I just saw an interesting slideshow on America’s Most Hated Foods so I decided to see if I agree.
#20 – Blueberries. This one surprised me. I love, love, love blueberries. I think they’re one of my favorite fruits.
#19 – Maple Syrup. Going to school in Vermont, we always had pure maple syrup in the cafeteria. Though I didn’t hate it, I preferred Aunt Jemima or Mrs. Butterworth instead. I went through a brief sugar-free syrup phase but that bothered my stomach too much.
#18 – Cilantro. Whenever I hear about cilantro, I think about my friend Margaret. She hates the stuff. According to this article, some people think it tastes like soap. Maybe she’s one of those people. Anyway, for a while, I couldn’t even figure out what it tasted like, much less if it was in my food. Then I bought these little cilantro frozen thingys (sorry Margaret) from Trader Joe’s and started putting them in stuff. Plus, I think my favorite green salsa from Willy’s has a lot in it.
#17 – Onions. I didn’t realize that I liked raw onions until couple years ago. I always took them off of sandwiches for some reason. I’ve always enjoyed them cooked.
#16 – Cooked Carrots. Agreed! I don’t like them at all. It seems like every single frozen vegetable medley has them in it too. I spend a lot of time in the freezer section of the grocery store looking for a medley without carrots.
#15 – Raisins. Don’t like them either.
#14 – Peas. Not a fan. My mom eats ’em straight from the pod all the time. You know what really grosses me out, peas and pearl onion mixtures.
#13 – Oysters. Now I’m a fan of raw fish. I love sushi. I don’t like oysters. The only time that I’ve ever had them raw, there was a lot of cocktail sauce on them. I don’t like cocktail sauce so that’s what they remind me of. But I’ve had them fried and still didn’t like them.
#12 – Pea Soup. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever had this before. It seems to have bacon and ham in it quite a bit.
#11 – Sour Cream. I like it as a base for onion dip. I don’t like it by itself.
#10 – Gelatin. I like this. I try not to think about what exactly it is that I’m eating though. I remember as a kid going to my Aunt and Uncle’s for Thanksgiving, there was always a Jello mold. All the kids were grossed out by it, but I secretly liked it.
#9 – Tuna. I have always been a huge fan. Always.
#8 – Brussels Sprouts. Honestly, not sure if I’ve had them in like 20 years or so. I don’t remember liking them as a kid. (Brussels? It’s plural? I thought it was Brussel Sprouts.)
#7 – Beets. Eh, not so much.
#6 – Okra. I’ve only tasted fried okra a handful of times since moving to the South and thought it was okay. I’ve heard that it stinks when you cook it though and I’ve never had it not fried.
#5 – Eggs. I like eggs.
#4- Mushrooms. I like two kinds of mushrooms and that’s it. White and portobello. Other than that, blech. Maybe this is why I never tried that other kind of mushrooms in college.
#3 – Mayo. Puke.
#2 – Lima Beans. I wouldn’t make myself a bowl of them, but I like them in soup.
#1 – Liver. Never had it. But it’s a liver. Nuff said.