The smells of cheese and seafood will make me wretch.
Is this normal? Is it psychosomatic?
Liver. Just the smell of it cooking makes me gag.
Any greasy breakfast cooking odors: bacon or sausage and eggs
Microwave popcorn in an enclosed room such as the staff lounge at work
The smell of bread and butter pudding causes me to literally retch.
[quote]Microwave popcorn in an enclosed room such as the staff lounge at work
Ugh - I just had a flashback to a job I hated 7 years ago.
The smell of mushrooms on a pizza or sautéing in butter make me retch.
I don't know how anyone can eat those utterly vile things.
The smell of Spearmint or Doublemint gum being chewed. Makes me want to vomit. I'm not a big fan of mint anyway, but these two are horrid.
Eating the junk food Twinkies literally closes down my throat. Admittedly, a twinkie's junk in my throat opens it right back up.
With the OP on cheese. Never understood the attraction for rancid milk products. Parmesan is among the worst - who the hell wants his food smelling of sweaty, unwashed feet? Norwegian goat's cheese looks like snot.
The smell of other foods doesn't bother me, however, textures are another matter. I tried a scallop and salmon mousse once and did a great job keeping both mouthfuls down.
Ditto the smell of microwave popcorn, and the chemical odor in hot pockets and other highly processed, fake "food." Also fried liver has horrible memories.
I've never heard of bread and butter pudding before R3
I'm not so finicky.
Goat cheese and all blue and mature cheeses, definitely.
Curry. Vomit city.
The smell of cheap wine leads me to vomit, even before consumption.
"Curry. Vomit city."
I have the exact same reaction to her.
Norwegian goat cheese tastes like carmel candies
Gross-smelling cheese: Tilsit and Esrom
Mushrooms and fish. Ugh.
Kimchee smells like a decomposing body.
"Mushrooms and fish."
Just reading that makes me hard and want to grab my camera.
I'm with the OP on seafood. Especially shrimp. How anyone can eat those smelly little sea vermin is beyond me.
There are only two food odours I can't stand: cucumbers and fresh vinegar.
Eggs. Every morning the guy in the cube behind me gets some kind of eggs for breakfast, and every morning I leave the office to get fresh air. Can't handle it.
I hate the look of it, the texture of it, the color of it, the taste if it and the smell of it.
I was at a friend's home once where a huge salmon was cooked and served at a party. It smelled like a burning tampon while it cooked.
You're all such delicate flowers.
Cooked feta cheese (like in an omlette). To me it smells like vomit.
Don't notice it when it's fresh, but when it's cooked, or heated in some way it smells like someone just upchucked in the room.
I'm revolted by liver, butter, and popcorn cooking. I also hate the smell of fast food. I hold my breath when I have to drive past someplace like McDonalds; the stench comes into my car even with all the windows shut.
But I love aged cheeses, any kind of fish including salmon, and almost every kind of fruit and vegetable.
Durian is a big exception. It's repulsive to me.
When you are in an elevator with someone and the other person has a bag of food from McDonald's.
Meat. I have been known to vomit at the stench...
Asian food markets.
A burning USED tampon
Oysters are the worst. AVOID THEM AT ALL COSTS
Liver is truly disgusting as well.
Don't like brussel sprouts either and won't eat them but at least the smell won't make me vomit.
Apparently, I have an almost supernatural ability to taste when spinach is on the turn. To me, it tastes like mildew if it is not fresh. Cooked or raw. I can taste old spinach in a salad as well as in a spanokopita.
And I love spanokopita. To me, a fresh spanokopita is one of the best tastes around. It's such a letdown to take that first bite and get that moldy aftertaste.
Yet other people will eat the salad or spanokopita and tell me it tastes fine to them. I only wish it tasted fine to me, for I love fresh spinach.
The smell of mussels cooking.
I truly feel sorry for people who can't appreciate good food. Aged cheeses? Woodsy, fresh mushrooms? Briny oysters? Fast food I get. Good food I don't. We couldn't friends.
Why couldn't we friends?
Soft squashes. I'm certain Hell is made from soft squash, cooking forever.
I am with r5. I've detested mushrooms since I was a child and the smell of them sautéing in butter was so disgusting I used to beg my mom not to cook them. Apparently, I never outgrew my revulsion because I was a guest in someone's home and they were cooking them that way and the smell nearly made me sick.
