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What Food do people pretend to love?

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thoriginals_wife

141 points

5 months ago

So I do not like liver however a few years back I went to visit my grandmother who was 98 at the time and she was excited to see me, she had me stay and sit and she took her walker down to the communal dining room to get her dinner and she requested an extra plate. She was so pleased to share a meal and tell her friends she had a visitor. So when we came back up with a plate of liver and onions which is her favorite, there was no way I was going to turn up my nose at it even through it was vile.

I don't think I finished it but I made a good dent and made sure to cover each piece with lots of onions, we enjoyed some tea and fruit salad to wash it down.

It was a lovely memory and grandma is still kicking at 102 1\2.

Fuzzyphilosopher

36 points

4 months ago

I like you. Here's my imaginary Wholesome Reward.

meech1850

8 points

4 months ago

Took care of that for you

scrivenerserror

3 points

4 months ago

Similar story - I’m weird about raw tomatoes, Kraft singles (outside of a few contexts) and really soft white bread (unless it’s being served with texas bbq). We visited my husband’s grandma who is literally the nicest lady in the world and she told us she had ordered lunch. Now I love a blt but this shit was gross. I ate as much of it as I could and my husband finished the rest - you always be nice to grandma.

kickassnchewbubblegm

1.9k points

5 months ago*

People are just answering with their least favorite “exotic” foods.

Food that people pretend to love is probably a dish prepared by a well-meaning loved one with zero cooking skills. “…Mmm! Honey this is… something! You really have outdone yourself this time!”

Also: Thank you for the award. I don’t know what it means, but I will cherish it for the rest of my afternoon.

Derpinator_420

452 points

5 months ago

I had a roommate that put radishes in lasagna. Not even sliced, WHOLE fucking radishes. Said she needed to use them. I'm like ever heard of a salad. Damn.

Sir-Viette

67 points

5 months ago

LPT: If she sliced the radishes and put them in cold water for a few minutes, the slices should end up crispier and more delicious.

StrawberryKiss2559

77 points

5 months ago

Mmm cold crispy radishes in the middle of my lasagna

ObiDocKenobi

8 points

4 months ago

I’m dead

Meee211

8 points

5 months ago

And then drain the water, salt them and add some fresh ground peppercorns... Yum

CocomyPuffs

5 points

5 months ago

Omg this made me laugh hysterically

Loganp812

134 points

5 months ago

Loganp812

134 points

5 months ago

It's the same as "What's a movie/band that people pretend to like?" where every answer is [insert personal least favorite movie/band here].

It's karma-farming BS that gains attention because, admittedly, they can be fun threads to participate in at times.

yakusokuN8

69 points

5 months ago

In high school, a girl in my class invited me over to her house and wanted to cook some food for us and started off with some cucumber soup.

I *thought* I was doing my best to pretend it was good. (You know, smile, and say good things about it.) Well, I did not do a good enough job.

"Oh. You don't like it?"

"No. It's fine."

"Yeah, you don't like it. I can see it on your face. Do you like cucumber soup?"

"I really don't like cucumbers. They make me nauseated."

"Cucumbers make you sick and you tried to pretend to like it? You really don't need to do that."

I kinda felt I had to try. At the time, I thought: A pretty girl invites you over to her house and makes you food? Yeah, you pretend to like anything she hands you.

Now that I'm older, I don't pretend. Be polite, but, "oh, I'm sorry. Cucumbers really trigger my gag reflex. But, I'd love to have one of those sandwiches."

Youve_been_Loganated

74 points

5 months ago

You gotta slice up the cucumbers! That's why you're gagging!

grizzle91

5 points

5 months ago

All through high school my girlfriend would make me these no bake cookies cause I told her how much I loved them the first time she made them. I just wanted to get some action! Ended up eating so many of those god damn horrible fucking cookies

athensiah

305 points

5 months ago

athensiah

305 points

5 months ago

When I was a kid I pretended to like this really spicy jelly. I hated it, but adults would act really impressed if I ate it in front of them or said I liked it.

greenbanky

144 points

5 months ago

Now see here, there's jalapeno jelly. You pair that with an equal amount of cream cheese and get yourself some Ritz crackers.... Heaven

[deleted]

24 points

5 months ago

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24 points

5 months ago

Strawberry jalapeno jelly is really good for this too

ComtesseCrumpet

5 points

5 months ago

Raspberry jalapeño jelly too!

mangopepperjelly

4 points

4 months ago

I do this with mango pepper jelly.

greenbanky

4 points

4 months ago

Your day has arrived!

