When it comes to taste, we all have different palates and enjoy different foods and drinks. Some of us just love to try some new cuisines that offer us some never-before-seen dishes, while others enjoy more casual things. This is why there's no accounting for taste. But have you ever found yourself in a place where you tried something and didn’t like it a lot but continued to pretend to enjoy it? If so, you’re not alone. Reddit user @u/ExtremeCumMaster asked others online to share what is in their opinion that one food that everyone says tastes so great when in reality they just pretend to like it. The question “What food do you swear people only pretend to like?” received more than 37k responses that revealed some interesting and yet relatable answers. 

While some people were interested in why others like to eat some less known foods that have a perhaps nasty-looking texture or smell and pretend to enjoy it, other users were naming things that they didn’t like at first but with time their opinion changed. How many of you also didn’t eat blue cheese or licorice because of its weird taste? Some Redditors not only mentioned foods but some drinks too, most of them being alcoholic beverages such as beer or vodka. One user also mentioned spicy food, knowing how some people love to eat extremely spicy dishes that make their mouth feel as if it's “literally on fire”. 

What is one food or drink that you think others pretend to like when in reality they despise it? Don’t forget to share your answer in the comments section!

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#1

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Extremely spicy foods

I get liking a little bit of spice. But I don't see how it's enjoyable when your mouth is literally on fire.

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Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What is the fun in not being able to taste anything but heat. Then suffering butt heat.

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#2

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Stevia...there's absolutely no way someone enjoys that aftertaste. It's a weird cult that I'm not willing to join and such a dominant flavor.

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OmBoyGanesh
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even in the smallest amounts it makes me retch. And that aftertaste lingers for what seems like forever.

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#3

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Gold leaf - need I say more?

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#4

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Extremely hoppy IPAs (if drinks can be included in the discussion).

I enjoy bitterness in my beer, and I know there are some good IPAs out there, but it's gotten to the point that breweries seem to be competing with one another to see who can make the bitterest, most unappealing beers imaginable. They taste like earwax.

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ArodTheHorrible
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've always said it was an "Emperor's New Clothes" situation. He's still naked, and IPAs still suck donkey balls

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#5

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks all artficial sweeteners

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Erik Ivan
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sadly some of us has bo other choice due to diabetes.

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#6

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks I like a lot of stuff people are s******g on here, but I am in my 30s so I think tastes change as you get older.

Love me some cheese that smells of feet, anchovies on pizza and coffee strong enough that I see through time.

I used to go crazy for gummies, especially the sour ones. Now I find sweet things a bit, meh, I can take or leave it. But you'll have to prize a stinky cheeseboard out of my cold dead hands.

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#7

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Paper straws.

Unintended food.

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StrangeOne
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I didn't think anyone likes or pretends to like paper straws.

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#8

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Fondant on like wedding cakes

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#9

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Grapefruit. People will be like "I love grapefruit" and then proceed to dump enough sugar on it to lose a foot.

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Corey Smith
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Uhm, no. Grapefruit is excellent. No sugar needed.

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#10

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Oysters. Revolting.

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GirlFriday
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was recently in Biloxi, MS for vacation and the oysters there were divine. Fresh harvested and chargrilled and enjoyed on the beach. I would go back tomorrow for more of those oysters.

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#11

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Tripe, the smell of it makes me gag. My dad loves it because his dad loved it.

THE BUCK STOPS HERE TRIPE.

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Lakota Wolf
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm white af but I was adopted at birth into a Mexican family. I grew up eating tripe (sometimes called "tripas" in Spanish). Menudo wouldn't be menudo without tripe. :) I can understand not liking it if you haven't been exposed to it properly. But please don't allude to it as "trash" or "dog food only"; there are many people that like it, and those are cruel labels for a food that other cultures eat and enjoy.

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#12

Turkish delight, never quite did understand why that little s**t betrayed his family for some perfume flavored rubber in the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe.

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love u
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had some for the first time recently, it's actually pretty good

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#13

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Cilantro.

Yes, I have been informed that I must have a gene that makes cilantro taste like soap. But you cannot convince me that the rest of you cilantro-collaborators aren't just pretending.

Edit: everyone saying "It tastes like soap to me, but I learned to like it" just proves my point. It's the culinary equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome.

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ArodTheHorrible
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is a wonderful herb for those of us to whom it does not taste like soap. Salsa/pico wouldn't be the same without it

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#14

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Any of those keto substitute foods. Use your imagination as much as you’d like but lettuce wraps will never be as good as a real sandwich with bread

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MGlenn
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That pic is sausage stuffed zucchini, and it’s delicious.

