Is their any spice that you hate the taste of?

@bkfuels (1606)
Canada
June 2, 2007 8:39am CST
I really cannot stand the taste of cilantro, I had never even tasted it until we went to Mexico and they put this spice in all of their salsa. I eat salsa at home all the time and never taste this spice in it. What kind of spice do you not like. There are so many spices out there some I have never heard of before this was one of them until I tasted it.
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@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
2 Jun 07
I hate cinnamon!!! I can not smell it, it gets me so sick I have to leave the room. I can't explain why, it just does something to my stomach.
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@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
4 Jun 07
Hi there howard96h, I just had to respond to your response. I ALWAYS hated cinnamon! I could not stand the look, tastes or smell of it for all of my life. But let me tell you what happened! I started reading articles about help for high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Cinnamon is on the list of helpful remedies. I now use cinnamon in my baby carrots with a little brown sugar. I have used it in other recipes also. I even made baked chicken and sprinkled some cinnamon and sugar on it before baking. It was delicious, my granddaughter loved it and I am not feeling so bad about it now because I see health benefits. I guess the mind is a funny thing...at least my mind is... I think for me it was mind over matter, I don't mind it if it matters to my health...
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@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
4 Jun 07
Wow I never knew that tsgirl. Even though there might be many health benefits using this nasty awful smelling spice, I still can not use it. It is amazing, I have a pretty strong stomach with many things, throw a little cinnamom on me and I am on my knees with my head in the bowl. lol
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@buenavida (7918)
• Sweden
7 Jun 07
Hmmm..you may be allergic to cinnamon. One of my friends is very sensitive and she got an asthma attack when she felt the smell of cinnamon.
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@tammyr (5958)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 Jun 07
I really don't like carraway seeds. My friend make Beef Jerky and puts LOTS of them in the mix. i can't stand it. I also don't like Bay leaves or cloves. I think cloves are the nastiest thing I have ever tasted!
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I hate cilatro as well. But it seems to be a very popular spice on all the cooking shows. So I thought mostly everyone liked this spice. I didn't relize how many people really hated cilantro.
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@carolscash (9501)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I am with you 100% on this one. I absolutely hate cilantro. I watch Rachel Ray a lot and she seems to use a lot of it. I had it for the first time a few weeks ago at a Mexican restaurant and it was awful! I will never eat it again and I hope that I never have it in something that I don't know about as it is something that I never want to taste again. I also don't like anything with jalepeno in it. That is just gross to me!!
@ma_belle (1358)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Oh, I can't stand cilantro as well. I always ask for food without when I go to Mexican restaurants.
• United States
2 Jun 07
For me its cloves, if a recipe I am using calls for cloves I omit it completely. I don't even like the smell of cloves. I do know what you mean about cilantro, the herb picked when its very young and tender is not as bitter as when it is left to grow older. I have bought cilantro from the grocery stores that was nearly uneatable. It is a south weastern herb and popular in the tex mex recipes.
• United States
7 Jun 07
BK hon thank you for the best response :))
• India
12 Jan 11
Hello bktuels Here in india you will find this in every home, the leaf part is cilantro and seeds are coriander, these two have strong flavor, we use the seed as spices along with other ingredients, the leaves are used in almost all curries, chuteny are made too, added to salsa etc.. Thank you so much for this discussion. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Oh I really like cilantro, I think it is an herb though and not a spice. It is from the same plant that corriander (the spice) comes from. My son grows me cilantro in a 5 gallon bucket on top of the roof, hehe. I really do not like the taste of or the smell of curry powders... the odor of it alone gives me a headache.
@buenavida (7918)
• Sweden
7 Jun 07
I am not sure if I have ever tasted cilantro, but there may be some of the strongest spices I would avoid - I like the food taste in itself without too much strong spices. I love basil and other herb spices.