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Saturday, February 05, 2011
I love to eat food. I love trying new and different things as long as my meal isn't moving. But the one thing I can't eat is oatmeal because it's gross. I hate its texture, smell, everything. My only logic is Koreans don't eat oatmeal and I am Korean. (I'm actually not that Korean.)

(No picture of oatmeal will accompany this post...ever.)

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93 comments :

  1. i absolutely will never put a sardine or anchovy in my mouth. but oatmeal? i could eat it every day. with lots of brown sugar and cinnamon :-)

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  2. i HATE pork! im not a big meat fan!!! green peas make me a little sick too... other than that, bring it on! :) first time on your blog! so happy I found it!

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  3. I actually like oatmeal and have it for breakfast almost every day. If there's one food I can't stand, I would have to say herring. I find both the texture and the taste disgusting.

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  4. wohoo! First comment! I cannot stand goat cheese. The smell is horrific. I do, however, love oatmeal :)

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  5. Bananas. It's a texture thing. Bleeeeeh.

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  6. I grew up eating oatmeal and I hated it! Then when I went on a dairy-free diet to see if it would help my baby stop throwing up, I started eating oatmeal every morning with vanilla almond milk, cinnamon and nutmeg, and ate that every single morning for 4 months. Wasn't too bad! And it's incredibly healthy! I'm back to doing that again, but simply more because it's so healthy, not for the taste!

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  7. Awww..I'm sorry to hear this! I absolutely LOVE oatmeal. I understand that everyone has their dislikes though. My boyfriend HATES onions and I am not a fan of sauerkraut. Maybe one day you can find an oatmeal dish that will suit your taste! Have a lovely Saturday. :)

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  8. I actually love oatmeal. I can't stand tofu, and shrimp. I hate the texture of them both, and just thinking about it is grossing me out. I will eat just about any other seafood though.
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  9. There are probably many that I haven't tried. I had a chance to sample brains once--calf brains, but couldn;t bring myself to stick my fork into it.

    The one thing my parents fixed that I couldn't stomach was liver. It usually came with a side of mashed potatos, so would try to encapsulate a piece of liver in the potatos to keep from tasting it--leaving it on my plate uneaten was NOT an option. I've never served liver to my kids. I hope that doesn't make me a bad parent.

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  10. I am such a picky eater but, I can't eat anything too spicy... it hurts :(

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  11. PS - I'm not a fan of oatmeal either, but I can eat it. In fact, I usually keep a box of the instant, flavored oatmeal packets in our cabinet during the winter as sort of a last resort, we're snowed in, starving, emergency, food item. Thank goodness it's never gotten that bad. LOL!

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  12. Beans. Refried, kidney, lima, green, string, blech! Can't stand them. * gag *

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  13. This is so funny! My roommate is Korean and the first time she saw me eating oatmeal, she said it reminded her of her grandmother because she used to eat oatmeal all the time.

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  14. Oatmeal, oddly enough. I hate it, and it makes me gag.

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  15. I've never met anyone who despised oatmeal... :)
    My super-dislike is in the same family as oatmeal- grits. SO NASTY.
    They are abominable.

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  16. So, I can't really think of anything I won't, or haven't, tried. The only thing I can barely stand is a tiny, dried fish that is a delicacy in the Philippines. It is called Bolinao - and it smells really bad! Other than that - I like everything - so far.

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  17. The only food I detest and can't stomach even the smell of is mac and cheese. I will eat anything else, though!

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  18. *gasp* I love oatmeal! Wow I can't really think of anything I'd never want to eat. Maybe like sea urchin or raw animal guts or something... I'd suppose that would totally gross me out. :)

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  19. @Anonymous--I hate bananas too, for the texture. My husband makes me eat them, though. He says the potassium is good for me. So I make him eat avocados for the healthy fatty acids. :)

    And I'm with the commenters who love oatmeal. We have it almost every day for breakfast.

