Top 10: Worst Foods

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.

10. Mocha

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.

7. Strawberries

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).

5. Eggplant

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.

1. Pineapple

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.

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