Top 10 Things that Smell Good Yet Taste Awful

These items are not only limited to food and drinks, but to objects that have a pleasant scent. Note: don't actually try consuming one of these objects at home.
The Top Ten
1 Coffee

Admit it, we've all been deceived by its pleasant smell, thinking that it's sweet, only to taste its bitterness. Believe it or not, some types of coffee are an acquired taste.

It tastes fine if cream is added to it, but by itself, it's bitter despite the pleasant scent.

I never really liked coffee, to be honest.

2 Vanilla Extract

Do you ever have this feeling that every time you bake, you have a strong urge to drink a cup of vanilla extract after popping off the cap?

Smells excellent. Can't say I like the taste, though.

3 Candles

Candles are typically sold with very pleasant scents. Most of us have never tried eating the waxy part of the candle (and never will, anyway), but mostly we assume it's just as bitter as soap.

How is this not higher? At least coffee is edible.

4 Tea

Certain teas, I'll give you that. Remember that time when the aroma of tea delightfully struck your nose, encouraging you to taste it, only to be disappointed once you found out its actual flavor?

5 Grass

If you imagine the smell of the color green, you'd typically associate it with grass. Freshly cut grass generally smells pleasant, but it tastes as it smells: more of a bland scent rather than awful, unless you're a cow.

6 Lemon

Fruits usually have a citrus smell (wow, what a revelation), and taste sweet, but not lemons.

I dislike the smell but don't mind the taste!

7 Shampoo

Practically the same as soap, just with more varieties of pleasant smells.

8 Soap

Some scents of soap can smell pleasant, but nobody wants to taste their bitter side.

9 Flowers

Though not meant to be eaten, most flowers are supposed to smell good. Surprisingly, some flowers are edible and make a good addition to salads.

10 Perfume

Perfumes smell good and seem like heaven, but they taste like hell. Perfumes are not meant to be consumed as a drink.

The Contenders
11 Toothpaste
12 Gasoline

You know it smells good, but you realize the benzene in it is a carcinogen.

13 Baby Powder

Much like soap, it leaves a powdery to chalky texture in your mouth, with a bitter undertone.

14 Candy Corn Candy corn is a candy most often found in the United States and Canada, popular primarily around Halloween.
15 Beer
16 Wine

Some drinks have an acquired taste.

17 Lotion

It depends on the scent of the lotion, but I can assure you that some scents smell pretty good.

18 Chocolate Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, and often flavored with vanilla.
19 Tar
20 Leaves
21 Hair Spray
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