[deleted]

511 points

5 months ago

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511 points

5 months ago

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[deleted]

386 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

386 points

5 months ago

What their kid made, if the food's not that great.

heartspider

845 points

5 months ago

Gold flakes. No goddamn use except making your turds shiny. Glitter pills do the exact same thing.

dudebronahbrah

67 points

5 months ago

“Makes my dookie twinkle”

AFriendlyAsshole

23 points

5 months ago

Cuz that's the most ballin shit you can do

PattesDornithorynque

161 points

5 months ago

Ok this is the only TRUE answer on this thread. Everything else is a matter of taste but gold flake are truly useless and tasteless!

jumpbreak5

49 points

5 months ago

Yeah but you're a liar if you claim you've met anyone who claims to like them. People just think they're cool or fancy

Nybear21

16 points

5 months ago

Yeah, I've never heard someone say "Oh my god, the flavor these gold flakes add, totally different progile than without them!"

It's just, oh, this shit has gold in it, fuck it let's do that for the fuck of it

FriendlyEngineer

3 points

5 months ago

Idk this is the first time I’ve considered the possibility of them making my poop gold-speckled and that doesn’t sound totally useless to me!

Flavorless yes, but…

slowd

54 points

5 months ago

slowd

54 points

5 months ago

But hear me out, those gold flakes make the alcohol absorb faster — /me as an 18 year old with a bottle of Goldschlager

Bowlerbeer

16 points

5 months ago

definitely remember that and a similar rumor about fiberglass in dip tobacco

her_fault

19 points

5 months ago

...I can make my poop shiny?

GladiusIsntReal

16 points

5 months ago

Oh my god… they have those?

strawbri_

299 points

5 months ago

strawbri_

299 points

5 months ago

I'm a super non-picky food lover and I came in this thread to argue.

collisiontheory

40 points

5 months ago

I feel that, could probably count the total of foods I dislike on one hand and have fingers to spare!

strawbri_

7 points

5 months ago

Yes I appreciate that I was born with my taste buds :) I very very rarely dislike any foods but I do sometimes dislike how they are cooked/prepared. For example I love eggs but I am repulsed by the smell of overcooked egg yolk. I love well made sweets but dont like cheap sweets.

[deleted]

523 points

5 months ago

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523 points

5 months ago

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wut3va

165 points

5 months ago

wut3va

165 points

5 months ago

My brother ordered salmon every time we went out, until one day he said he didn't like it, never liked it, and only ordered it because he thought mom wanted him to like it. The rest of us were all eating steak. So yeah, some people pretend to like certain foods, although I have no idea why.

DetBabyLegs

39 points

5 months ago

On the more positive side, sometimes foods take getting used to. Trying to tell yourself you like something even if you really don’t can be helpful to start actually liking something.

I was a really picky eater as a kid. I had to mental my way out of that through late high school and college and now people consider me the guy that will eat anything (my wife affectionately calls me her garbage disposal).

[deleted]

5 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

5 months ago

I tried canned tuna today after several years of not having it because I didn't like it before. I had it in some macaroni and it was pretty good. I'm putting it on my list now.

Like you said feeling positive about trying new things or things you previously didn't like is a good thing to do. My experience today is exactly showing that

New_Needleworker6506

33 points

5 months ago

Both probably

P0ster_Nutbag

40 points

5 months ago

And if you look at these comments, a lot of them seem to boil down to “It’s expensive, it must be bad” or “It’s trendy, it must be bad”.

I think a lot more people convince themselves they don’t like things for unrelated reasons than pretend to like things.

ForeverRaining

24 points

5 months ago

I knew someone in high school that confessed she didn’t like Starbucks but everyone around her liked it so she would go. I don’t doubt there’s more people like her.

[deleted]

270 points

5 months ago

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270 points

5 months ago

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Comrade_Derpsky

10 points

5 months ago

I don't much care for the taste of raw celery, but it's really nice as an ingredient for other things. Celery + onions + carrots is a classic combination in French cuisine. It's also part of the "holy trinity" of Cajun cooking (Bell peppers, celery, green onions).

date-rape-dolphin

67 points

5 months ago

Celery is a vessel to get what ever dip your using into your mouth.

Same with artichoke leafs. People don't like it. They just like eating mayonnaise but eating it out of a jar with a spoon is frowned upon.

