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What’s the Most Hated Food in Each US State?

What’s the Most Hated Food in Each US State? August 30, 2017

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Thanks to dating-app data, we know all the foods states hate the most. Most dating apps match people based on common interests. However, one dating app takes the opposite approach. It's called Hater. It matches people based on dislikes. Because nothing brings people close like hatred and complaining. Recently, Hater compiled a list of food Americans hate most based on the states where they live. So which food does your state hate the most?   

Alabama: Guacamole

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We're going to assume Alabamans hate paying extra for guacamole, because Chipotle rules.

Alaska: VOSS Water

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For Alaska, it's not a food but a drink they hate: VOSS water. We can't disagree with them, considering that VOSS water is essentially Norwegian tap water in a fancy bottle.

Arizona: Kombucha

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Kombucha might be considered a super food, but it's not so super in Arizona.

Arkansas: Cilantro

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Cilantro tastes like soap to some people, and most of them must live in Arkansas.

California: Chick-Fil-A

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While Chick-Fil-A's food might be good, their politics are not, which might be one of the reasons that Californians don't care for it.

Colorado: Flamin' Hot Cheetos

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Flamin' Hot Cheetos are all the rage these days, except in Colorado.

Connecticut: Canned Food

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Connecticut is a big fan of fresh, because their most hated food is canned.

Delaware: Hawaiian Pizza

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Hawaiian pizza is one of those foods you either love or hate, and Delaware is firmly in the "hate" camp.

Florida: Licorice

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Floridians hate licorice. Maybe because it sticks to dentures?

Georgia: Tuna Salad

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Georgia is not a big fan of tuna salad, which is understandable as it doesn't pair well with peaches.

Hawaii: Coke

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Hawaiians are not fans of Coke. No word on their feelings about Pepsi.

Idaho: Dim Sum

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Idaho and dim sum don't go hand in hand. Maybe if they tried to make potato dim sum?

Illinois: Biting String Cheese

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People from Illinois don't hate string cheese, just biting it. If you're going to eat string cheese, eat it right.

Indiana: Charcuterie

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Charcuterie is usually a tray of meat like salami and prosciutto, and also hated by those living in Indiana.

Iowa: Quinoa

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If you're in Iowa, chances are quinoa won't be on the menu.

Kansas: Shellfish

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Can you really blame a land locked state for not liking shellfish?

Kentucky: Hummus

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Hummus is a Middle Eastern food made of ground-up chickpeas. It's also Kentucky's least favorite food.

Louisiana: Cookies With Raisins

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Louisianans love to party, but if you're bringing cookies leave out the raisins.

Maine: Asian Fusion

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Beautiful, peaceful Maine. Home to lobsters and beautiful lakes, and haters of Asian Fusion.

Maryland: The Corner Piece Of Brownie

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If you give someone from Maryland a brownie, it better be from the middle. Because corner brownies are at the top of their "most hated" list.

Massachusetts: Mayonnaise On Fries

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Putting mayonnaise on your fries might as well be a crime in Massachusetts.

Michigan: Cold Pizza

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If they don't like cold pizza, then what do people in Michigan eat for breakfast?

Minnesota: String Beans

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Minnesota is known for its beautiful lakes, the Vikings, and hatred of string beans.

Mississippi: Sour Cream

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Taco Supremes are no bueno in Mississippi, because they hate sour cream.

Missouri: The Last Bite Of A Hot Dog

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In Missouri they have a very specific food hatred: the last bite of a hot dog.

Montana: Pumpkin Spice Anything

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Montana is a beautiful place known for its majestic skies. But not for pumpkin spice, which its residents hate in lattes or anything else.

Nebraska: Chili Peppers

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If you like things spicy, don't go looking in Nebraska. Chili peppers are on their most hated list.

Nevada: La Croix Water

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La Croix is a popular flavored seltzer that has an almost cult following. Except in Nevada, where they hate it.

New Hampshire: Expensive Cocktails

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New Hampshire is a great place to see the fall colors, but not with an expensive cocktail. New Hampshirites like their booze cheap.

New Jersey: Gas Station Wine

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Gas station wine is something New Jerseyans hate, even more than having to pump their own gas.

New Mexico: Chicken Nuggets

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People from New Mexico hate chicken nuggets, even with hot sauce.

New York: Ranch On Pizza

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New Yorkers hating ranch dressing on pizza makes a lot of sense. When you're known for your pizza, you don't need to dump ranch on it.

North Carolina: North Carolina

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Cottage cheese isn't usually anyone's favorite, but definitely not in North Carolina.

North Dakota: Tapas

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In North Dakota, they like their appetizers big. So think twice before you move to Fargo to open a Tapas place.

Ohio: Pesto

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Pesto is a blend of basil, parsley, pine nuts, and oil. It's also Ohio's least favorite dish.

Oklahoma: Veggie Burgers

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Cowboys aren't known for eating veggie burgers, which Oklahomans have voted their least favorite food.

Oregon: Fast Food

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Americans are known for their love of fast food. But not in Oregon, where apparently they care about their health. Weird.

Pennsylvania: Chai Lattes

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Chai Lattes have become pretty popular, but not in Pennsylvania where they like their tea unspiced, thank you very much.

Rhode Island: Capers

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We can't blame Rhode Island for hating capers. What are they and why do they have to mess up our Chicken Piccatta?

South Carolina: Matcha Tea

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Matcha tea is at the top of South Carolina's most hated foods.

South Dakota: Expensive Cheese Plates

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Expensive cheese plates are a no-go in South Dakota, which is a good thing if you're not looking to spend a lot of cheddar.

Tennessee: Foraged Food

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If you're looking to impress your sweetie from Tennessee with your ability to forage food, you're out of luck.

Texas: Steak Cooked Well Done

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Well-done steak doesn't sit too well with Texans. They like their steaks still mooing.

Utah: Balsamic Vinegar

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If you're having a salad in Utah, don't ask for balsamic vinegar or you'll get sour looks.

Vermont: Spray Cheese

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I'm with Vermont on this one: Cheese shouldn't come from a can.

Virginia: Dabbing Pizza Grease With A Napkin

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Virginians love pizza, but hate when people blot the grease off with a napkin. Well, excuuuuuse me!

Washington: Keurig K-Cups

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While K-Cups are convenient, they are not environmentally friendly, which Washingtonians usually are.

West Virginia: Tofu

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Who would have thought West Virginians wouldn't like tofu? Everyone.

Wisconsin: Lunchables

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Lunchables taste like their packaging, and Wisconsinites know it.

Wyoming: Gluten-Free

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People in Wyoming sure love their gluten.