Aug 26 2010

What foods do you refuse to eat? Why?

There are 5 foods that people fear: mushrooms, raisins/dried fruit, cheese, eggs and milk. Are there any foods you refuse to eat? Why?

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8/10/2010 8:34:50 PM
Sophia United States
Brussel Sprouts because when I was younger there was a bet between my cousin and i that who ever ate 1 brussel sprout first they would get a dollar so we did it and i didn't like the taste at all but that was a while ago and i don't think i like them yet. And also Limburg Cheese because of the smeel
8/10/2010 8:39:28 PM
Delaney United States
I cannot eat vanilla wafers in pudding and I cannot eat bananas in jello. Its just wayy to gross!
8/10/2010 8:41:53 PM
Mimi Stanton United States
Mimi Stanton
I think people are afraid of raisins because we parents were always told what a choking hazard it was to infants and toddlers.  

I personally hate to eat oatmeal because I hate the texture and my mom forced me to eat it when I was a kid.  My earliest memory is of clamping my mouth shut and my mom trying to get the spoon of oatmeal in!
8/10/2010 8:43:57 PM
rrhoop United States
I wouldn't say my husband is afraid of any orange flavored foods but he avoids them like the plague. He refuses to eat oranges, orange candy, orange juice, orange medicine and just about everything else that's orange flavored. He'll eat orange carrots (because they don't taste like orange). He says when he was younger, orange flavored stuff was the chaser his mom gave him to eat/drink after he was given medicine. He's 58 yrs old and is STILL traumatized by orange! rofl. It got so bad our kids started picking up on it and everyone in the house started avoiding the orange pop-cicles which was fine with me...I love orange flavored stuff. The kids finally went back to eating orange popcicles, etc.
8/10/2010 8:45:15 PM
Andrea United States
Chinese food, I don't know why but it grosses me out..
8/10/2010 8:45:35 PM
Delaney United States
I will not eat vanilla wafers that are in pudding and can never swallow bananas that are in jello.
8/10/2010 8:48:42 PM
Lorie United States
When visiting my aunt on Cape Cod two years ago, she thought it would be a wonderful treat to cook up lobster for dinner. I grew up on the Oregon Coast, but never had lobster. I was willing to try it, but had a few misgivings. When we sat down to eat and this large crustacean was placed on my plate, I just couldn't do it. In fact, I couldn't even LOOK at it. I couldn't even look at the other lobsters on the other plates. I'm afraid I ruined a very special dinner, but I just couldn't do it. Perhaps my fear of such crustaceans originated from a time when as a child I had waded out into a creek, landing on a large rock. I was so delighted with myself until I realized I was surrounded by orange crayfish, all around the rock. My dad had to come rescue me. I was totally freaked out!!
8/10/2010 8:50:28 PM
brianna United States
brianna's not necessarily aa food I am afraid of, but I cannot stand purple, grape-flavored candy. When I was younger I used to take a big puple dissolvable grape-flavored pill when I would get sick. Every since then I can't stand any grape-flavored purple candy (nerds, sweet tarts, etc.). I used to take the pill in applesauce and now I do not eat apple sauce because of that. Haha.
8/10/2010 8:51:45 PM
magon United States
you know i use to be scared to eat eggplants until i had some bbq!!! its soooooo goood!!! but i WILL NOT eat it any other way .....AND I WILL NOT EAT POOR LITTLE LAMBS!!! ,,,i know that back in biblicle days they eat lamb all the time but i have a choice now and i cnt stand the thought of eating the cute little baby lamb when it was going baaabaaa in the green pasture :-(...
8/10/2010 8:59:07 PM
olivia United States
i really dont like brussel sprouts because once i was at golden corral and i though they were little cabbages and it was DISCUSTING!!!!!
8/10/2010 9:03:23 PM
Liv United States
I don't know why but I'm afraid of tomatoes.
I'm also afraid to ever eat a snail. I thinks it's
going to start sliming down my throat.
8/10/2010 9:19:31 PM
Kevin United States
any food the "looks" at me when I eat it. lobster and fish come to mind. also as a general rule I aviod foodsthat I cant spell either. this has served me well  =)
8/10/2010 10:00:00 PM
Ashley A. United States
Ashley A.
I agree with Kevin. If I can look at something and see that it was once alive...(ie shrimp, squid, lobster) then I cannot eat it. No matter how delicious calamari is...can't do it.  Smile
8/10/2010 11:43:28 PM
Daytona United States
I have a friend that is afraid of butter.  She claims it's not a fear, that she just doesn't like it.. But she's scared of it.  She doesn't know why, either.  All we have to do to scare her around Halloween is put butter (even if it's in a closed container) near her when she doesn't expect it.  It definitely freaks her out. Smile
8/11/2010 2:38:03 PM
Amy United States
Rhubarb. I can't get past the fact that the leaves are poisonous, so it scares me half to death if I have to eat it.
8/11/2010 7:57:39 PM
Nicki United States
Raisins, (Although I still eat them) Their drying process freaks me out....  In Mexico they just leave them out in the sun to dry.  A great way to do it, but what about all the spiders, bird droppings, etc?!
8/12/2010 1:20:59 AM
Jackie United States
I avoid everything i haven't tried yet. But, that's like, nothing since i will try anything.
8/12/2010 6:41:45 AM
Claire United States
I am just too afraid to eat Chinese food. No offense! I am afraid of what it will taste like!
8/12/2010 11:28:33 PM
Kelsi United States
All my friends would kill me for saying this because they adore them, but I can not eat crawfish. I mean geez louise, it still has eyes!
8/13/2010 5:12:40 AM
Carmen United States
8/13/2010 5:24:04 PM
Dawn United States
Chicken liver or any kind of animal liver! Gross! I think it's sick when people eat creapy things like scorpions, dogs, cats...etc! I think that's cruel, wrong, and sick! YUCK!
8/14/2010 10:16:50 AM
april United States
fish that smells fishy. i don't mind a lite fish smell and taste but if it's a strong smelling fish where it over powers the rest of the smells on the plate chances are it's a realy potenet flavored fish.Yuck
8/14/2010 8:19:21 PM
Joshua United States
Scott & Kell, Oh about foods that freak me out! My wife who happens to be from south of the border, cooks up some great stuff right! But then there is some stuff that freaks me out, like deep fried Tilapia with the head! Ahhhh!!! Or Menudo, do you know what's in that? Tripas (I.E. Tripe the inside of a pig)
8/15/2010 1:19:45 AM
Alyson United States
One of my friends is afraid of milk! She won't even touch the milk carton and if you put it on her tray at lunch she freaks out. We always tease her about it, but as soon as I heard this I let her know it was normal!
8/15/2010 1:20:02 AM
Katie United States
I'm terrified of jell-o. I had a weird dream one time that I was eaten by a jell-o "monster"  and now I can't even look at jell-o.
8/15/2010 1:20:07 AM
Sue G United States
Sue G
I do not like Sauerkraut.  I just don't understand how anyone could think it even slightly tastes good.  

