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What food like/dislikes do you have that are contradictory and make no sense?

I hate cooked bananas but love sweet plantains.
Love love love butter but don't like buttercream frosting
Like dill pickles but hate dill sauce or dill herb on anything
Hubby loves all salty pickle things but hates capers
We love basil and love pine nuts but don't like pesto
How 'bout you?

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  1. Hah...don't like butter, but love buttercream frosting!

    - like peanut butter, like jelly, like bread, but don't like PB&J
    - like eggs, milk, cheese, etc., but don't like quiche
    - like nearly all sweet, gooey things, but don't like pecan pie
    - like banana flavor, but don't like actual bananas

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      1. re: jbsiegel

        I'm the exact opposite on bananas - love bananas, hate banana flavor - and bananas in other stuff, except banana bread. Weird.

        1. re: gildeddawn

          Ditto! Fresh ripe bananas are delicious... bananas used in cooking (except for banana bread) are an abomination. And banana 'flavouring' is even worse! DH loves strawberry-banana yoghurt, I can't stand it. But plantains are great - they don't have that sickly-sweet overripeness to them.

          1. re: Kajikit

            Interesting! How about fresh banana in a smoothie or milkshake?

      2. I love eggs but hate mayonaise.

        I love pickles but hate cucumbers.

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        1. re: 4X4

          And I'm the reverse, love cucumbers hate pickles

          except for quick pickled red onions

        2. Love salsa, dislike tomatoes
          Love a eating a steak off bone, gag with eating chicken on bones.

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          1. re: motomom

            I'm with you on the steak/chicken thing. Bone-in rib eye is one of my favorite things to eat and I will pick meat off the bone but I get skeeved out dealing with chicken bones.

          2. Love tomatoes, hate tomato juice.

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            1. re: firecooked

              Love tomatoes, hate tomato juice, hate tomato soup.

              1. re: jbsiegel

                Love tomato soup, tomato sauce, and ketchup.... Hate tomato juice, hate raw tomatoes.

                1. re: WishyFish

                  Love: Tomato Soup, Tomato Sauce, Stewed Tomatoes

                  HATE: Raw Tomatoes, Ketchup, Tomato Juice, Fresh Salsa

                    1. re: jbsiegel

                      omg, LMAO.. Didn't know this subject deserved an All Tomato thread!!

                      1. re: chompie

                        so I'll add another food:

                        Love Split Pea Soup
                        Won't eat peas, raw or cooked. I'll even pick them out of stew or chicken pot pie.

                        1. re: bagelman01

                          I'm backward... love them raw and cooked, but hate split pea soup and canned peas.

                          1. re: jbsiegel

                            I love peas fresh, raw, slightly cooked. Love pea soup.
                            Hate, hate, hate canned peas or peas in a casserole.

                          2. re: bagelman01

                            There is no relationship between split pea (a seed) soup and peas (a vegetable.) Except for the name.

                            1. re: Steve

                              Are you sure? I've always thought that split peas are dried versions of the pea we know as a vegetable. I don't doubt that they may be a slightly different variety, but I think they are still a pea from a pod.

                              1. re: Cheez62

                                Wikipedia says you're right -- they are both the seeds of Pisum Sativa.

                              2. re: Steve

                                I think you failed agriscience..............................

                                Try a few google searches and you'll find them both to be from the Pisum Sativa

                                1. re: bagelman01

                                  Hey, I didn't take agriscience... but I am sure I would have failed if I did take it. Very prescient of you!

                                  Now I am wondering why we only eat lentils dried - or can I get some fresh lentils as well?

                                  1. re: Steve

                                    Unlike peas and beans which are the produce of a plant, lentils are the seeds, so the appear 'dry' evan if freshly harvested (as opposed to being dried for keeping). It is possible to sprout lentils.

