Anderson Cooper of CNN is a journalist with the common touch. A man who understands how the rest of us live:

For many, a cup of coffee offers an essential kick-start to the day.

But it seems this is not the case for American newsman Anderson Cooper — who tried the caffeine-filled drink for the first time yesterday.

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Cooper then went on to try something else that has never passed his lips before — spinach.

In fact, picky eater Anderson revealed he is not a lover of vegetables in the slightest, saying he has not tried most of the green variety.

As for the spinach, it was ‘gross’ and ‘slithery’ in his esteemed opinion.

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And it was only in 2009 that the then-41-year old anchorman professed to trying Reddi-wip for the first time. As Mary Katharine Ham quipped back then, “I must admit, this is not the household item I would have expected Anderson Cooper to be unfamiliar with, but alas:”

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And as longtime readers of PJM know, don’t even get him started discussing tea.