FOOD & DRINK
03/16/2017 06:00 am ET

10 Very Real Food Phobias, And Their Impossibly Long Names

The fear of cooking -- known as mageirocophobia -- is a very real thing.

Phobias run the gamut from a pretty common fear of heights (known a acrophobia) to something as vague as a fear of infinity (known as apeirophobia). For just about everything that exists in the world, there’s a phobia to go with it. And that’s true for food, too.

There are food phobias we never imagined existed, such as consecotaleophobia, which is a fear of eating with chopsticks. There are food phobias we can kind of understand, like deipnophobia, which is a fear of dinner conversations. And then there are some food phobias that sound very challenging to live with.

Here are 10 food phobias that actually exist:

  • 1 Xocolatophobia
    A <a href="http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/575087/Man-crippling-fear-chocolate-Andrew-Bullock-phobia" target="_blank">fea
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    A fear of chocolate -- it's hard to believe considering how beloved it is, but it's true.
  • 2 Arachibutyrophobia
    A fear of peanut butter <a href="http://www.dictionary.com/browse/arachibutyrophobia" target="_blank">sticking to the roof of
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    A fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth -- it truly is sticky stuff.
  • 3 Thermophobia
    A <a href="http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12214" target="_blank">fear of heat </a>-- which would&n
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    A fear of heat -- which would include hot foods like soups, baked potatoes and hot chocolate. Basically, all of the best things.
  • 4 Acerophobia
    A fear of <a href="http://www.phobiasource.com/acerophobia/" target="_blank">sour things</a> -- people who have this phobia m
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    A fear of sour things -- people who have this phobia might stay away from foods like lemons and pickles.
  • 5 Lachanaphobia
    A <a href="http://www.healthguideinfo.com/phobias/p113492/" target="_blank">fear of vegetables</a> -- every kid wishes they c
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    A fear of vegetables -- every kid wishes they could use this as an excuse to not eat the broccoli, but if you think about it this would make for a very boring diet.
  • 6 Mageirocophobia
    A <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/comfort-cravings/201009/overcoming-mageirocophobia-the-fear-cooking" target="
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    A fear of cooking -- this might sound like a convenient way out of making dinner, but imagine all the great meals you'd miss out on.
  • 7 Dipsophobia
    A <a href="http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12228" target="_blank">fear of drinking alcohol</a> -- i
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    A fear of drinking alcohol -- it is not a "happy hour" for people who suffer from this phobia.
  • 8 Alliumphobia
    A <a href="http://www.phobiasource.com/alliumphobia-2/" target="_blank">fear of garlic</a> -- that means no aioli, no garlic
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    A fear of garlic -- that means no aioli, no garlic bread and a very different approach to flavoring food when cooking.
  • 9 Mycophobia
    A <a href="http://www.healthguideinfo.com/phobias/p115173/" target="_blank">fear of mushrooms </a>--&nbsp;keep the fungi away
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    A fear of mushrooms -- keep the fungi away from these folks.
  • 10 Sitophobia (or Cibophobia)
    A <a href="https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/sitophobia" target="_blank">fear of eating</a>&nbsp;-- this c
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    A fear of eating -- this can be sparked from a bad episode occurring when eating, like choking.  But what does one even do in this situation?
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