                                    If you wanted 'fresh lentils' you'd probably hav eto harvest them yourself

                                    1. re: bagelman01

                                      Peas and beans ARE seeds. The pods are just seed cases. Lentils are seeds.

                                      1. re: kagemusha49

                                        The pods are the fruits of the pea and bean plants: they develop from the flowers and contain seeds (botanists consider any structure that contains seeds a fruit). Pedantry aside, sweet peas and split (or soup) peas are as alike as sweet corn and flour corn: originally the same plant, but selected by humans over generations for different characteristics. Sweet peas don't last long after they're picked, and they have a short season in most places, so farmers opted to grow the soup peas that could be dried and kept for long periods of time. Same with a lot of beans: you can eat kidney beans fresh if you get them young enough, or lentils, but since almost the entire crop is grown for drying. (I've sprouted packaged kidney and navy beans, mainly as an illustration of how plants grow. Never tried it with whole lentils, though). Every so often I'll come across fresh chickpeas in a store.

                                        The frozen peas sold these days are sweet peas that are flash frozen shortly after harvest. I don't think they're as good as freshly picked and freshly shelled peas, but they do ok for cooking and they're convenient.

                                        Now, the flower known as a sweet pea is something else altogether: it's a legume, but the seeds are toxic.

                                        /<lecture mode>

                            2. re: chompie

                              Hate raw tomatoes, cooked tomato chunks, tomato soup and tomato juice. Ketchup, salsa, smooth tomato sauce and sun-dried tomatoes, fine.

                            3. re: jbsiegel

                              Also like salsa, but only if there's not huge chunks of tomato. I think something about tomatoes inspires fickleness.

                        2. re: firecooked

                          Also love salsa, hate gazpacho, hate (most) tomato soup

                          1. re: firecooked

                            Isn't gazpacho just salsa in a bigger bowl, and eaten with a spoon instead of a tortilla chip? ;-)

                            1. re: kitchengardengal

                              Glad I am not the only one who thinks that.

                              1. re: kitchengardengal

                                Gazpacho is different than salsa to me and I also don't like it but really enjoy salsa.

                            2. re: firecooked

                              Love tomato ketchup, spaghetti sauce; like chili sauce, tomato soup, and tomato juice, but nix on raw, sliced tomatoes! Yes, it's a texture thing - I'll only have a BLT if I can find a large, perfect, in-season tomato and slice the seed-free end from it. If I'm making anything calling for tomato bits, it must be concasse. Okay, I confess - I loathe the "goopy stuff" in raw tomatoes.

                            3. i was just thinking about the strangeness of this: loving coconut, loving shrimp, but really disliking coconut shrimp. ;-).

                              i guess if i were on a desert island and coconut shrimp was all the restaurant had to offer (haha), i'd eat it.

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                              1. re: alkapal

                                A restaurant on a desert island?

                                    1. re: alkapal

                                      We spent a day there when vacationing on Anguilla. The food was great.

                                1. re: alkapal

                                  You need to ask for it deconstructed.

                                2. Love broccoli, like brussel sprouts, hate cabbage.

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                                    1. re: Pwmfan

                                      Love broccoli, love cabbage; hate cauliflower, hate brussels sprouts.

                                    2. I love peanuts - I can eat them by the handful. And peanut sauces, especially in Thai and related cuisines. And peanut butter cookies. And crushed peanuts sprinkled over a good mole.

                                      But I can't stand peanut butter by itself, or on bread or crackers. It's a combination of the smell and texture.

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                                      1. re: tardigrade

                                        This is me exactly. I don't hate peanut butter, I just don't really care for it, but I love peanuts in every other form you mentioned.

                                        1. re: SaraAshley

                                          I'm kinda the same. I love peanut butter in most anything (except for with jelly in a sandwich of all places). I love peanuts themselves too. I love peanut butter in any and all desserts. But you're right...plain PB isn't exactly my fav. (Don't like plain butter on bread/crackers/etc. either.)