8/15/2010 1:20:15 AM
Jeremy Gobble United States
Jeremy Gobble
Something that's pretty good and found in Peru is egg on your hamburger.
8/15/2010 6:21:12 AM
Misti Locklear-Pierce United States
Misti Locklear-Pierce
So, my fear is anything involving Caramel.. because everytime I eat it, I gain weight ;) Now, my sister, Tracy, she has a terrible fear of Cottage Cheese, can't even be in the same room when you are eating it..
8/15/2010 11:22:45 AM
Julie United States
i fear milk. growing up my older brother and sister "crowned" me as the family milk tester. I remember one time they made me test it and it was this day, i have problems with milk.

I also hate anything with a smushy texture. I hate guacamole but i love avacado. I hate beans and peas.
8/15/2010 11:23:07 AM
Alexandria United States
I am so afraid of Ketchup. Everyone thinks I'm wierd but it really freaks me out. I can't touch it, eat it, smell it, hear it coming out of the bottle, or even pass the bottle across the table.
8/15/2010 4:23:49 PM
kelsey b United States
kelsey b
I hate peas but they don't scare me, what does scare me is pea soup...yuck! It first of all looks like throw up, sorry.. haha but I really would rather not eat something that looks like that. and the texture is blah! so weird!
8/15/2010 9:25:29 PM
Kelly United States
I don't eat onions. They burn my eyes and I don't like the crunch of them. I can drive down the road and either those wild onions or the ones being cut at restuarants burn my eyes as well. Those purple ones are the worst. I also don't like bell peppers. They have no taste to me and that is annoying. I don't like slimy things either like okra in Gumbo ewww gross or even cooked spinach. As a matter of fact when I was a little girl my sister said spinach looked like the trash sheep or what ever you called her from fragel rock. I am also not fond of squash because it can be slimy or smoshy. Mostly its texture I don't like rather than taste.
8/16/2010 2:29:35 AM
gay United States
I can't eat honey.  I have a terrible fear of bees.
8/16/2010 7:29:49 AM
Sarah United States
OKRA!!! slimy slimy slimy okra!!!
8/16/2010 7:30:03 AM
Matt United States
I've been freaked out by mayo for as long as I can remember. I don't even like walking down the condiment aisle at the grocery because I can smell it through the jars. I won't put it on anyone's sandwich, or make anything with it.

