I see myself as being somewhere along that continuum.
Personally, I love them drowned in butter and fried with bacon, but for a lot of people, they're like the friend no-one likes turning up to the Christmas party.
They often end up getting scraped to the side of the plate, doomed for the bin.
But why do so many people have an aversion to sprouts?
Seeing as most of us will be confronted with them at the Christmas dinner table on the 25th, we thought we'd find out if there's any real science behind the widespread dislike. Dr Adam Cunliffe, nutritional scientist and associate lecturer at the London South Bank University, explained that when it comes to individual foods we dislike, it's "nearly always due to some kind of negative event which is connected to that food."This means that if there was even the slightest negative association with your first taste of a sprout - if tempers got frayed as your parents stressed over trying to get you to eat your greens, for example - "your interaction with that particular food will be uniquely badged as not good". "The sight, the flavour, the smell might for years be connected with an unpleasant association," the expert explained.
We live in a society where everything is easy, and that can be a turn-off. These are very wealthy and successful men, some from well-known companies, and they can get sex anywhere.
Seduction is an endangered skill, and that’s my favourite part of the process.The takeaway worker used his trial to launch a series of tirades, including one in which he tried to blame Western society for allowing young girls to 'parade on the streets'.He is one of four of the gang now fighting a taxpayer-funded battle against their deportation to Pakistan.When I interact with someone, even from the first email, what we are trying to do is seduce each other. I use the term “ companionship“ for what I do, because there is a spectrum.On one side you have straightforward sex for money, and on the other you have full-blown relationships.So that's how we end up disliking foods in general. Dr Cunliffe had some ideas about why they might be so commonly despised.