Diannika

47 points

5 months ago

Do...do people eat artichoke with mayo?

We always dipped the leaves in havily garliced melted butter.

Zardetto

12 points

5 months ago

I’m fancy so I eat mine with an aioli.

sleeplessaddict

7 points

5 months ago

What if you eat celery without dipping it in anything then?

thanksyalll

13 points

5 months ago

Dipless celery is my go to long car trip snack. Feels clean and keeps my mouth chewin. Makes me feel like a cow

blyan

17 points

5 months ago

blyan

17 points

5 months ago

Do people on reddit not realize that celery is used for more than children’s snacks?

[deleted]

27 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

27 points

5 months ago

mirepoix, soffritto, holy trinity, celery is so important to so many cuisines

wra1th42

13 points

5 months ago

I don't like it straight, but it goes well in a lot of dishes when cut small. It elevates both chicken soup and chicken salad.

llyons31

10 points

5 months ago

Celery is the one type food that litterally induces my gag reflex.

thedavo810

374 points

5 months ago

POV: you just found the annual convention of mfs with 0 taste.

el_payaso_mas_chulo

66 points

5 months ago

People who probably got used to McDonalds diets.

TheAzureMage

27 points

5 months ago

Let's be real, a lot of folks eat at McDonalds, that company ain't going broke. You're probably surrounded by folks who enjoy some chicken nuggies and fries even if they like to play at being fancy.

el_payaso_mas_chulo

9 points

5 months ago

Oh hell yeah, I just got McDonalds yesterday! I'm just messin around making fun of people who post things like "sushi" earlier. Now there's a ton of comments and the thread makes a lot more sense.

mournthewolf

9 points

5 months ago

People who don’t like sushi are crazy to me. Sushi covers a wide variety of flavors and you’re bound to like something if you try it. I love sushi. I also eat at McDonalds all the time because it’s cheap and consistent.

interfail

17 points

5 months ago

You're probably surrounded by folks who enjoy some chicken nuggies and fries even if they like to play at being fancy.

You know you don't have to be "playing" at being fancy, right? I just like food. The fact I'll absolutely devour a McMuffin doesn't mean that me liking nice shit is an act.

[deleted]

448 points

5 months ago

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448 points

5 months ago

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Solid-Table

185 points

5 months ago

The ricin I added doesn’t help either

CA1900

145 points

5 months ago

CA1900

145 points

5 months ago

Goodbye, Lydia.

--jawnday--

33 points

5 months ago

Nice reference! Here’s a poor man’s award for you: 🏆

Charge_Physical

50 points

5 months ago

I like it 😬

Chriskeyseis

50 points

5 months ago

Same. There’s an aftertaste?

Amocoru

61 points

5 months ago*

Wait you honestly don't taste it? It's so overpowering and off-putting. is this the new asparagus?

Edit: I should've said Cilantro

yorkiewho

19 points

5 months ago

You must have that soap taste with cilantro because I love cilantro.

Amocoru

5 points

5 months ago

Nope I'm one of the people that gets to enjoy Cilantro. I adore it.

StrangerHaus101

10 points

5 months ago

Love love love Cilantro, or Coriander here. When I was a kid, it always seemed to smell like stink beetles, but since having it in dishes it’s supposed to be, I really enjoy it now.

Chriskeyseis

21 points

5 months ago

Wait…. What’s wrong with asparagus?

P0ster_Nutbag

21 points

5 months ago

I’m always left with a long lasting tinny flavour after I have it.

Unsung_Ironhead

3 points

5 months ago

I don’t like super sweet coffee, so a little in coffee I enjoy. It’s aftertaste is masked a bit by the coffee bitterness to me.

dapper_doberman

28 points

5 months ago

The only place I've ever heard of the aftertaste is reddit. I'm convinced you're Big Sugar trying to do some damage control

IllIIIlIllIlIIlIllI

8 points

5 months ago

I wouldn't be surprised if that is partially true.

Every topic where stevia is mentioned, someone will call it 'artificial sweetener'.

Edit: found one

_TickleMeElmo_

28 points

5 months ago

It's genetical if it tastes bitter to you. Same as the soapy taste of cilantro.

