Yes. Mushy apples and crunchy pears are yucky for me, regardless of their flavor.
Strangely, I don’t mind the crunchy texture of Asian pears, even though the flavor is bland to me.
Likewise I don’t mind fried apple slices on the stove with a little brown sugar butter, cinnamon, even though the slices are pretty soft/mushy.
I can’t imagine what the difference is except for expectation. Once I cooked some raccoon for supper and my family didn’t eat much even though barbequed, it tastes like any other barbequed meat.
I think we associate food much deeper than taste. I bet a top shelf chef could make dog, or dog food, tasty to my liking, if I didn’t know what I was eating. But if they told me, I’d be repulsed.
I hope I’m not taking the thead off topic, but enjoy learning and speculating the “why”.