Apparently, a lot of Americans have “controversial” food preferences. (And NOT like . . . Vladimir Poutine, a dish of French fries and cheese curds topped with an invasive, vodka-infused gravy.) (???)
Instacart recently conducted a poll on America’s “most polarizing” foods, and ANCHOVIES were the most controversial. 50% of people don’t like them.
Black licorice was the second-most divisive, followed by: Oysters . . . beets . . . blue cheese . . . okra . . . capers . . . Brussels sprouts . . . fennel . . . olives . . . mushrooms . . . cilantro . . . coconut . . . pickles . . . and mayonnaise.
Chances are you might LOVE at least one thing on this list, because 37% of people say they have controversial food preferences . . . meaning they LOVE something that most people hate, or HATE something most people love.
66% of people say they can’t stand a food because of its SMELL. Others say it’s: Too strong of a flavor . . . the texture . . . how it looks . . . the type of flavor (sweet, sour, salty) . . . and how it makes you feel after eating it.
Still, food preferences aren’t always FOREVER. 69% of people say they’ve initially disliked a food . . . and later grew to enjoy it.