Do you like olives?

@Mickie30 (2633)
April 5, 2007 6:47am CST
I hate olives with a passion and have a phobia about them. If I see people eating them it makes me feel sick. It is the green stuffed olives even writing that makes me taste them and feel sick. I hate them with a passion. When I was younger I was at a family meal and I took this great big green looking thing to my dad and asked him if it were a greengager (type of plum that is green) and he said yes so I took a huge bite out of it and was almost sick. Ever since then I have hated them with a passion. Every time I see them, think about them or am near them I feel sick. What do you think of olives?
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
5 Apr 07
oh I am so with you! I find them revolting at best. They are drippy and stuffed into a jar with whatever that stuff is that keeps them "fresh" . My Aunt always puts them in a big salad and I have to pick them out. I can't even stand looking at them! My son put them on his fingers once and I thought I was going to start gagging!
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@Mickie30 (2633)
5 Apr 07
I cannot even stand taking them out of a salad if they have been on any of my food I will not eat it.
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@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
5 Apr 07
They do look funny especially the ones with the big red eye, but I love them I ate the big oversized queen olives everyday when I was pregnant.
@AndiCat (326)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I love olives, although I must admit, they are an "acquired" taste. My favorite way to eat them is on pizza. I like salty things, so that may explain why I like them. I also don't mind anchovies - in SMALL amounts.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I love black olives. I like having them any way I can get them. Plain or on things like salads, sandiwches or pizza. They are one of my favorites. Of course they are also high in calories but I still love them. Now I hate green olives. I can't stand the flavor of them. Those I avoid.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
5 Apr 07
I don't really care for them either. Your story reminds me of why my husband doesn't like salmon. He bit into his sandwich one day and instead of being tuna (which he loves) it was his mom's salmon sandwich. Ever since then, he's hated it. (before, he just didn't like it much). My friends like olives, and fortunately for me, it doesn't really bother me to see them eating them. Sometimes I even keep a jar of them in my fridge for them to eat.
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@aweins (4203)
• India
5 Apr 07
i like olives on pizza but i will not prefer eating them raw or in some other dish. basically i m not a fan of them. it has many other good qualities and i i dont feel sick after eating them .
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• Latvia
5 Apr 07
I love olives. I use to hate them but I love them now. I just recently got to know that green ones and black ones are the same olives - only black ones are ready. Did you know that?
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
5 Apr 07
i love green olives...but i dont like black olives at all..i love green olives on pizza..
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@nancygibson (3737)
• France
5 Apr 07
Sadly very few children like olives, and its not uncommon to feel revolted by them, until suddenly as an adult, you pluck up the courage to try one again and realise they are absolutely delicious. Do you eat olive oil for example? What I would say though is if you ever do decide to experiment again, do it with a very very good olive, go to a delicatessen counter and look for the big fat stone in olives, not the stuffed, tinned or pickeled ones. A proper ripe black olive will be a million miles from those rather nasty processed stuffed ones that make you feel ill.
@Morticia (419)
5 Apr 07
LoL, I had an aversion for olives for a long time too, they made me sick even when I looked at them. My parents, however loved them. Now I kinda got used to them - on pizza mostly, but I can't eat too many of them because I will feel sick again.
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• Canada
5 Apr 07
Olives are just SICK! I cannot stand them, I don't like the smell of them, I can't even look at them. They're one of the few things that my kids and partner won't touch and those guys have some pretty adventurous tastebuds LOL. I see some people eating them like they're the best thing ever and while I understand that we all like different things, I cannot stand and watch people eating them. They make me want to heave.
@Mickie30 (2633)
6 Apr 07
Wow this is me all over which is why I marked you as best response. At last I finally meet someone who hates olives as much as I do. Maybe we should create a hate olive club?
• Canada
6 Apr 07
LOL, Lead the way ... I'm right behind ya!
• United States
7 Apr 07
LOL I presume that you will never be my best customer. Claude @ http://www.shopolives.com
@Mickie30 (2633)
7 Apr 07
LOL no thanks.
• United States
6 Apr 07
I like olives alot. But, I hate applesause. I gag to eat it.
@vixel83 (212)
6 Apr 07
I used to hate them, but now it's quite the opposite, they're one of my favourite snacks now! The partner of a friend has a theory that nobody likes olives before the age of 23, and that's certainly held true for me.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I like the black ones. The green ones are ok. I don't eat them very often. I don't like black greek olives, just the black ones in the can.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
6 Apr 07
Well I know I don't have a hope to get your best response LOL. First I will say I have read everyones response and I am totally shocked to see how many people hate olives. It really did surprise me. I absolutely LOVE olives. I like the ripe olives too but I prefer the green stuffed olives. This is comfort food for me. I have eaten a jar at a time by myself. I have also sliced the olives and made a sandwich out of them. I don't want you guys gaging so I say bye for now.
• United States
6 Apr 07
ugh, i can't stand them. I remember the first time i tried one, i ended up gagging and almost throwing up.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
6 Apr 07
:)i have never seen olive tress,so i never know the origin look of olives,maybe that's the reason why i didnt hate olives,but i also dont think they taste good,if i have other choice,i will not pick olive.
@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
6 Apr 07
NO WAY!! I hate those things, and they stink very much bad!! But I know a few people tat love eating them straight out of the jar.
@pearl23 (243)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I like olives. I like olive oil, I even like olives stuffed with cheese. I don't know how they stuff them, but they get it done.