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san j
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http://able2know.org/topic/129595-1

There's a sardine thread going - a topic that always perplexes me, because it's a Benny for me, and it may well be the only food I hate.
But the website above - and others on the Internet - reveals that it is among the top foods people hate.
There's a sardine site with a poll, showing that 30% of respondents "hate" sardines.

If you could name one food you hate, as in  , what would it be? And is it a Benny, a Neutral, or an Avoid for you?

PS: I read with interest that Cilantro is on the top-hated-foods list: I happen to like it very much, but many don't - and there we read that it's a "genetic-taster" thing.


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Blue cheese.

It is an avoid for me - but still, a B who doesn't love every cheese

Choko / Chayote - not sure if it is rated, but I detest those too.

Olives.

Love xvoo, can not stand to be near an olive though!
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Fish ... except for (fried, avoid) catfish and I'm learning to like baked fresh salmon. Half of fish types are avoids on my Swami. Oily fish smell and taste make me nauseated. Gag!
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I'll add a few foods that I won't eat ever.

Sardines I agree are gross.  I remember a kid in the sixth grade that brought a can of sardines for lunch and the can had a rollback metal key.  When I saw those little fishes with the heads floating in oil or water (whatever) I wanted to move to another table.

Now that I eat alot more veggies (trying to be a proper A) but actually finding that I like alot more and delighting in new ways to have them I still won't go near:

a.  a wax bean
b.  a lima bean

Thank goodness there are still alot more beans to choose from in the quest for nutrition.

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I don't like tomatoes! Never have!!!  *gag*  

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Right.
The food y'all name here must be "gag-worthy" for you, and you have to have tasted it.
And tell its BTD/GTD/SWAMI status for you, too.

In addition to sardines, the only thing that might qualify for me is certain raw seafood.

- - - -

Other than that, no one's ever served me pig eye, for instance, so we don't need to go there, though I've seen that eaten on TV.

In the Middle East there's a certain street food that's very, very popular. I think it's eaten mostly by men. Maybe it increases virility? I didn't go for it, but I didn't even taste it, so I can't include it here.

In some cultures, they make it a point to serve every and I mean every part of every animal slaughtered. Let's leave it at that.  


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I was raised in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky and at that time, people didn't waste any part of the animals that were their food.  I've eaten all kinds of body parts, but none of them *gagged* me.  



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I was raised in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky and at that time, people didn't waste any part of the animals that were their food.  I've eaten all kinds of body parts, but none of them *gagged* me.  


You actually ate Eye?



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Quoted from san j
There's a sardine thread going - a topic that always perplexes me, because it's a Benny for me, and it may well be the only food I hate.
Do you mean fresh sardines from the fish monger?



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Do you mean fresh sardines from the fish monger?



Hey! Yaeli knows about the street food  .

No, darlin', we're talking about the tinned variety. Oily, smelly, etc.
Hey, I thought of another one: Anchovies. Not a fan.



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I can't think of any, not really. I used to say "brussel sprouts" (an avoid for me anyway) but I did once have them "cooked properly" and they were actually tasty. Not that I could ever make them palatable, but I think I need to take them off my "eww- gag!" list because of that.

I'm a Gatherer. I can eat anything.


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Lima beans, acceptable on the BTD but an avoid on the GTD. Most of the things that I don't like are avoids luckily.
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Liver, sweetbreads, organ meats in general. The smell alone makes me gag.
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is that something about * hate&love issues*  the classical no 6 in the enneagram ??? with preferences and complete no-goe's- no's .....this is all about a very personal preference.... we can't compare eachother....

*don't make assumptions* .........


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Quoted from san j
You actually ate Eye?

Not as such, but they were included in the head cheese we made from beef or pork heads.  The head cheese was very tasty, although I now know that both pork and beef are avoids for me personally...

I have never had a repeated gag-reflex from any food I have attempted to eat, although I haven't tried limberger cheese or durian...  I've heard both of these have powerful odors.  


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Quoted from Amazone I.
is that something about * hate&love issues*  the classical no 6 in the enneagram ??? with preferences and complete no-goe's- no's .....this is all about a very personal preference.... we can't compare eachother....

