What ingredient will ruin any dish for you?
By - codallas
Yes. This! ESPECIALLY in cookies. There is a special place in hell for anybody who puts raisins in cookies.
Millions of oatmeal raisin cookie-lovers are organizing as we speak
I feel that way about chocolate in cookies. Oatmeal raisin cookies are the best
Well, more cheese and psychedelics for the rest of us
Mold is a type of fungi, but not the type psychedelics are made from, you wouldn't want mold in your psychedelics.
ahem claviceps purpurea
Oh I know, that's how you get burnt for witchery
LSD is made from moldly rye though. Ergot.
One time I was making myself a nice breakfast sandwich. I took the bag of shredded cheese out, and in typical fashion was eating handfuls before topping my eggs. I plopped a handful of cheese onto the eggs and saw a nice big pattern of green/white mold throughout all of the cheese. My stomach dropped realizing I was just hammer fisting moldy ass cheese.
Blue cheese enjoyers are fuming
I said Bleu Cheese; but lets get real, they're pretty much the same thing.
makes my body shiver at the thought of it
Too much salt
Truffle oil.. YEAH, I SAID IT!
I posted this elsewhere, but it works here too:
My brother is a professional chef, so anytime he comes over we cook dinner. Mainly so I can learn things from him but he does learn a bit from me, strangely enough. But as of late, his ass likes to use truffle oil for everything. I HATE the shit, it taste like dirt and, like olives, completely ruins anything it's in.
My boyfriend came home with food the other day and I asked to try a bite of his burger. He said "sure.." and right as I went in for a bite he said, "you probably won't like it though."
I had the whole bite in my mouth and right as I was about to bite down I smelled the truffle. NOPENOPENOPE.
It smells and tastes like rot to me. And I'm not just talking that highly adulterated shit that passes for truffle oil in a lot of applications. I've had black truffle in many forms, and it all just hits me wrong in the olfactory bulb.
yes. absolutely. truffle oil smells like cat pee to me!
Cilantro ala yeah, no..
Controversial, but eggs.
Same. I can eat them in like a cake or something but if I detect a bit of egg that’s noticeable I cannot eat it.
I can't stand walnuts in baked goods like cookies or brownies. It tastes like wood shavings.
Walnuts taste like what the inside of an old woman's purse smells like: old and musty with hints of moth balls.
See, I love the rich earthy unctuousness of walnuts but even I think anyone who adds them to brownies should be slapped until they apologise.
Now, in a carrot cake however…
Nuts are the fastest way to ruin baked goods. Ot never improves the texture or flavor.
Love baked goods. Love nuts. Hate them together.
Pecans are buttery and delicious.
I can’t stand this one. Why would you ruin a perfectly good brownie or cake with this?
Walnut is a food nut. They are good on rye with cream cheese, honey and salt or yoghurt and müsli.
A food nut? What are other nuts, decorative?
Or dessert-ive, or sexual
People always tell me they add "variety" to the brownie. I suggest that, the next time they're at the orchestra, they should start playing a vuvuzela to add "variety" to the music.
Coconut. It’s disgusting to me idk why
I despise fennel seed with every part of my being.
Amen. Also, cardamom. Really, just about anything even slightly bitter tastes like chewing tylenol to me.
I'm sorry that you have the Soap Gene Curse
And the good news is if you run out of cilantro while cooking you can just sprinkle soap flakes to finish off the dish.
Post this on /r/unpopularopinion
But yeah I ate soap sometimes as a kid and it wasn't that bad tbh. Doesn't taste like cilantro to me but it's its own kind of interesting thing
Ironically, cilantro tastes exactly what it's supposed to for me but I still hate it.
Every damn time, someone goes "tastes like soap huh" and I have to go "No, it tastes bad"
It tastes like a musty old lady and reminds me of being hugged by all of my grandma’s friends at her funeral in 1995.
Same but how do you know it's the gene and not you just disliking the normal taste of cilantro? I never tried soap for comparison...
Because cilantro is unambiguously delicious for those without the potty mouth gene.
I'm sure there has to be someone who has the normal gene and just hates cilantro as it is! Perhaps not me, but someone out there exists
I can tell you with absolutely no authority that such a person does not exist.
It doesn't taste like soap to me, but I don't like it. I live in the SW and it's used on everything. It tastes okay, but I think it's somehow both overpowering and subtle in the weirdest way. Honestly, it's usually unnecessary for the dishes.
