Five Trendy Foods I Hate #5Things

Okay, I’m a day late with my contribution to this week’s Five Things. This week’s theme is food fads you hate. Like I said a few weeks ago, I got “only” eleven points on the picky eater test my husband had found online. Still, I’m quite a picky eater. I also don’t really know food trends, so some of these might not actually be food fads.

1. Mash. Okay, firstly, this isn’t really a trend. Mashed potato has been a popular food for probably as long as potatoes have been affordable here in the Netherlands and that’s as long as I and my parents and probably my grandparents too could remember. Mash isn’t even a holiday food; I bet that the average Dutch family eats some variety of it several times a week. Here at the care facility, I get mashed potatoes about four times a week if I don’t put mash on my “dislikes” list.

Speaking of the dislikes list though, I honestly can’t stand most things passing for meals here. I mean, seriously, cooked but otherwise not-seasoned beans as a vegetable?! And if you put those on your dislikes list, you also won’t get chili con carne. Thankfully, now I and several other clients get to pick our meals from a menu.

2. Celery. Okay, I will eat a little bit of it in a salad or in my mother-in-law’s lasagne. Other than that, I flat out refuse to eat it. My care facility’s meal service considers boiled celery a valid vegetable on its own too.

3. Ginger. Not sure this is a food trend anymore, but I’m pretty sure it was claimed to be some type of superfood some years ago. I’ve tried it, but honestly it just isn’t for me.

4. Raw cocoa. I can’t even stand dark chocolate, so I honestly can’t imagine liking this.

5. Sugar-free candy. This isn’t necessarily because I don’t like its taste, but because sorbitol and manitol both set off my IBS pretty bad.

Okay, this was harder than I thought it would be. After all, I do like most acclaimed superfoods, such as chia seeds, almond milk and acai. That being said, if I had to list five foods in general that I dislike, this’d be a list of food groups.

What about you? What food fads do you dislike?

17 thoughts on “Five Trendy Foods I Hate #5Things

    1. I really don’t know how people in other countries eat it, but like I said, my care facility’s meal service offers it as a vegetable. It is also sometimes used in green smoothies I think.

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  1. Totally feel you about mash! 😀 It’s crazy how most people, here too, and I guess in many other European countries, can eat it virtually every day.
    Boiled cellery sounds epically gross, even though I do love raw cellery.
    Ginger is something I think I could happily eat every day in some meal or have it in my tea, I absolutely love it.
    I guess this is no longer a trend but always the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about fancy superfoods is tofu, and so that’s what came to my mind first when seeing your post, as I definitely don’t like it.

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    1. Oh, I get you about tofu. I will eat it if I have to, but don’t like it at all. As for ginger, I don’t think I’d mind it when combined with other spices, but on its own I really can’t stand it. It’s really cool that you could eat it practically daily!

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  2. Ohh! I love mash. It is a staple food here, we probably have it at least once a week here, covered in gravy.
    I don’t see the point of celery, it doesn’t taste of anything. It’s a waste of time. lol x

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    1. To be honest I think that mash doesn’t taste of anything. Celery though actually does have a distinctive taste to me and one I definitely dislike. I’m glad we all have different foods we like and dislike though.

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