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tgreyztgreyz Posts: 1,627Registered Users
I thought I was a picky eater but then I did a google search and came up with this article: The Picky Eater Files.

It seems accepted to be picky as a child but not so much when you are an adult. Is anyone else a really picky eater? What food items do you refuse to eat?

I will not eat:
onions
scallions
peppers
tomatoes (although I eat ketchup, pizza, spaghetti sauce)
seafood of any kind (except for canned tuna)
mayo
zucchini
cabbage
blueberries
raspberries
cherries
celery
kielbasa
all nuts except for peanuts

I'm sure there are items that I have forgotten. Also items that I have yet to encounter and would hate.
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    Well, I'm a vegetarian so I don't eat any meat, poultry, fish, gelatin, etc.

    Otherwise, I really dislike onions and avoid them whenever possible, and there are other foods I don't like (like mayonnaise) but am not terribly picky about.

    My husband is VERY picky. Total meat-and-potatoes guy. The only vegetable he likes is spinach, and the only others he'll tolerate are broccoli, canned grean beans, peas, corn, and V-8 juice. And by "tolerate", I mean he'll choke them down with a scowl on his face. He also dislikes condiments of all kinds. He orders everything completely plain. He doesn't like anything creamy, even if he would otherwise like the flavor (like hummus or cream cheese).
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  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    I think Pixie's husband and I came from the same pod.

    I dislike:
    -seafood (except beer battered halibut)
    -vegetables (I'll drink V8 and occassionally eat a salad or corn or something like that)
    -condiments (I like BBQ sauce and salsa, but no ketchup, mayo, mustard, sour cream or salad dressings)
    -gizzards
    -sauerkraut
    -potato salad, tuna salad, thatother salad
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    The only thing I don't eat is green peppers, and that's only because they make me burp. Everything else is fair game...

    My husband won't eat butter, or any soft cheeses or yogurt. I don't know what happened to him in his youth to scare him away from butter...musta been bad though.
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I don't think I'm a picky eater, but DH complains about my eating habits. I don't eat:

    pork/flesh meat
    ground beef
    mushrooms
    mayo
    saurkraut
    sweet pickles
    relish
    ketchup
    salad dressings except vinegar and oil
    game
    any franken-food

    I obviously don't like a lot of condiments. I used to be a vegetarian, and I still don't care for meat. I could easily be a vegetarian again if DH would be more supportive of it. :)
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  • vegas_curlsvegas_curls Posts: 857Registered Users
    I don't necessarily consider myself "picky", instead I consider myself "somewhat particular" about what I'll eat and how I'll eat it. Honestly, I think my list below is somewhat "normal".

    Things I absolutely will not eat:
    mushrooms and anything flavored w/ mushrooms
    okra
    zucchini (unless it's zucchini bread)
    most squashes
    seafood
    gizzards
    liver
    beets
    beef with any sign of pink
    mayo - although I like miracle whip; there's a huge difference
    hamburger helper
    any meat that is out of my chicken, turkey, beef and certain cuts of pork range (ie, venison, duck, quail, etc.)

    Things I'll make exceptions for:
    milk - it's gotta be 2% with cereal
    onions - if they're finely chopped
    green peppers - I like the flavoring they give food, but i usually pick them out
    certain kinds of fish - please please make sure the head and tail is removed
    sometimes I can eat small bits of guacamole - if I don't look at it too much

    Things I'll eat only b/c I know they're good for me, but I don't go out of my way to eat them (I usually have a frown on my face):
    cauliflower
    baby corn
    artichoke hearts - if they're "hidden" in my salad
    lima beans
    snow peas
    green olives - although I LOVE black olives

    I like most fruits, with the exception of raspberries which I'm only so-so about.

    I know there's more but this is all I can think of right now. It seems that most of my isms and schisms tend to show up only when I'm at a fancy restaurant. *lol*
  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    Oh, PhD, I believe this is your topic!
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    im a picky eater. so much so that i couldnt list all the foods i wont eat or the rules i have for eating. and its not always even about foods that i dont like, but they have to be a certain way. i dont do sandwiches (unless its pbj). i dont do condiments. if it looks gross, im not eating it. if it contains an ingredient i dont like, i wont eat it (even if i cant taste it). i only eat foods that are meant to be eaten warm when they are warm (i LOVE pizza but id rather cut off my right arm then eat a piece of cold pizza).
    no foods can touch each other. the list goes on...
  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    CGNYC wrote: »
    Oh, PhD, I believe this is your topic!

    Ha! I was just coming to post the exact same thing. :)
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I can't eat melon, cantelope, or grape fruit.
  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    My boyfriend is way, wayyyyy more picky than I am, but he says I'm really picky so here's my list.