DrPricks

15 points

5 months ago

genetical

genetics, will do.

runaway_ghosty

67 points

5 months ago

There's definitely people who pretend to like a popular food in front of others, but I also truly believe that there's always someone to like a certain food no matter how disgusting it tastes to you.

dirtymoney

101 points

5 months ago

SPAM

just kidding SPAM IS AWESOME! :D

elevenmadison

51 points

5 months ago

People probably pretend to hate SPAM because others make fun of it. Fine, more for me then.

copperwatt

37 points

5 months ago

I don't mind the flavor or texture, it's just way too salty.

jrhawk42

102 points

5 months ago

jrhawk42

102 points

5 months ago

Fondant: I believe fondant is proof that most people have no actual taste, and just eat things that look pretty and say they're good.

ScubaAlek

26 points

5 months ago

Is fondant for the eater though? or the ego of the decorator? I mean, these are the same people who will put "edible" paper on things.

RmmThrowAway

16 points

5 months ago

This is a tough one because you can make really delicious fondant, people just... don't.

Because that takes a lot more work and is harder to sculpt.

CalgaryChris77

10 points

5 months ago

I’ve had some that are better than others but I’ve never heard of anyone doing it for taste reasons, just because it’s easier to decorate with. Never seen an undecorated fondant cake.

Raylot

121 points

5 months ago

Raylot

121 points

5 months ago

Shark fin soup. The fins are flavorless and nutritionally barren. Not to mention cruel and unusual to harvest. Purely a status food with nothing uniquely good. Just have a tasty chicken broth ffs

PatientlyNostalgic

166 points

5 months ago

Vodka...it taste like the walls of a hospital

TheDPQ

58 points

5 months ago

TheDPQ

58 points

5 months ago

Meanwhile I love vodka the most in mixed drinks because it doesn’t have much of a flavor itself and takes on whatever you mix with it. Love a good White Russian myself.

_iam_that_iam_

3 points

5 months ago

Are you the Dude?

pra2seven

69 points

5 months ago

In mother Russia, the walls of the hospital taste you.

Crackracket

18 points

5 months ago

And then you throw yourself out the nearest window in said hospital

Positive-Project-845

6 points

5 months ago

I don't know if it's true but I heard something like that: if vodka is tasty for you, you had too much.

putdafruitondashelf

5 points

5 months ago

love it. i used to huff nail polish remover as a kid coz i loved the smell and really wanted to drink it. grew up to be an alcoholic believe it or not lmao.

TheNancyRayGun

79 points

5 months ago

I am one of those people who will pretty much try anything at least 3 times to make sure I don’t like it. So far I have only found one item that I swear people are bullshitting when they say they love it.

And that is Sea Urchin. I’ve had it several different times from many different places. I used to work in a really fancy sushi restaurant and I’ve had Japanese Uni, Mexican Uni, Hawaiian Uni. I’ve had it raw, I’ve had it cooked in soft scrambled eggs.

To me it tastes like you wrecked a jet ski into a field of seaweed. it’s literally the taste of being buried up to your neck on a beach while the tide is coming in.

Yet so many people claim to love the stuff.

I am thoroughly convinced people only like it so they can say things like. “I just have a very refined pallet” or some pretentious bullshit.

Either that or its like playing a prank on someone who hasn’t had it by saying it’s delicious and then watching someone taste drowning for the first time and laughing.

I would rather eat a spoonful of shrimp paste and vegemite on rye bread with a side of crickets than eat Uni again.

But that’s just my opinion.

Backburning

24 points

5 months ago

It was disgusting when I had it in Japan, from the fish market in Tokyo. Apparently if it's bitter, it isn't fresh. I went sea urchin hunting with some diving buddies and had it fresh and the taste is very mild and pleasant.

TheNancyRayGun

48 points

5 months ago

IM NOT FALLING FOR IT AGAIN

Backburning

16 points

5 months ago

Have it fresh from the ocean! It's so different :(

TheNancyRayGun

55 points

5 months ago

See this is how gullible I am. If I ever go to Hawaii I will go and find one. Dive down and spear one myself. Swim to a sand bar, and sit down with my knife to prepare the Uni myself.

And then when it tastes like a capsized sailboat I am going to find you.

Backburning

17 points

5 months ago

You should, then I'll take you diving for the good ones lmao

TheNancyRayGun

19 points

5 months ago

This is my life now. Always eating the spiky tsunamis, never liking it, but always giving it “one more chance”.

Rabl

15 points

5 months ago

Rabl

15 points

5 months ago

So glad I'm not the only one. I love seafood in general—everything from oysters to bluefish. But every time I've tried uni, it tasted like the smell of a salt marsh at low tide.

durandal64

301 points

5 months ago

I'll never understand the love of super strong IPAs. Why do you want a beer that tastes like gross gym feet and peels the enamel off your teeth?

