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Old 05-10-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Acquired taste to me is very unusual. I eat and drink the things I did not used to like but I still get that "first unusual taste" everytime i eat or dink them. My acquired tastes are coffee, tea, cheeesecake and yams. Does anyone else have an acquired taste for something and does still taste strange or slightly off to you?
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Tuna fish salad. Never loved it, but I would eat it. Actually, I've nearly stopped eating it. Something about the idea of fish that has been in a can for (possibly) years just began to put me right off.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I don't get the concept of "acquired taste" because, really, if I didn't like something the first time, I'm just not going to have it again. There's no prize if you end up liking it, is there? Because, if there is, then I'll reconsider.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Olives!
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Acquired taste to me is very unusual. I eat and drink the things I did not used to like but I still get that "first unusual taste" everytime i eat or dink them. My acquired tastes are coffee, tea, cheeesecake and yams. Does anyone else have an acquired taste for something and does still taste strange or slightly off to you?
Kefir & yogurt-they smell a little funny, and the texture is runny, but they taste good to me once I get past how they seem at first.

Another item is macadamia nuts: when I open a new jar of them, they stink (and I won't say like what !) awfully.
Yet, when I eat them, they are delicious, yummy, perfectly fine.

Tea was an acquired taste for me,
as are alcoholic beverages (which, for the most part I still dislike, but there are a few instances I don't mind the flavor of).
Cheesecake, too-took time & repetition for me to get used to the texture & taste (since I don't like cheese, otherwise).
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Kefir & yogurt-they smell a little funny, and the texture is runny, but they taste good to me once I get past how they seem at first.

Another item is macadamia nuts: when I open a new jar of them, they stink (and I won't say like what !) awfully.
Yet, when I eat them, they are delicious, yummy, perfectly fine.

Tea was an acquired taste for me,
as are alcoholic beverages (which, for the most part I still dislike, but there are a few instances I don't mind the flavor of).
Cheesecake, too-took time & repetition for me to get used to the texture & taste (since I don't like cheese, otherwise).
Alcohol for me too. Yogurt is something i have to be in the mood for.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Sea urchin roe (Uni) - it took me three tries until I could finally swallow Uni nigiri sushi - now I'm addicted to it.
Cheesecake - I've tried it countless times and I still can't eat it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Sea urchin roe (Uni) - it took me three tries until I could finally swallow Uni nigiri sushi - now I'm addicted to it.
Cheesecake - I've tried it countless times and I still can't eat it.
I still can't eat uni. I've tried it a lot of times. It still reminds me of the sea shore at low tide. Yet, it is a delicacy. My wife loves it. Especially fresh. Same for Natto. Which is rotten soy beans, in a slime of rot.
For her, it's fantastic. For me, it smells like old gym socks. Then again, hot sauce on a head cheese sandwich is something I can eat. I don't look for it....but I can eat it and not get sick from the thought. Head cheese is literally a jellied meat product made from a pig head.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Beer. Coffee.

Cincinnati chili.

Broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, and just about any other vegetable. I have yet to acquire a taste for brussel sprouts.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Cincinnati chili...I have yet to acquire a taste for brussel sprouts.
Cincinnati Chili is a strange concoction but I do like it on hot dogs.

Now, about those Brussels Sprouts - they can be sweet and tender or they can be harsh and bitter depending on how mature they are and how long they have been sitting in the "fresh vegetable bin" at the grocery store. When you find some really fresh young Brussels Sprouts you might find them quite tasty. However, there are some folks who will never like them no matter what.
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