Can We Guess Which Food You Hate The Most?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can We Guess Which Food You Hate The Most?
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About This Quiz

All of us had a few foods that, as children, we simply wouldn't eat no matter what our parents or guardians said or did to try to get us to go along. Come punishment, bribery, pleading, or the removing of all other food, we'd simply rather go hungry than endure so much as a single bite of the loathed substance. Popular despised childhood foods typically include slightly bitter options such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts, with cabbage making a strong showing. However, if we could be convinced to try a few of these foods as children then we do tend to eventually embrace most of the ones we once swore were despicable.

As adults, of course, we mostly have fewer absolute no-gos as food, and since we have more autonomy over what we eat, we only rarely have to face them. A good dinner party host would always check about such things ahead of time, after all, and in a restaurant, there's sure to be an option to avoid it. Plus, if push comes to shove, you can always blame allergies, celiac disease, or something your trainer or nutritionist is making you do. However, if you're honest, there's that one food or type of food that you couldn't shove down your throat even if the alternative was being extremely rude and horribly hungry. Let's figure out what it is!


How do you feel about excessive crunch?
I don't mind it.
I hate it!
It's a little weird.
It bothers me a lot.

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Does slimy food bother you?
Ewwww, yes
Nope
Quite a bit
Sometimes

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Can you stand a lot of salt?
No, I would puke.
I cannot, I would get sick.
No, I would die.
Yeah, that's fine.

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What about a somewhat soapy taste?
Sounds weird
Sounds fine
Sounds great
Sounds disgusting

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How do you feel about Italian food?
I love it!
I like it!
I don't like it!
I loathe it!

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Could you usually order anything without adjustments in an Indian restaurant?
Typically yes
Nope
Up to a point
I have to check thoroughly what's in there.

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Have you ever been unable to tell if your hated food was in something before you bit into it?
No, I can tell.
Yes, all too often
Rarely
I can usually smell it, but no.

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What junk food do you simply never eat?
Swedish fish
Crackerjacks
Kebab
Many kinds of potato chips

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Where are you often quite put out by the smell?
Fish market
Baseball games
Butcher
Grandma's kitchen

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Is there an environmental benefit to your aversion?
Yes, there are issues of sustainability that I help with by my aversion.
Yes, jungles would be preserved if everyone shared it.
Yes, about 8 percent of carbon emissions would end if everyone shared it.
Nope

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What do you order in a Japanese restaurant?
Teriyaki
Salad
Sushi
Soup

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If you pretend it's an allergy, how believable is that?
Not a bit
Totally
Somewhat
It would be weird but people would believe it.

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Is there an easy one-on-one substitute for your hated food?
Not directly, no
Yes, there are several!
I think so, but there's no direct analog according to those who love it.
There are many.

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Do most people love the thing you hate?
No, many people don't like it.
Yes, they think I am weird.
They like it. I'm not sure they all love it.
Many people love it but a minority loathe it.

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Is there an entire country you worry about going to, in case you have to eat the food you hate the most?
Pretty much, yeah
There are many.
There are small areas of the USA.
Italy, to some extent

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How easy is it to avoid?
Extremely
It's nightmarishly hard.
Fairly
Generally, quite easy.

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Do people feel like you're judging them when you tell them you don't eat it?
I don't think they do, even though I am judging them.
They don't, and I'm not
Yes, and I usually am
Yes, even though I'm not

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Does the average cook know how to substitute for it?
The average cook can't make it in the first place.
They wouldn't have a clue!
Yes, they would be expected to
They usually do, yes.

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Does your aversion affect how much you spend on food?
It saves me a little.
It has no effect.
It actually saves me a lot of money.
Yes, I have to spend a little more to avoid it.

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How annoying do you think other people find your aversion?
Not at all
A little
Incredibly annoying
Somewhat

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Do you get called a picky eater because of it?
Not really
A little
That's the least of what I get called.
Yes, all the time

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Have you had to shape your dating life around your aversion at all?
Barely
Once in a while
Yes, I need people to share it in order to date them!
In a minimal way

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Do you worry about cruelty when it comes to food?
Somewhat, yes
Only in the sense of habitat
Yes, totally
Nope

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How much do people keep trying to make you eat the thing?
Not much
Fairly regularly
Constantly, it's so annoying!
Every so often

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If you ate it by mistake, what would you do?
Puke
Spit it out
Feel ill for hours
Just choke it down

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If it was someone's favorite thing, could you stomach eating it in order to be around them?
I couldn't eat it but I could have something else.
No, the smell is too gross.
No, I'd feel too upset.
No, the taste is so weird!

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Is it something you could quietly feed to the dog?
I might see it again if I did!
I doubt the dog would eat it.
Yes, easily
No, the dog wouldn't eat it.

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Is there a cuisine that is nearly always totally safe for you?
Italian
Mexican
Vegan
Japanese

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Do you ever have to bring your own food to places?
Never
Yes, sometimes
Once in a while
I haven't yet

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Can you smell it from a mile away?
Yes
Try ten miles
No, only if I am in the room
Not really

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