As a child I couldn’t eat cheese or even anything cheese flavoured. Over time, I’ve been able to eat cooked cheese e.g. on pizza or in lasagna and even cheese-flavoured sauce (as long as it’s fairly mild). But I still can’t eat ‘raw’ cheese. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s the texture that I dislike (slight understatement, it actually makes me gag!)
Again, something I’ve never been able to eat and, again, probably more due to the texture than anything else. I can still remember my first school dinner when I was five. It was salad, and we were told we had to eat everything on our plates before we would be allowed to leave the dining hall (this was in the very strict 1940's, remember). Imagine my horror when the salad consisted of lettuce, cucmber, cheese and beetroot. I had to sit there when everyone else had left, forcing myself to take very tiny pieces of cheese and trying to swallow them. The teacher must have eventually taken pity on me, because I was finally allowed to go back to my class!
Anything with almond favouring.
No reason for this (that I can think of) – it’s just a flavour I dislike, so I can’t eat the marzipan on Christmas cakes, or macaroons, or a dessert we call Bakewell Tart which has a pastry base covered in jam and then an almond-flavoured sponge filling. Yuck! The only time I ever had any amaretto (without knowing what it actually was), I had to spit it out!
I have no idea why people rave about shell-fish. I dislike the texture and taste of prawns, couldn’t eat a mussel or oyster to save my life, and the only time I’ve ever had lobster, I decided it was completely over-rated, as it was bland and boring!
I don’t mind the cream and custard part, it’s the soggy sponge at the bottom that I loathe!
I’m sure someone will tell me that all these things are their favourites – if so, they are welcome to them!