View Full Version : Food that makes you gag.


ginniebean
01-31-14, 03:10 PM
Cottage cheese

Brocoli

Egg whites

Bluurrgh

daveddd
01-31-14, 03:15 PM
any sea food except tuna fish

meat with any fat or grizzle or bone

sarek
01-31-14, 03:18 PM
Cheese.

Brussels sprouts.

Brown beans.

Unmanagable
01-31-14, 03:19 PM
liver

sauerkraut

raw tomatoes

olives

dvdnvwls
01-31-14, 03:20 PM
Hmmm. A very personal list...

The egg whites... raw, cooked, or both?


For me:

Shellfish or the taste of shellfish

Unexpected tastes & textures in foods foreign to me, especially if I don't know the ingredients/how it was made.


(When I was a kid: pickles of any kind, anything from the cabbage family (including broccoli), milk in a transparent dark-coloured glass [I thought they had turned the milk blue and I wouldn't drink it])

Fuzzy12
01-31-14, 03:31 PM
There's very few food items that make me gag. I love most of the things you guys listed except for sea food, egg whites and blurgh :scratch:

When fruits become soft, discoloured or overripe they make me gag.

As a kid I didn't like aubergines because I thought they looked like cockroaches.

stef
01-31-14, 03:39 PM
clams and oysters!
salmon (except for smoked salmon)
certain kinds of sausage

Lunacie
01-31-14, 03:47 PM
For me also with clams and oysters - more the smell of them I think.

And the egg whites, can only eat them if scrambled with the yolks.

And tapioca pudding, both the taste and texture.

And Brussels sprouts, again more about the smell I think.

Some of the other things listed here I love, like liver and onions.

addthree
01-31-14, 03:58 PM
Pork. I can not digest it. Even small amounts of pork will make me throw up.

Canadian Mess
01-31-14, 04:59 PM
Whole wheat bread due to the "scratchiness" on my throat

Gravy on bread (I throw it up in projectile form)

Rice (too dry, I have to swallow ketchup at the same time)

Dry chicken or pork (it needs moisture or ketchup)

Plain noodles (needs moisture, sauce or cheese)

dvdnvwls
01-31-14, 05:02 PM
certain kinds of sausage
Some of the specialty French sausages? They sound scary. :)

InTransit
01-31-14, 05:27 PM
Canned oysters

Baal Moom
01-31-14, 05:34 PM
Almost nothing.

Major (sole?) exception:
Dad's aspic (meat jelly). It is indistinguishable from snot.

Everything else goes. Love all vegetables, love eggwhites, love eggplants, love expensive meat, love cheap meat, love no meat at all -- vegan food goes as well. Love corn schnitzels.

Can't be bothered to eat whole fish. Too dangerous. But love fish as well.

I don't recall ever being told I "have to eat everything" on my plate. There's no other way to eat, is there.

stef
01-31-14, 05:47 PM
Some of the specialty French sausages? They sound scary. :)

yes, yikes!
oh and "slimy" lunchmeats. bologna, ugh. chopped ham. olive loaf :eek:

Conman
01-31-14, 06:10 PM
some foods i cant due purely due to a texture thing. like i cant eat bananas or mashed potatoes. i like all sorts of other things you can do with potatoes and i like the flavor of bananas, just cant eat those particular things tho

phantasm
01-31-14, 10:10 PM
Raw cold tomatoes - http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick007.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) Truly make me gag! Cherry tomatoes, slice tomatoes in salads, or tomato juice. I ate a whole bag of unripe cherry tomatoes when I was 4 and got super sick. Can't remove that taste from my brain. Although, I CAN eat salsa, because it's loaded with other stuff that tastes good. :scratch:

Liver - for sure! blech

Tequila shots - Nooooooooo way! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-scared001.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Cold fresh celery - manly because of the stringiness. Chew that sh*t forever. Yuck! I can eat it cooked in stews and such.

