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

chompie Jan 1, 2014 11:20 PM

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?

  1. grampart Jan 23, 2014 08:16 AM

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

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      alkapal Jan 24, 2014 05:42 AM


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      Zalbar Jan 23, 2014 08:05 AM

      I hate fish

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

      I love sushi

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        Steve Jan 23, 2014 08:12 AM

        I hate aquariums, but I love fish.

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        BuildingMyBento Jan 22, 2014 10:53 PM

        I like eating, but not what happens next.

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          plasticanimal Jan 21, 2014 11:15 AM

          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.

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            BobbieSue Jan 20, 2014 03:16 PM

            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.

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              Steve Jan 20, 2014 06:55 AM

              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.

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                OhioHound Jan 12, 2014 07:51 PM

                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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                  fldhkybnva Jan 12, 2014 08:08 PM

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

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                    nothingswrong Jan 12, 2014 08:41 PM

                    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
                      fldhkybnva Jan 12, 2014 09:35 PM

                      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.

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                      tardigrade Jan 20, 2014 01:01 PM

                      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
                      nothingswrong Jan 12, 2014 08:42 PM

                      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. team_cake Jan 12, 2014 07:27 PM

                      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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                        nothingswrong Jan 12, 2014 08:40 PM

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

                      2. fldhkybnva Jan 12, 2014 07:04 PM

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

                        1. sukekiyo Jan 12, 2014 02:34 PM

                          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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                            NonnieMuss Jan 21, 2014 03:44 PM

                            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. KaimukiMan Jan 11, 2014 09:31 PM

                            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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                              KaimukiMan Jan 14, 2014 07:44 PM

                              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.

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                                CanadaGirl Jan 20, 2014 04:53 AM

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

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                              jpc8015 Jan 11, 2014 09:10 PM

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

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                                jbsiegel Jan 12, 2014 12:20 PM

                                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!)

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                                  tardigrade Jan 20, 2014 12:57 PM

                                  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.

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                                  zackly Jan 11, 2014 08:01 PM

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

                                  1. Kris in Beijing Jan 11, 2014 12:09 PM

                                    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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                                      BobbieSue Jan 20, 2014 03:11 PM

                                      What's an Elvis sandwich?

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                                        KaimukiMan Jan 23, 2014 10:52 AM

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

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                                      vttp926 Jan 11, 2014 09:08 AM

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

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                                        nothingswrong Jan 11, 2014 12:17 PM

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

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                                        bugablue13 Jan 8, 2014 08:19 AM

                                        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
                                          laliz Jan 9, 2014 11:55 AM

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

                                        2. YAYME Jan 8, 2014 02:19 AM

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

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                                            patscj Jan 7, 2014 02:04 PM

                                            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

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                                              lpatter Jan 7, 2014 11:59 AM

                                              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!

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                                                Isolda Jan 7, 2014 11:42 AM

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

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                                                  pinehurst Jan 9, 2014 12:21 PM

                                                  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. pinehurst Jan 7, 2014 10:45 AM

                                                  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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                                                    Isolda Jan 7, 2014 11:44 AM

                                                    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.

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                                                      jbsiegel Jan 7, 2014 12:40 PM

                                                      Love 'em all!

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                                                        AlexRast Jan 9, 2014 06:56 PM

                                                        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. JAB Jan 7, 2014 08:34 AM

                                                      Love peanuts and hate peanut butter.

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                                                        mucho gordo Jan 7, 2014 10:23 AM

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

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                                                        jdub1371 Jan 6, 2014 04:10 PM

                                                        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.

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                                                          AlexRast Jan 6, 2014 02:58 PM

                                                          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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                                                            fldhkybnva Jan 6, 2014 03:06 PM

                                                            Love: cheese Hate: milk

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                                                              SaraAshley Jan 7, 2014 08:39 AM


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                                                            LilyLilikoi Jan 6, 2014 11:23 AM

                                                            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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                                                              Dimbo Jan 12, 2014 12:18 PM

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

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                                                              kitchengardengal Jan 5, 2014 04:09 PM

                                                              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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                                                                jbsiegel Jan 5, 2014 05:18 PM

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

                                                              2. mrsfury Jan 5, 2014 04:43 AM

                                                                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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                                                                  fldhkybnva Jan 5, 2014 09:48 AM

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

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                                                                    EWSflash Jan 5, 2014 01:02 PM

                                                                    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!

