No Cucumber, 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!

It was my first company trip during my internship in the Summer of 2012. We finished a long day and decided to go to dinner. A co-worker ordered a Hendrick’s with club soda and cucumber and asked what I’d like to have. Weirdly, and unexpectedly, I told him that I’d have the same. Being a cucumber skeptic, I was pleasantly surprised by the refreshing and delicious drink I tasted. I didn’t know if it was the subtle vegetable or the  14-hour day that made it so tasty. The cylindrical green gourd was officially on the list of foods that I approve until I tried it by itself. I quickly placed cucumber back on the “do not like” list.


  • Cucumbers are seedy and watery, like a bothersome mix of watermelon and celery.
  • Crunchy or mushy, flavorful or tasteless, bitter or sweet, I can never catch cucumbers on a “good” day.
  • Yes, cucumbers and (dill) pickles are different.

Why don’t you eat cucumber?


  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!
Please Don't Make Me Eat That
  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.