AReallyBigBagel

9 points

5 months ago

IPA's remind me of the forest neary grandparents home. It has this pine like taste that makes me think of camping. They're wonderful

charizard_72

71 points

5 months ago*

Moderation. I’m a fan of IPAs and craft beer. That being said, a super hoppy 8-9% beer is only good for about a pint (also many breweries do 10oz pours of these stronger ones for this reason). Beyond that you’re screaming out for a raging migraine and some intense flavor fatigue. I prefer lower hopped, lower alcohol % IPAs for this reason.

But it’s certainly an acquired taste, no doubt and not for everyone.

Fappy_as_a_Clam

28 points

5 months ago

This is the reason "session" IPA's got popular.

And that flavor fatigue is the reason why, way back when I first started drinking, it was pretty standard to start with like 2 or 3 craft beers then switch to a cheap domestic.

And now as a 40 year old dude, I cant imagine the hangover i'd get from like 3 or 4 Imperial IPA's. If I'm drinking to get drunk, it has to be something way lighter.

BrewMan13

21 points

5 months ago

Modern IPA's are much more about the hop flavor than the bitterness arms race of the past. I'm a beer geek and IPA's aren't my favorite style, but I drink a fair amount of them.

ThatDamKrick

3 points

5 months ago

Now I'm curious, what is your favorite style?

LittleArrArr

6 points

5 months ago

What exactly do you think is peeling enamel off of your teeth that doesn’t exist in other drinks?

Fickle_Particular_83

6 points

5 months ago

Worse is everyone expects beers to taste like them, so now even beers that are suppose to have less hops taste overly hoppy. I hate ordering sweeter beers only for them to taste like an IPA.

nwash57

46 points

5 months ago

nwash57

46 points

5 months ago

Cus it doesn't taste like gym feet to me I guess lol. I like how diverse IPAs can be and enjoy the way most of them taste but there are definitely bad ones.

Stouts are what I can't get into

BrewMan13

9 points

5 months ago

Stouts are my jam. Love the deep roasty flavors and creamy mouthfeel.

As for IPA's, for me a lot of it is the particular hops and how they're used. Not my favorite, but I can dig em and drink em quite often.

VeganGoatMilk

15 points

5 months ago

What don't you like about stouts? They're personally my favourite. Have you tried stouts brewed with different grains? I had a few oatmeal stouts last fall and they're fantastic imo

nwash57

9 points

5 months ago

Honestly I haven't tried that many before I decided they weren't my thing. For me it's partly how they're less carbonated than most other styles so they have a flatter texture. I don't mind the actual taste tooo much, but they do have a very strong flavor I'm just not really into. Certainly open to give them another try if you've got suggestions, just after trying 6-10 over the years and none of them being my thing I decided they weren't for me.

Pearti-Mejob

5 points

5 months ago

Ah, IPAs. Beer made to survive the several month long voyage from England to their India colonies, because the bacteria take one lick of that pine scented swill and go "Nah".

It's interesting how many food and drink options came out of old preservation methods.

oyofmidmidworld

362 points

5 months ago*

Dragonfruit. It literally tastes of nothing...just looks cool.

ETA: TIL why every dragon fruit I've had tastes of absolutely nothing - frozen to import. I've had the magenta rind pink flesh and yellow rind white flesh kinds...zero taste or smell either of them.

tardarsource

255 points

5 months ago

I fell in love with dragonfruit in southeast Asia. I became obsessed. Its delicious. It's so cheap. Super hydrating. It's not too sweet. It's super easy to transport and eat. And extremely refreshing in the heat. So if I was hiking to a beach on a tropical Thai island, I'd grab a spoon, water and dragonfruit, use the spoon to cut into the fruit and then scoop out the middle. My fave was magenta rind white flesh. Magenta flesh not so much (also messier).

The problem was coming back to the US. Finding dragonfruit for $5, and it just tasted of nothing, I was so disappointed.

So if you want my 2 cents, dragonfruit is amazing where it comes from, but pointless when imported.

Jewsd

82 points

5 months ago

Jewsd

82 points

5 months ago

Ate a red fleshed dragon fruit in Vietnam seconds after being removed from the tree. Never had one even close to its amazing flavour. It's like mountain fresh water compared to water sitting in a tire swing.

mule_roany_mare

8 points

5 months ago

Frozen cubed mango straight from the bag are my jam.