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  20. LOVE oatmeal.. HATE liver.. no one should ever ingest liver... so foul.

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  21. I can not stand cranberry sauce. Why does it even exist? And it looks soooo gross when it comes out of the can!

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  22. Mayonnaise. Except it's okay in things like potato/pasta salad. As long as there's not very much.

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  23. Cooked egg yolk! Kk, but let me clarify and reveal all of my weirdness. I love scrambled eggs, omelettes, and other types of cooked egg yolk...but eating cooked egg yolk any other way (boiled, fried, etc.), it makes me want to barf! I know, I am weird.

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  24. I'm with you, girl! I can't stand oatmeal either - or cottage cheese, or apple sauce, or anything else that looks like it has already been chewed up!

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  25. Aw, I love oatmeal! I do. It's so good. I don't know why I love it so much.

    I hate ketchup.

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  26. Funny because I was just looking for single-serve oatmeal at the grocery. I just wanted one spoonful, that's it.

    Durian and Bamboo shoots. I think they both smell. Eek. I used to not be able to eat coconut milk-curried anything. But now, I've learned to like it. But bamboo shoots, man. I tell the servers at Chinese restaurants to make sure to exclude bamboo from my food because I'll know if they're there.

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  27. I ate eating any kind of noodle that is overcooked. Gross!

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  28. I love oatmeal but with lots of butter and brown sugar so don't have it often. The one thing I can't stand is meat. Just the idea of eating a hunk of muscle from a dead animal just makes my stomach turn. And if I attempt to eat it and hit a piece of fat or gristle, then I nearly throw up.

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  29. I love oatmeal... cooked in milk, mixed with applesauce, walnuts, and bananas ♥

    There are so many things I refuse to eat though... Liver, sardines, oysters, clams... baby animals, brains...

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  30. Raw onions and maraschino cherries. I gag, I gag!

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  31. And who thinks it's okay to ruin a perfectly good chocolate chip cookie or gooey brownie with walnuts. Un-American!!!

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  32. I'm a quarter Korean and I hate oatmeal, too. That makes two of us, which validates your theory ;)

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  33. beans. holy hannah how i hate them. it's not the taste, but how they feel in my mouth. it literally makes me gag. not pretty

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  34. haha! i totally understand you! i try to eat it every now and then (since it's good for you), but i can never get past the first couple of bites.

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  35. i hate meat with fat on it, the textures grosses me out sooo much

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  36. Hmm, my mom and I (Korean and half-Korean) are both giant fans of oatmeal, so I reject this theory. :)

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  37. jellybeans & raisins. I cannot stand the texture of either!

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  38. Jill, me too!! I hate jellybeans. Yuck.

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  39. I also hate oatmeal, but cooked spinach....urgh! Can't even think about it without gagging.

    Samantha
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  40. Are you eating plain oatmeal? Because I agree, plain oatmeal smells and tastes disgusting. Peaches and cream oatmeal is my favorite :D

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  41. I'm not a picky eater, I just eat almost everything. I think it's the fact Brazilian food is so tasty. But I don't like eggplant, some seafood, spicy food, moving things, urgh! BUt I do like all vegetable and everything else! (:

    Larysse

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  42. Hot dogs. You cannot pay me to eat them.

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  43. I like to eat, so I can't complain too much, but speaking of Korean, I don't like kimchee! Do you???

    Mommy Chic

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  44. I cannot stand Olives. Or grits. Bluk.

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  45. I eat oatmeal EVERY morning but I cannot stand raw onions. oh my gosh yuck.

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  46. i'm not a huge fan of oatmeal either but someone recently got me into the steel cut kind, which isn't as bad. but as far as food i cannot stand, it would definitely have to be bleu cheese dressing. the very smell just makes me lose my appetite.

    cute and little

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  47. OMG I don't like oatmeal either. Maybe it's an Asian thing? I am Chinese...but my boyfriend loves it and he's Chinese. So maybe it's a girl thing?

