There is a whole world of unusual food phobias out there. Acerophobia is the fear of sourness, carnophobia is the fear of meat, and arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. No, I didn’t make those up.
Now just because not all of these phobias have been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM doesn’t make it any less real to those who experience them.
One fear, trypophobia, reaches beyond food but makes sure not to leave it behind. It’s the fear of holes or patterns of holes. While it’s a challenge for those who have it, as something that often appears in nature, it makes for a particularly easy and wholly fascinating gallery post.
If any of these foods make you wince, you might be trypophobic.
Is it me, or did one of those cloves just move?
So going into detail over how ingenious the hexagonal design of a honeycomb is would probably be lost on you, right?
3. Lotus Root
There’s no way around it; these things are naturally creepy. But taste great!
4. Honeydew Melon
Stare if you will, into the eye of the melon.
Not sure about you, but I can hardly stomach this stuff. Get it? Because tripe is stomach. Oh, nevermind.
6. Injera (Ethiopian Bread)
Looks like tripe, tastes like a warm, moist pita that’s perfect for absorbing one of Ethiopia’s many flavorful stews like doro wat.
You see noodles. Others see fear.
8. English Muffin
Those nooks and crannies are a selling point for many. And a nightmare for some.
9. Chia Seeds
Chia might be a superfood, but after a minute in water it looks super gross.
So. Many. Seeds.