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Am I the only one that thinks Rhubarb pie is even more disgusting than fruitcake? Who the hell likes Rhubarb pie?

Asked by Coloma (47015points) December 27th, 2012

I was mistakenly given a Rhubarb pie, passed off as Cherry, from my local bakery a few days ago. OMG! I knew something was dreadfully wrong with the “Cherry” pie when I cut into it. It took me a few minutes to realize it was Rhubarb!

The stuff is sour and has the most hideous presentation, looking like a bunch of chopped up raw pork in a pie crust. Gag!
Needless to say I am asking for pie compensation for the $14 pie of nastiness. Just curious if there are any Rhubarb fans out there, and if so, may you all perish in a vat of Rhubarb and minced candied, fruitcake fruit. :-p

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blueiiznh's avatar

I like raw Rhubarb, but do not like Rhubarb pie.
I may tolerate a Strawberry Rhubarb, but will gladly provide you the first $1 in your quest for compensation of your nasty pie episode. If the $1 is not enough to keep me out of the vat, then I will pay you the $14 and make you a pie of your choice.

ucme's avatar

I fucking hate rhubarb, i’d imagine that’s what satan’s penis looks like, all purple & squared off at the end.
The only Roobarb & Custard I like, officially the coolest theme tune ever.

Coloma's avatar

^^^ LOL Oh my….thanks for the laughs you guys!

downtide's avatar

I love Rhubarb, in a pie or a crumble or anything else.

@ucme I like Brussels Sprouts too and my partner calls those “the Devil’s Bollocks” so I guess I have the whole package there.

ucme's avatar

@downtide Now those are proper disgusting.

Coloma's avatar

Okay, I’ll confess I love steamed Brussels sprouts dipped in mayo.
@blueiiznh Can you bake a cherry pie Bluiiznh boy? ;-p

Coloma's avatar

My queendom for a cherry pie. Mmmm!

Berserker's avatar

Eeeew rhubarb, I hate that stuff. I had raw rhubarb and rhubarb pie. It all tastes like ass. I don’t like fruit cake either. If a fruit cake fucked a rhubarb pie and they had a baby, I wonder what kind of atrocity that would be.

Coloma's avatar

@Symbeline Oh dear god, lets not go there. Hideous little offspring of those two atrocities.
I bet one could use both as a means of torture. I know I’d tell you anything you wanted to know if you shoved a few bites of fruitcake and rhubarb pie in my mouth. lol

DigitalBlue's avatar

I’ve never had it, but I’m guessing I wouldn’t like it… because I don’t like pie.

Coloma's avatar

@DigitalBlue Well, just imagine a pie you don’t like that looks like raw chicken in bloody juice. haha

Shippy's avatar


Secret is to sweeten it. With custard nothing better :)

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Agreed. I can choke-down a few bites of fruitcake, but rhubarb pie sends me running for shelter.

janbb's avatar

I’m with @Shippy and @downtide I like it in a pie or a crumble; the secret is adding enough sugar and topping with whipped cream or custard.

Coloma's avatar

Well..I just got back from the bakery and they gave me my compensatory pie.
Really cherry this time!
It made for a great joke, and aside from you wayward souls, it is unanimous, Rhubarb blows chunks. lol

DaphneT's avatar

Well, I’m hoping that Garrison Keillor does, since Bebop-A-Reebop Rhubarb Pie is a sponsor of his show, A Prairie Home Companion. We love Rhubarb Pie around here, especially when mixed with cherries. A family favorite.

Coloma's avatar

@DaphneT The cherries would help, I’m sure. haha

glacial's avatar

Oh, this question made me laugh! I used to feel exactly the same way, but I’ve since been tempted by strawberry rhubarb pie, and I quite enjoy that (depending on the recipe). Let’s face it, rhubarb needs a fair bit of sugar to cut all that sour – but once that’s done, it does have a nice tanginess to it. The strawberry softens that, and makes it more presentable to boot.

Bellatrix's avatar

I don’t like rhubarb on its own but with apple it’s yummy. Rhubarb and apple pie (or crumble) is delicious. On its own it would be way too tart. I’m not into really sour/tart fruits. My stepmother used to eat gooseberries – ugh!

