Order a pizza topped with pineapples at any restaurant in Italy, and you will regret every little step that led you to making this decision. Because if there’s something Italians won’t tolerate, it’s pineapple pizza and cappuccino in the afternoon. But while some of the most controversial food preferences have to do with local culture and its quirks, the rest of it comes from our weird and wonderful personalities.

The same goes with our food opinions. Like, saying that mint choc chip ice cream is gross, tomatoes ruin a burger, or that Greek yogurt is sour cream in disguise. You may not be the most popular person in the room for stating this, but you’re surely not quite wrong either.

So let’s dig deep into the often silenced world of controversial food opinions shared in this viral Twitter thread that will heat up the room temperature and will surely bring out your inner Gordon Ramsay.

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
2 months ago

Dark chocolate with coffee nibs

Marissa Taylor
Community Member
2 months ago

oh great now i want that THANKS PUNGENT!!!

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

Agree! I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste.

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

don't bother with it then- more for me

Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
2 months ago

Chocolate smells amazing!

Night Owl
Community Member
2 months ago

It really does

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

I like both smells and tastes actually! I also love chocolated flavored coffee!!

BensMom
Community Member
2 months ago

Mocha.

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DIANA REYES
Community Member
2 months ago

I like milk chocolate and white chocolate but i HATE dark chocolate it's my opinion

Big
Community Member
2 months ago

To be fair, dark chocolate is just chocolate with less sugar, so this view is justified

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 months ago

Agree although I think coffee tastes amazing. It just smells even better than that amazing taste.

Virgil Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

But coffee tastes amazing. At least when brewed well.

Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 months ago

I somewhat agree, but I will still consume both in dangerous quantities

lunar eclipse
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m sorry I’m addicted to both.

Xavier Accorsi
Community Member
2 months ago

Tea smells better than it tastes too.

Chewie Baron
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm sorry but as a Brit I'll have to correct you there. Or challenge you to a duel.

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Chris Longski
Community Member
2 months ago

So put the chocolate in the coffee ! Duh.

Saico Hipe
Community Member
2 months ago

...then you're doing coffee incorrectly.

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
2 months ago

Coffee feels better than it tastes. Also, have you tried Nespresso?

DC
Community Member
3 weeks ago

While I like all four, I agree. And ... although I love coffee, I don't drink it anymore, because inners and their issues.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
2 months ago

Coffee tastes burnt

somnomania
Community Member
2 months ago

that's why i put sugar in my coffee, and lots of milk

Printerman
Community Member
2 months ago

This is not controversial; it's simple fact.

Dash Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

So true on both accounts.

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree with this.

Joanne O'Brien
Community Member
2 months ago

Pepper also smells better than it tastes

Just_Another_Hooman
Community Member
2 months ago

yep- I do like both though

Juliet Hadaway
Community Member
2 months ago

coffee+chocolate=love

Emilycookie
Community Member
2 months ago

truth.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 months ago

so very true!!!

Mysterious Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Chocolate-covered espresso beans

Satirical Duchess
Community Member
2 months ago

other way rounddd

Sara Diogo
Community Member
2 months ago

And the two together are pure heaven.

Isabel Care
Community Member
2 months ago

Want French roast coffee to taste the way it smells

Johnny
Community Member
2 months ago

Very Dark Chocolate (88%+) and Coffee have a very similar taste to me.

Fatér Dezső
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm sorry for you that you never had a good coffee

Raccoon Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Agreed

Lixon1
Community Member
2 months ago

Somehow i love the taste, but hate the smell of coffee.

Pál András
Community Member
2 months ago

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Lilith the Demon Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

coffee both smells and tastes horrible to me

Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 months ago

Absolutely. I like the smell of coffee but hate the taste

frangee
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree actually

JustABoredwing
Community Member
2 months ago

Melted chocolate smells pretty good though...

CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

I love the smell of coffee, absolutely hate the taste

Elsker
Community Member
2 months ago

I am a coffee junkie, but I have to agree, the ungrinded beans smell even better... When I open a pack I just want to bury my noise in it. I always wonder how to get that exact taste in my cup...

El Dee
Community Member
2 months ago

I absolutely LOVE the smell of coffee but HATE the flavour..

Don't Look
Community Member
2 months ago

that's hard to argue.

S
Community Member
2 months ago

THIS

Austin Bromenschenkel
Community Member
2 months ago

very true

third molar
Community Member
2 months ago

Probably a tea person said this

GaeFrog
Community Member
2 months ago

The chocolate that isn't sweet enough is too bitter and the chocolate thats not bitter is too sweet >:C

the child
Community Member
2 months ago

truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

EagerPanda 🐼
Community Member
2 months ago

Agree 😂

Bob Belcher
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes!!!

Tracy Wallick
Community Member
2 months ago

I dunno, ever stick your nose in a newly-opened bag of Hershey kisses? *Heavenly*.

Nathan Jones
Community Member
2 months ago

Chocolate sucks

Vicky Skelton
Community Member
2 months ago

I always say that about coffee and popcorn. Although good are not as good as the smell and both stink when burnt.

Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Not wrong

Valisbourne Spiritforge
Community Member
2 months ago

Popcorn smells better than it tastes and bacon smells AND tastes good. :)

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
2 months ago

Agree with the coffee but not chocolate, I have gone off the stuff since America bought Cadbury and crippled it.

Nubis Knight
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't stand the smell of coffee. ^^;

Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

I will never eat any chocolate below 85%.

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#2

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vogonpoet
Community Member
2 months ago

I do cereal for pudding.

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#3

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vogonpoet
Community Member
2 months ago

I like it. But most of us do on the reverse side of the planet.