I accidentally ate a piece of Portobello mushroom. I thought it was grilled eggplant, it was in a grilled vegetable station at a buffet and it was dark. It was like eating the inside of my own mouth. I had to spit it out.
I don't have "baby tastes" and will generally try anything at least once. Except mushrooms, for which I suffer a physical revulsion.
The smell of calories
You people are weird.
Eggs and beans. I vomited from the smell.
Well, since you asked. Take a note. Sugar, salt, dairy, carbs, gluten, lactose, coffee, tea, rice, pasta, bread, butter, eggs, burgers (from a 3 mile radius), tap water, fizzy drinks (instant collapse almost unavoidable), frying oil, peanut butter, additives, preservatives, chocolate...
Oh, I haven't got time to save you little people from yourselves. Check the website already, commoners.
The only guy in our office who drinks coffee makes a huge pot at 9:00 and drinks it all day. By 1:00 or 2:00, it smells so nasty that I hate to go into the kitchen. I don't know why he doesn't make a smaller pot and then a second one in the afternoon.
r3 Infidel! Bread pudding proves that God loves us, and wants us to be happy.
r12 It's a great old-fashioned dessert, not highly thought of anymore, especially around these parts.
r6 Couldn't agree more, olives are vile comestibles. Their only function should be producing that luscious, unctuous green/gold elixir, extra virgin olive oil.
If we're talking loathsome foods, red beets are at the top of the list. From what bowel of Hell did they originate?
Pickles, olives and mushrooms
Pickles are the worst, can't stand them. Even the smell of pickles or something that has been pickled makes me want to vomit.
I'm glad I don't know anyone on this thread. Whiny babies, the lot of you.
r49 Pickles, to be sure. As well as mustard, mayo(unless I make it myself) and most bottled salad dressings.
Goat Cheese (I love most other cheeses)
Calamari, raw Oysters (I love most other seafood)
And, of course, mushrooms.
Mushrooms ruin anything they're put in, and render it inedible.
Who are you grown ass people who can't handle the smells of food? Are you so sheltered and gentle that you literally can't deal with everyday foods like fish, eggs and cheese?
What the ACTUAL fuck???
The smell of Spearmint or Doublemint gum being chewed. Makes me want to vomit.
Same here. Anything mint makes me want to throw up actually.
Isn't this the ultimate expression of Mary-ness, that people in this thread can't express their dislike for certain foods without going overboard?
Mayonnaise. It is revolting, I can't look at it, smell it and of course it eat. Not sure why, just born with the deep-seated loathing almost fear.
by the way R9, you've been W&W!
Olives and olive oil.
R56, do you eat eggs and oil separately? Is it the emulsion you can't tolerate?
That's an odd revulsion.
This thread is filled with fucking pussies.
I would tell you to grow up, but then again, I know the average age around here is 70-plus, and you'll never change.
Just about any other person's food being nuked in the microwave at work. Of course, fish and other really stinky stuff is the worst.
I love cheese, but yes, agree its smell is atrocious. Parmesan smells like rancid B.O.
The office where I used to work employed two Chinese women. They brought lunch and nuked it in the kitchen. It was always fish-based and it smelled horrible. The office manager finally had to ask them to refrain from bringing in smelly food because it was wafting out into the reception area and the conference rooms.
I think it is psychosomatic. I blame this thread. :(
I had fish and chips from a chip shop a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had it again last night and felt sick cause I was sure there was a bone there and there probably wasn't.
I used to always love McD's Fillet of Fish but the last time I had it I think there was a bone in it which also made me wretch. Fucking nasty and my fault for eating shit take away garbage.
So fish is one. Beyond that, I really dislike the smell of coffee, though oddly don't mind it to drink. Beetroot is disgusting and was one before that just the smell of made me ill.
Retch, not wretch. Two different words.
I'm with those mocking the posters sharing their food loathings. I have a lot, too, but only really babyish people have to describe things as 'making me vomit'. Weirdest thing is it's such a straight-woman way of talking.
Can't people write about what they hate without being so graphic that they're clearly intending to pass on their own sensitivities? Pathetic.
