Price can sometimes deter us from trying certain foods, but there are some things that are so unappetizing that we wouldn't even consume them for free. A user on a popular Internet forum recently posed the question, "What food would you never eat, even if it was given to you for free?" The thread garnered numerous responses, and we've compiled the top answers for you to explore.
Gas Station Sushi
Many people felt that gas station sushi was at the top of the list of foods to avoid. Some couldn’t even stomach the smell of it.
One user shared: “The soup is incredibly bland. Most cultures that eat it will tell you that it is purely classist and to show status. I tried a bowl 25 years ago.”
Others felt that even though the dish was bland, the morality of the dish made them really avoid it: “The soup is incredibly bland. Most cultures that eat it will tell you that it is purely classist and to show status. I tried a bowl 25 years ago.”
One foodie commented: “Suspiciously lukewarm milk. I am extremely paranoid of spoiled milk.”
One foodie from Germany shared: “In Germany we drink a lot of UHT milk. That stuff is probably even safer than cool pasteurized milk. You buy and store it at room temperature. The only problem is that it doesn't taste as good. It's fine for coffee or cooking. But if you want to drink milk, honeyed milk or even hot chocolate it just doesn't taste as good.
Another reason why milk might be lukewarm is if it's straight from the tap. It's not quite as safe though. So if you don't want to drink that it's fine. But that stuff tastes amazing!”
One surprised foodie shared: “ah, bull testicles. I expected it to be some kind mushroom, a bit of a misleading name.” Many users shared that how you prepare it can depend on if you like it, but others couldn’t get past where the dish comes from.
One foodie commented: “Lutefisk. No offense to the wonderful people of Sweden/Norway & I genuinely like most other Swedish/Norwegian cuisine but not that.” Another agreed sharing: “The Swedish fermented fish dish is worse if you ask me. I'd rather have the lutfisk.”
One foodie shared: “This. I could probably eat damn near everything, everyone else named, but hell no to this! And doing a quick skim, I’d actually probably tried half of the stuff, that’s been posted here.”
However, another user added: “I loved it as a kid apparently, I just have one distinct memory where I was eating it and my mouth was filled with feathers... scarred me for life.”
In case the horror of an animal still being living wasn’t enough to make you avoid this dish, many people still eat many animals while they’re still alive.
One user shared: “I hate when people eat octopus alive. They are self aware.”
One person commented: "It’s not the color, it’s literally the taste. One taste of that, meal is ruined." The others agree: "Same. I've had different kinds in different countries. Hated it every time."
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