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  48. HAHAHA!! OMG you crack me up!!! I Love oatmeal! So much!

    I hate hate hate. Green Olives. I am not sure I have even had one, but they look gross and creep me out!

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    Mallory

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  49. Seafood and mushrooms. Barf. Barfbarfbarf.

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  50. I love oatmeal with brown sugar - but I can't stand Cilantro... unless its in guacamole, haha. :)

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  51. I LOVE oatmeal, but bananas make me want to die!

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  52. Hmmnn.. I can't think of any because I pretty much eat anything and I'm like you.. love to eat!!

    I just asked E what I don't like and he's a little stumped but two seconds later, he said - You don't eat/like Chips!

    xoox,

    ML

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  53. Hi! I enjoy your blog :) I am a japanese! haha I used to hate oatmeal! (I really hated it!) till I tried it with peanut butter! I am in love with it! so I think you should try..just once :)

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  54. I had to look "oatmeal" up in the dictionary, and now that I know what it is I remember how, as a child, I surprised my parent's by liking it while they both found it quite gross. Today I don't exactly like it anymore but I can eat it.

    I do not eat anything meat or fish for ethical reasons, but when it comes to food I simply don't like, the first things coming to my mind are celery and fennel. I find the taste and smell of them totally yucky. I don't like beans and mushrooms either, but celery is worse.

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  55. JELLYFISH, some of our family friends took us out to a buffet so I decided to try it, the flavor was there, but the texture was like pure chewy fat in a casing,
    p.s., love the blog

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  56. aw no, oatmeal is amazing!

    I can't eat lamb, i think that's pretty much the only thing. I'm quite unfussy!

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  57. Condiments! Mustard, mayo, ketchup, relish, etc. If the food is good, why ruin it adding condiments?

    Oatmeal...yummy. BUT, I totally get the texture thing.

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  58. Some oatmeal is great but seaweed is something i will NEVER try.

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  59. I do love oatmeal, but occasionally if I take too big of a bite I do get that gross-gag feeling!

    The one food I cannot stand is squash casserole! My mom used to make it all the time when I was little and I just HATE it! Needless to say I will not be asking her for that recipe, lol!

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  60. Since I now LOVE sushi I believe that I'm willing to give anything a try. Except fetal eggs. I recently caught and episode of An Idiot Abroad and there was a guy in China eating a hard boiled egg with a half grown chick inside of it. There is no way I could ever eat such a thing. In fact, I think I will have a hard time eating hard boiled eggs from now on.

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  61. Never ate oatmeal so I can't say anything, but the one food I totally cannot stand is some kind of sauce made of dried blood, eugh!

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  62. I HATE whipped cream. It's foamy nastiness.

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  63. I really don't like brussel sprouts--the smell, the texture, the taste. Yuck!!!!

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  64. we love oatmeal at my house! it's one of the only breakfasts my 1 year old son will eat. but i won't eat pork. or dairy.

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  65. Well me, I can eat possible everything, exception goes to olives. For me it's simply tasteless. Don't understand the whole point of it.

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  66. I only recently, like in the last year, started liking oatmeal! But I can only eat a specific brand/flavor, and there have to be fresh bananas involved :)

    I really can't stand peas or celery. Gross.

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  67. Cheetos. Most chips as well, honestly (I'll only eat plain chips and plain nachos, and even then, I don't crave them), but just the thought of Cheesies makes me sick!

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  68. I'm a fussy eater... Milk grosses me out, as does meat. I'll eat practically any vegetables and fruit except CAULIFLOWER (ew), and I can't stand food that is spicy hot.

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  69. If I even smell tunafish I get nauseous.

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  70. haha that's too funny! i can't stand oatmeal either. or yogurt. yuck!

