it. She would get so pissed at us for not wanting to drink milk. Even to this day I never drink milk. I have cheese and yogurt and plant milks instead.

On 6/7/2019 at 7:35 PM, WritinMan said:

Score: 9

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For me: blue cheese, milk, beef, pork. I don't know if I would actually dislike beef and pork but I haven't eaten red meat in years for environmental reasons.

Also I don't hate Nutella but I don't know why people like it so much, and to me it's not worth wasting calories on as far as junk foods go. I'm not a fan of lettuce, especially iceberg, but I'll eat it if it's there.

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On 6/30/2019 at 9:02 PM, LucindaWalsh said:

Only thing on nope side are liver and snails. If the celery is cooked, nope, raw, yup. 

I agree with you about all of those. And for me I'd add zucchini, mayonnaise and ranch dressing.

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But but but...that's where you lose me. My favorite hole in the wall Japanese place (not a chain one and oddly, run by a Mediterranean (drop dead gorgeous) man) has those three things, which makes it one of my favorite splurges: watery ranch on a lettuce/cucumber salad, zucchini/rice/crispy chicken topped with a bit of the mayonnaise based white sauce and a lot of the ginger scallion sauce.

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22 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I agree with you about all of those. And for me I'd add zucchini, mayonnaise and ranch dressing.

I hope you're not a Midwesterner, because hating ranch will revoke your membership card.

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25 minutes ago, larapu2000 said:

I hope you're not a Midwesterner, because hating ranch will revoke your membership card.

Nope, Seattle. We love our vinaigrette.

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I just saw this and had to pipe in. Looking at the list above, there are only 8 things I won't eat: any seafood, liver, or snails. There are some things I don't care for but I would eat like tofu, eggplant, and raisins.

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Any kind of ultra spicy food, specially if the eater who has no taste buds tell me that the rest of the foods are bland.

i know some people who basically can’t distinguish any flavors because they pour ultra spicy sauce in everything.

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Of the picky eaters list I would eat everything except tofu, and I suspect I would eat if somebody offers it to me in a nice dish.

I forgot, grapefruit, but I cannot eat it for medical reasons.

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On 6/30/2019 at 1:56 AM, BuyMoreAndSave said:

HiAlso I don't hate Nutella but I don't know why people like it so much, and to me it's not worth wasting calories on as far as junk foods go. I'm not a fan of lettuce, especially iceberg, but I'll eat it if it's there.

My sister warned me away from Nutella. (Her description was all I needed to hear. If I'm going to eat chocolate, I'll buy & munch on a Hershey's Milk Chocolate W/ Almonds bar.)  A lot of chocolate from Europe, really is off-putting to me. It tastes like it was made with sour milk 

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I'm surprised that the Picky Eaters List doesn't include my food nemesis, the bell pepper. They generally taste terrible to me, especially raw or "al dente," and their awful flavor taints and overpowers everything else.

Oddly, though, I love gumbo and etouffee. I think it has to do with how thoroughly The Trinity is cooked down. And I love most other kinds of peppers.

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I hate peppers in any form/color.  And, no, you can’t “just pick them out”.  The flavor taints the whole dish.

My mother always liked to put peppers in things “for color”.  Who cares about the color, when you are ruining the taste?

The same applies for putting coffee in chocolate desserts. No, it doesn’t enhance the flavor of the chocolate; it ruins it.

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28 minutes ago, Mittengirl said:

I hate peppers in any form/color.  And, no, you can’t “just pick them out”.  The flavor taints the whole dish.

My mother always liked to put peppers in things “for color”.  Who cares about the color, when you are ruining the taste?

The same applies for putting coffee in chocolate desserts. No, it doesn’t enhance the flavor of the chocolate; it ruins it.

I could have written this entire post! It's so nice not to be alone.

Hence why, growing up, if my parents made stuffed peppers, they'd just make me a separate hamburger and would give me a pickle on the side as a vegetable or something.

I DESPISE peppers.

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10 hours ago, Mittengirl said:

I hate peppers in any form/color.  And, no, you can’t “just pick them out”.  The flavor taints the whole dish.

My mother always liked to put peppers in things “for color”.  Who cares about the color, when you are ruining the taste?

The same applies for putting coffee in chocolate desserts. No, it doesn’t enhance the flavor of the chocolate; it ruins it.

