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"Everyone Loves It, But It Tastes Like Grass-Flavored Play Doh:" People Are Sharing Their "Unpopular But True" Culinary Opinions, And Wow

"Rice does not belong inside a burrito. Get the carbs from the tortilla and any veggies. Rice is just filler that makes a burrito seem fuller than it really is."

We all have our preferences. Just take a walk down the aisles in your local grocery store: You'll see endless variations, flavors, and brands of just about every product.

But then again, some food opinions are just so unpopular they seem ripe for debate. So Redditor u/1060west-addison asked, "What is the most controversial food opinion you have?" Here's how people responded.

1. "I love to eat lemons the way that most people eat oranges. People act like it's crazy, but it’s normal to eat citrus and normal to enjoy sour candy...so why is it abnormal to eat a sour citrus?"

A lemon slice

2. "There’s no such thing as a 'special occasion' food. For example, cakes are often associated with parties. But I’m a grown man and if I want cake because it’s Wednesday I’m going to go get myself a Wednesday cake."

A round cake with a slice missing.

3. "I don’t enjoy eating three times each day. It feels like a chore."

A woman eating a salad.

4. "People get so offended when someone makes any minor variation to a traditional Italian dish, but bacon is good in carbonara and I don't care what anyone says."

A plate of pasta with tomatoes and bacon.

5. "Vanilla is the best flavor of ice cream."

Different flavors of ice cream in cups.

6. "Runny eggs are gross. Your favorite 'perfect scrambled eggs' look like vomit."

Loose scrambled eggs on toast.

7. "Avocados are overrated. I hate the texture and taste of them. They're like grass-flavored Play-Doh."

Steak tacos with pico de gallo and avocado.

8. "Cottage cheese is absolutely delicious and if you say you don't like it, you're probably just judging based on appearances."

cottage cheese and fruit

9. "Bananas do NOT belong in fruit salad! The texture does not match the rest of the fruit, and the mush ruins it."

A close-up of fruit salad.

10. "Roasted marshmallows are only worth eating if they have been fully caught on fire first. Burnt marshmallows hit different."

A toasted marshmallow on a stick.

11. "Cream cheese in sushi is absolutely gross."

Sushi roll with cream cheese filling.

12. "Truffles are overrated. They are used on food just to make it buzzy but generally have no place there to begin with."

Gnocchi with truffles.

13. "There is a point when too much cheese on or in food becomes no longer enjoyable. I said what I said."

A very cheesy pasta dish.

14. "Red velvet baked goods are bullshit."

A red velvet cupcake.

15. "Rice does not belong inside a burrito. Get the carbs from the tortilla and any veggies. Rice is just filler that makes a burrito seem fuller than it really is. Also, corn tortillas are superior for tacos."

A burrito with rice and meat.

16. "Bacon is fine, but it's vastly over-appreciated. It’s just salted meat. Chill out, everyone."

17. "With zero exceptions, cereal tastes better dry. I will always hold the milk."

Colorful Fruit Loops in a bowl.

18. "I love beets because they taste like how dirt smells."

Cooked beets.

19. "Cupcakes with super thick and ornate frosting are fun to look at...but they're rarely tasty."

A bunch of decorated cupcakes.

20. "I hate cold pizza. When it's cold, you lose the flavor profile of the sauce and cheese. I need my pizza piping hot."

A pizza pie

21. "Sushi rolls shouldn’t be so big that you have to take more than one bite."

A sushi roll.

22. "Unless it is a very good steak, burgers are usually better."

Burgers on the grill.

23. "Why are french fries not suitable for breakfast but tater tots are? I should be able to eat whatever I want for breakfast even if it’s not typically a 'breakfast food.'"

French fries and eggs.

24. "Chicago-style deep dish 'pizza' isn't pizza. It's pizza casserole."

Chicago deep dish pizza.

25. "Sticking to the traditional authentic versions of foods is not necessarily better. It’s OK to be creative in cooking and mix together elements from different cuisines."

A pizza-filled egg roll.

26. "Tinned fish is awesome. Not just sardines and anchovies, but you can get all kinds of seafood in cans (like clams and even squid). With many kinds of tinned fish, the processing is so minimal the fish is just cooked in the can after sealing."

27. "Boxed cake and boxed brownie mixes are better than from scratch options 99% of the time. The average baker cannot compete with the food science processes and economy of scale that Betty Crocker has at her disposal."

Chocolate cupcake batter in muffin tin.

28. "I've totally stopped conforming to meal norms and I’m better for it. I ate breakfast three times today. I might eat three dinners tomorrow. I buy my food, and I’ll eat it when I damn well please."

Cheesy penne pasta with black pepper.

29. "Most people worry about 'authenticity' and adherence to culinary traditions way too much. Most 'authentic' dishes are less than 200 years old, and even if they existed before then in name, the modern version would be drastically different. Change and trying new things and new combinations is good."

Shrimp pad Thai on a plate.

30. "The cookie part of the Oreo is better than the stuffing part."

An Oreo cookie on a tabletop.

31. "Burgers that are so tall you can’t even take a bite out of them are the worst and shouldn’t exist."

A tall burger.

32. "Fries taste superior when dipped in mayonnaise rather than ketchup."

French Fries with mayonnaise and ketchup.

What's your most controversial food opinion? Tell us in the comments?