*don't make assumptions* .........



With some foods, I smell death, fear, decay. I can't even consider tasting it. Whether this is emotional, intellectual, or instinctual is a very good question. We have a saying in our home: " Wanna Eat--Gotta Eat".(Lacking at least some degree of this, we'd all be trying to live on chocolate ice cream). Spirulina falls into the gotta-eat category. Nearly everthing else I eat falls into the wanna-eat catagory. There is a broad spectrum between foods in each catagory, but the gag reflex, I would think, operates independently of the intellectual or emotional negotiation that allows us to endure the more unpleasant choices.

Illness, and factors like gut health could strongly influence our perceptions and prejudices, but instinct I doubt can be reasoned with. Suppressed perhaps, for better or worse.


In the case of sardines...

I swear, if you blind-taste good sardines, you'll say "best oil packed tuna I've ever tasted".

Yes, they are either great or horrible depending on brand.
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Quoted from Averno
With some foods, I smell death, fear, decay.


Quoted from Averno
The gag reflex, I would think, operates independently of the intellectual or emotional negotiation that allows us to endure the more unpleasant choices.
Apparently 30% of the population hates sardines. That's hardly evidence of some emotional issue or Personality type, as Amazone believes.
Note, too, that a response of disgust of cilantro, which I personally really like, has been similarly found to be common among a very large segment of the population and to be genetically linked.
I don't judge people on the basis of there being a foodstuff they don't fancy.  

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I swear, if you blind-taste good sardines, you'll say "best oil packed tuna I've ever tasted".

Yes, they are either great or horrible depending on brand.
This is why I've kept an open mind. Waiting to be served that terrific tin of little oily fishies.
I don't care for mackerel, either.
And have you ever tasted farm-raised salmon? Tried to cook with it, and it stunk up your whole house? Same sort of thing.
On the other hand, there are many people who smell sea vegetables and are afraid of their "fishiness", though there are ways to prepare them that bring out more of their freshness and play down the unwanted note; I really like sea vegetables - even the "fishy" ones. I also tend to like the stinky cheeses some others reject.



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Okra - especially when it's slimy and cilantro.  Also don't like the taste of beer - always tasted "soapy" to me.
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The first time I tasted lamb, I thought it was the most intetesting delicious meat there was and I ate it on occasion for several years. Then one day about 6 or 7 years ago I was making lamb stew for St. Patrick's Day, doing the happy dance "Oooh, that smells so yummy. Mmm mmm mmm" Then, I don't know what happened, how or why, but the smell of it all of the sudden just instantly turned my stomach, and I haven't been able to tolerate it since. Strange...
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Beets are my most hated veggie next to turnip greens and brussel sprouts. These are diamonds except brussel sprouts.


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My most hated food would be okra. It's the slime.  Also I don't like bitter greens nor the
bitterness of any vegetable.  Beer tastes soapy to me too, but also I taste bitterness.  I cannot
stand the taste or the smell of cumin.  Once I tasted a durian and thought I'd gag.


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I second the anchovies.

Add bacon / pork.

Any processed meat actually... devon, frankfurts, salami eeeewwww.
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I can't think of any, not really. I used to say "brussel sprouts" (an avoid for me anyway) but I did once have them "cooked properly" and they were actually tasty. Not that I could ever make them palatable, but I think I need to take them off my "eww- gag!" list because of that.

I'm a Gatherer. I can eat anything.


I abhor brussel sprouts.  And what weird is that nearly every person I've met who manages to find out that I don't like them has insisted on fixing them for me the "right" way.  And every single "right way" preparation has repulsed me.

I love other cabbage veggies and even love kim chee.  It's just the brussel sprout.

Blech.



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I abhor brussel sprouts.  And what weird is that nearly every person I've met who manages to find out that I don't like them has insisted on fixing them for me the "right" way.  And every single "right way" preparation has repulsed me.

I love other cabbage veggies and even love kim chee.  It's just the brussel sprout.

Blech.


I laughed, because I would have been one of those fixers, if I'd had the chance!  
Can you describe for us what it is about the brussels sprout that is "blech"? Like: How is cabbage delicious but Brussels sprouts miss the mark? If you can.



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