Monday, August 5, 2019


When the topic of food was introduced I was excited because I love food like most other people. This reminded me of my failed attempt at the mere-exposure effect. When I was younger I would eat everything my mother gave me except for one thing. Peanut butter. She loves peanut butter so she always tried to make me like it. I think I developed a taste aversion because to this day I get sick by the smell, and it’s weird because most people like peanut butter. I decided to search up why we enjoy some foods, but not all. According to an article I found, we can be born with different sensitivity to the five types of taste but whether we enjoy a particular flavor is up to us. Unfortunately peanut butter gets a no from me.

1 comment:

  1. Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods! It is interesting that you developed a taste aversion rather than peanut butter being a preference due to the fact that your mother loved it and you were exposed to it often. Maybe this taste aversion was developed because you became sick after eating it as a child? That happened to me once with hot dogs and to this day I cannot eat a hot dog! Thank you for sharing with me!!