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  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 6,280 Member Member Posts: 6,280 Member
    Candy corn
    Mayo
    Licorice 'Allsorts'
    Malted milk chocolate balls
    Turkish Delight
    Pineapple on Pizza (actually pineapple baked into anything is pretty ick...)
    Baked apple 'anything'
    Gravy
    Beer
    Nutella (not homemade ones)

    this reminds me...who loves/hates those Lofthouse cookies? lol!
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,347 Member Member Posts: 4,347 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    glassyo wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    glassyo wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    I also don't like custard filled or jelly filled doughnuts. With the jelly, it's more that they usually put too much in, but I don't like the custard ones at all. White cream all the way.

    Agreed!! When I get creme filled, the person in front of me is almost always getting custard filled. No!

    See, this is a thing I just don't understand: If the person in front of me orders something I think is yucky, I just feel happy that they left the things I do like for me, instead of gobbling them before I get to the front of the line. ;)

    Back on topic: I think modern fancy cupcakes, the ones with inches of frosting on top, are revolting. Most of the time, it's not even good frosting, i.e., tastes more like shortening than butter. (I will leave these beautiful but - to me - unpleasant things right there in the display case, where one of y'all frosting lovers can enjoy buying/eating them.)

    Agree.

    Also, cupcakes should never have filling.

    Most cakes and cupcakes are too sweet, and a well-made pie is better than a well-made cake (although I do like good cake too).

    the only cupcake that should have filling is a Hostess Ding Dong. Is that a cupcake??

    Isn't it a ding dong?

    ;-)

    this is what I meant :)
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    Hostess has their own cupcakes! And ding dongs. And Ho Hos. And Zingers. And Snowballs. And donettes. And honeybuns. And.... :)

    In my world, those are not even food. Uck, to me. You may have them allllll.
    glassyo wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    I also don't like custard filled or jelly filled doughnuts. With the jelly, it's more that they usually put too much in, but I don't like the custard ones at all. White cream all the way.

    Agreed!! When I get creme filled, the person in front of me is almost always getting custard filled. No!

    See, this is a thing I just don't understand: If the person in front of me orders something I think is yucky, I just feel happy that they left the things I do like for me, instead of gobbling them before I get to the front of the line. ;)

    Back on topic: I think modern fancy cupcakes, the ones with inches of frosting on top, are revolting. Most of the time, it's not even good frosting, i.e., tastes more like shortening than butter. (I will leave these beautiful but - to me - unpleasant things right there in the display case, where one of y'all frosting lovers can enjoy buying/eating them.)

    Agree.

    Also, cupcakes should never have filling.

    Most cakes and cupcakes are too sweet, and a well-made pie is better than a well-made cake (although I do like good cake too).

    the only cupcake that should have filling is a Hostess Ding Dong. Is that a cupcake??

    Isn't it a ding dong?

    ;-)

    this is what I meant :)
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    Hostess has their own cupcakes! And ding dongs. And Ho Hos. And Zingers. And Snowballs. And donettes. And honeybuns. And.... :)

    yeah, but Little Debbie has zebra cakes, oatmeal cream pies, nutty bars and cosmic brownies...

    Also not food, to me; also uck. They're all yours.

    ;)

    I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT TWINKIES!!!!!

    @AnnPT77 You just reminded me since I think twinkies will be the last food standing. And, boyyyyyyyyy, will you be regretting your hoity toity foodie ways then! :)

    Nope. I know how to safely prepare and eat acorns. They're pretty bad, but probably not - to me - as bad as snack cakes.

    :lol:

    Hoity toity? Hrmph. I didn't call you names. I gave you all the snack cakes.

    LOL true. Thank you for all the snack cakes. I'm all about portion control. Now, if I could control the portion of the tres leches cake slices I eat that Vons/Pavillions/Safeway sells...

    (Acorns do not sound appetizing at all.
  • SLL1803SLL1803 Member, Premium Posts: 20 Member Member, Premium Posts: 20 Member
    Cauliflower tastes of soil. No matter how it's prepared, no matter how skilled the cook/chef, no matter how tasty the batter or dressing - it tastes like soil.
  • skelterhelterskelterhelter Member Posts: 676 Member Member Posts: 676 Member
    This is going to be unpopular and I’m embarrassed to admit that I like these Entenmann’s donuts. When I was a kid we called them “chocolate wax donuts” because the outside is so waxy. But I grew up right near the factory so we’d get them fresh right from the factory store. Haven’t had them in a while, but I wouldn’t turn one down. nf4vcg0ig490.png

    Are you a Long Islander? Because this was my childhood as well :smiley: The recipe must've changed since the 80s because I distinctly remember a more thick, crispy coating around those donuts...and it was glorious!

