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Cilantro is the devil!!! This one time I ate cilantro and I exploded.
- Anna Krieger St. Paul, MN
I loved eating tomatoes i any shape or form. Got a plateful of gazpacho, and developed a fetid, nauseating taste in my mouth that didn't go away with vomitting or rinsing. Had no idea what it was until the cook told me about cilantro used a garnish. Ugh. Never again. Do believe we should have labeling like for salt, nutrates and nitrites, and calories.
- Mary Efremov NY, NY
the most disgusting and offensive weed ever used in cooking. may be people who eat it do not have a good sense of smell and taste. this should weeded out of civilized cooking .
- Dr Prk Raju Visakhapatnam
is cilantro awesome? I say it sucks. (that means no)
Im not gonna lie, normally I dont mind a bit of coriander but one day just making some pasta with pesto I was almost ill. Turns out my mother bought coriander pesto instead of normal basil pesto. Avoid it like the plague - its horrible.
- Liam Dublin
Ireland (Republic of)
It's nasty,ruins everything it comes in contact with.
- Ron Hale Chicago, IL
Cilantro killed my father and married my mother. I have never been the same since...
- Parsley Herbtown, AZ
My pet bunny loves cilantro but I've never tried it. Next time I get him some I've gotta try it just to see what all this fuss is about. Maybe I'll be joining your community next week. lol.
- Christy Lansing, MI
My parents put parsley/cilantro in some stuff. In the vegan things I eat usually. I hate it, I really don't like the taste ew. I avoid it as much as possible.
- Carolina La Cuntz, FL
this one time my exfriend jacob william musal force fed me cilanto and i died.
- Rick Brunswick, OH
I hate cilantro... Sometimes I quiver at the sight of it! One time... I was too scared to eat at a Mexican restaurant because they served it in their RICE!!!!!!
- Alberto Anchorage, AK
I know people love the stuff but to me it tastes like some fertilizer soaked weed.
It tastes so bad it is worrysome, like a poison.
- B Los Angeles, CA
I am so glad to be a part of this page! I HATE, HATE cilantro.
- Keiko Portland, OR
I'm almost 60 and discovered cilantro 10-12 years ago when
I noticed my salsa tasted like I was chewing aluminum.
Cilantro tastes like someone mixed laundry detergent and pine sap and smells like an old kitchen sponge in your food.
- Bildo East Ridge, TN
Absolutely the worst type of herb to flavour your food with. Even when it's served as decoration the smell alone can ruin your whole food. Simply horrible.
- Cillantro Is Horribl Pealinn
Cilantro is NOT a useless herb.
Cilantro, otherwise known as coriander, is an excellent food for removing heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum and lead from the body. This herb is believed to cross the blood-brain barrier and remove heavy metals from the brain. Taking 400 mg of cilantro a day can pretty much clean heavy metals out of the body in just two weeks, according to Robert C. Atkins MD.
- Patrick Dennison Ventura, CA
I haven't posted here in a long time, and logged in because I just discovered an awful product--CILANTRO CONDITIONER!!! NOOOOOO!!!
Not sure if this will replace or add to what I posted when I first joined, but in case it does replace it: My first encounter with cilantro was in San Diego in the early 80's. I took the salad back to the buffet counter because I thought there was something rotten in it--turned out it was the cilantro. Oh, the horror...
Note to members: Although I am not a Chipotle fan by any means, the food is edible IF YOU ASK FOR YOUR RICE WITHOUT CILANTRO. They will gladly get some non-cilantro rice for you if you just ask (nicely).
- Michael Fairfax, VA
I always hear people say that cilantro tastes like soap but I think that's weird. To ME, it smells like BODY ODOR (the nasty kind, and tastes like THE SMELL OF BODY ODOR. It's gross, I hate it, and I tell everyone I know who likes it how much it smells like BO. So far, I've been able to ruin at least one friend's enjoyment of cilantro. MuaHahAHAhahAhaHa Go, IHC!!!
- Mimi Huynh Pensacola, FL
I hate cilantro and my grandma likes to add it to virtually everything she can add it to such as salsa. Cant even eat salsa at home cause its infectes with the demon plant named Cilantro.
- Jose Chicago, IL
I bid a good day to you sir!
- Man Of Few Words Houston, TX
I used to work at a grocery store and people would buy cilantro all the time. The leaves would fall off and get caught in the belt and stick to my hands.
DOWN WITH CILANTRO!!!!!