Nachons
02-03-14, 05:56 AM
Plain bagel chips. Hate 'em.

someothertime
02-03-14, 06:18 AM
only tripe... it's the texture...

first few times i tried oysters too... muscles were ok... but i can take an oyster or two now ( just :o )

ginniebean
02-03-14, 03:18 PM
Tripe is not food. it's offal. gross!

peripatetic
02-03-14, 03:19 PM
animal milk

it grosses me out
especially "cow juice"

ugh

there are other things that gross me out based on how they're cooked and/or if cooked at all. like...i'm good with raw, crisp celery...hate it cooked. i think it's a texture problem. overcooked broccoli, or any overcooked veg really=gross.

i don't like cooked okra...too viscous...and i don't like drinks that are too "thick"...like the aforementioned milk, tapioca drinks...or very sweet drinks or drinks with stuff in them...again....like tapioca drinks

i also ******* DO NOT LIKE mayonnaise
(except on the right cut of chips/fries)

doiadhd
02-03-14, 03:51 PM
foods with to much fat,all my teeth
bouncing around my head,gets caught between
teeth,then realise its off a dead animal.

i try to force my self to eat animals,as i lose
weight easily. . .

favourites are cherry toms,white celery. . .

i have dealt with a lot of my food issues since
childhood. . .didn't realise how well i done till
this thread x

oh,i like mac e d,s but it made me throw up last
night. . .may have been the hangover.

phantasm
02-03-14, 04:59 PM
Oh forgot that one - slimy okra - ewwwwwww

And veggie juices with the pulp left in. OMG! NOOOOOO! Otherwise I just chug a non pulp veggie juice.

dvdnvwls
02-03-14, 06:01 PM
I wonder how we pick these up, how they are so different for each of us. (though some of them must be pretty common - I forgot to say tripe, but I forgot to say dirty socks too, and neither one is food.) :)

One person's favourite food is raw tomatoes (and I like them a lot too); another person can't stand them. One person gags at cheese - I really like cheese. And so on.

One of the differences is what I might call "ethical/philosophical gagging" - having an aversion to a food mainly because of its origin, and only secondarily (if at all) because of its physical characteristics.

Then there's the simpler "texture gagging" - purely by feel, things that are slimy etc. These two categories are sometimes combined.

Are there more categories that I'm missing out on?

dvdnvwls
02-03-14, 06:04 PM
Another thing, not a food but that I gag terribly on, is dentists. :(

I think I feel a new thread coming on. :)

peripatetic
02-03-14, 06:04 PM
um...flavour/taste would be a category for me, for sure.

dvdnvwls
02-03-14, 06:06 PM
um...flavour/taste would be a category for me, for sure.
Yes, right, I definitely missed that.

Also I missed the bad-experience category - e.g. I ate this before and it made me sick.

Luvmybully
02-03-14, 06:06 PM
Milk

Eggs

liver

Daydreamin22
02-03-14, 06:17 PM
Shrimp

Nicksgonefishin
02-03-14, 07:21 PM
Tomato soup. Specifically spaghetti Os.

I'll eat anything but I can't stand that smell.

midnightstar
02-03-14, 08:45 PM
Mushrooms
Prunes
Grapefruit
Snickers bars

Luvmybully
02-03-14, 10:23 PM
Tripe is not food. it's offal. gross!

My dog won't even eat tripe!

NASTY stuff :faint:

salleh
02-04-14, 12:24 AM
my list of things that make me gag would be longer than the rest of this page .....I have a quick trigger gag reflex ......Heck I can't even stand a tongue depressor pushing down the back of my tongue ....


...actually I am having trouble finding more foods that I like .....at 63, while I have found some foods that I like as an adult, that I didn't like as a kid, I still have a limited list .....and some of the stuff I used to love. ....like turkey,....I can't stand anymore .....( it's way too strong now) .......


.....and the fancy food combos I read about that restaurants are serving these days just make me think ....what on earth were these people thinking when they thought these ingredients would go well together .?????


....one of our local pizza places has capers on 95% of the pizzas they make ...black slimy round things ??? on a pizza ???? po-leese !


...and I am unabashedly out front about what I won't eat ......I won't say "I don't like that" the way I did when I was a kid .....but no one, but no one, can talk me into trying something I don't want to....jaws of iron ....thank you but no.....works a treat ...and I use it a lot .....

ana futura
02-04-14, 12:27 AM
Over ripe fruit, especially strawberries and bananas. I love both of them up to a point, but past that point they turn from a food I love to a food I hate. My mom would always make bowls of chopped up strawberries for desert when I was little and I swear she purposely waited to serve them until they were super ripe, just to ruin a perfectly good food.