                                          For nuts....love almost ALL except really don't much like almonds and pistachios.

                                          1. re: jbsiegel

                                            I love almost all nuts, but yes definitely agree with you on not wanting peanut butter plain on bread or a cracker.

                                            1. re: SaraAshley

                                              I hate jelly and nearly every day in middle school my lunch was a peanut butter sandwich or what we referred to as a "choke sandwich" in our house.

                                      2. Love fennel and fennel seed (and tarragon), hate black licorice, Sambuca and star anise (except in the tiniest of quantities).

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                                        1. re: biondanonima

                                          I'm with you- love fennel, pernod, and fennel seeds yet hate black licorish.

                                          1. re: biondanonima

                                            I avoided fresh fennel for years because of the comparison to black licorice and then I finally tried it and loved it, still hate black licorice.

                                            1. re: biondanonima

                                              Love black licorice- but hate fennel, Sambuca, anisette. Blah. Do like sausage with fennel seed.

                                              1. re: Leslie

                                                Kinda the reverse for me, I love fennel, anisette, Absinthe and sausage with fennel hate licorice!

                                                1. re: wonderwoman

                                                  Count me in on the love fennel/hate black licorice crowd.

                                              2. I won't eat a banana, don't like bananas in my smoothies, yet love banana bread.
                                                I dislike apple juice yet enjoy hard cider and calvados.
                                                I like nasturshims, rosewater, and candied flowers yet hate anything with lavendar (it tastes like soap!)

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                                                1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                  Love bananas unadorned. Love pb and banana sandwiches. Love banana bread. HATE bananas in smoothies or any baked goods except banana bread. And that banana bread better not have any nuts or chocolate in it!

                                                2. Well, I generally dislike raisins cooked into anything, but I dig them plain!

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                                                  1. re: FoodWacky

                                                    Similarly...hate carrots cooked in most any format, but love them raw.

                                                    1. re: jbsiegel

                                                      The reverse for me! Love cooked carrots, HATE raw. Will gag even.

                                                      1. re: melpy

                                                        Me too! I despise raw carrots, always have, but eat them roasted almost daily.

                                                        Also love love LOVE dill pickles, but hate dill and hate cucumbers, like someone said upthread.

                                                        Also love onion flavored things, but have always hated onions. I'll only eat them if they've been cooked to death, and even then, I pick most of them out of a dish.

                                                        1. re: nothingswrong

                                                          OK...will admit that roasted is pretty good. But raw is the best.

                                                          Come to think of it...roasted any veggie is really good!

                                                  2. Pernod yes, black licorice no.
                                                    Cabbage yes, brussel sprouts no.
                                                    Rutabaga yes, beets no.
                                                    Pickles yes, deep fried pickles no.

                                                    1. I am with you on the dill sauce or dill herb on anything but I LOVE dill pickles! So much so that I'm only allowed so many a week or else I'd eat jars at a time.

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                                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                        My nickname as a child was "pickles".....! Lifelong dill pickle addict here- i'm not allowed to purchase jars since my lack of self control results in tummy troubles.....

                                                        1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                          I don't have tummy issues but I can pack on 10lbs of water in from a single pickle eating session, admittedly I am quite salt sensitive but still. I no longer am allowed jars either and only allowed to buy 2 whole Kosher at a time and try to satisfy myself with Gherkins but doesn't always fill the craving.

                                                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                            Since iced tea is a diuretic, maybe you could drink that while eating pickles, and eliminate that problem.

                                                            1. re: kitchengardengal

                                                              I wish but it doesn't work that way for me at least, body holds on right grateful I gave it extra fluid. It'll hold on for a few days and then release it but after too many pickles the more I drink the more it holds on to. I think I've broken the pickle habit and now am satisfied with one...or two :)

                                                      2. Hate tongue because it's been in an animal's mouth. . . Love eggs.

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                                                          1. re: kagemusha49

                                                            Henry Beard and Roy McKie's humorous cooking dictionary said that tongue is a dish considered a delicacy by some, but actually crosses the line between "cut of beef" and "piece of dead cow."

