Yesterday there was cilantro in my soup, and suddenly it tasted so much like soap that I couldn't eat it.
Over the last few months, I've noticed that cilantro has started tasting bad, but didn't really think much of it. I looked up the food sensitivity list of people who also think cilantro tastes like soap, and now I am super confused, because most of these are my favorite flavors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supertaster#Specific_food_sensitivities
• Gins, tequilas, and hoppy beers are my favorite • I eat brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale all the time • I am a huge fan of coffee, always unsweetened • grapefruit juice is a staple in my fridge • I make my own tonic with quinine so that I can make it less sweet and more bitter than normal • I enjoy ridiculously spicy foods, and I eat raw habaneros for breakfast every morning
So why is cilantro the one that tastes bad to me? And why did this change? I used to enjoy cilantro! I didn't think this sensitivity was something that could change in people over time.
@aaronpk My understanding from personal experience and reading is that sensitivity to certain foods can change over time, increasing or decreasing. My mother was a lover of macadamia nuts and would eat them by the hand full, then she started to break out, bye bye macadamia nuts. Unfortunately the same thing may be happening with you and cilantro, which really stinks, especially if you use it a lot
@aaronpk That's interesting and kind of weird. I also tend to like black coffee, hoppy beers, strong greens, etc. (and spicy foods, although I would not eat a raw habanero!) -- but cilantro has tasted like soap to me for as long as I can remember, although tempering it with something acidic like a lot of lime juice seems to cut back on the Palmolive a lot.