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                                                                      Dimbo Jan 12, 2014 12:16 PM

                                                                      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.

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                                                                      bobbert Jan 5, 2014 04:27 AM

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

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                                                                        Tripeler Jan 5, 2014 05:17 PM

                                                                        Hence the name, "pick"les.

                                                                      2. EWSflash Jan 4, 2014 07:43 PM

                                                                        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. NonnieMuss Jan 4, 2014 02:19 PM

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

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                                                                            Hopefulone Jan 4, 2014 01:57 PM

                                                                            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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                                                                              jbsiegel Jan 4, 2014 05:56 PM

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

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                                                                                firecooked Jan 5, 2014 08:35 PM

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

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                                                                                  cleobeach Jan 6, 2014 10:39 AM

                                                                                  I love fruits, cannot stand fruit-flavored things

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

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                                                                                janmcbaker Jan 4, 2014 10:28 AM

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

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                                                                                  wonderwoman Jan 4, 2014 01:33 PM

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

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                                                                                    kagemusha49 Jan 4, 2014 01:48 PM

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

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                                                                                      nothingswrong Jan 4, 2014 04:04 PM

                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                        INDIANRIVERFL Jan 5, 2014 04:28 AM

                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                          kagemusha49 Jan 5, 2014 06:59 AM

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

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                                                                                            nothingswrong Jan 5, 2014 04:23 PM

                                                                                            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. mucho gordo Jan 3, 2014 04:21 PM

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

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                                                                                      Jeri L Jan 4, 2014 10:04 PM

                                                                                      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!"

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                                                                                        mucho gordo Jan 5, 2014 10:53 AM

                                                                                        He's right; we did survive.

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                                                                                      jbsiegel Jan 3, 2014 01:48 PM

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

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                                                                                        Tripeler Jan 4, 2014 06:26 PM

                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                          jbsiegel Jan 5, 2014 01:16 PM

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

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                                                                                        redips Jan 3, 2014 10:03 AM

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

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                                                                                          laliz Jan 3, 2014 08:37 AM

                                                                                          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. Nevy Jan 2, 2014 08:00 PM

                                                                                            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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                                                                                              ludmilasdaughter Jan 8, 2014 09:29 AM

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

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                                                                                              kagemusha49 Jan 2, 2014 07:27 PM

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

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                                                                                                ludmilasdaughter Jan 8, 2014 09:21 AM

                                                                                                Snort. Nice one!

                                                                                              2. fldhkybnva Jan 2, 2014 07:14 PM

                                                                                                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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                                                                                                  Ttrockwood Jan 2, 2014 07:50 PM

                                                                                                  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.....

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                                                                                                    fldhkybnva Jan 2, 2014 07:56 PM

                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                      kitchengardengal Jan 4, 2014 10:01 PM

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

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                                                                                                        fldhkybnva Jan 4, 2014 11:04 PM

                                                                                                        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 :)

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                                                                                                  INDIANRIVERFL Jan 2, 2014 05:38 PM

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

                                                                                                  1. FoodWacky Jan 2, 2014 03:38 PM

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

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                                                                                                      jbsiegel Jan 2, 2014 05:27 PM

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

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                                                                                                        melpy Jan 4, 2014 02:28 PM

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

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                                                                                                          nothingswrong Jan 4, 2014 04:02 PM

                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                            jbsiegel Jan 4, 2014 05:55 PM

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

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

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                                                                                                              nothingswrong Jan 4, 2014 11:47 PM


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                                                                                                      Ttrockwood Jan 2, 2014 01:44 PM

                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                        CanadaGirl Jan 4, 2014 05:53 PM

                                                                                                        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. biondanonima Jan 2, 2014 12:29 PM

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

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                                                                                                          Ttrockwood Jan 2, 2014 01:24 PM

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

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                                                                                                            fldhkybnva Jan 2, 2014 07:16 PM

                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                              Leslie Jan 3, 2014 10:00 AM

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

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                                                                                                                YAYME Jan 8, 2014 02:21 AM

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

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                                                                                                                wonderwoman Jan 3, 2014 10:52 AM

                                                                                                                my feelings exactly!

