According to Chris Pratt, meals were invented by the food industry and "man can live on sunlight alone". Patricia Arquette reckons that "nothing's worse than candy corn" and the Governor of California says "blue cheese is just moldy cheese and should never be consumed under any circumstances".
These are some of the replies to a tweet by American baseball enthusiast Jon Baker asking Twitter users for controversial food opinions.
Please quote tweet this with your most controversial food opinion, I love controversial food opinions— Jon Becker (@jonbecker_) November 19, 2019
The original tweet has blown past one million views since it was posted on November 20, with more than 30,000 replies such as "walnuts taste like under the house", "coriander is a noxious weed" and "people who order mochas are just too embarrassed to order a hot chocolate". (That last one is probably fair.)
Blocked and reported on behalf of Italian friends.— Steve Bullock (@GuitarMoog) November 24, 2019
Celebrities including comedian Patton Oswalt and Australia's own Adam Liaw have also chimed in with hot food takes.
Artichokes fell to earth from space and are actually a sentient flesh-spore made from the traumatic memories of a forgotten galactic genocide. https://t.co/HPHcggiv0n— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 23, 2019
Fine dining restaurants copy each other so much it’s bizarre that they’re considered creative. And creativity in food is vastly overrated anyway, as it is antithetical to perfection. https://t.co/dJmy2Puanw— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) November 23, 2019
Patricia Arquette has opinions on capsicums, too.
I like red and yellow ones but dislike green ones.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 24, 2019
Meanwhile, a separate Internet storm has gathered around academic Tom Nichols regarding his comment that "Indian food is terrible".
I'll take Americans not understanding food from other cultures for $1,000— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) November 23, 2019
Since we are all here now, think it’s worth reminding the less enlightened that “Indian” food, like “Chinese” food, is as useful a rubric as “European” food— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) November 23, 2019
The hashtag "#MyFavouriteIndianFood" was trending on Sunday in response to Nichols' ridiculous statement.
Am blown away by the response to #MyFavoriteIndianFood! What delicious retribution to racism.— saira rao (@sairasameerarao) November 24, 2019
Let’s keep the pictures and recipes going.
I have my own controversial opinions for submission, including, but not limited to:
Cheddar is the best Arnott's Shape.
Turkish Delight is the best Cadbury Rose.
Ice-cream is overrated.
Potato cake is a better name than potato scallop. (Living in NSW, this was difficult to admit, but yeah. It does make more sense. You win this round, Victoria.)