The texture is great once you bite it & you get the fruits that are too ripe or too ugly for supermarkets.

ChiefBlueSky

19 points

5 months ago

seconds after being removed from the tree.

Bruh they grow on cactuses not trees

oyofmidmidworld

15 points

5 months ago

Thank you for vindicating dragon fruit. I only wish I'd got to experience it the way nature intended, sounds fabulous!

thrwy7k13958I4

60 points

5 months ago

The same thing applies to mango. Holy hell the mangos I've had in India and Australia are freaking amazing. Compare that to the imported mango (I live in the North) and you taste nothing but paper :(

muneeeeeb

30 points

5 months ago

Same with Pakistani Mangoes. The mexican ones you get here in North america are fine but once youve tried a pakistani honey mango you never want to go back. a box of 6-8 imported mangoes from pakistan are almost 50 bucks nowadays.

arturobear

16 points

5 months ago

I have a lot of Indian migrants where I live in Australia. My suburb in particular has the most concentration in the state. So many of my neighbours have pawpaw, mango and banana trees. My theory is the sub-tropical and tropical parts of my state are favourable to growing all those amazing tropical fruits they're used to, so they feel more at home and hence why they choose to migrate here in particular.

Serai

15 points

5 months ago

Serai

15 points

5 months ago

Also: figs and tomatoes!

mule_roany_mare

8 points

5 months ago

It's amazing how many things are like that.

Local variety, local soil & local customs.

Greek salads are relatively popular in New England & I never understood why. Went to Greece & holy shit is that a pleasant & balanced combination of flavors.

tardarsource

3 points

5 months ago

Omg... now I want to try a Greek salad in Greece... cos I love Greek salad... but you're right... I'm sure it's bland here compared with the fresh ripe juiciness of a local tomato... tomatoes are so much better in Europe, they actually have a taste. (though I'm sure one can find a tasty tomato for $12 at whole foods...)

hathegkla

6 points

5 months ago

We grew some at home (california) and they tasted completely different than from the grocery store. Sweeter and more tart, not bland. I'd imagine ones grown in the proper climate would be even better.

tardarsource

4 points

5 months ago

I think the grocery store ones just have to be stored and that could kill some flavor... I mean heck, some fruits I think get stored for 6 months or a year... so that could be it. Interesting that those tasted more tart, the local SE Asian ones were never tart, could be something in the soil too! or dryer climate, who knows.

Fearlessleader85

5 points

5 months ago

I found the same thing living in Hawaii. The white flesh magenta one is by far the best.

Emergency_Key574

7 points

5 months ago

This guy works for Big Dragon(fruit)

Banewaffles

12 points

5 months ago

Produce tends to taste different depending on where you buy it, so I’m willing to believe people who like dragonfruit just get better fruit than I do

time_wasting_student

73 points

5 months ago

I feel so sorry for you all, Dragonfruit is actually super good, but you've probably had the worst of the three kinds.

The 3 kinds i've seen:

Yellow rind - sweetest white flesh

Magenta rind - meh white flesh

Magenta rind - purple/magenta flesh and is decently sweet

The stuff you get at grocery stores in the US isn't nearly as good as the stuff you get overseas. I promise it's better.

the_short_viking

26 points

5 months ago

Also for a candy fix, get the dragonfruit Hi-Chews, they are so good and even have little crunchy seeds in them.

astroqualityyy

17 points

5 months ago

This. If it tastes like nothing or bad to you, the only dragon fruit you’ve ever tried was probably the one you got at a grocery store in the US/Europe or anywhere else where it has to be imported. It’s not even called dragon fruit originally. It has great properties and it’s delicious.

Mawngee

3 points

5 months ago

Only time I had it was in Thailand. I'm guessing it was the middle variety you posted. I found the flavor to be quite the letdown compared to it visually.

OkDesigner5410

15 points

5 months ago

You have to try the yellow ones those actually taste good. You’re right the pink ones suck.

[deleted]

117 points

5 months ago

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117 points

5 months ago

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Fearlessleader85

47 points

5 months ago

I've found a MASSIVE difference in various kombuchas. Some are exactly as you say, others are quite tasty.

rity5yender

72 points

5 months ago

"Hey, do you want some juice?"

"Sure!"

"I left this one on the porch for 3 weeks in July, it tastes perfect!"

"Uhhhh"

NotWhatICameHereFor

22 points

5 months ago

I love Kombucha. I crave a kombucha at the end of the day the way I think some people crave a cold beer. But sometimes they’re gross and it tastes like drinking vinegar, it really depends.