    Stuff I won't eat or refuse to try:

    Lobster
    Calamari
    Squash
    Peas
    Hot/spicy foods or veggies
    Spinach
    V8 - disgusting
    Tea
    Any melon except watermelon
    Beefaroni
    Most red meat except hamburger
    Spam
    Beets
    Hot dogs
    Cranberry sauce or anything cranberry-related
    Quiche
    Blueberries
    All condiments except mustard, ketchup, and mayo
    Any macaroni salad except my mom's
    BBQ-flavored anything
    Caramel
    Non-roasted marshmallows
    Beer
  • hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
    I've been called Sally (from the movie when Harry Met Sally) because of the way I order food MANY times. I have been called picky my many as well, things I won't eat:

    Raw Onions in any shape or form
    Scallions, just a baby onion in my book
    Pork
    Beef
    Green Peppers
    Garlic - only in minute quantities.
    Broccoli, used to love it until after last pregnancy
    Peas of any kind, snow, snap, or mush
    Walnuts
    Beets, thanks UtopiaStars, I had forgotten about these wretched things.
    Non-Roasted Marshmellows - UtopiaStars-- I completely understand this one.

    The one food I used to hate, but have learned to eat as an adult:
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I am not picky at all!

    I used to have a thing about mustard, due to an awful incident in which my sister ate baby aspirin and was given mustard water to make her vomit. (She didn't vomit. Or die.)

    But I got over it and like mustard now.
  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    I don't eat:
    chocolate
    white bread
    red meat
    pork
    oranges (but I love orange flavored food)
    anything with raisins in it (but I love raisins)
    blueberries (but I love blueberry muffins)
    banana flavored anything (but I love bananas)
  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users
    I am kind of picky. Food has to look good and smell good to me (I would think it does to most people but I am weird with what I consider appealing) in order for me to even consider eating it. Under no circumstances (even if my mother made them and she is a fabulous cook) will I ever eat potato salad, egg salad, macaroni salad, any "salad" that contains mayo or Miracle Whip, deviled eggs, any kind of Jello fluff salad or basically any kind of salad you would find at a cookout or pot luck. I used to never eat store bought eggs because we had farm fresh eggs growing up and they tasted funny to me but I have learned to let that go since I don't live on a farm anymore.

    I hate eating at other people's houses because I often am grossed out by what they make and don't want to eat it and that offends most people. Unless it is meat, I mean if you know how to make a good steak or burger or something, I will eat it. I just don't like most side dishes that people serve as they always sneak in some random ingredient that I don't like such as green peppers, most onions (especially uncooked), beets, radishes, mayo, cauliflower, water chestnuts, etc.

    I also do not like most ground meat...like if someone puts ground italian sausage in their lasagna, yuck!!!!! Ground beef is usually fine but I prefer eating it at home where it has come from one of my parent's cows and we know the source of the meat. For some reason most other ground beef makes me gassy, I think it is the fat content. And meatballs made out of a mixture of ground meats, no way. Must be 100% beef or I won't eat it. Tastes funny to me.

    I recently went to a going away party for my husband's coworker where I only ate tortilla chips and someone thought I was very odd but I just couldn't stomach the look of the food.

    My husband is even pickier than I am so I find it very hard to find new recipes to try and we usually eat out or eat the same stuff all the time.
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  • SpunkyCurlsSpunkyCurls Posts: 1,523Registered Users
    Oh PhD.... :laughing7:

    Yeah, I don't understand being really picky. I'll pretty much try anythinig and eat most everything.

    I had a boyfriend for years who would not eat anything green or red but he would eat pears. Only meats and starches. He was also picky about candy and how things were prepared. It didn't bother me much when we were together but once we broke up, I found myself more attracted to guys who were not picky eaters.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,772Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    For those who don't like sauerkraut, try browning a tiny bit of butter, add a bit of onion (and some bacon if you eat meat), then put the sauerkraut in and heat it through. It takes out the acidity and is really yummy!! I could eat a whole jar like that!
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    I've gotten a little less picky over the years but I'm still very picky.

