Why are some people afraid to try foods that they don't like?

Why are some people afraid to try foods that they don't like? I can understand not liking a lot of foods (this seems like it isn't a choice, at least) but refusing to taste something that you've never had before?

I went to New Haven with a group of friends to try the famous New Haven apizz'. But one of my friends who's a known picky eater would not even taste the white clam pie. Even though we all made fun of him and tried bullying him into tasting it, he just refused. He also refused to explain himself and just kept saying he didn't want to taste it because it looked bad. Do some people just experience a significant amount of pain when they eat something they don't like? Help me understand this please.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It’s usually coddled fatherless incels
    I’m sure autism plays a role

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I want someone who, as an adult, has refused to taste something that he didn't know what it tasted like, to come into this thread and explain himself.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I know what you mean. It’s so infantile and I want to brutally murder them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I know I won’t like it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How do you know?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some people have greater disgust reactions than others. Imagine being served something that looks like a pizza featuring giant wads of snot and cartilage. They tell you it's a great-tasting pizza, but it clearly looks just like a heap of yellowish snot with barely identifiable protein chunks. Some people's minds can reason out what it is, others can't.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would only respect the decision of someone who wouldn't eat that delicious pizza if they already hated eating shellfish.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >if they already hated eating shellfish
        As someone who finds arthroseaclammusclebugs gross half the time, there's something offputting about many of these creatures. A questionable presentation (non-fried, apparently uncooked) makes it even worse.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This makes sense if you've never seen a clam before. But who hasn't? By this logic you could say that anything looks like something disgusting. Mac and cheese looks like maggots, chicken fingers look like poodles, broccoli looks like zoomer heads, butter looks like cum, etc.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Mac and cheese looks like maggots
        when?
        >chicken fingers look like poodles
        the frick kind of tendies you eating?
        >broccoli looks like zoomer heads
        when?
        >butter looks like cum
        if your load is that color you have a medical condition.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/LJUPeCl.jpg

            [...]

            https://i.imgur.com/z19pwXA.jpg

            [...]

            these are hilarious

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/WcTGiS2.jpg

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Mac and cheese looks like maggots
            when?
            >chicken fingers look like poodles
            the frick kind of tendies you eating?
            >broccoli looks like zoomer heads
            when?
            >butter looks like cum
            if your load is that color you have a medical condition.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              not seeing it, anon.
              just looks like ai art.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Post your buttery cum please.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I eat pussy and I eat boogers, so I will try just about anything once

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Unsurprisingly, there are studies that show that the more open you are to new foods, the more open you are open to try new things in the bedroom

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >equating food to sex
          fatty detected.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            based fatty getting girls to do anal for the first time

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >implying anal is new

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                it will be for her

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >implying anal is new
                >implying it's their first time
                >implying any fatanon could even strike a conversation with a female, let alone persuade her to feed her his ham sausage backwards

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It was in a reputable psychology journal to be fair.
            I myself am a virgin, so I’m just telling you. It does make sense

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >reputable psychology journal
              there's no such thing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Okay, it was a poll on /misc/, I’m sure that make you lend more credit to it

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >he thinks polls are real
                keep going, anon.
                you might just figure it out yet.

                it will be for her

                >he believes chicks
                she just got rogered by tyrell last night, anon

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It was written in the Bible bro

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >he's being blasphemous
                >he calls me bro
                anon...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I hate this pizza based on sight alone. It's a shitty thin crust, has barely any cheese on it, and the clams just look terrible. 100% would not put this in my body and would refuse to eat it.

      Also, New Haven pizza is vastly, vastly overrated, I've had it on work trips. It's just famous because the pie is so damn large.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I can't imagine having such bad takes as you, holy shit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry but New Haven sucks wiener, and in all likelihood so do you.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like squash and eggplant. I'll try a bite of almost anything as long as it won't give me the double dragon of set my mouth on fire. A lot of people have too much social anxiety to risk having to spit food into a paper napkin, I never had such shame. Some unfortunate people were raised without the expectation of expanding their pallets and brains, many such sad individuals. I will never understand people who don't like the taste of water.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Do some people just experience a significant amount of pain when they eat something they don't like?

    they puke it out it's a reflex

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why are some people afraid to try foods that they don't like?
    let's unpack this really odd thought that you had.
    >afraid
    odd choice of word, anon.
    >to try foods that they don't like
    this implies that they have previously tried them, know they don't like them, and have no reason to suffer.

    so you think that some people fear not having a reason to force themselves to suffer through something that they have already made the choice that they are not able to enjoy?
    you think very oddly, anon.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >but refusing to taste something that you've never had before?
    and this query literally contradicts your first.
    it's uncanny.

    please get well soon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why are some people afraid to try foods that they don't like?
      let's unpack this really odd thought that you had.
      >afraid
      odd choice of word, anon.
      >to try foods that they don't like
      this implies that they have previously tried them, know they don't like them, and have no reason to suffer.

      so you think that some people fear not having a reason to force themselves to suffer through something that they have already made the choice that they are not able to enjoy?
      you think very oddly, anon.

      I obviously mean "try foods they think they won't like" you moron.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >uses incorrect syntax
        >calls me a moron
        anon...

        https://i.imgur.com/WcTGiS2.jpg

        >talks about tendies
        >posts pic of fried chicken that is 100% not tendies

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's not even incorrect syntax. If they tried a food and found out for the first time they didn't like it, that would be trying a food they didn't like. The question is why some people are afraid of this happening. You seem to be the only person in the thread who had a hard time with the concept.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >If they tried a food and found out for the first time they didn't like it, that would be trying a food they didn't like.
            this is 100% incorrect.
            >If they tried a food and found out for the first time they didn't like it
            this is 100% incorrect syntax.

            the correct way to word it would be:
            >"if they tried a food for the first time and found out they didn't like it, then that would be them discovering a food they don't like."

            please get well soon.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why are some people..
    cause they're flawed human beings
    next question

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped doing it when I realized I was picky about weird American food and every other country outside of the anglo countries has ok to kino food. Never forget where you come from. And if somebody stick a pile of burger shit in front of me I'll eat it and just throw it up later or be a man and digest it and diet/work out for a few months.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >hates burgers
      >if he eats one, he makes himself throw up
      >or works out for literal months because of it
      You have a problem

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm generally ok with trying new stuff (except seafood), but with current inflation you can end up with something weird/slimy/complicated/unchewable and you gotta pay +20% tip on that
    Now I'd rather see how well they're doing the dishes I know are ok

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why are some people afraid to try foods that they don't like?
    1. Looks
    -- The food looks like shit, aka it triggers a disgust reaction. Looks play a major part in the food experience, so things that looks like shit are assumed to BE shit.
    2. Smell
    -- Some shit smells fricking bad, and we are programed to assume bad smell = bad food. So any food item with weird or off smells is going to turn people off.
    3. Texture
    -- This is something you can semi-tell by looking. Certain food items out there have weird or novel textures, and this can trigger disgust reactions.
    4. Food safety concerns (both real & delusional)
    -- This comes from education & upbringing, where people are scared of or got scarred from uncooked things, or are worried about poisons and stuff (mercury, arsenic, etc.) being in it. People who avoid salt and other stuff fit in this category.
    5. Fad diet following
    -- This turns people's brains off, and if it isn't in-diet, it gets blocked hard

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