- Morgan Chaska, MN
my best friend's nick name is cilantro and I HATE HER. I HATE CILANTRO THAT IS MY STORY
- Messy Denver, CO
It seems to me that people who like Cilantro have a stunted perception of it because they say it has a mild taste. To me it is so strong that a little bit of it in a dish completely overwhelms all other flavors. To say it is nauseating is not just an expression of distaste - it literally makes some of us sick. A little bit of it ruins perfectly good salsa. It is so overused that I have to believe that other people simply cannot perceive it the way we do. And they act as if we are the strange ones.
I personally do not have a story about Cilantro (if I've ever tried it, I honestly can't remember), but I thought you should know that this website made it into Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader in 2013. I do not mean this in the context that this website is a joke, but that some people find it funny that it exists. I am going to continue staying away from cilantro, as I haven't had any to begin with, simply because it seems 4,435 other people would encourage me to. Keep on hating the plant!
- J. Leverich Wellington, KS
I was at a diner, and my salmon burger had disgusting amounts of Cilantro on it!
I cannot believe there is a site dedicated to the hatred of cilantro! I just Googled "cilantro smells like body odor and this site came up. Ha ha. It stinks. I hate it. I think taco bell uses it too. I always thought their tomatoes taste like soap. Nasty nasty stuff.
- Debbie Steelville, MO
Cilantro killed my father during the great cleansing if Roderigo-snachez along with 6.9 other people. My name is inigomontoya and cilantro killed my father prepare to die
- Inigomontoya Coppell, TX
I can't remember my first run in witch Cilantro, but I can assure you I was grossed out. So I avoided it, take it out of my food. I'n fact, I was just going to eat my favorite Tai Noodles my mom ordered and there it was, EVIL CILANTRO so what i ususally do is take it out, but with I heated the noodles the next day, it smelled so bad because of the cilantro.
- BloodyMangle(Brithey Torrance, CA
I was at an Applebee's, I had ordered a shrimp dish. Something kept tasting atrocious and I didn't have a clue why. I kept sending the dish back with no luck. I didn't know until chipotle boomed what cilantro was and that the taste made me physically ill. God bless chipotle for having cilantro free rice at all times.
- Candace Bordner Mechanicsburg, PA
The fact that there is no ihateoregano.com, ihatecinnamon.com or ihateparsley.com should lend credence to the fact there are alot of us that HATE the vile weed cilantro. When a waitress says "you can't taste it" or "there isn't that much" I come unhinged! give me a friggin break. This stuff is disgusting and belongs in the dumpster or on the SIDE!
- Paul Charlotte, NC
My mother is a stinkin' cilanto-loving old woman, and when I was an innocent, impressionable child, she fed my guinea pig cilantro.
He died instantly.
- Lauren San Antonio, TX
As if I needed another reason to hate cilantro. According to an article on Esquire's website, The FDA just issued a dire warning about cilantro grown in Mexico. Apparently they found human feces and toilet paper in cilantro fields.
Well, ever since i was a smallll child i HATED the disgusting taste of the horrible herb. Cilantro is byfar the WORST thing anybody could put on delicious food such as salsa, burritos, tacos, and taquitos. Those are litterally my favorite foods, but if there is any sight of any cilantro, bye bye delicious food :) in the GARBAGE!
- Tyler Madera, CA
There are plenty of edible plants on this planet. Why do people insist on tainting a perfectly good meal with such toxic nonsense? And then they claim they like it?? Ridiculous. I lose respect for people who claim such things. There is no way on earth that anyone could really like that dirt flavored soap tasting asparaguspee aftertaste "seasoning".
... And it needs to stop masquerading itself as parsley in the supermarket. It's giving the other useless seasoning a bad name.
- Mariana Colorado Springs, CO
The thing that sucks the most about cilantro or coriander is it ruins my favorite things.... Beer,Mexican,Asian, and Indian foods. It also gets old explaining to people how terrible it tastes to me.
- Dylan Newburyport, MA
When I try to tell people about my dislike for cilantro, they think I'm just being picky. But I really feel like this is different. When I try to eat cilantro, it's like my body is giving me a signal that I'm eating something poisonous. Does anyone else feel the same?
- Katja Oslo
i really have never had heard of cilantro. what is it? p.s. im only 9 and i just read this site from the bathroom reader unsinkable 21st edition
- James Nowhere
When I gather the strength I will share my vile, disgusting experience. For now I am just to happy to find support with you community...Thank You, Thank You
I just really don't like cilantro, okay?