    And, yeah, boo to custard donuts (I'll take the jelly and cream-filled ones though!) and bone-in wings.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,293 Member Member Posts: 5,293 Member
    Candy corn -- bad (but does anyone actually like it?)

    Mayo -- mostly bad, has a few uses

    Licorice 'Allsorts' -- bad, everything licorice is bad

    Malted milk chocolate balls -- bad

    Turkish Delight -- very extra bad because I thought it would be wonderful because CS Lewis tricked me!

    Pineapple on Pizza (actually pineapple baked into anything is pretty ick...) -- pineapple is an excellent pizza topping, I will die on this hill. My mom made baked ham with pineapple too and although I have not had it since the early '90s I have fond memories

    Baked apple 'anything' -- many excellent desserts involve baked apples

    Gravy -- overrated and usually unnecessary. Mashed potatoes are better with just butter, baked potatoes are better with sour cream (or greek yogurt), roasted potatoes with nothing added (cooked with a bit of olive oil and salt), well-prepared meat does not need it. Biscuits and gravy can be tasty, though.

    Beer -- I used to love good beer, but cannot drink it anymore

    Nutella (not homemade ones) -- I don't get the Nutella love
    edited February 4
  • runnermom419runnermom419 Member Posts: 366 Member Member Posts: 366 Member
    "Healthified" dessert recipes where dates are the primary sweetener are highly inconvenient and annoying. Also vegan "cheese" recipes where you need to soak cashews, etc... just too time consuming and not worth it

    Yes! "Healthified" dessert recipes generally taste nothing like their real counterpart and usually leave me with nothing but regret.

    I have a coworker trying to give me a chocolate chip muffin made with no sugar, oil, or eggs. And ultimately, taste free. It's not worth the calories.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 15,117 Member Member, Premium Posts: 15,117 Member

    I like mayo. I've made it myself, but found it not enough better than a good commercial brand that I wanted to bother (even though making it is easy). Usually not worth its calories, though.

    Licorice "Allsorts" - I like licorice, but not so much in this form. I'm perfectly happy that they're not vegetarian.

    Malted milk balls - I don't like malted anything: Malted milk, malted milk balls, malts (the ice cream drink kind), . . .

    Turkish delight - Most I've had was not good. I've had one or two that were pretty good: Not super sweet, more
    strongly fruity, and with lots of nice (non-stale) nuts. No to the flower-flavored ones, and generally anything flower-flavored other than actual nasturtiums, which are delicious (and beautiful in salads).

    Pineapple on pizza - Dunno. It doesn't really work without the meat, at least. Like lemur, I used to like ham baked with pineapple.

    Baked apple stuff - generally good, as long as not over-sweet. Baked apples themselves, really good stuffed with walnuts and blue cheese (among other options).

    Gravy - Meh. If we mean meat type, obviously not vegetarian. The vegan kind made with nutritional yeast isn't worthwhile. Good mushroom gravy in certain contexts? Can be good. Not on potatoes, but maybe on noodles, for one.

    Beer - If IPA, or some other strongly-flavored types, yes, please. Lite/light beer and most lagers? Uh-uh.

    Nutella - No. I strongly prefer chocolate without any hazelnut flavor at all, and don't love hazelnut flavor in a lot of other contexts (though I've had the nuts themselve occasionally in things that tasted good).

    In general, many "flavors" that are not the thing itself aren't very good, like banana flavor or butter flavor, etc.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,293 Member Member Posts: 5,293 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    I like mayo. I've made it myself, but found it not enough better than a good commercial brand that I wanted to bother (even though making it is easy). Usually not worth its calories, though.

    I usually make it myself when I want it, since I never have it on hand (as I want it rarely) and it's easy.
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 803 Member Member Posts: 803 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Candy corn -- bad (but does anyone actually like it?)
    Agree, though we used to love it.

