Which Food Does Your State Hate the Most?
A shared hatred of something has a funny way of bringing people together. That’s the idea behind Hater, a dating app that launched earlier this year. The app might match users based on their mutual disdain for certain pop stars, fashion styles, or—something many of us seem to have strong opinions about—food.
According to the Huffington Post, Hater put together this map of every state’s most hated food using data collected from its more than 600,000 users. Some state’s top hates should come as no surprise: Residents of Washington, America’s coffee capital, take a strong stance against Keurig K-Cups, and in Vermont, which is known for its cheddar, spray cheese is looked down upon. In the middle of the country, land-locked Kansas natives avoid shellfish, and people living in steak-loving Oklahoma can’t stand veggie burgers.
But the most hated foods in some states aren’t as easy to rationalize. Foods and beverages that are beloved in some places are reviled in others—New Mexico, for example, hates chicken nuggets, while Hawaii hates Coke, and Maryland hates the corner piece of the brownie.
In the mood for something a little more positive? Check out this map of the most popular culinary trends in each state.
[h/t Huffington Post]