Gross Delicious Foods We Didn't Realize People Were So Passionate About

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Vote up the foods that inspire the strongest reactions.

We all have to eat in order to live, so we might as well enjoy it. That's the attitude of the so-called 'foodies' - people that spend a little too much time thinking about every meal they consume. These are the people that want to try every new place in town, seek out the undiscovered hole-in-the-walls, and single handedly keep their old favorites in business.

You don't have to be a foodie to appreciate food, but it seems like some foods are only appreciated by certain people. Maybe it's because they grew up with them, there's some sort of genetic mutation, or they just plain like it, but these foods inspire debate like no other. These are the grossest - or the tastiest - foods that people on both sides are passionate about.

  • 1
    1,417 VOTES


    From Redditor u/lizardgal10:

    Mushrooms. I love and hate them. Cooked? Excellent addition to stir-fry, quiche, pizza, even good as a main dish. Raw or cooked badly? They taste like fluffy potting soil. And some folks can’t stand them in any form.

    From Redditor u/bekcy:

    Mushrooms just seem completely inedible raw, I don't know how people are doing that.

    1,417 votes
  • 2
    1,171 VOTES

    From Redditor u/Drikkink:

    Most people I know that hate coconut hate the dry ass shredded wheat coconut sh*t that goes in desserts and stuff. It tastes like cardboard with the consistency of like dried lettuce or something. I loathe it. I grew up in the Philly area and we had these "candies" people would make around St Patrick's Day called "Irish Potato" (I think they were originally a PA Dutch thing). It was basically a ball of cream cheese, sugar and coconut rolled in cinnamon. I would always ask my mom to make them without coconut because the texture is vile.

    As an adult, though, I love the taste of coconut. I cook with coconut milk a LOT. I still cannot stomach that dried paint chip sh*t though.

    1,171 votes
  • From Redditor u/MozzarellaFitzgerald:

    Oatmeal raisin cookies. I love a good homemade chewy oatmeal raisin cookie, but a lot of people act like raisins are evil rabbit turds.

    From Redditor u/hawaiikawika:

    They are only bad if you think they are chocolate chip. Oatmeal raisin is one of my favorite cookies, but I am upset if I thought it was chocolate chip. It is the missed expectations.


    1,354 votes
  • 4
    1,290 VOTES

    From Redditor u/Uttuuku:

    I try, but I just can't do it. I can't like it. I hear how my dad and brother sing their praises to it, but I can't even look at it. Any other cheese is fine though.

    From Redditor u/masked_sombrero:

    I used to be a meat cutter in a grocery store. We would make blue cheese stuffed burger patties. My first experience with blue cheese. OMG the smell!!! I thought it was the grossest thing for the longest time.

    Then, one day...I ate some of the crumbles. Best decision of my life. I love blue cheese. The smell is gross, but the flavor is a godsend. The only type of dressing I buy is blue cheese dressing. I need to get around to buying the actual cheese tho - I'll eat it straight out of the container.

    1,290 votes
  • 5
    1,188 VOTES

    From Redditor u/Wahooney:

    Brussels sprouts. Because of genetic mutations, approximately half the population finds them unpalatable. I'm one of them, never ate a Brussels sprout I didn't want to spit out.

    From Redditor u/citsonga_cixelsyd:

    I'm on board with you. Mom used to boil frozen ones to hell and back and I couldn't eat them. My ex loved them so I looked up recipes and roasted fresh ones. She loved them. I ate 1/2 of one and quit. I love all cabbage dishes though

    1,188 votes
  • 6
    1,073 VOTES

    From Redditor u/GavinLabs:

    Vomitty in texture and sour in taste, people LIE about it being good with or on fruit.

    From Redditor u/stups317:

    My mom makes lasagna with cottage cheese (we are Polish not Italian) and that is the only way I'll eat it.

    From Redditor u/fleursdumal98:

    Don’t mean to offend but is there anyone under age 50 who eats cottage cheese? My grandma used to serve that shit with a Dole pineapple ring on top. The only thing it had going for it is it was slightly healthier than the other stuff she served.

    1,073 votes