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What food do you love on its own but detest when mixed with something else?

The top two on my list:

1. Coconut: I love raw coconut right out of the shell, but I find the taste of coconut sickening when mixed in with something else like cake or cookies.

2. Peanut butter: Love it straight out of the jar, but can't eat it when baked into a cookie for example.

What are your "favorite" foods which cannot be mixed with other foods?

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  1. I love garlic and love mashed potatoes, but I don't like garlic mashed potatoes.

    1. This isn't quite what you were looking for, but mint and chocolate. Love mint, and will eat it with some other foods, but put it with chocolate and it becomes...well, what? It's not exactly toothpaste, but it sure isn't candy, either.

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      1. re: Isolda

        My first thought, except for me, I love chocolate, but not with mint!

        1. re: Isolda

          Love choc and mint, but choc and raspberry is just plain gross to me. Chocolate and orange is even more gross.

          1. re: gordeaux

            Same here! I really dislike any fruit flavor with chocolate. The only exception is chocolate covered fresh strawberries or bananas. I would rather eat them separately but they're not bad together.

            1. re: eatswjoy

              I like mint, orange, sour cherry, and raspberry with chocolate but cannot abide strawberry and chocolate. Tastes vomitous to me.

          2. re: Isolda

            For me, the yuck is chocolate with orange. Love both separately, but not together.

            1. re: pine time

              Thanks pine time! I forgot about chocolate with orange. Revolting! Have you ever had those chocolate "Terry" oranges? (chocolate shaped like an orange with separate slices etc.). Bleccchhh! as they say in Mad magazine.

              1. re: john333

                Hear, hear! I can eat [dark] chocolate with coconut, with raspberry, with mint, with peanut butter...but ORANGE! >P

                1. re: Michelly

                  All I can say that you all need to try the Mandarin Chocolate ice cream at Toscanini's in Cambridge MA. Unbelievable.

                  1. re: Michelly

                    Oh, I forgot about coconut. These do go well together. I just made some home-made "Almond Joys" using semi-sweet chocolate chips this week. Mmmmm!

                    http://www.chow.com/recipes/11057-alm...

                2. re: pine time

                  Me too, orange and chocolate. Why?

              2. Ditto on the coconut. This may be a little off the topic, but I love almonds but hate marzipan and almond flavoring.

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                1. re: escondido123

                  Hmm, I love marzipan, but can't stand it with chocolate. Love both separately, though.

                  1. re: pine time

                    I love marzipan. But why pair it with chocolate? Then you can't TASTE the marzipan!

                2. Mangoes. I like them as they are, but am starting to give up on enjoying them in a dish. I've tried it in stews salsas and salads, and it always not only tastes out of place to me, but loses its original flavor, becoming muddier.

                  1. Corn! I love buttery, salty corn on the cob, but I hate corn when it's mixed with other foods. Ugh, like corn in chowder or salsa or in a batch of mixed vegetables.

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                    1. re: Whinerdiner

                      I am exactly the same with corn. I thought of this immediately but decided I would first look to see if anyone else shared it!

                      1. re: obsessed with food

                        I'm totally with you on the corn! Love it on the cob in the summer, but hate it as an ingredient in anything.