                                                          2. I love mandarins but I hate any orange flavoured candies, pop, and jello...
                                                            I love champagne grapes but hate grape flavoured candies, pop, juice, and popsicles.
                                                            I love chicken soup and chicken broth to flavour anything but I won't touch chicken skin and I'm trying to be more of a pescatarian.
                                                            I can eat all the meat off a fish head (above the eyes, cheek, along the jaw...) but I can't do the same for any land animal
                                                            I love the smell of a nicely charred medium rare steak but I have no desire to eat beef (It's been out of my diet for at least 3 years)
                                                            My diet is mostly vegetarian with some pescatarian days but once I'm travelling to a different country or region (Middle East, India, Italy... etc), I'm a full out carnivore trying all local dishes that I would never touch at home.

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                                                            1. re: Nevy

                                                              My mom is the same way about grapes, but to both of your defense, grape "flavoring" tastes nothing at all like grapes.

                                                            2. Love oranges; love chocolate
                                                              Hate orange/chocolate combination

                                                              Love pickles (not sweet)
                                                              Hate any other pickled vegetables (i.e. I love beets, but can't stand pickled beets)

                                                              1. Interesting - more of the examples than not seem to introduce texture as a variable.

                                                                1. Another...love nearly ALL beans...hate baked beans.

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                                                                  1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                    It may be the sugar/sweetness of baked beans. A lot of Japanese desserts are filled with sweet bean paste, which I loathe, but love savoury beans of any kind.

                                                                    1. re: Tripeler

                                                                      Could definitely be the case. I'm a huge fan of sweetness in dessert and breakfast, but other than that...not so much!

                                                                  2. With a couple of exceptions, I hate fruit unless it is in a pie, preserve or brandy

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                                                                    1. re: mucho gordo

                                                                      My husband dislikes all fruit except (rarely) applesauce and orange juice. He hates peas and tomatoes but likes Brussell sprouts. He says, "I have survived to adulthood with all my childhood food prejudices intact!"

                                                                    2. I love olive oil but I can't stand olives. My sister hates cucumbers but loves pickles.

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                                                                      1. re: janmcbaker

                                                                        +1 on hating olives and loving olive oil. i wonder if there's been any scientific research done on this?

                                                                        1. re: wonderwoman

                                                                          I hate olives that have wooden texture but I LOVE really juicy ones. Maybe you just got the wrong olives to taste?

                                                                          1. re: kagemusha49

                                                                            Maybe this. Olive varieties taste so different from one another.

                                                                            I LOVE olives of all kinds, and douse everything liberally in olive oil. But on a trip to Spain years ago, I discovered I'm severely allergic to olive trees. Like almost deathly allergic. Kinda weird.

                                                                            1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                              I can eat any type of mango and touch the skin with no problem. Get any sap on me and it is like a chemical burn. I have scars on my left arm from carrying some after just picking them in the back yard.

                                                                              1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                                                Vegetables and fruits with attitude - gotta respect them. Then there's lemon juice on a sunny day.

                                                                                1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                                                  Interesting! I had some routine allergy testing done after my lips and tongue started swelling to gargantuan proportions after eating avocados. The reaction started literally overnight.

                                                                                  Lo and behold, I tested as "not allergic" to avocados, but like a 9/10 to olive trees only.

                                                                                  I found it surprising, but also remembered how sick I got when we drove through the olive orchards in Spain.

                                                                                  The avocado thing was weird though, the reactions continued and got so severe that I would have difficulty breathing. My allergist said since I was technically not "allergic" according to their tests, I should be fine, but the reactions were so scary, I gave them up completely.