    Mayo is gross (Miracle whip the bomb...big difference) except in egg, tuna, or lobster.
    Celery (ruins a good tuna salad)
    Squash
    onions (even if they're cooked and tiny and can't taste em.) except I like well cooked onion rings.
    Guacamole
    Tomatoes (unless ketchuped or sauced)
    Peppers (I hate the flavor they give food)
    Green Beans
    Eggplant
    lima beans
    anything "light" well most things...they taste funny
    skim milk
    beets unless golden...but I do like the greens
    rare hamburgers although I love rare steak
    I have big texture issues as well which are on a case by case basis.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Most of the people I'm around eat meat and seafood so to them I'm a picky eater. I don't eat pigmeat or seafood and most of the time I don't care for meat but I will eat it. I will eat anything else even if it's not my favorite tasting thing. Now I do have a few vegetarian friends and they are extremely picky when we go out to eat. I accept that not everything is gonna taste like heaven when I go out to eat with people who have different taste.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    The only thing I don't eat is green peppers, and that's only because they make me burp. Everything else is fair game...

    My husband won't eat butter, or any soft cheeses or yogurt. I don't know what happened to him in his youth to scare him away from butter...musta been bad though.

    It must have been. I decided recently that I am a butter hog. I love it - and it has to be real butter.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Growing up I was picky. Now not so much.

    I hate:

    Coconut and anything with coconut flavoring in it (I like the smell of coconut though).
    Re-fried beans
    Liver or any other organ meats
    I am not a big fan of chicken if I have to prepare it (that comes from when I was pregnant)


    I am sure there are things out there that I have no idea about that I wouldn't like but that is all I can think of.
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  • PhDCowPhDCow Posts: 1,621Registered Users
    MizKerri wrote: »
    CGNYC wrote: »
    Oh, PhD, I believe this is your topic!

    Ha! I was just coming to post the exact same thing. :)

    By popular demand, my list:

    Bleu cheese
    Bleu cheese dressing
    Creamy Italian dressing
    All soy sauces except Kikkoman
    Barbeque Sauce
    Mexican rice
    Most Cajun specialities
    Hashbrowns
    Squash
    Mince meat pie
    Zuccini
    Raisins
    Candied fruit
    Whipped cream frosting
    Honeydew melon
    Italian sausage
    Curry
    Walnuts
    Pecans
    Almonds
    Kidney beans
    Chili (powder or the meal)
    Garbanzo beans
    Red wine (especially merlot)
    Jelly
    Ketchup
    Mustard
    Pickle relish
    Processed American cheese slices
    Cheddar Cheese
    Raw onions
    Raw tomatoes
    Rye bread with caraway seeds
    Wheat beer
    All seafood
    All shellfish except shrimp
    Dark chicken meat (thighs especially -- ick)
    Innards and organs
    Sweet pickles
    Saffron
    Pesto Sauce
    Alfredo Sauce
    Celery
    Olives (black and green)
    Hot peppers
    Beets
    Brussell Sprouts
    Lima beans
    Bananas
    Buttermilk
    Yogurt
    Lamb
    Venison
    Pigs' knuckles
    Cabbage
    Rosemary
    Swiss Cheese
    Kiwi Fruit
    Eggplant
    Salami
    Tofu
    Liverwurst
    French Dressing
    Peppercorn anything
    Sweet potatoes
    Pumpernickel bread
    Sauerkraut
    Russian Dressing
    Tartar Sauce
    Sushi
    Orange Marmalade
    Apple butter
    Spinach
    Navy beans
    Veggie cream cheese
    Vanilla flavored coffee
    Blueberry pie
    Strawberry pie
    Peach pie
    Canned peaches
    Canned pears
    Canned fruit cocktail
    Honey
    Deli roast beef
    Berry punch
    Pickled vegetables
    Deviled eggs
    Malted anything
    Sundried tomatoes
    Portabello mushrooms
    Jack Daniels sauce
    Sweet teriyaki sauce
    Sprite/Sierra Mist
    Chives
    Orange flavor in food
    Oatmeal cookies
    Ginger snaps
    Molasses
    Red delicious apples
    Unsmoked provolone

    duck
    frogs' legs
    rabbit
    any animal that resembles a rodent or housepet
    anything Andrew Zimmer eats on Weird Foods
    Hush puppies
    Chicken fries from Burger King
    Lemon butter sauce
    Corn fritters
    Apple fritters
    Gumbo
    Jambalaya
    Dirty rice
    Chorizo
    Hot sauce (tabasco or otherwise)
    Po Boys
    Corn chowder
    Chai
    Sweet & sour sauce


    Oh yes, I hate white chocolate too. As well as sausage, peppers, and onions. Cotton candy and caramel apples too. Prosciutto, raw pepperoni, pepper jack cheese, bourbon sauce, pretty much most of the menu at the chain restaurants like TGIFridays, Applebees, etc. Sake, too. Don't like russet potatoes, turnips, hard boiled eggs, bologna, olive loaf. Only like plain bagels.

