The Food People Hate the Most in Each State Slideshow
The Food People Hate the Most in Each State
If you hate all the same things, it must be true love. Or at least, that’s the basis behind the dating app Hater, which matches couples based on mutual dislikes. The idea came from a University of Oklahoma study that found that sharing a hatred for (or a negative attitude toward) the same thing formed an effective bond between people.
Unlike Tinder and Bumble, the app has users swipe “love,” “hate,” or “like” on famous people, activities, and concepts before it uses its algorithm to match users with others who have swiped similarly. A representative from Hater revealed to HuffPost that the app offers over 3,000 topics to swipe on. That’s a lot to hate on!
Since the app’s launch in February, Hater has been gathering data on what its few hundred thousand users across the United States hate the most, and we wanted to find out what this has revealed in terms of food. At The Daily Meal’s request, Hater pulled the top food-related dislikes for every state from their database and it is frankly a fascinating look at America that we haven’t seen before. From tuna salad to biting string cheese instead of peeling it, every state has its own unique food quirk.
For whatever reason, Alaskans just aren’t that into Voss water. We bet they don’t even care about the two flavored sparkling waters Voss added to their lineup last summer.
Cilantro leaves a bad taste in the mouth of the citizens of Arkansas. Why do some people love cilantro and some people hate it?
Californians are anti-Chick-fil-A. If you share their dislike for the chicken chain, watch this Chick-fil-A get trashed over chicken nuggets.
The powerbrokers in our nation’s capital won’t touch turkey bacon. Maybe folks inside the Beltway think the annual Thanksgiving presidential turkey pardon is universal?
Hawaiian pizza is a big no-no for the people of Delaware. We imagine that Gordon Ramsay (the most famous a pineapple-on-pizza hater) would feel right at home here.
No matter what flavor it is, Floridians detest licorice. Maybe they heard that eating too much black licorice can induce seizures and heart problems!
People in Georgia won’t touch tuna salad. Maybe this tuna salad with cucumbers, cranberries, and pecans will change their mind.
Hawaiians wish they could say bye bye to Coke. If it’s because of Coke’s sugar content, then they should kiss these 5 foods and drinks with as much sugar as a can of Coke goodbye as well!
Idaho wishes it could eliminate dim sum. They would really not enjoy this seven-course dim sum meal on a Hong Kong party bus then.
There are a whole host of dips and spreads the populace of Kentucky would rather sample than hummus. Maybe they would like it better if they knew hummus and ranch dressing are now combined into one glorious snack product.
They must have mistaken them for chocolate chips one too many times — people in Louisiana hate cookies with raisins.
Ketchup is fine, but people in Massachusetts think it’s nasty to put mayonnaise on fries. Some people might argue that if you aren’t dunking your fries in mayo, you aren’t truly living.
No expensive cocktails for people in New Hampshire! All drinks should be free for the state with the restaurant that claims it invented chicken tenders.
We have to agree with New Jersey on this: no one wants to actually drink gas station wine. However, gas station food and beverages aren’t always terrible elsewhere — this Chicago gas station actually has a tasty menu.
People in New Mexico don’t like chicken nuggets — but why? Even the scent of fresh chicken nuggets inspires us to act like this man who ate more than a pound of them in three minutes.
Pesto is a no-no in Ohio. But pesto is now a “yes” through airport security in Genoa, Italy.
People who live in Rhode Island find capers to be a nuisance. That’s unfortunate because of how tasty it is in this white fish with lemon, mustard, and parsley recipe.
Foraged food was just a passing fad for people in Tennessee.
Admittedly, Vermont has some excellent cheese. So hating chemical-tasting spray cheese makes sense for the people of this state. However, this rainbow grilled cheese would probably give them life!
People in Virginia don’t want to see you dabbing at your pizza grease with a napkin! The grease is the best part! We bet these inmates who can order pizza directly to their cell at this jail don’t mind a little oil.
No bones about it, West Virginians hate tofu. They may be on to something — a tofu habit was to blame for this man’s 500 kidney stones!
Wyoming wants all of the gluten! Nothing gluten-free now or ever! Wyoming is just like the Vatican! They’ve outlawed gluten-free bread for Holy Communion. You also can't shoot a fish in Wyoming (who knew?). Read on for the weirdest law in every state.