We’ve probably all been guilty of this at one time or another. I do try my best to no longer let this be my first reaction when someone tells me they don’t like something. One should assume they’ve spent most of their life knowing exactly why they don’t like that type of food and have probably had many versions of the food over the years because of friends being pushy.
Sometimes you just don’t like things! You don’t need a reason or a defense.
Even though I’ve switched over to some foods that I didn’t like as a kid, I still have a horrid dislike for black olives and peas. They’ve never been foods I’ve enjoyed eating and likely never will be. In fact I have a hard time not wanting to gag if I eat black olives. I don’t believe there is the right black olive out there for me.