However, I LOVE spinach & artichoke dip which is made with it. Go figure.
8/16/2010 7:30:16 AM
Tim United States
Bleu cheese!!  I mean, they inject it with penicillin spores, and the resultant bacteria growth is responsible for the aroma...and the bacteria continues to grow on it!!!  It's like paying for and eating deliberately moldy cheese!!!
8/16/2010 7:30:19 AM
Zach Crowley United States
Zach Crowley
I know I will probably be the only person who says this...but....bananas! They are soo gross! I would eat bugs before I would go near a banana. That includes anything that is banana flavored as well (candy, juice, etc.).
8/16/2010 7:30:28 AM
Trish United States
I really dislike golden raisins...ever since I was a little kid they have always reminded me of spider eggs..I dont know why!! They really freak me out, I dont like regualr raisins either.
8/16/2010 12:31:55 PM
Chantelle United States
Shellfish are just nasty...they're the cockroaches of the ocean...they eat the other fishes poo.  Yuck.  And crawdads?  Seriously?  I can't even watch other people eat them.  A family member decided we should go to the CASINO for Christmas dinner.  Yes, great way to celebrate Christ's birth.  And what did they eat?  CRAWDADS!  I yi yi!
8/16/2010 12:32:28 PM
Sarabeth Gardunio United States
Sarabeth Gardunio
I cannot stand bratwurst. This one time I was eating one and I looked down and there was a "non-processed" piece of tendon. It was so gross!!! I lost my appetite and my likeness of bratwurst :-P
8/16/2010 5:33:28 PM
Dana United States
My husband hates pickles. He actualy refers to them as "mumified cucumbers" and says it's an "act against nature". He also will not eat cucumbers because he feels sorry for the ones that become pickles. It's gotten so far that his friends have loaded squirt guns with pickle juice and gone after him! Whoa be to the wait staff that brings pickles with his burger!
8/16/2010 10:34:00 PM
Amie United States
Don't you think Cilantro would be on your list Kelli?
8/17/2010 3:36:34 AM
Zaida United States
I don't know if you have ever had a Mexican traditional plate called MENUDO, I refuse to eat it! I tell my mom it feels like I'm chewing my own tounge... "The soup menudo is a traditional Mexican dish, made with beef stomach in a clear broth or occasionally with a red chile base....BEEF STOMACH?!?!?! NOP! NOP!
8/17/2010 8:47:19 AM
I'm very picky about the texture of my food. I won't eat most cooked vegetables, I like corn and green beans and that's about it. Mushrooms are gross too because they are grown in chicken poop! I saw it on "How it's Made" once. GROSS!!
8/17/2010 7:00:16 PM
amanda United States
katchup... i hate the smell and the last time i used it... it was LUMPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ew gross yucky icky nasty
8/18/2010 12:04:13 AM
Sheryl United States
I am not afraid of liver, just repulsed by it. YUK. I had to eat it as a kid. Sometimes taking 3-4 hours to choke it down. My parents always told me that I would grow to like it - NOT. I can't even stand to look at it in the grocery store.
8/18/2010 5:09:20 AM
amanda United States
BUTTERNUT SQUASH (or any squash) in 4th grade we had 2 do a project & we had 2 count the seeds & guess how many seeds there were? 99 seeds not im not eating 99 seeds!!!! dont no about u but that sounds just plain icky!!!
8/18/2010 5:09:31 AM
BUTTERNUT SQUASH (or any squash) in 4th grade we had 2 do a project & we had 2 count the seeds & guess how many seeds there were? 99 seeds not im not eating 99 seeds!!!! dont no about u but that sounds just plain icky!!!
8/18/2010 10:16:13 AM
Robin United States
Scott & Kelli ~ I have been cracking up at peoples phobia of food. But, I can't stand the sight or taste of "Hominy". Just disgusting!!  and I agree about calf fries ~ that's just wrong!  My daughter like to suck the juice out of crawdads!!!  DISGUSTING ~ I guess I am a food phobia person list could go on and on...oh and that Bleu Cheese thing ~ I didn't know that's how they made it...GROSS!!!!!!
8/18/2010 3:22:26 PM
Aaron United States
Haggis. I've got several Irish friends that swear it's great. I just can't bring myself to try it.
8/18/2010 8:37:09 PM
Manuel United States
Mine are onions!  I dont know why but it always seems to gross me out.  I can eat the Funyungs and eat powerdered onion in my food but I cant eat it chopped, diced or sliced.  I dont think I would eat them for a million bucks!  
8/19/2010 1:24:56 PM
Michael Hartsell United States
Michael Hartsell
