Can you hate food that you've never tried?

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Can you hate food that you've never tried?

peachmarie peachmarie
This drives me crazy! I have two people in my family (both sisters) who hate seafood and more specifically shrimp. Bear in mind, they are not allergic, everyone else in their family LOVES seafood but they both do not. But they haven't even tried shrimp, but refuse to try it. Does anyone else hate food that they've never tried that they are not allergic too?
02/28/2013
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Willowe Willowe
The only thing that comes to mind are a couple of foods that I can't stand the smell of- for example, I can't even be in the same room as anyone eating sauerkraut because it makes me want to throw up. So in a case like that I'd say yes I hate the food because of the physical reaction I have to it, even though its never something I'd try to eat.
02/28/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Depends on if you're vegan or some similar restricted diet lifestyle, but I don't think you can hate something without trying it.
Even something you know you hate can be delicious in the right dishes.
02/28/2013
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I can understand hating a food you haven't tried if the smell makes you nauseated.
02/28/2013
Cynthia Jordan Cynthia Jordan
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Originally posted by peachmarie
This drives me crazy! I have two people in my family (both sisters) who hate seafood and more specifically shrimp. Bear in mind, they are not allergic, everyone else in their family LOVES seafood but they both do not. But they haven't even tried ...
id have to say no my husband is the same way and I make him try every food he says he hates most of the time he likes what he says he hates which is funny but I still cant get him to try different types of mushrooms and them cooked different ways he just hates them
02/28/2013
SydVicious SydVicious
I know people who hate foods they have never had, but I don't really see how it's possible. I have lived all over the word and have seen some foods that certainly didn't look or great, but ended up fantastic. You can't say you HATE something if you have no idea what it tastes like. If you can't guess picky eating irritates the shit out of me.

The one and only food I had trouble with was a large fish with the scales and head, everything, still attached. It was for a friends party and her aunts and grandmother made everything from scratch. Normally I would have skipped that fish, but her family was watching us and they really wanted me to try it. So I did.
02/28/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
If the smell of the food makes me want to throw up then yea I can see hating it. If it makes me feel like that while it is cooking or in the air. Then who not to say I will like it when I try it. Then on the other hand I always have a bad time when I try new foods. I get sick. I like to stick to the same things when going out to eat or even cooking at home. Sometimes I will go get stuff to try to make something that I want to try and never end up making it.
02/28/2013
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by peachmarie
This drives me crazy! I have two people in my family (both sisters) who hate seafood and more specifically shrimp. Bear in mind, they are not allergic, everyone else in their family LOVES seafood but they both do not. But they haven't even tried ...
Great topic! It's not just your sisters who are doing that, some contributors here do the same thing. You'll notice it when you come across some food-related threads, it annoys the heck out of me!!!

@JustLikeHeaven - I'm not referring to you. I'm talking about people who have never even came across or heard about some food/dishes.
02/28/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by Rossie
Great topic! It's not just your sisters who are doing that, some contributors here do the same thing. You'll notice it when you come across some food-related threads, it annoys the heck out of me!!!

@JustLikeHeaven - I'm not ...
Good to know Rossie.
02/28/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
My dislike for seafood comes from a single memory. When my grandma (no chef, mind you), baked Red Snapper. It stank up the entire house for a week, and every time I hugged my grandparents I could smell it on their skin. I can do sushi, or have a couple of bites of seafood, but anything more I get sick to my stomach.
02/28/2013
Mwar Mwar
I try most foods, it's more a combination of foods I can't stand. For example, I have never had minestrone soup and I know i'll detest it. While I like both beans and pasta, I am nauseated at the two of them together.

Other than these things, I give new foods a try.
02/28/2013
tami tami
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Originally posted by peachmarie
This drives me crazy! I have two people in my family (both sisters) who hate seafood and more specifically shrimp. Bear in mind, they are not allergic, everyone else in their family LOVES seafood but they both do not. But they haven't even tried ...
I hate sushi and have never tried it but I have try fish an do not like it
02/28/2013
hillys hillys
My roomate won't try any new foods and says she doesn't like soo many things.
02/28/2013
misterazor misterazor
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Originally posted by peachmarie
This drives me crazy! I have two people in my family (both sisters) who hate seafood and more specifically shrimp. Bear in mind, they are not allergic, everyone else in their family LOVES seafood but they both do not. But they haven't even tried ...
i used to say that when i was younger. but, no, it's not likely that a person can hate a food that they have never tried. most of the time, for me, it was related to smell. if it smelled bad to me, i would know that i would not like it in my mouth. also, the appearance of some things can be off-putting. shrimp have little legs hanging off of them, look a little jelly-like, have a black line of poo down them sometimes...so, i can understand a person saying they have no desire to put something in their mouth...but, as far as hating the flavor of something, they cannot hate it if they have never tried it. they can, however, know that they would hate to put that thing in their mouth. make sense? also, as i've gotten older, i have begun to try different things. most people do, i think, at some point become a bit more brave. anyway, don't let it drive you crazy. take it as meaning that they just are not ready to try it yet. and, the more you try to force it, the more they will resist.
02/28/2013
married with children married with children
if you hate the smell, then yes. Smell is a big part of taste.
02/28/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by peachmarie
This drives me crazy! I have two people in my family (both sisters) who hate seafood and more specifically shrimp. Bear in mind, they are not allergic, everyone else in their family LOVES seafood but they both do not. But they haven't even tried ...
nope, my mom always taught me growing up to always try things once.
02/28/2013
spiced spiced
Personally, I'm a big believer in trying things, but smell and taste are actually so linked that they're pretty much the same sense. So, I do believe it's possible to know you'll hate something before actually touching it to your taste buds.

Also, I had an aunt who got sick anytime she ate even a little bit of garlic or onion. She didn't have to taste a food with either of those ingredients to know she didn't like it!

But I've also known people who refused to try certain foods just because...hell, I don't even really know why they refused. I remember one of my best friends from college had never tried tofu, and swore that he "hated" it - even though he finally admitted he didn't even know what it was!
02/28/2013
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
There are some foods I will never try.
02/28/2013
Flower1 Flower1
I don't think so.
03/01/2013
GONE! GONE!
Yeah, I used to hate anything that I thought looked gross or smelled bad. I'm a lot more open-minded about food now though.
03/01/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
There is more to liking a food than taste. The aroma, the visual appeal...it has to look and smell appetizing before I'd want to try it, so I do understand.
03/01/2013
jennifur77 jennifur77
Just travel to Asia sometime. Blood, for instance. Worms. etc.
03/02/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
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Originally posted by WhoopieDoo
I can understand hating a food you haven't tried if the smell makes you nauseated.
ditto.
03/02/2013
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