There’s no accounting for taste…we understand that. Something you love to eat, we might hate – and vice versa. So this list portrays the opinion of our tastebuds alone. We’re going to start with what we think are truly yummy and end with the downright yucky…
These 13 tastes are all truly yummy…
We adore every type of cheese: soft, hard, the stinkier the better. But as it comes – don’t roll it in herbs or bung cranberries in it, got it?!
2. Ice cream
So many flavours, varieties and ways to serve it. There’s the Mr Whippy type. Blocks you cut and place in wafers. Little tubs. Even entire parlours dedicated to the stuff. How could you choose from this enticing lot!
Fizzy and tingly on the tongue and it comes in lots of different pastel colours. Sprinkle loads of different ones around, grab a straw and get sucking…
What’s your favourite..? Creamy milk? Or rich and dark? Then there are the hardcore types who like the posh 70% cocoa-solid organic stuff. Each to their own: ie, no sharing!
5. The snowball
It was the first drink we had as a Christmas treat when we were youngsters. Nan had a bottle of Warninks Advocaat in the back of a cupboard and persuaded Mum it wasn’t too strong. So she mixed it with lemonade and made the sticky, sweet delight called a snowball…which we thought was a lovely name.
6. Peanut butter
We’d seen people on American TV shows have peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, which sounded so cool. We didn’t know that jelly meant jam – bit of a let down. But peanut butter doesn’t disappoint! It comes in a choice of smooth and crunchy but we’ll take either!
7. Toffee apples
The humble apple doesn’t normally fill us with glee. Cover it in sticky toffee, though, and we’re sold. Suddenly fruit just got interesting!
8. Coconut ice
With exotic coconut and pale and interesting in pink and white… However, we only admired it for a couple of seconds before scoffing the lot and discovering how melt-in-the-mouth it is.
9. Turkish delight
Talking of exotic, this even came from foreign climes! A sort of sweet jelly covered in icing sugar and called rose, which sounds so nice. It tastes really fragrant, too.
Nothing else has a consistency like candyfloss. They call it cotton candy in the States as it’s like cotton wool. But it’s deliciously sweet and the fluffiness in your mouth feels funny. But good funny.
The bubbles go pop up your nose and tingle on your tongue. Plus, as we normally drink champers when we’re celebrating, we also get a feel-good factor as we quaff the posh plonk!
12. Fruit smoothies
Crammed full of goodness and often made with more than one fruit, our tastebuds work overtime trying to distinguish all the wondrous ingredients. Don’t worry, it’s a job they enjoy…
13. Clotted cream
This overindulgent treat feels so decadent. Perhaps it’s because we know it can’t be good for us with all its thick, rich naughtiness. And that’s before we’ve spooned it onto a scone!
These 13 tastes are all downright yucky…
It stains things and comes with a horrible brown skin that’s really hard to get off. Who saw this and decided that it could be eaten? Weird.
This is something else we’re surprised people saw and thought: ‘Let’s put this in a crumble.’ It’s tough, chewy and bitter. You need a bag of sugar to make it even a tiny bit edible.
3. Corned beef
It takes an age to open the stupid tin it comes in, and it’s not worth it when you do! This meat is such an odd colour and it’s littered with nasty white bits, which are actually fat. And the texture is vile.
4. Pickled onions
Those little silverskin ones are quite sweet. It’s the great big, fat ones like these that are much too strong and sharp to stomach.
Yes. You might love it. We hate it! That’s the rule, remember! It’s bitter, sticks to every surface it comes into contact with and is all-round horrid.
As these are covered in Marmite, it’s no surprise we’re not keen. In an episode of Mr Bean, he gets some tree twigs and smears Marmite on them for guests at his New Year’s Eve party. We bet they were no different from the real things!
7. Flying saucers
You wouldn’t eat polystyrene – it’s mostly used for packaging. So why, when it’s coloured, shaped into a circle and encases sherbert does it suddenly become confectionery? It doesn’t. It isn’t right!
8. Orange juice with bits
We know kids hate this. It freaks them out. And, as much as we tell them that the chewy pieces are just natural parts of the orange and not to make a fuss, we agree with them. Plus, let’s face it, you actually bought that variety by mistake.
The Allsorts aren’t too bad cos they’ve been tarted up with colours and blue speckles. Real liquorice is black and unpleasant on the palate. Food shouldn’t be black unless it’s burnt. In which case, you wouldn’t eat it anyway. We rest our case…
10. Natural yogurt
On a school trip to France, aged 11, we were given a little tub that we assumed was ice cream. On opening it, we discovered it was actually natural, unsweetened yogurt. We experienced shock and disgust in equal measure.
11. Pear drops
You may think these sugar-covered sweeties are innocuous enough, but pear drops are potent and take your breath away. Also, if you eat too many, they actually make the roof of your mouth sore.
12. Butterscotch sweets
Again, they seem harmless. But grannies and grandads always have them. So, when they pass you the sweetie jar, you’re hoping for something a lot more exciting than a boring butterscotch! So, by association, we’ve come to detest the little blighters.
This stuff tastes like grass…and only cows eat grass! Apparently it’s really good for you and, boy, we can tell! Inevitably, food that’s healthy always tastes awful. Some people say that spinach is better wilted. But then it just becomes soggy grass… Enough.
Do you agree with all of these?