I’ll come out and say I don’t like certain very popular foods. I happen to not like ham. I am also one of 11 people in the world who don’t like Italian food.
But at the same time, I understand why people like these kinda foods. When I taste them, my sensation says “no” but at an intellectual level, I understand that some people could like that sort of thing.
However, in some situations, I just have to throw my hands up and say, “I don’t get it.”
My example: I like pickled/brined foods. Olives, pickles, pickled eggs, stuff like that. I love it. And I also love beans in general. I can eat frijoles negros out of the can cold, and enjoy it.
So a friend suggested I try lupini beans which are beans, and are pickled in brine. And are apparently, according to Wikipedia, eaten as a snack food.
And I just don’t get it. These things are really bad. The beans themselves have no taste. It’s just salt. All salt. Each bean is just a matrix to contain salt. That’s it. You might as well just ingest salt and water.
It has no point. Have you ever tasted a food and thought, “there’s no reason why this should exist?”