Coloma's avatar

I am sure it was a magnificent speciman of Rhubarb pie, if you’re a fancier.
The lattice crust was beautiful. haha

wildpotato's avatar

I love the stuff, and have been pestering my fiancĂ© to make me a rhubarb pie for about a year now. Trouble is, it’s hard to find fresh rhubarb around here.

Coloma's avatar

@wildpotato You must like sweet potato pie too.Gak! haha ;-)

Sunny2's avatar

I don’t care for rhubarb pie and I’ve never eaten it that I remember, but I have 3 friends who love it. I respect their taste. I didn’t like being teased because there were foods I liked that other people thought were inedible.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My mother makes a strawberry rhubarb pie that is to die for. My niece orders it all the time when she comes home.

josie's avatar

My grandma made rhubarb pie that was almost too good to eat. What are you talking about?

Coloma's avatar

Well, it’s a house divided, I have to tally the votes. lol

Jeruba's avatar

I love it. I adore it. I could eat half a rhubarb pie right now, with a mound of French vanilla ice cream heaped on top. It would probably kill me or at least make me very ill. Part of me thinks it would be worth it. Oh, my god, rhubarb pie. It’s been so many years. I’d almost rather die of rhubarb pie than die laughing.

Coloma's avatar

And @Jeruba wins, for most enthusiastic Rhubarb pie support! That is so cute! haha

RandomGirl's avatar

I love rhubarb, raw, in pie, with sugar, any way, shape, or form. Yum.

gondwanalon's avatar

It isn’t too bad in cherry pie if there are much more cherries than rhubarb.

rojo's avatar

I Love rhubarb pie! I haven’t had one in years however. I did manage to make mince pies this holiday season; something else that I missed. Maybe I’ll try the rhubarb next time.

Aethelwine's avatar

I can’t say I love rhubarb pie, but I don’t hate it. I’ve had much worse. The last rhubarb pie I had was pretty good. It was fresh rhubarb picked from the baker’s garden, with plenty of sugar and strawberries added. I’ll take that over fruitcake.

AngryWhiteMale's avatar

Haven’t had rhubarb in years, but always liked it in pies, especially strawberry rhubarb pies.

For those of you that like rhubarb, try it over angel food cake (not the junk you buy at Safeway/Vons/etc., but homemade angel food cake). Yummy stuff.

Only138's avatar

I think they both equally suck. How many years can a fruitcake survive and still be somewhat edible?

Shippy's avatar

Sigh I feel like rhubard pie!

Coloma's avatar

Well….my local bakery has plenty of them, come on out to Sierra Rizing in Colomas neck o’ the woods and you all can get your Rhubarf ( oops ) Rhubarb pie fixes. haha

Berserker's avatar

@Only138 Maybe if you keep the fruit cake long enough, it generates its own alcohol you can get drunk from. Maybe that’s how they do it in prison. XD

Dutchess_III's avatar

CHOCOLATE!!! (I was getting queasy reading those answers….Satan’s penis??? I had to make myself feel better!)

hearkat's avatar

I don’t know how I missed this. I have always hated rhubarb since childhood.
I have tried it as an adult and it still disgusts me.

Only138's avatar

@Symbeline that’s a great idea. The only way a fruit cake would be of any use to me. Lol

stardust's avatar

Rhubarb pie is heavenly. I love it! My favourite is rhubarb crumble. Mmmmm!

diavolobella's avatar

I’m a latecomer to this conversation, but I have never tasted rhubarb or Brussels sprouts. I’m now deeply confused and somewhat repulsed.

Coloma's avatar

@diavolobella Haha..I’ll take Brussels sprouts over Rhubarb any day!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Found this and thought of you!

” It’s also important to remember that not all organic compounds are good for us either.

For instance, lead is a naturally-occuring compound and completely organic and it’s deadly to humans. The same goes for the leaves of rhubarb plants, arsenic found in many fruit pits, and mistletoe to name a few. ”

downtide's avatar

@Dutchess_III it’s also worth noting that the potato plant is the same family as rhubarb and the leaves (and green potatoes) contain the same toxins.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Thank you @downtide. I didn’t know that, but I do now. I’ll only feed green potatoes to people I don’t like, K? :)

downtide's avatar

hehe well it’ll take a lot of green potatoes to kill them. Three pounds or so.

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