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People Are Sharing The Ingredients That Instantly Ruin A Dish, And I'm Curious How You Feel

"I once saw a customer throw his sandwich at an employee because it contained blue cheese."

Most people have an ingredient or two they completely can't stand. In fact, those feelings might be so strong, that even a mere hint of that ingredient ruins an otherwise perfectly delicious dish. So Redditor u/aliensockmonkey asked, "What ingredient spoils a dish for you if it’s in it?" Here are some of the responses.

NBC

1. Cilantro

"It tastes the way that a dead fish tank smells. People don't believe me, and they'll try to slip it into dishes to show me I'm just being picky, but I can always tell. Apparently it's a genetic thing." β€”u/bigsursurge

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    No, it's horrible.

2. Non-Crispy Chicken Skin

Warner Bros Pictures

"I'm immediately disgusted if I take a bite of chicken and the skin/breading slides off like slimy crumby mush." β€”u/rslashdepressedteen


"Crispy skin is a must, even if it requires that the chicken be slightly overcooked." u/Mattums

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    100% YES.

3. Fennel Seed

NBC

"I can track it down like a bloodhound." β€”u/MikeTheImpaler

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    Don't mind it.
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    Despise it.

4. Banana

NBC

"Even if you pack a lunch and put a banana in the bag, it contaminates everything with banana taste. They spoil anything they’re packed with. Think those Cheez-Its you packed are going to taste crunchy, cheesy, and fantastic? Wrong. If they're near a banana, they'll taste like it." β€”u/alicat9713

"Put it into any smoothie, and it's now a banana smoothie." β€”Cold-Butterscotch284

  1. Are you a banana fan?

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    Love 'em.
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    Get that banana away from me.

5. Truffle

Netflix

"I know they’re fancy and gourmet, but I don’t care for the earthy smell of truffles. If the dish contains them (or even truffle oil), I won't order it."Β β€”u/PebblesmomWisconsin7

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    They're a total luxury.
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    They're gross.

6. Stevia (Or Any Artificial Sweetener)

New Line Cinema

"I can always tell when a food contains that garbage." β€”u/KidFather

  1. Are you cool with artificial sweeteners?

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    Fine by me.
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    Not in my food, please.

7. Celery

IFC

"I don't mind the texture, but I don't like the strong, bitter flavor. I hate it no matter how it's prepared β€” raw or cooked/steamed/stewed, with or without other ingredients." β€”u/treeswithoutknees

"I’m so tired of hearing that 'celery doesn’t taste like anything.' The smell of raw celery alone is enough to keep me from certain dishes." β€”u/severability_clause

  1. Do you enjoy the taste of celery?

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    I'm a fan.
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    Not today, Satan.

8. Coriander

NBC

"Soapy-tasting devil herb."Β β€”u/WhoriaEstafan

"Especially in curries. There are all those lovely flavors and then people add a plant that tastes like dirty soapy water." β€”u/totesemosh74

  1. Corriander: yay or nay?

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    Yay!
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    Nay.

9. An unintentional bone in any dish.

DreamWorks Pictures

"I only eat boneless chicken for this reason." β€”u/Tallman567

"If I'm eating fish like salmon and find a stray bone, it makes me want to stop eating my meal." β€”u/sweets7887

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    100% yes.
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    A little bone never hurt anybody.

10. Raisins

PBS

"There's nothing worse than a surprise raisin. I’m very wary around carrot cake. Is it a walnut or a raisin? Good luck, and may the odds be in your favor." β€”u/NotTodaySheSaid

"And cookies.Β Is it a chocolate chip...or a raisin?" β€”u/twisty77

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    Sure.
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    Never in my food.

11. Tonic Water

NBC

"How do people drink gin and tonics? Quinine tastes like nail polish remover."Β β€”u/claireyhofsteez

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    It's good!
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    It's awful.

12. Raw Onion

FOX

"I really don't know how people eat them. If I get a tiny sliver of uncooked onion in my bite, it’s all I can taste." β€”u/Meeshellkuhn

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    Doesn't bother me at all.
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    It's repulsive.

13. Fruit in Salad

E!

"I can't do it. I like savory separate from sweet." β€”u/yourmomknowswhatsup

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    I rather like it.
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    Pure disgust.

14. Sliced Tomato

NBC

"On burgers, omelets, anything. It doesn't matter if you remove it. The tomato scent and juices are permanently stuck on the food." β€”u/Emergency_River1878

  1. Tomato: discuss.

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    I love it.
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    Hate hate hate.

15. Mayonnaise

NBC

"I can detect even trace amounts in my food." β€”u/EatRatsForFiber

"The worst part is there's always SO MUCH of it." β€”u/Frog-Saron

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    Mayo all the way.
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    No mayo for me.

16. Cucumber

The Walt Disney Company

"They're so gross and always showing up in dishes where they don't belong." β€”u/Grouchy-Barracuda

  1. You cool with cukes?

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    Sure thing.
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    Not at all.

17. Anchovies

NBC

"Especially on pizza. Get those lil' fish out of here."Β β€”u/pete306

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    They're salty goodness.
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    They're sickening.

18. Dill

ITV

"I can't stand the stuff. It's the easiest way to mess up a dish as easy as potato salad." β€”u/Traditional_Pen6948

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    I've got no problem with it.
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    Complete meal wreaker.

19. Mushrooms

New Line Cinema

"Mushrooms are nature's warning label. They grow on things that are bad or rotting. Who would eat that?" β€”u/Elemteearkay

"The consistency is gross. As a vegetarian, people try to put them in everything. Mushroom risotto is my personal nightmare." β€”u/MissAuriel

  1. Are you a fan of the fungi?

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    Take me to shroom town.
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    No mushrooms for me.

20. Pickles

Nickelodeon

"Nothing bothers me more than when my burger comes with pickles. Once the bun touches pickles, it soaks up the juice. You can't just take the pickles off. You're tasting pickles whether you like it or not." β€”u/jwmiller39

  1. Do you like pickles on your burger?