                                                                        2. love fresh oranges, hate anything orange "flavored"
                                                                          love tuna steaks, hate canned tuna fish
                                                                          love lentil soup, hate most dried beans
                                                                          love eggs, egg custard & milk, hate eggnog

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                                                                          1. re: Hopefulone

                                                                            Love canned tuna, love tuna steaks but sadly won't eat because of the chemicals...

                                                                            1. re: Hopefulone

                                                                              With you on the orange / orange flavor. Add to that green apples / green apple flavor.

                                                                              1. re: firecooked

                                                                                I love fruits, cannot stand fruit-flavored things

                                                                                Love all things diary (cheeses, yogurts, ice cream, etc.) but hate drinking milk

                                                                            2. Love cheese, but not on a sandwich or burger. I'll eat the cheese on the side. No sense at all.

                                                                              1. I love steamed rice, fried rice, sushi, sticky rice in savory dishes.
                                                                                But I gag at the thought of risotto, rice pudding, any rice suspension or dessert. Don't know why, and don't care. I love what I love and it's easy enough to avoid the rest. :)

                                                                                1. Love pickles.
                                                                                  Hate pickles on burgers or sandwiches - pick them off.

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                                                                                  1. Love bananas but hate the smell of the peel in the garbage and generally dislike anything banana flavored. Love pickles, do not like dill seasoning at all. I'll tolerate fresh picked blueberries but not eat anything blueberry flavored.

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                                                                                    1. re: mrsfury

                                                                                      Love bananas, hate banana flavor or bananas in anything where it's not meant to be the dominant flavor.

                                                                                      1. re: mrsfury

                                                                                        i like blueberries, but totally agree with you regarding dill and bananas.
                                                                                        Although one time I was served sauteed bananas, cooked in brown butter and a bunch of lemon juice squeezed on right before flipping them, THAT was good!

                                                                                        1. re: mrsfury

                                                                                          Ditto on the smell of the peel in the garbage and the banana flavored stuff.

                                                                                          I don't like uncooked bananas, even though I will eat anything...including fried bananas and plantains. It comes from when I had strep throat at the age of five or so and the doctor prescribed me a "delicious" banana flavored medicine. I threw up every time I smelled it and the odor of bananas still made me gag decades later.

                                                                                        2. I love green, red or black seedless grapes. I hate grape juice, MD20/20 :-), grape jam, grape soda, anything that has a hint of Concord grapes.

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                                                                                          1. re: kitchengardengal

                                                                                            Right there with you on this one! Don't like wine either (although love champagne...go figure)

                                                                                          2. I also like butter but buttercream frosting makes me queasy.
                                                                                            I live coriander seed, it's possibly my favorite spice. Yet I hate cilantro with a passion and have trouble believing they come from the same plant.

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                                                                                            1. re: LilyLilikoi

                                                                                              Is it the saponins? That chemical makes cilantro taste soapy to a lot of people.

                                                                                            2. These aren't all contradictory but they illustrate how similar ingredients don't necessarily lead to similar results, hence a lot of the other posts below:

                                                                                              Love: milk. Hate: cheese (OK so I also have digestive problems with cheese but not milk, maybe this isn't fair)

                                                                                              Love: black wine grapes for eating. Hate: both red wine and white grapes. I like the tremendous sweetness and depth of flavour of black wine grapes. But white grapes are all insipid, it seems, while with the fermentation red wine becomes sharp and "hard"

                                                                                              Love: fresh peas and pea soup. Hate: mushy peas (aka marrowfat peas). It's not the texture either. It's the flavour.

                                                                                              Generally, hate many loved foods if subjected to microbial action. But, love wheat, love bread. Somehow ordinary bread-making doesn't create strong flavours quite different from the original ingredient, unlike many other processes.

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                                                                                              1. I don't like pickles (a small amount of minced pickle or a teaspoon of pickle relish in something is usually ok) but I love capers, and also pickled jalapenos, albeit in small quantities.

