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Apr 29, 2012 07:55 AM

What foods do you refuse to eat?

organ meats
fat free salad dressing
white chocolate
lamb, except in gyros ;)
goat, anything gamey actually
most lunch meat
creme filled desserts like cannolli (sp?)
butter creme frosting

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  1. Margarine (for no rational reasons).


    1. You don't think this thread of 891 replies has most things covered?

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      1. re: thegforceny

        Well, maybe this OP wants to talk about food that you refuse to eat even for no money?

      2. Actually I eat everything you have listed.

        For me, I refuse to eat:


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        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

          soylent brown or red. the green type I'm just okey-doke with.

          1. re: hill food

            Just watched that movie on Turner Classics last week for the umpteenth time. Did you know that...gasp...

            SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE????!!!!?????!!!?????!!!!!!

            1. re: ttoommyy

              Dang!!! Did you have to post this??? I was hoping to see this movie, now it's shot to hell...

                1. re: ttoommyy

                  What is the name of the movie. I knew hill food was implying something.

                2. re: John E.

                  That actually happened to me. I did not know the twist and right before we watched it my boyfriend tells me the end and I don't believe him until we watched the whole thing. I was so angry and it ruined the movie for me.

                  1. re: melpy

                    I used to post on another online forum as Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston's character) but I don't think anyone ever got he reference. I remember thinking this movie was the greastest ever when I was a kid. What young boy wouldn't?

                    1. re: John E.

                      nah it wasn't the 'greastest' but it may have been one of the greasiest.

                      different movie but who can forget from that same era Roscoe Lee Browne shooting guns and yelling from his rolling micro-fridge "Fish! Plankton! Protein from the SEA!"

                      yeah food-based dystopias. deserves its own thread, no?

                      1. re: hill food

                        "different movie but who can forget from that same era Roscoe Lee Browne shooting guns and yelling from his rolling micro-fridge "Fish! Plankton! Protein from the SEA!""

                        Box from "Logan's Run!" Watched that the other day too. I saw both of these movies in the theater when they were first released and I still love them to this day. Guess it's a "guy thing."

                        "yeah food-based dystopias. deserves its own thread, no?"


                        1. re: ttoommyy

                          I remember seeing Logan's Run at the local drive-in theater. When it was on TV the other night I recorded it but have not gone back to watch it. That's one of the movies from my youth that I have never seen since. I wonder why it has never made it to television before now? (At least not that I noticed before now).

                          1. re: John E.

                            It's been on Turner a few times now. It's cheesy in production but has a good story and Peter Ustinov's performance in the last part of the movie is wonderful.

                3. re: ttoommyy

                  I tried to pitch an internal marketing thing using that as a slogan: "We're Made of PEOPLE! (and it was an AE firm that had done a lot of the LA buildings used in those craptastic movies so I had all the stock shots)

                  nobody liked it.

                  1. re: ttoommyy

                    When my oldest child was 2, he ran out of our office where he was unsupervised on the computer ( yes, I'm an awful parent) and said, "Soylent Green is people!". To this day, I have no idea what he was doing in there.

              1. Canned mushrooms. Ew.

                Maybe 'refuse' is too strong of a word. I would avoid eating canned mushrooms if at all possible, but if it came down to life or death, I wouldn't refuse.

                1. I think tripe is the only thing I will seriously avoid. I won't generally eat foie gras but have eaten it on occasions where it's been an integral part of a dish that I otherwise wanted to try (for instance, on the set menu at a Michelin 3* restaurant, then rated third best in the world).

                  I certainly eat and enjoy everything on the OP's list. Well, "enjoy" isn't the word I'd use for margarine or white chocolate but I've no problem eating it. FWIW, we eat lamb more than any other meat.

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                  1. re: Harters

                    I'll take all your share of you-know-what.

                    There are definitely organ meats I can live without, but eliminating them altogether would be unthinkable ...

                    I too dislike buttercream. I will eat a little, but scrape most off to the side. It makes for a very unattractive plate, I admit.

                    1. re: foiegras

                      Oh goodness - I'll second the dislike of "buttercream", but then I've only had commercial bakery buttercream, which isn't made with "butter". Have heard that homemade buttercream can be ambrosial.

                      1. re: Bacardi1

                        Real buttercream is delicious in small amounts. One of my peeves is when people call powdered sugar and/or shortening concoctions "buttercream".

                        1. re: sandylc

                          I agree with the small amounts part. I love real buttercream, but even the real stuff in large amounts is a little too much. If used on a cake, there needs to more cake than frosting.