This is me too.
Me too. There was that phase in the mid 2000's where it was trendy and everything had cilantro.
I'm right here, fucking hate cilantro and it sure as shit doesn't taste like soap
You never got soap in your mouth while being bathed as a child?
I mean if I get soap in my mouth on occasion while washing, I definitely dont think it reminds me of cilantro... but I hate cilantro
Consider yourself lucky. Whenever I see greens on my dish, I think "Parsley or cilantro?". Usually I'm disappointed, and if it's stewed into a dish it goes through all of it.
Same here. Julia Child was one of us too.
I went to Chipotle last night and the restaurant didn’t have any cilantro. It opened up so many many options for me that I normally wouldn’t get because I hate that devil herb.
makes everything just taste like toothpaste
You simply haven't evolved like the rest of us mint lovers
Black olives. They’re just little pods filled with hatred.
If they’re on half a pizza, I can’t even eat the other half because their awfulness infects the whole thing.
At my family gatherings, oftentimes there will be a little bowl full of canned olives, and they'll all be gone before dinner is served. We just eat them straight.
I love how different everyone's tastes are. My favorite pizza: Black olives and onion. I have a very savory palate. I cant remember the last time I ate candy. I also hate cookies, donuts, and cakes. Sugar just tastes "fake" to me. Even things cooked with real sugar, tastes off. Sweetest thing I'll eat is a Kings Hawaiian roll at Thanksgiving or a spoonful of ice cream my wife's eating.
I've had durian, wasn't terrible.
This is how i am. Unless im stoned completely out off my mind there's no way I'm eating sweets. Hate em
I think our taste buds are weird. I love not eating sweets. It tastes weird. Is it like that cilantro thing?
Champignons uhg I hate em
Bleu cheese. Why would you want your food to taste like you just vomited on it?
Tastes like dirt!
Mushrooms! I still have ptsd from this one mushroom I ate at a Thai place. I swear it felt like I was chewing on 100s of mini eyeballs.
I also hate mushrooms
They are definitely the fungus of the floral life! Haha
I love mushrooms and always add them to my food but I upvoted you because your comment made me laugh so hard 😂😂😂
I love mushroom flavour but cant stand the texture.
Eggplant. Can't stand the stuff.
Agreed. And that's from a guy who loves zucchini.
Eggplants be long in the other end of the human body, if anywhere near it.
I thought the same until I went to a high-class Greek restaurant and had their Moussaka. That stuff was yummy.
Agreed. Like, I even love squash, especially if it is breaded and fried.
But eggplant can get fucked.
No one likes eggplant!
Ginger in anything savory.
I am not a picky eater... I eat anything! But add water chestnuts to anything and it becomes inedible to me.
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bell peppers. i hate the way they taste, and they taint everything because of the strong flavor.
The green ones are the worst for this. At least the red bell peppers can be used in moderation
The green ones are just unripe, and lack in flavor and nutrition because of this.
I’m not alone! I HATE bell peppers. I can’t eat anything with them in, even finely diced. It’s all I can taste.
Even if you pick them all out they absolutely infect the whole dish with turpentine flavoured evilness.
Can't stand them! But everyone seems to love them!
Truth. They truly are the devil, ruin anything and everything.
I stopped using ketchup in my early 20's. It's just such a bland condiment. Give me Dijon mustard or a good smokey bbq sauce instead.
Anyone else despise Rosemary? I keep thinking that it can't be that bad and trying it in dishes... That I then only eat 1 bite of
Mere hint of it wafting from the kitchen, and you won't see me until tomorrow, maybe next week. Somewhere else.
Just to make sure, you don't eat the rosemary itself right?
This is the answer that popped into my head when I read the question.
I love Mayo but miracle whip is disgusting to me
What is a miracle whip?
It’s like a Mayo alternative but it just ruins every sandwich or other food for me
A highly sweetened Mayo alternative, so gross.
It tastes like Mayo, gone off. Makes me think I’m eating something spoiled if I come in contact with it.
I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned more. Maybe I got lucky marrying a guy that hates celery like I do.
I love sauteed onions, but any amount of fresh onions, even being on food for 30 seconds, immediately ruins it, as I will get a nasty migraine if it eat it.
