It must be the aromatic that put me off. I grew some years ago and I could not get on with the 'aromatic hints'. Being semi self sufficient back then I fed them to the goats only to pick up the same aroma in the milk. Perhaps now my taste buds have been blasted away by being rather partial to a drop of the cratur I should try them again.
Aromatic is supposed to be mostly good - for example, aromatics are the first things lost when apples are bred for yield rather than flavour - culminating in vile pap like Gala, Golden Delicious (sic) and Bertrand (another French product that's even more annoying because it looks a bit like Egremont Russet) .
This money-driven trend is so pervasive that some people are shocked
by flavour appearing in foods they know, and many don't like it - dumbing food down and making it harder and harder to buy the real thing. This vicious circle really pisses me off - in fact I'm now deliberately crusading against blandness.
I do agree that aromatics that trigger unpleasant associations are horrible - but that's a deeply personal thing.
I only ever bought one Babaco fruit - I was disgusted by the overwhelming taste of washing-up liquid (much worse than horrible so-called "extra-smooth" beers**). But I got a non-detergenty babaco clone in a swap and it's enjoyable - though I wish I could find time to try Plan A - using it as a rootstock for papayas.
I get a petrol headache when I eat shop-sourced (orange) cape gooseberries, but the properly annual species is easier and ripens to amber and doesn't have that taste. Growing and picking the perennial ones early - at amber all-over - dodges most of the problem (they are also much easier to enjoy when you haven't paid
**PS. I also really hate the fact that every day it gets harder to find the real thing because so many people like things better if they have none of the disturbing stuff that makes them different:
Preferring beers that taste more like water than beer... sometimes worse than water.
Preferring whisky that doesn't taste of whisky (though some
Preferring meat that doesn't taste like meat...
Preferring Science Fiction films that aren't - they are just ordinary plots moved to "a future" like eastenders in Space
(too many to mention) or discrimination/inquisition in Space
(eg. Gattaca) - don't even think about mentioning that worthless piece of manure called "Gravity" (Antarctica/desert/shipwrecked etc etc. in Space but with horrendous mistakes in the Physics and Dynamics).
I could go on.
I have to admit that some people accuse me of only liking the "slightly weird" kind of "country music" that doesn't sound quite right - but that's because it sounds like Music - and they don't really like that.
I don't begrudge them their opinion, but they are also ignorant because they are failing to recognise Bluegrass when they hear it.