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Bored Panda reached out to Stefan Balkenende, a spokesperson of Greenpan.co.uk, a cookware manufacturer that specializes in ceramic-coated pans for healthier cooking. Stefan shared some insights on food opinions and preferences, as well as of ways we talk about food so that it won’t become a sensitive topic.

“No matter where you’re from or what kind of food you eat, the topic of food brings people together, acting as an easy ice breaker when meeting new people. It’s universally appealing,” Stefan said and added: “In fact, last year Dr. Amber Spry, who is the Politics and African American Studies professor at Brandeis University, went viral as she had asked her class ‘how does your family cook rice’ instead of traditional ice breaker questions, which naturally got the class talking, sparking debate and conversation over something so trivial but relevant to everyone.”

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

This is not controversial.

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#5

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes... nothing is a substitute for chocolate cake

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#6

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

Not controversial to me.

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According to Stefan, even if a particular food preference seems unusual now, it could easily become more mainstream as time passes. “For example, the idea of drinking bone broth might have seemed odd a few years ago; in fact, in 2016, Google Trends identified an interest score of just 21. Fast forward to January 2020, and it hit a popularity score of 100.”

Moreover, unusual food preferences can be an exciting challenge for a cook. “Part of creating a great recipe is combining different flavors and textures in new ways, perhaps unimagined. What might seem like a bizarre preference could spark inspiration for an exciting new dish,” the spokesperson of Greenpan.co.uk explained.

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vogonpoet
Community Member
2 months ago

Took me years in the USA to find a bread that had no sugar. And then I moved back to NZ. I miss that sourdough so much.

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#8

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Friday
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

It is if you are eating something rare, exotic or not humanly killed. There is no reason anyone needs to consume something like a beating snake heart.

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#9

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EagerPanda 🐼
Community Member
2 months ago

On the fence here, I love lemon and chocolate

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When asked whether a chef could refuse to cook a very unusual order made by a client, Stefan said that “unusual food preferences can be a tough pill to swallow as a chef, but it can be a positive challenge.” “That being said,” the spokesperson continued, “customers should be aware that professional kitchens will have prepped their menus and food orders in advance, so last-minute changes can be difficult to overcome. Likewise, some chefs may find it hard to deviate from what they’re used to, as their menu is an art and experience.”

“Depending on how obscure the food order is, chefs can use it to their advantage and make use of existing ingredients they have and try and incorporate what they would have served in a slightly different way,” Stefan concluded.

#10

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Jon Steensen
Community Member
2 months ago

Actually all the differnt pasta shapes each have their own specific purpose. They are each speciallised for a particular task, and cannot be interchanged if you are after the best result. E.g. if you cook lasagna with farfalle (butterflies) the result will be wierd (or actually a wrong interpretation of pasta bolognese), as the plates are what holds a lasagna toghether, so it can be cut into blocks. Some of them, like the shells and cannelloni (large tubes) are actually meant to be stuffed. Each type of pasta will interact with the sauce diffently, which will have an effect on the experience of eating the dish. So yes diffent pasta shapes makes the pasta(dish) taste differently, but the shells are not always the best.

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#11

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

eat a few oysters- they'll see you through the week

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#12

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Love raisins... I even have some in my desk. Next thing you'll say biltong is a waste of meat

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Bored Panda also talked to Alex Gunz of "Gourmand Gunno," a London-based professional food reviewer and the winner of Square Meal's 'Critic of the Year' 2014 award.

When asked whether talking about food, especially if one has unusual opinions when it comes to eating, can sometimes turn sour, Alex Gunz told us that it should not and does not need to be a sensitive topic. “The more people are open and willing to discuss their opinions, the less sensitive the topic becomes,” he added.

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 months ago

This person is mightily confused. And need to read up on dairy products.

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah... I asked a Mexican friend of mine who lives in USA if Taco Bell was authentic when it comes to tacos and he said no, because Tacos aren't supposed to be in a hard shell

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howdylee
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2 months ago

them are fightin' words!

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Moreover, “Everyone will have their own view on what constitutes 'unusual.' Always important to make a distinction between what preferences might be a function of either religion or health relative to just more personal reasons,” Alex explained.

When it comes to chefs preparing very unusual orders, Alex said that whether the chef would agree to make a special order or not “totally depends on the circumstances (type of restaurant, price point, and expectation of the consumer).” Having said that, he added that “menus exist for a reason, in most cases.”

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𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚊
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2 months ago

I will fight you

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#17

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Watching
Community Member
2 months ago

This is totally true. In and out is mediocre.

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#18

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
2 months ago

Butter shovels.

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#19

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
2 months ago

Love a deep dish, but I love pizza. Even those greasy crackers that are NY style slices are good if you put one on top of another like a calzone.

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#20

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
2 months ago

Family makes bad meatloaf.

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#21

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
2 months ago

Chipotle ranch is absurdly good.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

They shouldn't, but it's vital that they do.

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#23

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qwerty
Community Member
2 months ago

The sweet stuff? Yeah.

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#24

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Truth Monster
Community Member
2 months ago

You're eating it wrong. Change your bread to something like toasted ciabatta.

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Friday
Community Member
2 months ago

A leftover roast and coleslaw sandwich is amazing!

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#26

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EagerPanda 🐼
Community Member
2 months ago

Aw hell nah, this guy wants to start a fight

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#27

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, I do love tea. But uuuuuh, I used to work as a baker and when you wake up at 4 in the morning tea isn't enough to wake you up

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Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

On the fence. Maybe they are too sweet, but they are so soft! They are literally air and sugar.

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#29

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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Tomatos ruin sandwiches most of the time, not cause of the taste, but cause of the extra moisture

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone has horrible taste buds... I will say, sweet potato fries are horrible and seem like something the Americans invented...but sweet potatoes are awesome

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