Also cold deli salads, like pasta salad, or the absolutely disgusting broccoli salad. But I love broccoli in hot things. For me it's always about the way a food is prepared. I love roasted sweet potatoes, hate them mashed.

Mushrooms
Prunes
Grapefruit
Snickers bars

Except for the prunes this is like a list of my favorite foods.

BellaVita
02-04-14, 12:28 AM
eggs

Yuckyyy

ana futura
02-04-14, 12:35 AM
Oh, and I LOVE raw oysters.

ginniebean
02-04-14, 12:42 AM
No rooster for salleh!

Greyhound1
02-04-14, 12:49 AM
I HATE BEETS! The they leak that purple red liquid all over your plate. BLAH!

BellaVita
02-04-14, 12:50 AM
Guacamole

drb471
02-04-14, 01:03 AM
Cottage cheese, fish, escargot...

Nicksgonefishin
02-04-14, 04:17 AM
You guys are making me hungry!

BellaVita
02-04-14, 04:19 AM
You guys are making me hungry!

go eat some fish bro

Blackstar
02-04-14, 05:02 AM
'rocky mountain oysters'

That's about it.

stef
02-04-14, 09:54 AM
Guacamole

really??? yum!

I forgot to mention: scrambeled eggs or omelettes, that are overcooked. UGH.

Luvmybully
02-04-14, 11:28 AM
French toast. ONE bit of egg slime on it and I am gagging.

ana futura
02-04-14, 01:46 PM
I love eggs in every form, except I always hate the smell of cooking them, especially how the skillet smells the next time I use it. I love cast iron, but its ability to retain egg smell is upsetting.

drb471
02-08-14, 04:38 PM
'rocky mountain oysters'

That's about it.

Never had them, but knowing what they are, I don't wanna....

Spacemaster
02-08-14, 07:49 PM
The smell of cooking eggs, particularly overcooked eggs.--It seems that not overcooking eggs helps a LOT. Also, anything too "eggy," like meringues or popovers, or "oven pancake" like pannukakku.--finland, but every country seems to have a version of that horror.

gristle/rubbery fat in meat

old or reheated chicken

Tripe-never tried it, because the appearance of it makes me want to light myself on fire.

Soggy/wet bread, like a sandwich that's been in the fridge too long

Lutefisk --Go ahead and google that one if you don't know what it is

@Stef-- Lunchmeat! I cannot stand that chopped ham garbage.

stef
02-08-14, 08:12 PM
@ space: you are still a minnesota girl! lutefisk omg. actually i.ve never even seen it before. we aren't scandanavian!

Rebelyell
02-08-14, 08:26 PM
Shrimp,cant stand the smell of it being boiled

Daydreamin22
02-08-14, 08:29 PM
Shrimp for sure. no doubt. if they have tails I'll leave the room.

stef
02-08-14, 08:32 PM
big whole fresh shrimp (gambas, in french)
they look like huge bugs. UGH.

dvdnvwls
02-08-14, 08:45 PM
big whole fresh shrimp (gambas, in french)
they look like huge bugs. UGH.
There's a reason they look like that. ;)

Baal Moom
02-08-14, 09:18 PM
It is peculiar that people would eat prawns, but not cockroaches.

I think I would eat roaches, though. A bit of a mental adjustment, but I'll get over it, I believe.

EDIT: Though now that I think about it, prawns don't live in crap, do they.

Rebelyell
02-08-14, 09:40 PM
I think im gonna hurl. :(

HADDaball
07-15-14, 05:59 AM
aw come on!

Gotta try a bit some deep fried bugs.. they're big in Thailand

Baal Moom
07-15-14, 06:13 AM
aw come on!

Gotta try a bit some deep fried bugs.. they're big in Thailand

Will do. Why not, I've eaten crabs and prawns, those aren't considerably different, visually.

Also, all the years I wasted adhering (in broad strokes) to Jewish dietary laws left me with a hunger for everything. Though you know, locusts are kosher, and whenever there's a locust invasion, some people catch 'em and fry 'em. There was even a recipe in the newspaper around ten years back, I think. Maybe all insects are kosher? I'll have to check it out.