    Mayo -- mostly bad, has a few uses -
    I'm not a mayo fan, but have used it successfully when breading chicken, so there's that.

    Licorice 'Allsorts' -- bad, everything licorice is bad.
    Agree. I can deal with red licorice, but I don't like black licorice at all.

    Malted milk chocolate balls -- bad.
    Can take them or leave them.

    Turkish Delight -- very extra bad because I thought it would be wonderful because CS Lewis tricked me!
    I haven't tried it, but I believe it's related to rahadlakum, which I also haven't tried, but which has a song describing it from the musical "Kismet". And from "Timbuktu", here's the one and only Eartha Kitt teasing the audience with her rendition of the recipe:

    Pineapple on Pizza (actually pineapple baked into anything is pretty ick...) -- pineapple is an excellent pizza topping, I will die on this hill. My mom made baked ham with pineapple too and although I have not had it since the early '90s I have fond memories.
    My sister introduced me to Brooklyn pineapple pizza, and it isn't bad.

    Baked apple 'anything' -- many excellent desserts involve baked apples
    Agree. No argument.

    Gravy -- overrated and usually unnecessary. Mashed potatoes are better with just butter, baked potatoes are better with sour cream (or greek yogurt), roasted potatoes with nothing added (cooked with a bit of olive oil and salt), well-prepared meat does not need it. Biscuits and gravy can be tasty, though.
    I have no strong opinions about gravy....

    Beer -- I used to love good beer, but cannot drink it anymore
    For me, I'd much rather have wine. Not nuts about beer.

    Nutella (not homemade ones) -- I don't get the Nutella love
    Same, though I've never tried home-made nutella.

  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,522 Member Member Posts: 3,522 Member
    Candy corn- gross

    Mayo- I don't mind light mayo but don't care for full fat, I'd rather have mustard. Superbowl dips had mayo in them and it made me feel sick after eating a bit.

    Pineapple on pizza- don't care for but it's always with Canadian bacon and I don't like the latter.

    Gravy- only if the turkey is dry. I DO like my Mom's hamburgers over rice with gravy but in general don't care for it, especially on mashed potatoes.

    Nutella- never tried but I don't care for the taste of hazelnuts, they're my least favorite nut.

    Baked apple- LOVE! I bake one for oatmeal every day.

    Licorice- love anise so I love black licorice, but the good stuff. I like red but definitely not Twizzlers, those are awful.

    Malted chocolate balls- I like them, loved them as a kid but if I'm at the movies I'd rather have Butterfingers or Milk Duds.

    Beer- only the good stuff. I got drunk on Miller in high school and lost it at a concert, I definitely can't drink that ever again without wanting to throw up!









  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,396 Member Member Posts: 3,396 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Candy corn
    Mayo
    Licorice 'Allsorts'
    Malted milk chocolate balls
    Turkish Delight
    Pineapple on Pizza (actually pineapple baked into anything is pretty ick...)
    Baked apple 'anything'
    Gravy
    Beer
    Nutella (not homemade ones)

    this reminds me...who loves/hates those Lofthouse cookies? lol!

    THANK YOU! I don't understand why people like malted milk balls! And milk duds.. Also don't like beer, nutella or baked apples (except pie)

    However, I do like Mayo, licorice (good and plenty!), pineapple on pizza, gravy.

  • NovusDiesNovusDies Member, Premium Posts: 7,582 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,582 Member
    I once loved malt balls. Now I hate them. In the movie candy genre (which is where malt balls are for me) nothing beats raisinets. NOTHING. Offer opposing views on risk of being dead to me.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,603 Member Member Posts: 3,603 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    I once loved malt balls. Now I hate them. In the movie candy genre (which is where malt balls are for me) nothing beats raisinets. NOTHING. Offer opposing views on risk of being dead to me.

    I'm not a big raisin person, but raisinets are okay. Also raisin bran. But raisins ruin carrot cake and oatmeal cookies.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,603 Member Member Posts: 3,603 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Candy corn
    Mayo
    Licorice 'Allsorts'
    Malted milk chocolate balls
    Turkish Delight
    Pineapple on Pizza (actually pineapple baked into anything is pretty ick...)
    Baked apple 'anything'
    Gravy
    Beer
    Nutella (not homemade ones)

    this reminds me...who loves/hates those Lofthouse cookies? lol!

