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Old 05-10-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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I wonder if anyone’s done a research to see if this disparity in taste is genetic or psychological?
Some of it is genetic. It might be a cliche that most children hate vegetables, but there's a scientific reason for it. Most vegetables are bitter and they do taste like "ka-ka." Children are hardwired to enjoy anything sweet. That's why no child will never refuse a Snickers bar or a bag of Skittles over broccoli.

Is it any wonder most of the mass-produced factory junk food today is loaded with sugar? They know what you really like and they know how to keep you hooked. If Oreos tasted like Brussel sprouts, nobody would buy them.

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Old 05-13-2019, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Clown School
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I used to HATE cilantro as a kid. Thought it tasted like soap. But as an adult, I absolutely love it. It doesn't taste like soap at all to me anymore. I don't know what happened, it was a sudden transition.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Another option is food taste and smell association with pleasant childhood memories.



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Old 05-14-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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Brussells sprouts are sweet when not cooked to death...

Oh, and cilantro still tastes like soap to me. But I like it anyway.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Some regional foods taste good even to adults from outside the region trying it for the first time. But there are some regional foods many outsiders just can’t seem to get past the taste while locals love the food. I wonder if anyone’s done a research to see if this disparity in taste is genetic or psychological? Think of how some people think cilantro taste like soap while others love the taste. Another option is food taste and smell association with pleasant childhood memories.
For me, it wasn't taste so much as sight. I had trouble eating spaghetti as a kid because I would think "worms" and with a little imagination, see them start moving on my plate.

I could not understand how people ate shrimp, because to me, they looked like the pictures of little human embryos. Finally, in my twenties, I was at a work party for a building opening where they had servers walking around with huge trays of giant shrimp and cocktail sauce, and the person I was with said "Oh, look at that great shrimp!" so I tried some. That first bite into a human embryo covered with cocktail sauce was very difficult, lol, but it was SO good.

Now I love shrimp cocktail.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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For me, it wasn't taste so much as sight. I had trouble eating spaghetti as a kid because I would think "worms" and with a little imagination, see them start moving on my plate.

I could not understand how people ate shrimp, because to me, they looked like the pictures of little human embryos. Finally, in my twenties, I was at a work party for a building opening where they had servers walking around with huge trays of giant shrimp and cocktail sauce, and the person I was with said "Oh, look at that great shrimp!" so I tried some. That first bite into a human embryo covered with cocktail sauce was very difficult, lol, but it was SO good.

Now I love shrimp cocktail.
Good thing you didnt grow up in south Louisiana where boiled crawfish is a tradition and so valuable there are regular reports of crawfish thefts (either stealing large bags of live crawfish or sneaking onto a crawfish farm to steal what’s in their traps). Restaurants serving a seafood platter would include a few boiled crawfish on the plate.

Being Cajun meant we were more open to trying different animal meats. We have a joke that Cajun zoos have a recipe posted outside each animal’s enclosure for how to cook them. I have eaten some animals most would avoid,...not by choice. Have some relatives raised the old ways in that if you kill it then you eat it. Of course there were the usual animals like fresh caught fish, deer, duck, and turkey. There were others we were uninformed about until after we’d started eating. Things like snake, alligator, and nutria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coypu
The nutria was the big shocker for us because of its appearance as a large rat but my uncle cooked it very well and it tasted good. This animal is ruining the Louisiana wetlands since they were released into the wild by failed fur farmers of the early 1900s since they’re native to South America.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Some of it is genetic. It might be a cliche that most children hate vegetables, but there's a scientific reason for it. Most vegetables are bitter and they do taste like "ka-ka." Children are hardwired to enjoy anything sweet. That's why no child will never refuse a Snickers bar or a bag of Skittles over broccoli.

Is it any wonder most of the mass-produced factory junk food today is loaded with sugar? They know what you really like and they know how to keep you hooked. If Oreos tasted like Brussel sprouts, nobody would buy them.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/20...hy_a_21622833/
I always liked vegetables, especially green salad, from a very young age.

The only food dislike I’ve held on to is cooked fish, as my parents forced me to eat it weekly. I’ve been slowly trying to get over it as an adult, but the aversion remains strong.

I like sweets too, but I really crave vegetables when I skip them.
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Old Today, 08:39 PM
 
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My Australian neighbors loved veggiemite.
I did not.
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