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                                                                                                                  ludmilasdaughter Jan 8, 2014 09:20 AM

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

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                                                                                                                    firecooked Jan 9, 2014 08:02 AM

                                                                                                                    Me too

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                                                                                                                tardigrade Jan 2, 2014 11:16 AM

                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                  SaraAshley Jan 5, 2014 01:53 PM

                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                    jbsiegel Jan 5, 2014 05:17 PM

                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                      SaraAshley Jan 6, 2014 10:27 AM

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

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                                                                                                                        fldhkybnva Jan 6, 2014 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                  Pwmfan Jan 2, 2014 08:57 AM

                                                                                                                  Love broccoli, like brussel sprouts, hate cabbage.

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                                                                                                                    jbsiegel Jan 2, 2014 11:18 AM


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                                                                                                                      Pwmfan Jan 5, 2014 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                      Like a lot.

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                                                                                                                      fldhkybnva Jan 2, 2014 07:15 PM

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

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                                                                                                                        jbsiegel Jan 3, 2014 12:54 PM

                                                                                                                        Love 'em all!

                                                                                                                    3. alkapal Jan 2, 2014 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                        jpc8015 Jan 2, 2014 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                        A restaurant on a desert island?

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                                                                                                                          Bkeats Jan 2, 2014 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                          How about this one?


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                                                                                                                            alkapal Jan 3, 2014 12:44 PM

                                                                                                                            yes, please!

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                                                                                                                              cleobeach Jan 4, 2014 06:45 AM

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

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                                                                                                                          Steve Jan 6, 2014 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                          You need to ask for it deconstructed.

                                                                                                                        3. firecooked Jan 2, 2014 07:34 AM

                                                                                                                          Love tomatoes, hate tomato juice.

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                                                                                                                            jbsiegel Jan 2, 2014 11:18 AM

                                                                                                                            Love tomatoes, hate tomato juice, hate tomato soup.

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                                                                                                                              WishyFish Jan 2, 2014 12:52 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                bagelman01 Jan 2, 2014 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                Love: Tomato Soup, Tomato Sauce, Stewed Tomatoes

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

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                                                                                                                                  jbsiegel Jan 2, 2014 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                  Love ketchup and salsa too.

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                                                                                                                                    chompie Jan 2, 2014 04:26 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                      bagelman01 Jan 3, 2014 02:17 PM

                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                        jbsiegel Jan 3, 2014 05:11 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                          kitchengardengal Jan 4, 2014 09:54 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                          Steve Jan 6, 2014 11:03 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                            Cheez62 Jan 7, 2014 10:24 PM

                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                              almond tree Jan 7, 2014 10:29 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                              bagelman01 Jan 8, 2014 06:38 AM

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                Steve Jan 8, 2014 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                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?

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                                                                                                                                                  bagelman01 Jan 11, 2014 06:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                  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

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                                                                                                                                                    kagemusha49 Jan 11, 2014 08:19 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                      tardigrade Jan 20, 2014 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                      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>

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                                                                                                                                            Jeri L Jan 4, 2014 10:00 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                            WishyFish Jan 2, 2014 09:36 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                        mrsfury Jan 5, 2014 04:44 AM

                                                                                                                                        Ha. Same here.

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                                                                                                                                        firecooked Jan 3, 2014 11:42 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                          kitchengardengal Jan 4, 2014 09:56 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                            INDIANRIVERFL Jan 5, 2014 04:24 AM

                                                                                                                                            Glad I am not the only one who thinks that.

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                                                                                                                                              fldhkybnva Jan 5, 2014 09:47 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                            mcsheridan Jan 6, 2014 03:34 PM

                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                            motomom Jan 2, 2014 06:03 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                              pellegrino31 Jan 10, 2014 08:40 AM

                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                              4X4 Jan 2, 2014 05:56 AM

                                                                                                                                              I love eggs but hate mayonaise.

                                                                                                                                              I love pickles but hate cucumbers.

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                                                                                                                                                autumm Jan 3, 2014 01:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                And I'm the reverse, love cucumbers hate pickles

                                                                                                                                                except for quick pickled red onions

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                                                                                                                                                jbsiegel Jan 2, 2014 05:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                  chompie Jan 2, 2014 04:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                  perfect examples!

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                                                                                                                                                    gildeddawn Jan 5, 2014 11:28 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                      Kajikit Jan 6, 2014 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                        OhioHound Jan 12, 2014 07:42 PM

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

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