Mine is liver. I can smell it cooking a mile away. My parents used to make me eat it. I would sit at the table for hours. In 1973, I was 10. My mom had made cole slaw with purple cabbage. They were making me eat the liver and I threw up on our long shag red carpet with the liver and purple coleslaw. I never had to eat liver again. I wish I had known earlier how to get out of eating it.
8/19/2010 7:03:47 PM
teri United States
beets and applesauce lol  not together, i just can't eat either one.
8/21/2010 4:17:09 AM
Jessica meda United States
Jessica meda
The food i refuse and fear to eat is mushrooms I've seen tons of movies were people r lost somewhere and they find mushrooms and they think is safe to eat but once they eat it they feel all weird and die even though i see mushrooms in stores and say its safe to eat i still wouldn't eat it i fear of mushrooms!!!!
8/21/2010 4:28:37 PM
Pam United States
I do not eat nuts because I do not like their consistency in my mouth.
8/22/2010 12:30:26 AM
Anna Schuler United States
Anna Schuler
Olives. They are gross.
8/22/2010 5:50:27 AM
Rachel United States
I won't eat Coco Puffs because years ago my brother mistakingly mixed Cat food with the Coco Puffs. While chewing I noticed that some of the Puffs were much Harder then others, then I realized it was cat chow and I haven't had that cereal since.
8/22/2010 10:58:16 AM
Danielle United States
I'm "afraid" of Potluck meals.  I don't eat anything that other people make unless I know them REALLY well. You never know how other people live.  They may look and seem nice on the outside but you don't know if they live in filth or with roaches or eat off their spoon while they're cooking.  So if I don't know how you live, I won't eat what you cook. I also don't like to think about the silverware at restaurants.  If I think about how many other peoples mouth's the fork has been in I'm pretty much done. Frown
8/22/2010 5:36:30 PM
Ellen Hagan United States
Ellen Hagan
I can't eat slimy things from the sea - eel, octopus, etc ---ick!
8/25/2010 6:24:39 AM
Sara United States
I won't eat frog legs...I had a pet frog and it just feel so wrong. I do not eat pork either, very little beef. Just not a huge meat eater! But I am lactose intolerant and even though I take medicine for it I will not eat just straight cheese. On pizza or a sandwich it is fine, but by itself I will gag! And NEVER EVER will eat kraft American Cheese, I can't do it! I also don't eat eggs but when that is all we have to eat. I got sick one year can't do it. Aso white grape juice (most juice in general but this is straight refusal). I had quite a few surgeries when I was yonger to build me a new ear, my dog bit it off on accident. But in order to put the IV needle in me (I had bad viens and was scared) they had to give me laughing gas. Made me knocked out enough I wouldn't freak but also made my viens pop out, but after every surgery had a an awful taste in my mouth. One my surgeries lasted five hours because what they intended to do could not work so they had a new plan. The taste was so bad the smell of white grape juice will make me vomit. BUT I love grape popsicles.I also got purple grape slushes when I woke up to make sure I wouldn't get sick and to soothe my throat afterwards (It was just a purple popsicle in a cup) but I love popsicles now!
8/26/2010 12:03:51 PM
Saundra Adams United States
Saundra Adams
Smelly, eyes lookin at ya sardines!  No way Jose! Oh and I agree with Tim about bleu cheese...besides I am allergic to penecillin!
8/26/2010 5:10:02 PM
Saundra Adams United States
Saundra Adams
Oh and steamed Spam!  Yup, hey we were poor in the 70's and a regular in our house if not tv dinners was steamed Spam, canned peas and instant potatoes.  Yum! What a treat right? NOT!  The first time I told this to my husband he fell off his chair laughing...he loves Spam...fried not steamed tho.  LOL  I lived thru it and was thankful to be eating Amen?  
8/30/2010 7:25:32 PM
Margarita United States
I WILL NOT EAT Gushers! You know those fruit snacks that have the liquid in the middle! Yuck for me, and I am young, so I guess young people should like them, nut definitely not me!
9/3/2010 3:34:03 PM
Donna K. United States
Donna K.
When I was ten years old, we moved to Oklahoma.  The family gathered one Sunday to welcome us.  I discovered a catfish in the bathtub and made friends with it.  Later, at supper, I found out we were eating that fish and I ran to the bathroom to say the least I was hysterical, we were eating my friend!  I'm 55 years old and still will not eat fish or any other sea food.
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