Last week, I gave my Top 10: Foods, completely dedicated to what I love to eat. I promised this week, I would give my Top 10: Worst Foods. I will start with foods that I don’t like, but if I were at someone’s house for dinner I would eat, and work my way down to foods I would not eat, even if I were dying from starvation (my number 1 item). These foods I have eaten before. I’m sure there are worse foods out there that I’ve never had before, but I’m only including what I’ve eaten personally.
Technically not a food, but I’m not a fan of chocolate and coffee in the way mocha comes across. If it’s the only coffee available I’ll drink it, but I won’t be enjoying it.
9. Chocolate Mint
This one is difficult for me. I don’t like chocolate mixed with mint. My wife thinks I’m crazy, but I just don’t like it. That being said, I don’t mind a York Peppermint Patty sometimes. But don’t give me mint chocolate chip ice cream unless you want to see a puddle of green and brown goo.
Cinnamon tends to make me a bit nauseated (BTW: If someone says they are nauseous, it means they make other people sick, not that they are sick. I am nauseated means that I am sick). A little cinnamon is okay, but not too much. I will eat myself a cinnamon roll, but I cannot handle a true cappuccino with the cinnamon on top. I get pretty nauseated. It is a love/hate relationship I have with cinnamon.
I like the taste of strawberries, but I hate (HATE) the texture. If I go to Dairy Queen and get a banana split, I ask them to give me the syrup but leave the chunks of strawberry off the ice cream. If they ignore my request, I will eat them, but I swallow the chunks whole. Texture is important.
I grew up in Georgia: The Peach State. Peaches were everywhere! There were like a million streets in Atlanta named after a peach tree. They were on the license plates, even a city: Peachtree City! When I was 8 years old, my mom made me eat a fresh peach every day. Torture! That being said, I like peach cobbler if it is made from canned peaches (not fresh peaches).
I remember the first time I had eggplant. It was at Sbarro’s and the eggplant parm looked and smelled delicious. I spent a few bucks and got myself a plate of it. I took two bites and was done. I have had eggplant cooked a different way (homemade), and it was better, but I still wasn’t a fan.
4. Carrot Cake
Seriously, guys? Why would you put a vegetable in a cake? That’s oxymoronic; worse, it’s plain moronic. Just say no.
3. Brussels Sprouts
My first experience eating these bad boys was at the Golden Corral (what? I wasn’t going to waste money on these things if I didn’t have to), and I loved them! I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. I figured the folks at GC just knew how to cook them. The next time I went, I grabbed some and put them on my plate. I took a bite and literally spit it out. It tasted like feet (I’m only assuming what feet taste like). Never again!
2. Boiled Okra
If you read my previous Top 10: Foods, you will notice that I mentioned some Cajun foods, but I did not mention gumbo. Guess why. It has okra in it. Again, this is a texture thing. I will eat fried okra all day long, but I cannot handle it boiled.
If you know me, this is no surprise. I have my hunches that pineapple was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. I actually used to like it. I ate it like it was going out of style, which is probably my problem today. I have so many issues with this devil-fruit. But my top one is that anything “Hawaiian” is really just something with pineapple. A Hawaiian burger is just a regular burger with pineapple. Hawaiian punch is fruit punch with pineapple juice added. Stop with the Hawaiian stuff. Hawaii is a beautiful place (from what I’ve heard), and there is more to Hawaii than pineapple. Second, pineapple ruins cakes. It just turns them completely upside down. There’s more that I take issue with, but you’ve read long enough, and I’ve written long enough.
Runners up: Coconut and menudo and haggis (I’ve never actually had menudo or haggis, so I break my rule, but they are so nasty sounding, I will not eat them). So how about you? What are your least favorite foods? Comment below and let me know.