This is timely as I am reading this and eating a quesadilla from dinner or on Saturday. I hadn't touched it yet so I just heated it up at work, bit in and found to my utter horror it contains green peppers. And yeah that is all I taste.

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13 hours ago, Mittengirl said:

The same applies for putting coffee in chocolate desserts. No, it doesn’t enhance the flavor of the chocolate; it ruins it.

Agreed 100%!  Coffee completely ruins chocolate desserts.

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4 hours ago, chessiegal said:

If you can taste the coffee in a chocolate dessert, too much coffee was used.

Any coffee in a chocolate dessert is too much coffee, so, yes, I agree.  😀

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On 9/14/2016 at 7:24 PM, larapu2000 said:

French toast is disgusting.  It's like a wet, soggy waffle.  No thank you, I'll just have that deliciously crispy waffle instead.

The french toast I get a most restaurants is awful. The kind I make at home isn't. I just dip sandwich bread slices into a mix of eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sometimes ground nutmeg; then I fry the slices in butter or canola/vegetable oil. Due to the sugar in the batter, the bread surfaces become slightly caramelized and crispy. It also gets around that whole problem of plain, flavorless, fluffy, doughy mass upon which you pour a bunch of syrup that distributes its sticky sweetening effects unevenly and messily.

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4 hours ago, Mittengirl said:

I use the cinnamon bread from Costco (Innkeepers?) to make French toast - deeelicious.

Thank you! You just reminded me that my grandmother used to do that and haven’t even thought about it in years! I was planning on go to Costco tomorrow so will get some!

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On 8/8/2019 at 8:22 PM, El maestro said:

I forgot, grapefruit, but I cannot eat it for medical reasons.

Me too. High blood pressure.  But I never liked it anyway so I have an excuse not to eat it.

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On 10/24/2019 at 10:13 PM, chessiegal said:

Because it's fall, butternut squash is being pushed by my grocery store. I don't like it, not sure why.

I'm weird because I love pumpkin but really don't care for butternut squash.  It's been a while since I tried it, but from what I remember it was too dry and mealy for me.

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On 10/24/2019 at 9:13 PM, chessiegal said:

Because it's fall, butternut squash is being pushed by my grocery store. I don't like it, not sure why.

I don't like butternut squash because the flavor generally seems somewhat anemic to me. Also because I once came fairly close to cutting off the tip of my finger while trying to cut up a raw one. DON'T DO IT, Y'ALL!

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41 minutes ago, Ashforth said:

I don't like butternut squash because the flavor generally seems somewhat anemic to me. Also because I once came fairly close to cutting off the tip of my finger while trying to cut up a raw one. DON'T DO IT, Y'ALL!

Butternut squash is the ONE vegetable I will buy precut because it is such a pain in the ass.

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I'm not a super picky eater, but there are some things I flat-out don't like:

Peppers of any variety

Raw tomatoes - cooked are OK as long as they're not super chunky - hate stewed tomatoes

Carrots/Celery unless they're cooked, and then only mixed in something

Mayo, unless it's in macaroni/potato salad, or egg salad, or deviled eggs

Miracle Whip...period

Root Vegetables - they taste like dirt to me

Mushrooms - not even in stuff

Salmon - way too fishy tasting

Avocado - can't stand the texture and flavor - won't eat guac either

Thousand Island Dressing

Rye Bread - don't like the strong taste

Soft cheese/bleu cheese

Lobster/In-Shell Crab - exception is Crab Cakes

Milk to drink -  I can't keep it down - same for flavored milk

Tofu  - again, the texture

Meat Pies - more about that below

Stuff that overly mixes sweet with savory - like garden salads with fruit, pineapple pizza, etc

Cole Slaw

Most organ meats

Carrot/Raisin Salad

Sweet bread (ie: cinnamon raisin bread)

Most pizza in general - I am fussy about it

Cottage Cheese

Yogurt - it does not agree with me

Cinnamon/Nutmeg/Similar Spices - give me heartburn

Putting sugar in foods that don't need it - a popular thing where I come from, where people put sugar in macaroni and potato salad, veggie dips, saurkraut, etc - ick