RobboW
07-15-14, 07:39 AM
any sea food except tuna fish

meat with any fat or grizzle or bone

Yeah, me too.

I also hate finding fatty and gristly lumps within processed products.

Even Tuna makes me uncomfortable unless cooked in the right type of meal.

excelsior
03-08-16, 04:36 PM
Goat's milk cheese. Slimy, hard...ecch!

stef
03-08-16, 04:55 PM
Goat's milk cheese. Slimy, hard...ecch!

not in France;
there are several types, but none are slimy! ugh.

TheGreatKing
04-03-16, 07:22 PM
goat cheese

aeon
04-03-16, 07:42 PM
Out of an attempt to be culturally polite, I once tried to eat some
layered concoction that had a raw toucan egg cracked on top, and
I just couldn’t deal.

Another time out of an attempt to be culturally polite, I tried to eat
some dried beef with a fresh maggot paste. I know maggots are
sterile, and there is nothing wrong with it, except cultural stuff.

Well, cultural stuff wins, **** you, I am NOT eating this ****, and
if that makes me ignorant and rude, so be it. Maggots are two
wiggles from being a disease vector, and I am not down with that.

And oh, I am not down with goat’s milk cheese either. Leave
goat milk for baby goats, thank you. And I like some funky cheeses.
But not that kind of funk. Uh-uh. No. Bad. Wrong.


Ugh,
Ian

TheGreatKing
04-03-16, 07:44 PM
Out of an attempt to be culturally polite, I once tried to eat some
layered concoction that had a raw toucan egg cracked on top, and
I just couldn’t deal.

Another time out of an attempt to be culturally polite, I tried to eat
some dried beef with a fresh maggot paste. I know maggots are
sterile, and there is nothing wrong with it, except cultural stuff.

Well, cultural stuff wins, **** you, I am NOT eating this ****, and
if that makes me ignorant and rude, so be it. Maggots are two
wiggles from being a disease vector, and I am not down with that.

And oh, I am not down with goat’s milk cheese either. Leave
goat milk for baby goats, thank you. And I like some funky cheeses.
But not that kind of funk. Uh-uh. No. Bad. Wrong.


Ugh,
Ian

AGREED!:goodpost::yes:

Lunacie
04-03-16, 09:17 PM
The only goat cheese I've had is feta, and I love it!

Greyhound1
04-03-16, 09:21 PM
Red beets =gagggggg ahhhhh just the smell makes me sick. Seeing those things floating in red watery juice absolutely disgusts me.:eek:

aeon
04-03-16, 09:33 PM
Red beets =gagggggg ahhhhh just the smell makes me sick. Seeing those things floating in red watery juice absolutely disgusts me.:eek:

Crap, I forgot about those. Bleargh! GTFO! http://www.sympato.ch/smileys/Vomito.gif


Horkworthy,
Ian

Unmanagable
04-03-16, 10:21 PM
liver

sauerkraut

raw tomatoes

olives

What a difference a couple years and a medical emergency can make. I now love me some sauerkraut and raw tomatoes.

Meat, dairy, eggs, sodas, coffee, many grains, and most highly processed and/or fast foods make me gag now.

The gag reflex was initially, and very strongly activated after learning details of the processes and energy exchanges that much of what is defined as food undergoes to make it to a plate.

I never had a reason to look behind the curtains previously.

TheGreatKing
04-03-16, 10:25 PM
blue chees too lol

Lisa_Mac
04-04-16, 10:38 AM
Undercooked eggs of any sort
milk - especially boiled milk
goats cheese
would never eat insects of any sort to be culturally polite

bonuss
12-24-16, 11:20 AM
I love the smell of fresh oysters. Pure happiness to me is that beautiful aroma wafting up from a bisque, a true chowder or even a carpet-bag steak. Absolute bliss and I shall take that one wonderful thought to my grave. Just don't think I'm ever going to put one into my mouth!

excelsior
01-14-17, 05:26 PM
Canned beets. Garden grown? Pretty edible.

Bethylphenidate
01-17-17, 11:58 AM
Cabbage. No thanks.

