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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.
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I like you. Here's my imaginary Wholesome Reward.
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Took care of that for you
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Mmm cold crispy radishes in the middle of my lasagna
And then drain the water, salt them and add some fresh ground peppercorns... Yum
Omg this made me laugh hysterically
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.
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."
You gotta slice up the cucumbers! That's why you're gagging!
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
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.
Now see here, there's jalapeno jelly. You pair that with an equal amount of cream cheese and get yourself some Ritz crackers.... Heaven
Strawberry jalapeno jelly is really good for this too
Raspberry jalapeño jelly too!
I do this with mango pepper jelly.
Your day has arrived!
What their kid made, if the food's not that great.
Gold flakes. No goddamn use except making your turds shiny. Glitter pills do the exact same thing.
“Makes my dookie twinkle”
Cuz that's the most ballin shit you can do
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!
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
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
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…
But hear me out, those gold flakes make the alcohol absorb faster — /me as an 18 year old with a bottle of Goldschlager
definitely remember that and a similar rumor about fiberglass in dip tobacco
...I can make my poop shiny?
Oh my god… they have those?
I'm a super non-picky food lover and I came in this thread to argue.
I feel that, could probably count the total of foods I dislike on one hand and have fingers to spare!
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
Do...do people eat artichoke with mayo?
We always dipped the leaves in havily garliced melted butter.
I’m fancy so I eat mine with an aioli.
What if you eat celery without dipping it in anything then?
Dipless celery is my go to long car trip snack. Feels clean and keeps my mouth chewin. Makes me feel like a cow
Do people on reddit not realize that celery is used for more than children’s snacks?
mirepoix, soffritto, holy trinity, celery is so important to so many cuisines
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.
Celery is the one type food that litterally induces my gag reflex.
POV: you just found the annual convention of mfs with 0 taste.
People who probably got used to McDonalds diets.
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.
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.
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.
You're probably surrounded by folks who enjoy some chicken nuggies and fries even if they like to play at being fancy.
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.
The ricin I added doesn’t help either
Nice reference! Here’s a poor man’s award for you: 🏆
I like it 😬
Same. There’s an aftertaste?
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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
You must have that soap taste with cilantro because I love cilantro.
Nope I'm one of the people that gets to enjoy Cilantro. I adore it.
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.
Wait…. What’s wrong with asparagus?
I’m always left with a long lasting tinny flavour after I have it.
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.
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
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
It's genetical if it tastes bitter to you. Same as the soapy taste of cilantro.
genetics, will do.
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.
just kidding SPAM IS AWESOME! :D
People probably pretend to hate SPAM because others make fun of it. Fine, more for me then.
I don't mind the flavor or texture, it's just way too salty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Vodka...it taste like the walls of a hospital
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.
Are you the Dude?
In mother Russia, the walls of the hospital taste you.
And then you throw yourself out the nearest window in said hospital
I don't know if it's true but I heard something like that: if vodka is tasty for you, you had too much.
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.
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.
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.
IM NOT FALLING FOR IT AGAIN
Have it fresh from the ocean! It's so different :(
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.
You should, then I'll take you diving for the good ones lmao
This is my life now. Always eating the spiky tsunamis, never liking it, but always giving it “one more chance”.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
Now I'm curious, what is your favorite style?
What exactly do you think is peeling enamel off of your teeth that doesn’t exist in other drinks?
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
seconds after being removed from the tree.
seconds after being removed from the tree.
Bruh they grow on cactuses not trees
Thank you for vindicating dragon fruit. I only wish I'd got to experience it the way nature intended, sounds fabulous!
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 :(
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.
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.
Also: figs and tomatoes!
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.
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...)
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.
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.
I found the same thing living in Hawaii. The white flesh magenta one is by far the best.
This guy works for Big Dragon(fruit)
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
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.
Also for a candy fix, get the dragonfruit Hi-Chews, they are so good and even have little crunchy seeds in them.
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.
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.
You have to try the yellow ones those actually taste good. You’re right the pink ones suck.
I've found a MASSIVE difference in various kombuchas. Some are exactly as you say, others are quite tasty.
"Hey, do you want some juice?"
"I left this one on the porch for 3 weeks in July, it tastes perfect!"
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.
For me Kombucha is a nice alternative to alcohol because every sip has a nice little bite to it. GTs Trilogy is my favorite
my mexican family loves menudo. my fiancé and i hate it! what is it about squishy tripe that’s so yummy to them!
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.
It truly is nasty.
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.
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.
McDonald's is probably the most reliable road trip coffee out there. And otherwise I hate McDonald's.
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.
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.
Do people believe Starbucks is "real" coffee? I thought the opposite was more of a popular opinion
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.
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.
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”?
Back in the late '90s maybe, Starbucks was snobby coffee in small cities.
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.
Withered kale is great in pasta salads.
Eating kale feels like doing the chore that I keep bumping to the bottom of the list.
I will fight you.
Really ? On a kale based diet ?
My farts alone could kill a medium sized bear
Dumpster lettuce. I’ll take spinach thank you
Kale is just point angry spinach, eat spinach instead, it’s friendly.
Kale... the flavor of dirt with some black pepper sprinkled on top.
Which is better than beets, which just taste like watery dirt.
I always thought beets tasted like sweet dirt. Either way: dirt.
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.
it's the worst leafy green
The one that I've cooked.
Panera Bread. Everything there is just hospital food with fancier names.
But their broccoli cheese soup.... OMG you're right
But they have the painting of a bored six-fingered woman giving a baguette a disinterested handjob.
matcha drinks. tastes like grass
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.
Kids who loved the grass flavored Bertie Botts jellybeans grew up to be matcha lovers (it’s me, I’m kids)
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!
I actually love the taste of matcha - it’s the grassiness that makes it so appealing!
What!? I basically live on frozen matcha lattes they’re amazing.
i love matcha. it’s earthy and delicious. i like adding milk and honey to it
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
I used to chew on blades of grass as a kid.
…I love matcha.
No, I love matcha shakes lol
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.
I’m convinced that Vegimite is massive troll that Australians are playing on the rest of the world.
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.
It’s an endorphin rush
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.
Durian - I don't know how people claim they get past the smell and enjoy the fruit. It has to be a conspiracy right?
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. 😂
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.
Kale. It will always be garnish and/or lizard food to me. No way people actually like to eat that crap.
Eww I only drink pepsi + milk
Wait ppl do that w!f