    I don't like nuts in my sweets (brownies, cookies, etc.) and can't stand Butterfingers. Besides bananas, peaches, and plums, I'm open to most fruits, oh except grapes -- hate grapes.

    Oh yeah, martinis. Can't stand them. And don't like Pina Coladas because of the coconut flavor.

    Oh, and those "sub sauces" that some places use on their subs. Ugh.

    Also tomato juice and bloody marys. And steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and copious amounts of black pepper.

    Oh, I just remembered cocktail sauce and horseradish too.

    Cranberry sauce.

    And I'll eat meatloaf, but if you put ketchup on it or in it, then it's no good.

    Don't like capers or lox either.

    And cube steak or club soda.

    Salsa, avocados, guacamole.

    I detest Miracle Whip.

    The end (for now...).
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    :laughing3:

    You made me realize there is more stuff I don't like! :)
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  • Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Posts: 1,781Registered Users
    I'm a picky eater. I don't know anyone pickier than me. Do you seriously want me to post every thing I don't like or won't eat?
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  • nadinanadina Posts: 640Registered Users
    My boyfriend is way, wayyyyy more picky than I am, but he says I'm really picky so here's my list.

    Stuff I won't eat or refuse to try:

    Lobster
    Calamari
    Squash
    Peas
    Hot/spicy foods or veggies
    Spinach
    V8 - disgusting
    Tea
    Any melon except watermelon
    Beefaroni
    Most red meat except hamburger
    Spam
    Beets
    Hot dogs
    Cranberry sauce or anything cranberry-related
    Quiche
    Blueberries
    All condiments except mustard, ketchup, and mayo
    Any macaroni salad except my mom's
    BBQ-flavored anything
    Caramel
    Non-roasted marshmallows
    Beer

    ok, not to pick on you, but this list made me giggle a little bit. beer and tea? no kind of beer? no kind of tea? why??!?!?!? i would guess it's not a texture thing?

    and phd's list is truly amazing. what in the heck do you eat?
  • Rebecca deWinterRebecca deWinter Posts: 2,254Registered Users
    i used to be very picky when i was younger, but now i'm not that bad.

    i am funny about some things though.

    i hate raisins, but i love grapes.

    i love fresh fruit (apples, bananas, etc), but i hate anything made from fruit (like pies, turnovers).

    i don't like most sweet things except for chocolate. if it's too tart, i don't care for it. i don't like things that leave an aftertaste, but it's a particular kind of after taste that i can't really describe.

    and texture plays a big roll in if i like it or not. i'm not a fan of mushy things, stringy things, i HATE the combination of ice cream and cake together. the temp/texture combo is all wrong to me and i just don't like it.

    so yeah, i guess maybe i'm KINDA picky.
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  • SpunkyCurlsSpunkyCurls Posts: 1,523Registered Users
    Eat me PhD! I am a delicious Monkfish!

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  • pelicanopelicano Posts: 580Registered Users
    *raises hand*

    I'm really really picky, and I'd love to not be! I hate:

    Fish of all kinds
    Seafood
    Salad of all kinds
    Lamb
    Sauces of all kinds (apart from gravy)
    Cream or full fat milk
    Garlic and most spices
    + a million other things!!

    I will eat:
    Veg: peas, spring greens, broccoli, runner beans
    Fruit: apples, grapes, melon
    Meat: pork (in some forms), chicken, beef and turkey

    Basically, I like things that aren't 'messed about with', or mixed up together! :toothy7:I'm not really keen on any cold food, although I can force some things down.

    What really doesn't help me is that there are foods that I can't eat (give me migraines), eg. cheese, chocolate and oranges, which restricts my choices even more.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,772Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I'm a picky eater. I don't know anyone pickier than me. Do you seriously want me to post every thing I don't like or won't eat?

    Did you see PhDs list??? No one could beat that!

    Whar do you eat Phd?? Can you even go to restaurants :lol:
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  • PhDCowPhDCow Posts: 1,621Registered Users
    Eat me PhD! I am a delicious Monkfish!

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    And I do eat lots of things:
    Chicken, steak, ground beef, pork tenderloin, shrimp
    Rice, couscous, most pasta
    Carrots, corn, peas, green beans, broccoli, button mushrooms
    Apples, oranges, grapefruit, peaches, plums, pineapple, watermelon

    See, plenty of stuff! And there's always something I can find at a restaurant.
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  • SpunkyCurlsSpunkyCurls Posts: 1,523Registered Users
    A, I couldn't help myself. Deep Sea Angler goodness!

    I tease the boy with that photo because he's not a fan of seafood but he tried some Monkfish off of my paella plate I had and he liked it.

    Trying new things is good.
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