- Eric Mojica Suwanee, GA
Every time I eat something with cilantro in it, I end up vomiting violently for several hours.
So I'm starting to think I'm allergic to it. Plus the taste never did anything for me anyway. So maybe the cilantro should consider @&^*ING OFF! :P
- Heaz Reading, PA
When I was 5 years old, my mom was cooking. She asked me to smell the cilantro because she thought it smelled good. I smelled it and threw up instantly. I've never been able to eat it since.
- Andrew Tufts University
Today I accidentally ate cilantro/coriander/thefuckingdisgustingherb. I am feeling sick and nauseous right now. I don't know what to do. Is there anything that I can eat to forget its taste? I tried chocolate, but now chocolate tastes weird too. Does cilantro destroy my sense of taste forever? I think I am going crazy!!!
- Kiwi New York, NY
I've never liked Cilantro. I can detect even small amounts in a dish that I wouldn't have suspected of having cilantro. Everyone always thought I was strange, because they love it. I thought it tasted like dirty dishwater. Now I feel vindicated because I just read a report that states that cilantro contains some of the same aldehydes (?) that are found in soap and people with a certain gene can detect that taste.
If you would like to participate in the cilantro survey
below, please send your responses to: bobmck6 "at" sisna.com
This may appear on other cilantro related sites.
I would like to gather a bit of statistical information, primarily from those who dislike cilantro. Those who either definitely like it or are indifferent to it are welcome, but please so state if you are in one of those categories.
The research indicating a genetic pre-disposition to cilantro aversion makes me wonder if that can be correlated with other foods/herbs that provoke strong negative reactions. We are all aware of the important connection between taste and aroma, so some questions here point in that direction. Finally, adverse food combinations are explored a bit.
Trying to rank one's likes/dislikes is obviously very subjective; but, if you wish to include such in your own comments, feel free.
(1). Did you ever find cilantro palatable, but now don't? Or vice-versa?
(2). Did you ever consume some cilantro (knowingly or not, beforehand) which didn't seem so bad because you were congested or had a bad cold?
(3). Are some food combinations palatable, but adding cilantro (in any amount) makes them unpalatable? If so, which combinations?
(4). Are all parts of the plant unpalatable, or are you aware of only certain parts (leaves, stems, seeds, coriander powder) causing taste/aroma problems?
(5). Do you find parsley (not Chinese parsley) palatable?
(6). Name a few aromas, not necessarily foods, that you find objectionable or nauseating.
For (7) through (13): all refer to food items which you dislike to a degree similar to your dislike for cilantro...
(7). Name any animal proteins.
(8). Name any herbs/spices.
(9). Name any vegetables.
(10). Name any fruits.
(11). Name any dairy products.
(12). Name any grains.
(13). Name any combinations of (7) through (12). [Personal example: a (10)/(11) combination for me is cantaloupe and most any dairy product; cantaloupe can always be eaten last, but eating it prior to milk, yogurt, or ice cream leaves an unpalatable taste. Yet, cantaloupe is just fine with other melon fruits.]
(15). Do you cook for yourself?
I will try to publish some form of conclusions if enough responses lead to statistically meaningful data.
- Bob Middletown, CA
Oh this one time I ate cilantro without knowing it and actually loved it, until I realized... it was CILANTRO. NOOOOOOOO. I hate Cilantro, HOW was this so amazing, I just can't comprehend.
- Ma Ja Louisville, KY
My doctor told me an aversion to cilantro is linked to a gene. If you have the gene, you also pick up an odor from ozone others can't smell. Ozone-producing "air cleaners" are as noxious to cilantro haters as...cilantro. Who knew?
- Jennifer Boston, MA
I just finshed a dissected burrito from Green Burrito (scraped off the salsa). I asked in the drive-thru if the grilled chicken burrito had cilantro on it and was told NO. When I started eating it today at lunch, I detected that awful taste and inspected it. There it was in the salsa that they put on. I called them and they offered a refund, but I told them just to inform their employees that some people are allergic to items that they ask to be left off their food. The woman seemed to understand the concern and promised to train the crew.
- Ronster Long Beach, CA
I am currently in the US on holiday. I encountered this stuff all over a take out pizza I had yesterday. Totally ruined as it was the only thing I could taste.
Thank god we don't have this in UK!
- Tom Brighton
Trader Joe's has been forced to recall horrific tasting cilantro:
- Kevin San Francisco, CA
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