Spinach. Reminds me of cow pat.
Now I think I knew that it was "retch" r65 but typed unthinkingly without checking. How wretched. Oh well, nice to be corrected for once, maybe now it will stick.
Goddamn motherfucking tuna casserole.
With peas in it, to boot.
I'm outta here!
Tomato is another one - not so much revulsion as just can't eat. Unless it's one of those juicy cherry baby tomatos or it's in a burger. And I love/was addicted to tomato sauce. Tomato juice I think is my idea of hell.
Oh yes, how could I forget: apple juice. Detest that with the fire of a thousand suns. And it's always used as a sweetener in other juices and smoothies and shit. Kill it now.
[quote]but only really babyish people have to describe things as 'making me vomit'.
I assure you, when I say it "makes me gag violently" and makes me physically ill, to the point of vomiting... I'm being completely factual and literal.
Just like coming across a strong smell of rotting meat makes almost everyone gag. Or being near someone vomiting (and smelling it) can make many people vomit as well.
It's a physiological reaction, not a psychological one.
It has nothing to do with being histrionic or having 'baby tastes'.
At least, not in my case. I'm sure there are some people who are exaggerating or being dramatic, but I assure you, I was not.
When my parents sautéed mushrooms, I had to leave the house, or I got physically ill. And it takes all my self-control not to gag or get sick if I smell them to this day. I have to physically remove myself from the area. Always.
If I knew you, R70, I would invite you for dinner and serve mushrooms for every course but dessert.
Onions. The smell, the taste, the texture...
R71, that's because you're a petty and vindictive asshole.
Don't worry, I wouldn't be your friend (and wouldn't stay at your dinner very long).
I wouldn't want you and your delicate gag reflex to hang around, R73.
An ex used to try to use his delicate sensibilities to control everything and everyone around him. It was fun saying goodbye to him.
R56. I do eat the ingredients separately, so I'm certain you are right about the two them mixing or not as it were. a horrific concoction.
Vomiting is my least favourite thing in the world. I hate hate hate it! :( Though I think the nausea is actually the worst thing.
Re: twinkies. Those are sold in American candy shops in the UK and are REAL nice, yum. That was the one I kept coming back to along with laffy taffys.
I get sick when I eat people's vomit.
I'm generally very open minded when it comes to food, but there is one thing that the taste, smell, sight and even thought of will cause my stomach to turn: mango.
OP you are pregnant.
- read meat
I cannot stand the smell of microwave popcorn.
It's stomach churning to me.
It makes me think that the physical revulsion - not just dislike, but actual revulsion, is tied to evolution somehow. Many mushrooms are poisonous. It could be a leftover instinct to avoid mushrooms for some. Microwave popcorn has toxic chemicals; for some, their senses tell them to avoid it.
When I was a teenager I drank gin and Sprite and vomited for hours. To this day the smell of either gin or Sprite makes me queasy. I haven't touched either since.
R49 and R51 - Thanks for saying pickles and mustard. I really hate their smell too. Most people I've told find this strange.
I don't mind scrambled or fried eggs cooking, but deviled eggs smell really gross to me.
[quote]but deviled eggs smell really gross to me.
That's because they contain mustard, which you hate :-)
The common denominator there is vinegar, R84.
To R48. Bread pudding is different from bread and butter pudding.
Just so you know.
Escargot. Escarstop. Too booger-like, if I remember the taste of boogers from my callow youth. God knows, I haven't eaten one in quite some time!
Watermelon and raw cucumber.
(urf, urf, HURL!)
[quote]Mayonnaise. It is revolting, I can't look at it, smell it and of course it eat. Not sure why, just born with the deep-seated loathing almost fear.
Couldn't agree more. Like you, I have no idea why mayo freaks me out and repulses me so much, but it does.
The worst is when you've just conquered the need to vomit, and you realize the trailer-trash wedding entre reeks just like you ex-husband's unwashed what-nots... front OR back...
There's a distinction between just not liking (or even hating) something, and having a "physical revulsion" to it.
I simply don't like olives.
I have a physical revulsion to mushrooms and goat-cheese.
r87 Would you mind explaining the differences? I had assumed you were using a variation on the name I had used. Is bread and butter pudding similar to what the Brits call "Summer Pudding"?