I live in a rural area with a high population of PA Dutch descendents, and so I am used to things a lot of people turn their nose up at, like Scrapple (but I won't eat it with maple syrup - nasty), Souse (even people in my area turn their nose up at it - it has to be made correctly, though, otherwise it's nasty), baked cabbage, ham hocks and cabbage (or green beans), chicken and waffles (not southern style - I couldn't eat it with honey or syrup, and bone in chicken), pickled red beet eggs (which are also delish when they're deviled), ring bologna/lebanon bologna (I don't like sweet, though), and others I'm likely forgetting.  People not from this area tend to freak out about "Pot Pie".  You'll likely find ham, beef, or chicken, but it has no crust.  It's made like a stew, with thick noodles that make it closer to southern-style chicken and dumplings.  Most restaurants will do an all-you-can-eat night and they frequently sell out.  You can always tell the people who aren't from this area when they freak out about it.  Someone trashed a local place on Yelp because they ordered chicken pot pie and got "soup with large gummy noodles".  Even within the state, the western portion doesn't know about it.  We had a boss once from Pittsburgh (her husband had been transfered to this area) and she freaked about getting chicken pot pie at a restaurant that was a bowl of "stuff".

I also like:

Black Licorice

Pork Rinds (only plain, though)/Cracklins

Liver (especially deep fried), but it has to be prepared well

Hash (corned or roast beef)

Spam (especially fried)

Corned Beef And Cabbage

Cabbage Rolls

Sourdough Bread

Ramen Noodles, but I drain the water after cooking and coat the noodles with butter, then sprinkle the flavor packet, and stir well

Other stuff I'm likely forgetting

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On 6/30/2019 at 1:56 AM, BuyMoreAndSave said:

Score: 19

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I don't like avocado but I LOVE guacamole!  Just like I can't stand cornbread but LOVE cornbread stuffing/hate peanut butter but LOVE Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Another item that should have been added to this list is cookies....even as a child I didn't like them, in fact I would eat the cream out and throw the cookies away.  (My sister would then beat my ass as a consequence, as they were usually her cookies!)

I like raw carrots but not cooked....never liked raisins and beets will literally have me throwing up.

Never liked zucchini or especially asparagus, yuck!

I'm always the one that makes a face at something but will be the first to go 'Mmmmm!' once tasting it lol.

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On 10/31/2019 at 10:54 AM, funky-rat said:

I'm not a super picky eater, but there are some things I flat-out don't like:

Peppers of any variety

Raw tomatoes - cooked are OK as long as they're not super chunky - hate stewed tomatoes

Carrots/Celery unless they're cooked, and then only mixed in something

Mayo, unless it's in macaroni/potato salad, or egg salad, or deviled eggs

Miracle Whip...period

Root Vegetables - they taste like dirt to me

Mushrooms - not even in stuff

Salmon - way too fishy tasting

Avocado - can't stand the texture and flavor - won't eat guac either

Thousand Island Dressing

Rye Bread - don't like the strong taste

Soft cheese/bleu cheese

Lobster/In-Shell Crab - exception is Crab Cakes

Milk to drink -  I can't keep it down - same for flavored milk

Tofu  - again, the texture

Meat Pies - more about that below

Stuff that overly mixes sweet with savory - like garden salads with fruit, pineapple pizza, etc

Cole Slaw

Most organ meats

Carrot/Raisin Salad

Sweet bread (ie: cinnamon raisin bread)

Most pizza in general - I am fussy about it

Cottage Cheese

Yogurt - it does not agree with me

Cinnamon/Nutmeg/Similar Spices - give me heartburn

That seems like a long list for someone who's not a "super picky eater".

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22 minutes ago, Brookside said:

That's seems like a long list for someone who's not a "super picky eater".

Perhaps at face value, but for example, I don't dislike all breads - just sweet ones, like cinnamon raisin bread.  And I tried to avoid TMI, but I don't eat Yogurt because it does horrible things to my digestive system, for example, and have similar problems with similar foods mentioned.  And some I questioned listing because I've mentioned them twice, like carrots/carrot raisin salad, but listed them separately anyway.  And for some, it's a texture thing, like Tofu/Avacado/Cottage Cheese.  I can't stand mayo on sandwiches because I don't like the taste, but I like sandwiches in general.  And I will eat mayo when it's mixed in with stuff like macaroni and potato salad, egg salad, deviled eggs, etc.  I love Mexican food, but prefer it to not be made overly spicy, again due to digestive issues.

To me, that's not being super picky.  I grew up with kids who refused to eat anything not made by their mother/grandmother, and wouldn't eat 98% of vegetables, about 80% of fruits, and only certain brands of some things.  That's super picky.  I don't abjectly turn my nose up at many things.  I love liver (provided it's not boiled - that's just nasty).  I will eat most kinds of meats out there (not a huge fan of seafood, but will eat some of it).  I like a fair amount of vegetables and fruits - some are hard for me to digest (carrots/celery), but I will eat veggies (lima beans, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, corn, etc) and fruit (not a huge fan of pears because of the texture and not a huge fan of blueberries or melon, but will eat a lot of other fruits).  Pizza is something I used to love, but really don't care much for anymore for some reason I can't explain.  I avoid pepperoni because it doesn't agree with me anymore and tends to get greasy, but I will eat pizza - just not with pineapple on it, or peppers/mushrooms.  So again, to me, not picky - just have a preference for certain things.  YMMV.

ETA: out of 60 foods on the above picky eaters list, there are 11 that I flat-out won't touch in any form.  Stuff like olives, raw fish, oysters, etc.  Again, I don't see that as being picky, but again, YMMV.

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Given how expansive the world of food is, I think being able to list the foods one won't eat, rather than having a list of foods one will, isn't being a picky eater - unless that list is quite extensive.  I once had a friend who ate maybe 15 things.  That's the extreme end of picky eating, but I think any time you'd have an easier time listing the types of X thing you like than the types you don't, you're picky on the subject.  And, as with most things, with food, ingredients you'd prefer not to eat, those you like some ways but not others, etc. are different than things you flat out won't eat in any form.

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On 10/31/2019 at 1:54 PM, funky-rat said:

I live in a rural area with a high population of PA Dutch descendents, and so I am used to things a lot of people turn their nose up at, like Scrapple (but I won't eat it with maple syrup - nasty), Souse (even people in my area turn their nose up at it - it has to be made correctly, though, otherwise it's nasty), baked cabbage, ham hocks and cabbage (or green beans), chicken and waffles (not southern style - I couldn't eat it with honey or syrup, and bone in chicken), pickled red beet eggs (which are also delish when they're deviled), ring bologna/lebanon bologna (I don't like sweet, though), and others I'm likely forgetting. 

Ha, I don't suppose you live in the Lancaster area?  My company is based in New Holland and so I have gotten to know that list of menu items you have here well from my numerous visits.

I do like the sweet bologna, though.  LOL.

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32 minutes ago, larapu2000 said:

Ha, I don't suppose you live in the Lancaster area?  My company is based in New Holland and so I have gotten to know that list of menu items you have here well from my numerous visits.

I do like the sweet bologna, though.  LOL.

I live about 1.5 hours north.  Love the Lancaster area, but still don't like sweet bologna, lol.

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Other Asian people look at me funny when I tell them I don't like rice.  I mean, I'll eat it, just not a lot.  They (especially immigrant "aunties" (i.e. women over 60)) think I'm really weird.  

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11 minutes ago, PRgal said:

Other Asian people look at me funny when I tell them I don't like rice.  I mean, I'll eat it, just not a lot.  They (especially immigrant "aunties" (i.e. women over 60)) think I'm really weird.  

I'm not Asian, and I still get some odd looks whenever I turn down rice.  I don't dislike it, and even vaguely like brown or jasmine rice (white rice is just there as a neutral, neither good nor bad), but it's a completely unnecessary filler to me, and I stay away from carbs I don't love; I see no point to eating the ones I just think are fine.  So the only time I eat rice is to sop up something like curry.  And I often use cauliflower "rice" instead now since I like the taste of that just as much.

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25 minutes ago, Bastet said:

I'm not Asian, and I still get some odd looks whenever I turn down rice.  I don't dislike it, and even vaguely like brown or jasmine rice (white rice is just there as a neutral, neither good nor bad), but it's a completely unnecessary filler to me, and I stay away from carbs I don't love; I see no point to eating the ones I just think are fine.  So the only time I eat rice is to sop up something like curry.  And I often use cauliflower "rice" instead now since I like the taste of that just as much.

My husband hates cauliflower, so I've been using riced broccoli - unless I'm eating on my own.  I'll eat quinoa and bulgur - I prefer that over rice.  

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For really soupy things, I've always liked couscous. It sops up liquids really well.

My grandfather always refused to eat rice. He grew up in east Texas in the early 1900s. His dad worked in the oil fields and they were poor, so they often had white gravy and rice to eat. Once he had a choice, he wouldn't eat rice or white gravy.

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