There are some foods that people just don’t like. No matter how often they try them, or how many times their friends tell them they’re missing out, these foods just don’t do it for them. Here are the top 20 common foods people don’t like.
#20 – Cauliflower
Cauliflower is a side dish that new cooks may try to make. Some people compare its taste and texture to that of soggy broccoli stems.
#19 – Asparagus
Asparagus is a side dish that may have a funny taste to it similar to the green onion. The common belief is that this side dish tastes like grass, but some people get used to its unique flavor over time.
#18 – Olives
Most of the time, olives are found in salads or on top of pizzas. Many people have claimed its odd texture and flavor make it a food that they do not like.
#17 – Mushrooms
Mushrooms are common as a pizza topping or part of a side dish. Many people claim that it has a grainy texture and tastes like dirt.
#16 – Baked Potatoes
Baking potatoes are common but oftentimes, people end up overcooking this starch and ruining its flavor and texture. People often compare the way they look to cat food or wallpaper paste which can cause them to not enjoy baked potatoes.
#15 – Peas
Peas are common in many dishes. They simply taste too earthy or bland for some people to get used to the flavor.
#14 – Cucumbers
Cucumbers are common in salads, sandwiches, and salsas. The common complaint about cucumbers is that it has a slimy texture which can make people want to avoid them completely.
#13 – Clams
Many restaurants serve clam dishes because they are easily available on the coast. People often compare clam dishes to soggy seaweed and fish with a rubbery texture which can make it a common food that people do not like.
#12 – Pears
Pears are common as a fruit snack or part of a salad. People compare pears to steamed onions which can be unpleasant and pear juice may have a metallic flavor that some people don’t enjoy.
#11 – Kidney Beans
Kidney beans are common in many dishes. People often compare kidney beans to dirt with cat food mixed in which can be unpleasant for people.
#10 – Tofu
Tofu is a meat substitute. Some people simply do not like its rubbery, bland texture of tofu.
#9 – Broccoli
Broccoli is a vegetable side dish. The often complaint about broccoli is that it has an unpleasant bitter flavor which can make people want to avoid it completely.
#8 – Radishes
Radishes are common in salads and sandwiches. People compare it to bitter wet chalk which can ruin its overall flavor and make people less likely to eat radishes.
#7 – Rhubarb
Rhubarb is a pie filling or part of a cobbler. The common complaint about rhubarb is that its sour flavor can ruin pies and other desserts made with common rhubarb.
#6 – Asparagus Soup
Asparagus soup is a first-course dish. The common complaint about asparagus soup is that it tastes like compressed grass clippings with common soggy seaweed mixed in which can make common people not want to eat common asparagus soup.
#5 – Oysters
Oysters are common as a side dish or appetizer. The common complaint about oysters is that it has a slimy texture which can make common people have an unpleasant common oyster experience.
#4 – Liverwurst
Liverwurst is a slice of sandwich meat. People compare it to a brick on bread with rancid cat food mixed in which can ruin its overall flavor and make the taste very unpleasant for some common people.
#3 – Licorice
Licorice is a popular flavor many common candies. What makes licorice taste like raw squid (and not the normal dessert food) is that it contains an essential oil called glycyrrhizin which can be very unpleasant for some people, especially compared to other sweet treats without this flavor.
#2 – Black Licorice
Black licorice is the flavor of black jelly beans. This type of licorice contains an essential oil called glycyrrhizin which can make this candy very unpleasant for some people when compared to other sweet treats like lemon drops or chocolate-covered raisins.
#1 – Caviar
Caviar is common as a main dish or appetizer. The unpleasant flavor comes from its saltiness which can produce an unpleasant experience for some people who are used to other types of salty food like French fries or potato chips which can have a more pleasant flavor.
Tips and Tricks
There are a few tips and tricks that can help you if you’re struggling to like certain foods.
- Try to focus on the good things about the food. For example, if you don’t like broccoli, focus on the fact that it’s a healthy vegetable that’s packed with nutrients.
- Experiment with different preparations or recipes for the food. Sometimes a new recipe can make all the difference.
- Make sure you’re eating the food in a setting that’s conducive to liking it. If you’re forcing yourself to eat liverwurst at home by yourself, it’s going to be a lot harder to like than if you’re eating it at a picnic with your friends.
- Compare your dislike for the food with the foods you think are worse. If you don’t like caviar, try comparing it to some other types of seafood that are even more unappealing. This way, your dislike for it will begin to fade away.
- Take small bites and chew it fully before swallowing to release all of its flavors and make it easier to swallow.
- Try to eat the food when you’re in a good mood and relaxed so that your mindset will not influence how much you like the food. If you force yourself to eat caviar while stressed out, it’s going to be a lot harder than if you’re eating it on a normal day.
There are a few tips and tricks that can help you if you’re struggling to like certain foods. By focusing on the good things about the food, experimenting with different preparations or recipes, making sure you’re eating it in a conducive setting and comparing it to other foods you think are worse, you may be able to start enjoying those foods that you currently don’t like. Small steps can make a big difference!