We’re all familiar with that person in our life who has an irrational fear. No, this fear has nothing to do with tight spaces, warm temperatures, or a given animal, per se, but rather it has everything to do with food. We have probably all experienced, at one point or another, dining with a friend who insists they’re “allergic” to mushrooms to avoid any interaction with the veggie, or the friend who has to step away as a banana is being peeled. So to try and wrap our heads around the phenomena that is food phobia, we compiled a list of some of the most common fears of cuisine.
A fear of mushrooms
Often related to our knowledge that mushrooms are fungi grown in the dirty ground.
A fear of garlic
Those who avoid this pungent pest fear it’s bulb shape, strong odor, and unavoidable flavor.
A fear of peanut butter
This one gets people for they are afraid that the gooey peanut butter will permanently stick to the roof of their mouth.
A fear of fish
This fear revolves around the slimy texture and swimming nature of the fishy that once roamed the sea. Sorry Nemo.
A fear of eggs
Alfred Hitchcock was no stranger to this one! He once wrote: “I’m frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me. That white round thing without any holes… have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid? Blood is jolly, red. But egg yolk is yellow, revolting. I’ve never tasted it.”
A fear of bananas
Again, here one might struggle with that “revolting” yellow, as well as with the mushy texture and need to peel the fruit.
Quite frankly, here at Bite Me More, being the true foodies that we are, we’d like to think we’d eat anything/everything in sight. But of course, no shame to those who possess any of these fears or others we failed to mention. We all have our “things” and must accept one another for our true selves – even if that means a banana-less fruit salad, egg-less breakfast sandwich, or mushroom-less stir-fry.