                                                                                                I like water with lots of lemon juice squeezed in, but I don't like really lemony food like tabbouleh. Sour drinks--ok! Sour foods--not ok! Go figure.

                                                                                                Hate raw onions, except finely minced in salsa. Pico de gallo-- forget it. Even onion diced 1/4" is too big for me raw, and most picos I've encountered are chunkier than that.

                                                                                                1. Love peanuts and hate peanut butter.

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                                                                                                  1. re: JAB

                                                                                                    Are you talking about real PB, which is just peanuts and salt, or the no-stir, emulsified candy style?

                                                                                                  2. I love chocolate (the darker the better--I like the Lindt 90% for snacking), but chocolate ice cream and chocolate cake aren't my favorite things. I will on occasion eat a small portion (at a wedding or a party), but really don't care for either.

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                                                                                                    1. re: pinehurst

                                                                                                      Most of the serious chocolate lovers I know like dark chocolate, but dislike chocolate cake, ice cream and fudge because they're too sweet, and the sugar dilutes all that intense chocolate flavor.

                                                                                                        1. re: Isolda

                                                                                                          I think it's usually more because very few chocolate cakes, ice creams, or fudges are made at top quality. If they're too sweet, in fact, this indicates a poor recipe. Often places use low-quality chocolate too, or in many cases cocoa (a *cocoa* cake, *cocoa* ice cream, and *cocoa* fudge aren't the same as a *chocolate* cake, *chocolate* ice cream, or *chocolate* fudge.)

                                                                                                          For great chocolate cake, my reference standard (other than the one I make every year for my birthday) is from Simply Desserts in Seattle (the "Chocolate Truffle Cake"). Best flourless variety is from Teacup in Manchester.

                                                                                                          For great chocolate ice cream, try Sorbetteria Casitiglione's or Giolitti's "cioccolato fondente" (you have to get the "fondente" variant, not the "normal" one.

                                                                                                          For great chocolate fudge, there are some lovely ones here in England (however I temporarily can't remember the name - will provide hopefully in a few days)

                                                                                                        2. re: pinehurst

                                                                                                          An old friend of mine loves chocolate, and loves ice cream, but Chocolate Ice Cream makes her gag.

                                                                                                        3. Hate the bitterness of Brussels sprouts but love that of broccoli rabe

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                                                                                                          1. re: Isolda

                                                                                                            LOVE rabe. And I know so many people who, on the mention of it, react as if I asked them to eat a lemon, rind and all. I don't hate Brussel sprouts at all, but rabe is so versatile.

                                                                                                          2. I don't have anything to compare it to but I HATE JELL-O...I'm not sure if it's the consistency or the taste or the look...or the fact I saw the movie "The Blob" one too many times but YUCK!

                                                                                                            1. love peanut butter and peanut butter cups...... absolutely passionately HATE any satay meats peanut flavour and meat should never be in the same place at the same time on my plate eeewwwwww

                                                                                                              1. I love olive oil but I hate olives! All olives!

                                                                                                                1. Love fresh cherries, hate all things cherry "flavored"
                                                                                                                  Love grapes, grape juice and wine, hate all things grape "flavored" except jelly
                                                                                                                  Love fresh, cold sliced tomatoes, hate ketchup, salsa or warm tomatoes
                                                                                                                  Love cold tuna salad, hate tuna melts
                                                                                                                  Love butter, oh wait.. love butter
                                                                                                                  Love rum, hate rum cake, rum balls
                                                                                                                  Love steak, hate hamburgers
                                                                                                                  Love peanut butter sandwiches, hate peanut butter crackers

                                                                                                                  Sheesh... with all these dislikes you'd think I'd be thinner.

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                                                                                                                  1. re: bugablue13

                                                                                                                    I forgot about tuna
                                                                                                                    same as you, love tuna salad but hate heated tuna melts (or tuna casserole)

                                                                                                                  2. Love raisins, hates grapes.
                                                                                                                    Love watermelon flavor but hate watermelon.
                                                                                                                    Love honey mustard but hate regular plain mustard.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                      Watermelon! Good call. I'm the same as you.

