No Beetroots, Thank You

Welcome to No Thank You, a linkup about the food you hate, despise, and simply don’t get along with. It’s a quick and fun way to share the reasons you avoid the gross foods you hate – and a great way to meet others who share similar tastes. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own blog post!

When I see a beetroot, I think of my grandma. She is mannerly at the dinner table and takes her time when she eats. She uses a knife and fork to cut her food, even when she could easily slice though it with the side of her fork. She cuts her food into small bites and chews it thoroughly. I’ve never seen a person eat with such grace. When beets are in the picture, however, this picture is quite different. Beets are her table etiquette exception; she eats them like they’re going to run off the plate. Whether boiled, steamed, peeled, cooked, or pickled, grandma devours this deep purple vegetable with a spoon, fork, or even her fingers. They are her favorite. I wish I liked the taste of beets as much as I appreciate the memories of them and my grandma.


  • Beetroot actually tastes like dirt. Yes, I know what dirt tastes like. It’s sad to admit, but I conducted a secret beetroot-dirt experiment when I was younger…
  • Staining is an issue. If beets are too close, they will turn all the other innocent food on my plate pink. I rarely stain my shirts while eating, but I risk dying my shirt pink by eating a beet. And pink is my least favorite color.
  • Supposedly, beets have many great health benefits. They lower blood pressure, increase physical performance, fight inflammation, cleanse the body and more. So why does my heart beat so fast whenever I’m surrounded by them?

Why don’t you eat beetroot?


  1. Share your post about why you don’t like to eat the food of the week. Entries that are completely unrelated to the theme or linked to your homepage will be deleted.
  2. Link back to this site so others can share, too! All you have to do it mention the linkup with Please Don’t Make Me Eat That in your post. Include the button below, if you’d like!
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  1. You can link up your posts any day of the week, but the most common day to do so is Monday.
  2. Check out other posts connected to the linkup. It’s a great way to meet people like you and bond over your disgust of gross foods! You never know what you’ll learn.