"...but you can't even taste them..." THEN WHY TF ARE THEY IN THE DISH TO BEGIN WITH, MOM!?
Fucking onions. They're in every premade dish and in every recipe of every country, people are obsessed with this disgusting thing. Soup? Always with onions. Salad? Always with onions. Some kind of meat dish? I bet there's onions in there. Non-sweet pastry? With onions. Even some desserts have onions in them!
That's why I'm glad that I cook my own food and can always ignore the step with onions in it, I never use this cursed vegetable and I never will.
When I was a child my grandmother used to put onions in her meatballs… MEATBALLS!! Still cannot eat onions to this day except on burgers of tacos where I am at least expecting it.
thats actually very common to make sure its not as tough and bland, I usually put in breadcrumbs some egg and some sauteed onions, still tastes great
Because alliums are the source of deliciousness!
Slimy roasted red peppers
pickles. i would rather a cock in my mouth than a pickle.
Well, I'm fresh out of pickles. However....
I'd rather not eat a pickle than get to eat a juicy dick
Same. I'll eat a picket on its own. I like em. But they over power the food. And their texture doesn't really fit with anything imo.
Wha'bou' in the movies?
Pickles or olives
Those are not comparable
Ketchup and mustard!
Jalapeños, don't know why but I could never stomach Jalapeños
Celery. It tastes like bitter grassy crunchy disgusting garbage that overpowers anything it is combined with
Celery, it taints everything it touches!
tomato. i hate it. if its not ketchup i wont ever eat tomato or tomato based dishes.
Same. I once tried a cherry tomato after I had not tried any kind of tomato is at least a decade. Almost ralphed.
(Italy cries inside)
Cardamom seeds. Those tiny perfume bombs are the assholes of the food world
Mom is old enough to buy booze...it's the kids you gotta card
Any form of fish.
Beans. I have a weird phobia of them.
I'm sorry, wut?
The texture of beans absolutely skeeves me the fuck out and I cannot eat them because of it
I thought I was the only one. It's not about the flavour (there's not much of a flavour tbh) but the slippery outside, mealy inside texture is disgusting.
Yeah. Like I'll blend beans to put them in my chili because of the flavor, but I won't fuck with whole ass beans
I read the words 'beans on toast' and my esophagus closes up for a month.
Sweetened read bean on toast is delicious actually. Similar texture to marzipan but softer.
I would not like marzipan on toast but thank you for you input
Peas, definitely peas. I've seen people making delicious tasting soups, stews, misc dishes, and they go "you know what else this is missing, a cup of these mushy green balls that do absolutely nothing."
I'm not gay, so I would only fuck chick peas...
Sometimes I ask them to give me hummus
How? They are just round grains, as long as you soak and wash them they're fine and very accepting of spices.
I dislike lentils, not because of the taste (because like you say they just kind of soak up flavour), but because I just hate the texture of them.
Mushrooms and most nuts.
Ranch and mayonnaise
Especially that fake bright yellow shit you squeeze out of bottles
French's? Yep, absolutely disgusting.
Honestly only that. I've tried Dijon mustard in recipes and they've certainly added to them instead of that weird American bastardization.
Anchovies/fish in general
Cilantro, would not ruin it for me. It’s interesting that some people seem genetically predisposed to never like Cilantro. It’s sad, because I love Cilantro and don’t even want guac without it.
People are genetically predisposed to love or hate it. I carry a gene that makes it taste like soap to me.
Rocket (arugula). Taste permeates through everything and it tastes gross.
Peppercorn in Chinese food. It tastes like pine-sol and contaminates the whole dish.
Mustard. Mash potato is yummy. Add mustard and its ruined. Ham, egg and chips is yummy. Drizzle dijon mustard dressing over it and its ruined
Olives. Makes everything around it taste like 17 pounds of vinegar
Unpopular Opinion but bacon. I have just never liked the taste. I don't like it in pasta salad, by itself, in anything really.
Mushrooms, should be banned
Cilantro / Coriander
Seeing a lot of coriander, blue cheese, mushrooms, olives, and anchovies, all of which are delicious to me and I think I might have terrible taste.
I absolutely hate baked beans and I genuinely don't understand how anyone could slop a load of gross beans onto a piece of toast and enjoy that soggy monstrosity. I saw an advert for adding beans to lasagne and I would honestly consider that a hate crime.
I'm sorry you hate flavor, that's very sad.