                                                                                                                    2. HATE: green bell peppers
                                                                                                                      LOVE: every other pepper I've ever tried, even the ones with "consequences" in terms of heat.

                                                                                                                      I'll even pick out the green ones from bags of frozen mixed vegs.

                                                                                                                      LOVE: Raw, fresh banana alone.
                                                                                                                      Can also handle an Elvis sandwich/ pb&b/ Mayo'n'b
                                                                                                                      HATE: Bananas IN anything else.
                                                                                                                      Therefore-- LOVE smoothies but HATE them at most chains b/c banana seems to be the base in everything.

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                                                                                                                        1. re: BobbieSue

                                                                                                                          Peanut butter and banana or peanut butter, bacon and banana. Some people include honey, others mayo, some both.

                                                                                                                      1. Love, love, love liver pates but hate beef, chicken and calve's liver.

                                                                                                                        1. My wife loves egg salad but hates deviled eggs. I don't get it. They are the same thing.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: jpc8015

                                                                                                                            Pretty funny - that's a good one! Maybe the overly pureed yolk in the deviled egg bothers her? Also, some people put other stuff in their deviled eggs... (not me, though!)

                                                                                                                            1. re: jpc8015

                                                                                                                              That makes sense to me: the textures of the two are very different, and that's what I key on for my dislikes. In egg salad the yolks are just chopped: in deviled eggs they're mashed and mixed with other ingredients and become almost a puree - I can see how that could be the difference.

                                                                                                                            2. Cant stand plain cooked eggs, except hard boiled, but I love mayonnaise, creme brûlée, and egg salad sandwiches.

                                                                                                                              Love dill pickles, but please don't put them on my burger or other sandwich. Not fond of pickle relish in anything, and don't like any pickles except dill.

                                                                                                                              Love peanuts, peanut butter, thai peanut sauce, and butterfingers candy. Cant stand peanut butter cookies or reeses' peanut butter cups.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                                                I also love - adore - am addicted to Coca Cola.
                                                                                                                                My regular booze choice for hard liquor is Jack Daniels.

                                                                                                                                Can't stand the combination of Jack and Coke, a fairly common mixed drink. But to me the sweetness of the Coke and the sharp burn of Jack are at odds with each other rather than compliment each other, and I'm guessing that a lot of the combinations mentioned on this thread are the same thing. And clearly one man's meat is another man's poison.

                                                                                                                                1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                                                  I get this one. I love dark spirits, but neat or rocks. Never mixed, even though I usually love the liquids used as mixed.

                                                                                                                              2. Love chocolate. Love mint. Can't stand the chocolate and mint combo (which makes me popular when there's peppermint bark around because, well, more for everyone else). The same applies to chocolate and raspberries.

                                                                                                                                Love risotto but just can't abide by rice pudding... which in my mind is sort of like sweet risotto?? But somehow I just don't get it.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: sukekiyo

                                                                                                                                  I like mint & chocolate okay, but I don't like any sort of chocolate and fruit combo. Maybe a chocolate dipped strawberry. Or a banana. But no fruit-flavored chocolates please.

                                                                                                                                2. Not a big fan of carrots raw or cooked unless completely cooked and mushy like in a long simmered chicken noodle soup.

                                                                                                                                  1. I'm not a fresh mango fan. but am addicted to Trader Joe's Just Mango (dried). And I love fresh grapes, but I loathe raisins--all of them.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: team_cake

                                                                                                                                      I also hate fresh mango and always have but think dried mango is rather tasty. I also enjoy mango-flavored things.

                                                                                                                                    2. Love peas, absolutely hate sugar snap peas or snow peas.
                                                                                                                                      Love dried coconut and coconut meat, can't stand coconut water.

