I’ve learned that there are several reasons I sometimes don’t like a particular food. One of the biggest of these is the smell. If I don’t like the way something smells, there is little hope I will like the way it tastes. I’ve read that there is a strong connection between smell and taste so I suppose that’s not so strange.
One of the worst smelling foods to me is ranch dip. It nearly makes me gag – it’ s that bad! I have not (and will not) try to eat it.
If you’re trying to feed a fussy eater, keep this correlation in mind. If they like the smell, you have a chance.