Luvmybully
01-17-17, 12:00 PM
milk

egg whites

avocado

tofu

over ripe bananas

KitCat
10-02-17, 01:16 PM
Cabbage - any way it's prepared it's nasty!

Cooked Spinach - I love fresh spinach leaves for a salad or on a sandwich, but when it's cooked - ugh! It becomes all slimy and smelly.

Yogurt - I REALLY wish I liked it because I know it's good for out bodies in so many ways.

Raw Carrots - I can handle them cooked, especially when cooked with a roast because they take on the flavor of the meat. Raw ones make me gag big time though!

Oh yeah, and olives, black or green - they both taste like dirt to me! Icky

Never had beets or sauerkraut - couldn't get past the smell to even try them - so, I'm guessing I wouldn't like them either! LOL

KitCat
10-02-17, 01:19 PM
Out of an attempt to be culturally polite, I once tried to eat some
layered concoction that had a raw toucan egg cracked on top, and
I just couldn’t deal.

Another time out of an attempt to be culturally polite, I tried to eat
some dried beef with a fresh maggot paste. I know maggots are
sterile, and there is nothing wrong with it, except cultural stuff.

Well, cultural stuff wins, **** you, I am NOT eating this ****, and
if that makes me ignorant and rude, so be it. Maggots are two
wiggles from being a disease vector, and I am not down with that.

And oh, I am not down with goat’s milk cheese either. Leave
goat milk for baby goats, thank you. And I like some funky cheeses.
But not that kind of funk. Uh-uh. No. Bad. Wrong.


Ugh,
Ian

WOW! Raw eggs and maggots?? Just the sight of them would make me hurl!! You are WAAYY nicer than I am! :lol:

Lunacie
10-02-17, 03:28 PM
I am so totally out of sync with almost everyone else ... avocados make me gag.

Also yogurt. Ugh.

Still love feta cheese on salad.

aeon
10-02-17, 03:52 PM
I really love avocados.

I really love yogurt.

I really love feta.


Nom Nom,
Ian

Little Missy
10-02-17, 03:52 PM
I have not yet encountered foods that make me gag.

aeon
10-02-17, 03:55 PM
I have not yet encountered foods that make me gag.

That can be arranged. :D


Runs and Hides,
Ian

stef
10-02-17, 04:15 PM
Cabbage - any way it's prepared it's nasty!

Cooked Spinach - I love fresh spinach leaves for a salad or on a sandwich, but when it's cooked - ugh! It becomes all slimy and smelly.

Yogurt - I REALLY wish I liked it because I know it's good for out bodies in so many ways.

Raw Carrots - I can handle them cooked, especially when cooked with a roast because they take on the flavor of the meat. Raw ones make me gag big time though!

Oh yeah, and olives, black or green - they both taste like dirt to me! Icky

Never had beets or sauerkraut - couldn't get past the smell to even try them - so, I'm guessing I wouldn't like them either! LOL

I had yogurt, spinach and raw carrots yesterday :)
(not at the same time!)

Mussels, omg
they are in paella sometimes; and I didn't see them :eek:
It's a a specialty in the north of France and Belgium: mussels and fries
* shudders*

Little Missy
10-02-17, 04:16 PM
NEVER look inside of a mussel :eek:

aeon
10-02-17, 04:27 PM
I don’t eat valve shellfish...oysters, clams, mussels, and so on...hell no.

They are filters...so for the same reason I wouldn’t eat the oil filter from a car.


Cheers,
Ian

Little Missy
10-02-17, 06:41 PM
They are filters...so for the same reason I wouldn’t eat the oil filter from a car.


Cheers,
Ian

Perhaps with fava beans and a nice chianti?

aeon
10-02-17, 07:29 PM
Perhaps with fava beans and a nice chianti?

It puts the lotion in the basket. ;)


You Rube,
Ian

TygerSan
10-06-17, 09:26 PM
The above comment makes me shudder.

Squishy brown bananas and cold oatmeal make me gag.

KitCat
10-07-17, 12:07 AM
I had yogurt, spinach and raw carrots yesterday :)
(not at the same time!)

Oh my gosh, that's too funny! lol :giggle: