Hello and happy Friday to you! I am often reminded of all the things I have to be thankful for! For example, one thing I am grateful for is good food. Every individual and culture have different ideas of what is considered to be good food. We also eat multiple times each day, so it’s important to consider what we’re putting in our bodies… at least that’s how I see it. With that all said, to start off this Friday I thought I would do it with a list of the top 10 foods I hate (not necessarily in order).
For all of the technical people out there, I know mustard is more of a condiment than a food. However, “Top 10 Foods I Hate” seemed like a better title to me than something like “Top 10 Edible Items I Hate” or “10 Terrible Foods & Other Disasters”. Anyways, I have never liked the taste of mustard. Even it’s smell I find disgusting. I am the odd one out of my family, as everyone else likes it. But I always feel a sense of victory and joy from moments when I meet another person who can join me in the dislike of mustard.
Soy is something I try to avoid anyways. It’s not good for you and most of the things made of soy aren’t very appealing. For example, consider foods like tempeh, tofu and who knows what others, because let’s be honest here soy is in almost everything. Focusing back on tofu, I find that it doesn’t have much flavour at all and tastes more like a sponge than edible food. (Importance Notice: I do not speak from personal experience. I haven’t ever eaten a sponge and neither should you. However, tofu is what I imagine a sponge would taste like).
Ask any of my family or friends and I’m sure they will tell you that this is definitely one of my top hated foods. Mushrooms on anything is a no for me. If pizza was made, I would take those toppings off. My mom has even attempted to hide them, to no avail, in different casseroles and dishes, but I can still detect them. I don’t think I need to explain why I hate mushrooms… you either love them or hate them. If you love mushrooms, well then I’m sorry I don’t know how to help you understand it. However, if you hate them too, then you fully understand my struggle.
4. Whipped Cream
I’m sorry, but not really that sorry because whipped cream is actually gross. It’s not even like cream, it’s more like a dense foam. Its taste triggers my gag reflex. Guys, I don’t want to call you out, but I’m just going to say it… you’re doing it wrong.
Chocolate is a definite yes! However, combined with marshmallows or cooked over a campfire…squishy. Just no. (Interestingly enough I do like rice crispy squares, as long as they aren’t overly sticky from marshmallows, but anything else is a huge NOPE).
Something about the consistency of mayonnaise is wrong. I don’t like it’s thick creamy and strong taste. FYI, this post is making it sound like I don’t like anything remotely creamy. Not true. Ice cream… frozen yogurt….Things I don’t eat anymore because vegan. Right. Alright, continue with your accusations, you are correct my friend. Wait… there’s almond yogurt! On second thought nevermind, it’s more similar in taste to pudding than yogurt.
Final thoughts on mayo: it’s a no-go. (Haha.. puns. Get it? Okay, I’ll move on now).
7. Brussel Sprouts
My dad and I have never like Brussel sprouts. It’s simple. They are a bitter food and, for me. something about their leaves are just gross. Is it because Brussel sprouts need to be cooked perfectly in order to not taste horrible? Possibly. They’ve been made recently for dinner and I didn’t find them awful when I had them. So… a step in the right direction, or am I being lulled into a false sense of security only to find out the next time that they still are terrible? Only time will tell.
Thankfully beets don’t often show up on our dinner table. If beets are consumed in my house, it’s usually when my mom takes a few out of the jar and eats it alone. So, I only have to worry if we’re at a friend or relative’s house and beets are on the menu. I don’t want to be rude, but I just can’t stand them. There was one dish I had of beets that was good – made by my grandma – but that was the first time I’ve liked them.
This is the weirdest food for me. Probably because I only found out recently that I don’t like cilantro. Moreover, it was totally by chance! We were eating a mixed salad a few days ago and I didn’t like it, which was unusual for me, since I like almost every kind of salad I’ve tried. I noticed the bitter flavour, but didn’t say anything until my mom tried to serve it a second time. Then I spoke up saying “You know, I don’t really like this salad. It’s really bitter. What’s in it?” My mom was naturally surprised, “Really?” That’s when it was suggested to me that it might be cilantro. Next I isolated a few pieces of cilantro and ate it. Lightbulb. It was cilantro.
I know I’m not alone in disliking liquorice. I’m not even sure what exactly I don’t like about it, but it just has a really strong flavour that turns me off. Even as a kid, at Halloween I would gather up all my Twizzlers and liquorice candies and give them to my brother, who happily took them. (The photo looks appetizing – all colourful – but as soon as you fall for its trap, it shows its true colours).
Bonus: 11. Hot Dogs
Hot dogs? It’s more like mystery meat. They are disgusting… and are made from who knows what leftover and bad things. Honestly, anything that tastes that much like rubber can’t be all natural and healthy. Short and sweet. No hot dogs for me.
- Cooked carrots (I only tolerate cooked carrots… mostly because I was raised to try a little bit of what’s offered to you. Even if you don’t like it your taste buds may change.)
- Tuna Fish (I used to hate tuna as a child, but eventually I grew to like it. Though now I strive to follow a vegan diet, so I avoid consuming fish & meat.)
**NOTE: everything above was meant in good spirits, for fun, entertainment, and conversation. It was not intended to offend. Not that you should take offence to my opinions of bad foods, as they are only just that… my opinions. So if you like any of the above mentioned foods, go ahead and enjoy it.