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List of acquired tastes – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(I'm proud to say that “cilantro” and “clamato” were two additions I made to the list although cilantro is still one I don't have a taste for – I think I have that enzyme thing where it tastes like rotted hell “an unpleasant soapy taste and/or rank smell” to use the terminology I took right from the Wikipedia cilantro entry.)

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    In having a conversation about cilantro on the *exact same day*, I learned that some people actually *never* acquire a taste for cilantro – they are genetically predispositioned, apparently, to always taste soap when they eat it. Something about not having the proper taste receptors. And what's even stranger is that cilantro is related to parsley, which, to me, does not have a soapy taste at all, but you can't force me to eat cilantro.

    Posted 22 Aug 2007 at 2:14 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I'd imagine there are a lot of things on that list that people never acquire a taste for. Are tomatoes there? That's one that's always baffled me – who doesn't like tomatoes? (A friend in high school said that the seeds reminded him of “fish eyes” which is, I guess, as good of reason for not eating something as any.)

    Posted 26 Aug 2007 at 4:12 pm

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