    THANK YOU! I don't understand why people like malted milk balls! And milk duds.. Also don't like beer, nutella or baked apples (except pie)

    However, I do like Mayo, licorice (good and plenty!), pineapple on pizza, gravy.

    I love malted milk balls. It's a texture thing for me. Whoppers are my jam.
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 754 Member Member Posts: 754 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    I once loved malt balls. Now I hate them. In the movie candy genre (which is where malt balls are for me) nothing beats raisinets. NOTHING. Offer opposing views on risk of being dead to me.

    I'm not a big raisin person, but raisinets are okay. Also raisin bran. But raisins ruin carrot cake and oatmeal cookies.

    Possibly unpopular: I've always liked raisin bran and corn flakes. Even without added sugar.

    Possibly deeply unpopular: I think it has to do with the way it absorbs the milk. I like it slightly soggy.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,396 Member Member Posts: 3,396 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    I once loved malt balls. Now I hate them. In the movie candy genre (which is where malt balls are for me) nothing beats raisinets. NOTHING. Offer opposing views on risk of being dead to me.

    I'm not a big raisin person, but raisinets are okay. Also raisin bran. But raisins ruin carrot cake and oatmeal cookies.

    Raisinets are the best! Agree 100%. Also Snow Caps
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,396 Member Member Posts: 3,396 Member
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    shoot... they're on sale
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 6,280 Member Member Posts: 6,280 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    I once loved malt balls. Now I hate them. In the movie candy genre (which is where malt balls are for me) nothing beats raisinets. NOTHING. Offer opposing views on risk of being dead to me.

    I'm not a big raisin person, but raisinets are okay. Also raisin bran. But raisins ruin carrot cake and oatmeal cookies.

    I agree regarding the carrot cake...I think it's my favorite (sans those raisins..and pineapple too if you are so inclined)

    regarding the 'licorice' thing...while I hate those 'Allsorts licorice candies'....I LOVE LOVE black licorice...just not those little square sugar bombs 😣

  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,347 Member Member Posts: 4,347 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Candy corn -- bad (but does anyone actually like it?)

    Mayo -- mostly bad, has a few uses

    Licorice 'Allsorts' -- bad, everything licorice is bad

    Malted milk chocolate balls -- bad

    Turkish Delight -- very extra bad because I thought it would be wonderful because CS Lewis tricked me!

    Pineapple on Pizza (actually pineapple baked into anything is pretty ick...) -- pineapple is an excellent pizza topping, I will die on this hill. My mom made baked ham with pineapple too and although I have not had it since the early '90s I have fond memories

    Baked apple 'anything' -- many excellent desserts involve baked apples

    Gravy -- overrated and usually unnecessary. Mashed potatoes are better with just butter, baked potatoes are better with sour cream (or greek yogurt), roasted potatoes with nothing added (cooked with a bit of olive oil and salt), well-prepared meat does not need it. Biscuits and gravy can be tasty, though.

    Beer -- I used to love good beer, but cannot drink it anymore

    Nutella (not homemade ones) -- I don't get the Nutella love

    Ok, I'll play. :)

    Candy corn - I used to like it, then stopped liking it, then liked it again, then stopped again. I don't know why!

    Mayo - not really but I still like potato salad and macaroni salad and coleslaw and if it's already on a sandwich but only lightly I'll deal

    Licorice - I hate black licorice but love love love twizzlers and red vines

    Malted milk balls - hell yeah!

    Turkish delight - I'm not sure I've ever had it but it doesn't really sound up my alley

    Pineapple on pizza - Double hell yeah! Great with canadian bacon or pepperoni (it cuts the heartburnedness of the pepperoni for me)

    Baked apple - I haven't had one in ages but I grew up eating them soaked in like this diet strawberry soda

    Gravy - I don't go out of my way for it but sure

    Beer - A world of no

    Nutella - I like it but I can also live without it
    edited February 4
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 754 Member Member Posts: 754 Member
    As far as candy corn goes, I don't like candy corn. And I know it's the same stuff, but let me at the little mallow pumpkins.
    Mellowcreme-Pumpkins-Loose-Product.jpg

    Somehow there being more in a different shape, and the way my teeth sink into them, just muah *chef's kiss* Mmmmm yellow #5
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