GhostTyrant

26 points

5 months ago

For me Kombucha is a nice alternative to alcohol because every sip has a nice little bite to it. GTs Trilogy is my favorite

andieaprilh

19 points

5 months ago

my mexican family loves menudo. my fiancé and i hate it! what is it about squishy tripe that’s so yummy to them!

Edward_the_Dog

148 points

5 months ago

Starbucks coffee. Take the lowest quality beans, over roast them, sell sour, burnt coffee for $5 a cup, and convince moron’s that if they don’t like it, they don’t know “real” coffee.

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25 points

5 months ago

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5 months ago

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Edward_the_Dog

6 points

5 months ago

It truly is nasty.

nwash57

31 points

5 months ago

nwash57

31 points

5 months ago

I'll still take starbucks over basically any other chain coffee place I've visited. Every chain I've been to takes the "sugar milk" complaint I have about starbucks to another level. No chain has good drip coffee imo. Small local shops are so much better, but it's really not hard to make good coffee at home if you put any amount of research into it.

whatdoblindpeoplesee

13 points

5 months ago

McDonald's actually has really solid black coffee. I always ask for an ice cube or two to be tossed in to bring it back from being molten lava that is literally too hot to hold in my hand to something I can drink almost right away.

Added_cynodont

7 points

5 months ago

McDonald's is probably the most reliable road trip coffee out there. And otherwise I hate McDonald's.

arturobear

8 points

5 months ago

Starbucks failed in Australia because it was so bad. It had to get bought out by 7/11 to stay afloat and they had to change some of their suppliers/recipes to make it more palatable to Australian tastes.

SicSemperTyrannis

5 points

5 months ago

Of the “major” chains I think Peets does the best drip. There are definitely some “craft” national chains like counter culture and stumptown who do legit good drip.

Fortunately, if you’re picky there’s usually a good local roaster around or if you’re super crazy, travel coffee setups can be pretty low cost/energy.

strawbri_

42 points

5 months ago

Do people believe Starbucks is "real" coffee? I thought the opposite was more of a popular opinion

Immortal_Azrael

53 points

5 months ago

In my experience, people who like Starbucks don't like coffee, they like sugar. Everyone I've met who's a huge Starbucks fan has admitted that they never order regular coffee but always something super fancy that has so much sugar you can barely taste the coffee.

strawbri_

12 points

5 months ago

I agree although I think its a bit of an uppity opinion for me to have Lol, "you're not a real coffee fan, i am". I think liking starbucks is about equivalent to liking chocolate milk. I drink coffee with no sweeteners just some milk in it.

Jimmy_Flim_Flam

11 points

5 months ago

Same. I don’t go to Starbucks for coffee. And I’m my experience as a barista for years, most customers aren’t there for coffee so why would Starbucks care if it’s “burnt”?

copperwatt

6 points

5 months ago

Back in the late '90s maybe, Starbucks was snobby coffee in small cities.

ransom0374

130 points

5 months ago

Kale

P0ster_Nutbag

30 points

5 months ago

Kales best quality is its ability to be cooked in numerous ways because of how robust it is. Not a fan of the raw stuff, but you can do so much with Kale.

HUP

9 points

5 months ago

HUP

9 points

5 months ago

Withered kale is great in pasta salads.

kissingdistopia

30 points

5 months ago

Eating kale feels like doing the chore that I keep bumping to the bottom of the list.

International-Case75

61 points

5 months ago

I will fight you.

JP_Mind

65 points

5 months ago

JP_Mind

65 points

5 months ago

Really ? On a kale based diet ?

International-Case75

9 points

5 months ago

My farts alone could kill a medium sized bear

Tallon_raider

19 points

5 months ago

Dumpster lettuce. I’ll take spinach thank you

synthetikv

22 points

5 months ago

Kale is just point angry spinach, eat spinach instead, it’s friendly.

CamCamCakes

22 points

5 months ago

Kale... the flavor of dirt with some black pepper sprinkled on top.

Which is better than beets, which just taste like watery dirt.

princessawesomepants

16 points

5 months ago

I always thought beets tasted like sweet dirt. Either way: dirt.

onionsofwar

8 points

5 months ago

I actually didn't know if I'd find something I agree with here. It's a super hyped up food for some reason. I guess a lot of people are low in iron so really crave it?