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#15

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Peeps... wtf they're terrible! The whole experience is just... terrible.

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LAS
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just like to put them in the microwave and watch them expand!

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#16

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Cat food. I mean come on, my cat can't like eating that every day. I think she's just being polite.

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#17

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Kale. You fookin’ liars!

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#18

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Circus Peanuts.

There's no way people are actually out there enjoying those things, but enough people pretend to keep them in business.

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#19

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Kombucha

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Chucky Cheezburger
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My wife and I were outside doing something or other and was drinking this, and takes a drink and says to me 'Wanna taste my kombucha?" Well I had never heard of this stuff before. So with a look of shock, I ask her " Out here in front of everyone baby? I didnt think you were into that kind of thing. But if you really want me to, ok."

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#20

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Chitterlings. My mom-in-law made some at my house, and it smelled like a grown man s***ted all over my home and walls.

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Marc Booker
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Chitterlings are one of the vestiges of the history of enslavement in this country. In Southern Death Camps where enslaved people were held captive, they had to make do with what the Human Traffickers holding them gave them to eat. Often, after feeding the owners, the enslaved people took what was left to feed their own families. Such was the case with chitterlings, which, for those who don't know, are the intestines of a pig. To survive, the enslaved people often took what their owners wouldn't eat, and prepared and seasoned it in such a way as to make it palatable so their own families wouldn't starve on the meager food they were provided. In time, some of those dishes became delicacies. I personally don't eat chitterlings, but my many family members who came from the South still do.

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#21

Stunt foods on Instagram.

Pizza cones, Barria meat Ramen, and of course when they freaking drown a burger, and I mean waterboard it with melted cheese.

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Nikki Sevven
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also, those overstuffed sandwiches that have half a dozen different types of meat. What's the point? I can't fit the damn thing in my mouth, and the individual tastes gets lost in the maelstrom of meat.

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#22

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Overnight oats. It's what I imagine prison food to be like; sloppy and cold.

Edit: no topping makes this not true.

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Debby Keir
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the UK, we soak the oats overnight and um, THEN cook them.

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#23

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Slugs
Edit: I am soo sorry! I meant snails! Not slugs
Edit the second: I see we have a highly defended culinary niche and I am willing to surrender! Please have mercy!
Do not eat slugs! Seemingly some of them are deadly! Oddly enough I am having so much fun reading through your responses and stories xD

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Debby Keir
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Snails need to be 'cleaned' before eating. I quote "Rinse them in cool water and prick out the meat with the tip of a knife. To remove the last of the slime, rinse the snails in a bowl of vinegar water (1/2 cup of vinegar per gallon of water). Repeat this process several times with fresh water and vinegar until the mucus is gone." serve with garlic butter and yum.

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#24

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Hákarl.

I can’t imagine someone coming in from a long day of work and tucking into a plate of fishy smelling, ammonia flavored chewy shark chunks that make you smell like a bait camp for the rest of the evening.

It seems like survival food - you will stay alive if you eat it, but it’s not appealing … to me.

If you’re Icelandic - please help me understand why this is a thing.

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#25

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Lutefisk

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Sivi
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a Norwegian I take smalahove over lutafisk any jul.

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#26

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Once upon a time I swore that salted licorice was the most vile thing ever to have graced our fair planet. However about a year ago my wife made me try some and much to my surprise, I liked it!.

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#27

Chicken feet

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GirlFriday
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love chicken foot soup. It not only tastes good, but reminds me of family dinners in the winters when the power was out and it was cooked in summer kitchen. Ah!!!!!

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#28

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks Any cookie with raisins in it. Those are an insult to chocolate chip cookies.

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Stardust she/her
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think the reason raisin cookies are hated it because they look like chocolate so you feel betrayed when you realise. Personally I like raisin cookies made of oats

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#29

Folks Online Can't Believe That People Actually Enjoy These 30 Foods And Drinks The meals I prepare for them

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#30

Vegemite

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Elita One
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LISTEN UP NON AUSTRALIANS, ITS NOT NUTTELA. So many people who try it say its horrible cause they've spread it on like Nutella. Just toast a shitty piece of white bread, slather it with butter/margarine and spread like 5 grams on top, thats it. PERFECTION. Eat it like that and you can be a happy little vegemite too.

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