By: Katie Cox & Hannah Beggs
- There is no technical name for the phobia of pickles and there is no real scientific reasoning that can substantiate such a fear.
- Most of these people, who have a phobia of pickles, are typically afraid of the chili taste or the mix of sourness, bitterness and sweetness that most pickles come with.
- In addition to the taste of the pickles, it is the texture and the ingredients that also instill or induce the fear.
- The phobia of pickles is one of the more unsubstantiated fears, phobia of pickles doesn't really have any scientific, physiological or psychological basis
A story about the phobia
I can't explain it, but I'm dead serious: I had a very real pickle phobia growing up. Not only would I not eat pickles, I would not eat anything that touched pickles. If a fast food joint put pickles on my hamburger I would have to fight back tears it was so crushing. In college I had an evil girlfriend that would throw them in my coke to see my psychotic reaction. Not kidding about a single bit of it. I should also note: Ironically, I was always okay with cucumbers. I'm over the phobia, mostly. I would still have to wash my hands if I picked up a pickle, but no disproportionate freakouts any more.