In the culinary world, not all foods are created equal. While dishes like pizza and pasta are universally loved, some foods aren’t nearly as possible due to their unique tastes and textures. Recently, men and women converged in an online discussion to reveal the foods people want to love but are massively disappointed whenever they eat them!
1. Crab Cakes
There’s arguably not a more polarizing food than crab cakes. A Maryland staple that utilizes blue crab meat and breadcrumbs, it can be prepared in many different ways. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make a disgusting crab cake, as one person laments. “For me, it’s crab cakes,” reveals one woman. “They always look so tasty, but I find them to range from bland and mealy to straight-up disgusting.”
2. Raw Oysters
Unsurprisingly, many people hate eating raw oysters due to their slimy and, well, booger-y texture. In addition, these ocean delicacies are costly, usually sold by the half-dozen in restaurants and bars at a premium. As someone who loves eating raw oysters more than life itself (and constantly daydreams about revisiting New Orleans to enjoy the best I’ve ever had), anyone disappointed by raw oysters must take a long, hard look in the mirror.
3. Chicken Liver
Chicken liver is not for everyone, as one person explains. “As a native Kentuckian, deep-fried golden brown chicken livers are a staple of my childhood, and I love them very much,” one man confesses. “That said, I understand the aversion. They’re weird looking, and they have an unusual texture. But they’re so good, especially with some hot honey or a spicy aioli to dip them in.” He makes a good point: A good sauce makes even bad-tasting foods seem delicious!
I love all kinds of food, especially Mediterranean cuisine. However, despite my best efforts, I can’t enjoy falafel! I bizarrely order it often, and we prepare it at home at least a few times a month, and every time I eat it, I’m always disappointed. Falafel’s grainy, chewy, and dry texture is a total turn-off. I’m not alone in this assessment, am I?
5. Sweet Potatoes Topped With Marshmallow
Let’s be honest: Americans are crazy. Somehow, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows have become a Thanksgiving staple despite the dish being sweeter than any dessert known to man. “Being from not North America, that dish is one of the most ludicrous dishes I’ve seen,” admits one European. “It makes no sense to me, particularly when it’s served with the rest of the Thanksgiving spread.”
6. Blue Cheeses
Call the food police on me if you’d like, but I and countless other men and women can’t stand any blue cheese! I have no problems with the texture; the taste and overall flavor always disappoint me and sometimes flat-out disgusts me. I don’t care if I’m eating a charcuterie board with my childhood crush; I will always avoid eating blue cheese if I can help it.
My heart breaks for any human who hasn’t experienced quality meatloaf. “I believe it can be good, but I have never had good meatloaf,” explains one sad woman. “The few times I’ve had it have been wet spongy meat with ketchup on top, just like how my parents used to make it. Maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be, but I haven’t had enough to be sure. I can’t find a local restaurant that serves it either, so I’ll have to go out of my way to try it again.” It sounds like this woman must try my family meatloaf recipe; it would make her a believer!
It took me a long time to eat sushi because the thought of eating raw fish was disgusting. Fortunately, once I ate my first roll, I was hooked. However, many people are still averse to eating this iconic Japanese cuisine because they can’t get past the mental roadblock associated with raw fish!
Countless people confess to constantly being disappointed by salmon. Although I love it, many believe it tastes fishy, which is an understandable turn-off. “As a fish department manager, your feelings are valid,” expresses one man. “I don’t like most salmon, and I live in Oregon. I’ll eat Sockeye if it’s fresh, in the middle of the summer, and I received it myself at my shop. The previously frozen stuff we get the rest of the year, no thanks. It’s fishy and not enjoyable. Especially after hanging out in a service case for several days.”
I distinctly remember being offered olives when traveling through Europe almost daily by bartenders and wait staff. While the offer was always welcomed, I never came around to enjoy their taste! It didn’t matter if they were black, green, or stuffed olives. I guess I’m not an olive-eating kind of guy. (On the other hand, my girlfriend enjoyed eating as many olives off my plates as she could.)
11. Age-Proof Your Health: 12 Essential Tips for a Vibrant Youth and Beyond
In today’s world, while money can buy many things, it can’t guarantee health. Delve into 12 essential tips from an online forum to safeguard your vitality from youth and beyond.
12. 10 Childhood Meals You Thought Were Fancy, but Were Far From It
Little kids perceive luxury in food differently than adults; a child might find a Kids Cuisine as lavish as an adult’s steakhouse splurge. An online forum discusses meals children deem opulent yet affordable.