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  71. i was just eating some no bake cookies. (i didn't grow up eating them but my husband's family loves them!) and as i was eating the hot gooey things i thought to myself, this tastes like chocolate oatmeal. and my very next thought was, i wonder if you eat them! so, what's your take on oatmeal in cookies?

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  72. rebecca, haha! That's sof unny you thought of me. I actually love oatmeal cookies as long as there are a lot of chocolate chips! I just don't like it wet and moist. Blegh.

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  73. You're breaking my oatmeal lovin' heart Elaine! ;)

    Lobster, crab, and oysters. Sick sick sick. And I grew up in Massachusetts. Whups. At least I like salmon?

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  74. brussel sprouts. they look like gigantic boogers.

    anna
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  75. Wasabi....I makes me want to barf.

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  76. Bananas.
    Gross.
    Even the word tastes bad.

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  77. I really wish that I liked olives but I don't. I can't stand the mushy feel or the bland/bitter juices that leak out. I won't even eat them on pizza because I can taste the gross juice-ness. Um, ew. I really wish I liked them because they look cool and it would be super awesome to be able to buy frozen supreme pizza. Do you know how hard it is to find it without olives?! My life is obviously miserable because of this olives-and-pizza dilemma. Also, nachos.

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  78. The number one thing I can't eat is shaved coconut. I actually don't mind the flavor of it in any other form (coconut cream chocolates, for example), but it's the texture that gets me. I can detect the slightest bit of it, no matter how small. Once my mom bought store-brand chocolate chip cookies, and after eating a couple of bites I could swear there was coconut in them. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I looked at the ingredients, and sure enough, there it was! Another time, I unknowingly ate a sample at a store that had a lot of coconut in it, and I had to run to the bathroom to throw it up. Blech!

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  79. I couldn't agree more! I HATE oatmeal. I think it has the texture and flavor of wallpaper paste. Not that I've ever tasted wallpaper paste, but I'm willing to bet it tastes like oatmeal. I know slow cooked oats are a healthy breakfast, and I've tried them doctored up a million different ways and I still HATE it. Yuck.

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  80. I love oatmeal! Even the plain kind. Actually, I love food so there isn't much I don't like. But if I had to pick something i would be oysters and teriyaki sauce. Oysters look like snot---eeeew. I just don't like the taste of teriyaki, but I'm not sure why.

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  81. Mandarin oranges. It feels like I'm chewing live goldfish!

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  82. I seriously read this post two days ago and I couldn't think of any foods that I disliked so I had to come back and post... I am so weird...
    ANYWAYS...
    I will save you suffering by not post about my like and/or dislike for oatmeal since the last 100 people seem to have that part covered, but I will say that I have an extreme dislike for eggs. Seriously. Plan scrambled eggs make me want to barf.

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  83. I like oatmeal...when it's cold outside- microwaved really hot with milk and cinnammon...it is a little like congee...do Koreans eat that? You can put fruit in it too. Stuff I hate: beets...forced to eat them at camp and they stained the tuna noodle cassarole pink...herring- yeah, nutritious, but no thanks. I don't like sweet potatoes or mangoes either and they are both really nutritious.

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  84. oh yeah..I hate avocados too...I expected them to be so great and they remind me of palmolive bar soap..one of my friends made an excellent home made guac with fresh herbs, all hand-chopped..so I tried thm AGAIN and ..ick no good.

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  85. I love oatmeal. Cheap, easy, healthy, customizable, and delicious!

    I cannot stand the thought of eating chitlins (animal intestines). Yuck! In general, I try to avoid eating animals and animal products.

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  86. I hate hate HATE artichokes. I think they are so disgusting. I've tried and tried eating them, but they're so sick. Then, when you get to the heart, you have to pull all that furry, fuzzy stuff off???? GA-ROSS!!!!!!!!

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  87. I hate turnips. I think that when cooked it smells like cat pee.

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  88. Oh my gosh oatmeal is the ONLY thing I wont eat too, I'm not Korean but maybe I was supposed to be!

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