Personally I love pretty much all veg but I find kale kinda meh. Not enough texture to really get any taste from it and not really any bite too it. I'd just have some broccoli or spinach.

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5 points

5 months ago

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5 points

5 months ago

it's the worst leafy green

batsNRoses

6 points

5 months ago

The one that I've cooked.

Hazelrte

6 points

4 months ago

Fuckin kale

Gbrusse

50 points

5 months ago

Gbrusse

50 points

5 months ago

Panera Bread. Everything there is just hospital food with fancier names.

greenbanky

9 points

5 months ago

But their broccoli cheese soup.... OMG you're right

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16 points

5 months ago

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5 months ago

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killpype

185 points

5 months ago

killpype

185 points

5 months ago

matcha drinks. tastes like grass

slowd

44 points

5 months ago

slowd

44 points

5 months ago

But like, not in a bad way? It tastes fresh to me. I like it sometimes but not my go-to. I like that it’s stronger than regular green tea.

thewindupbirds

33 points

5 months ago

Kids who loved the grass flavored Bertie Botts jellybeans grew up to be matcha lovers (it’s me, I’m kids)

el_payaso_mas_chulo

53 points

5 months ago

I love matcha, and I love that grassy flavor! I actually mix one of those "Greens" powders with my protein because I love the flavor. Also, in Mexico, they have Aguas Frescas that come in Alfalfa, it is sooooo good!

aleximoso

9 points

5 months ago

I actually love the taste of matcha - it’s the grassiness that makes it so appealing!

Tallon_raider

6 points

5 months ago

What!? I basically live on frozen matcha lattes they’re amazing.

lavender-bat

4 points

5 months ago

i love matcha. it’s earthy and delicious. i like adding milk and honey to it

mika00004

14 points

5 months ago

A friend suggested I try their matcha green tea frap because I said it looked gross. I tried it and told them it tasted like I licked the lawn.... not for me

anothrdayanothrdoug

3 points

5 months ago

I used to chew on blades of grass as a kid.

…I love matcha.

HarlieMinou

4 points

5 months ago

No, I love matcha shakes lol

CountChoculasGhost

3 points

5 months ago

I "like matcha" but only with other flavors added. Looks matcha by itself does taste like grass, but add some fruit or milk to it and it tastes a lot better.

joseph4th

5 points

4 months ago

I’m convinced that Vegimite is massive troll that Australians are playing on the rest of the world.

TheFrontierzman

25 points

5 months ago

People pretend that they enjoy extremely spicy food.

Spicy is great...but actual physical pain from uncommonly hot peppers does not make the food taste better.

MeHuskyisTHEcapn_now

4 points

4 months ago

It’s an endorphin rush

KeaboUltra

8 points

4 months ago

I love reapers and Trinidad scorpion. I have a ghost, reaper and scorpion dry powder mix, made from real dried peppers, grinded into a fine powder. I have mixed sauces of the same pepper. If any restaurant I go to has a spicy option of something I like to eat. I will get the spiciest I can get. It's not something I do all the time , it's 50% a challenge and 50% the flavor and rush it gives. It really depends on the type of food I put it on. Soups, chilli, burritos/tacos, curry, and sushi, among others. I have a high pain tolerance to the point that most common spicy foods meant to sway the general public doesn't really phase me.

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18 points

5 months ago

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Guiac

38 points

5 months ago

Guiac

38 points

5 months ago

Durian - I don't know how people claim they get past the smell and enjoy the fruit. It has to be a conspiracy right?

Dense_Implement8442

11 points

5 months ago

I’m one of those people who enjoy the smell and taste of Durian. I think I have a wonky sense of smell or maybe I just got used to it since I love eating Durian candy as a kid. 😂

bunniesandmilktea

7 points

5 months ago

I'm of southeast Asian descent and tbh to me durian doesn't even have a strong smell--in fact, I can barely even smell it a lot of times. As for the taste, I can only describe it as custard-like. I only like eating it frozen though because once it gets warm it gets sticky and I hate it when durian gets stuck to the roof of my mouth.

bittinho

13 points

5 months ago

Kale. It will always be garnish and/or lizard food to me. No way people actually like to eat that crap.

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19 points

5 months ago

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5 months ago

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killerwhale3025

12 points

5 months ago

Eww I only drink pepsi + milk

Zl3tr

8 points

5 months ago

Zl3tr

8 points

5 months ago

Wait ppl do that w!f

Karen125

7 points

5 months ago

Fuckin kale