Apparently, at least some people who don’t like cilantro are missing a key smell receptor and are not supertasters, at least according to this (not terribly rigorous, but still scientific) study: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98695984
I know I’m a supertaster because we did that experiment in 8th grade, and I’ll never forget the terrible taste of that little piece of paper. I also love cilantro’s smell and flavor–it’s my human-nip. I’m curious to know whether this information is generalizable to a larger population than me and the article’s author and friends, though.
If you don’t know whether or not you’re a supertaster, that’s fine. I want as many people to answer as possible!