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: OhioHound

                                                                                                                                        Coconut water is quite vile, love most other forms of coconut

                                                                                                                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                          Agree on the coconut water. I remember years ago when the coconut "fad" cropped up here in LA, a coworker handed me a coconut water juice box looking thing and said "Try this, it's sooooo refreshing."

                                                                                                                                          I spat that crap across the table at her (accidentally). My taste buds were expecting something sweet for whatever reason.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                            SO drinks it because "I know it's good for me." Well, buddy so is water! Whole Foods was tasting a new raw version last week and I gave it another honest taste but I'm sure I rudely displayed my disgust all over my face. I did mention to her that it was the best I've tasted so far but still not worth drinking.

                                                                                                                                          2. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                            Mr. Tardigrade is the opposite: he actually liked coconut water (when it was straight out of a fresh coconut), but can't stand it in most other forms, especially grated coconut. I think the coconut water and stuff made from the coconut meat have very different tastes: I can't comment on the stuff packaged and sold as coconut water, though, never having had it.

                                                                                                                                          3. re: OhioHound

                                                                                                                                            What do you hate about sugar snap or snow peas? Do you also hate them if they're out of the pod?

                                                                                                                                            Good, sweet, in-season sugar snaps are one of nature's little miracles :)

                                                                                                                                          4. Ok, I fatally figured out one:

                                                                                                                                            I like - not love- cauliflower, but I don't like cauliflower soup. The flavor becomes too concentrated and winds up tasting like garbage. Though I have never actually tasted garbage.

                                                                                                                                            1. Love coffee ice cream and Kahlua, hate coffee.

                                                                                                                                              Love rum flavored foods, hate rum mixed drinks.

                                                                                                                                              Love peas, hate split pea soup.

                                                                                                                                              Love bottled water, hate faucet water.

                                                                                                                                              1. I can stand in a raspberry patch happily gorging away, but raspberry desserts are my least favourite. Even if they're made with fresh raspberries.

                                                                                                                                                1. I like eating, but not what happens next.

                                                                                                                                                  1. I hate fish

                                                                                                                                                    (though Capt. Highliner fishstick, canned tuna and sardines are ok)

                                                                                                                                                    I love sushi

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Zalbar

                                                                                                                                                        I think we have a winner here -- this is one I NEVER would have imagined.

                                                                                                                                                      2. I love chicken. I really love pizza. I do not like chicken on pizza.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. Although I love fresh tomatoes, I absolutely cannot consume tomato juice and tomato soup.

                                                                                                                                                          On the other hand, I was talking a few years ago with a woman who told me, to my astonishment, that she can eat tomato juice and tomato soup but cannot eat fresh tomatoes!

                                                                                                                                                          1. I love carmelized onions....but despise raw.

                                                                                                                                                            1. Love peanuts - hate peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                              LOVE chocolate, hate chocolate ice cream
                                                                                                                                                              Love cinnamon rolls, hate cinnamon in anything else
                                                                                                                                                              Like someone else mentioned, love tomatoes - will not touch tomato juice or soup
                                                                                                                                                              Love bananas, hate dried banana chips.
                                                                                                                                                              Love the SMELL of cooking meat (steak, ribs, etc.) hate the taste

                                                                                                                                                              1. Dislike sweet desserts but enjoy sweet flavors in savory dishes

                                                                                                                                                                Hate shiitakes but love all other mushrooms

                                                                                                                                                                Like fennel seed and star anise, hate licorice

                                                                                                                                                                Dislike preserved seafood products (e.g. dried shrimps, anchovies) but like fish sauce

                                                                                                                                                                Like caraway flavor but dislike rye bread

                                                                                                                                                                Love hot dogs, dislike offal

                                                                                                                                                                1. I hate Mayo, but I like tuna salad, chicken salad, and potato salad
                                                                                                                                                                  I'm indifferent to tomatoes, but I love ketchup and tomato sauce