We don’t usually put content warnings on our articles. However, for this round up of people sharing their most bizarre eating habits, food combinations, and culinary decisions, we do advise that you tread carefully and perhaps don’t scroll down while snacking. Seriously, these crimes against culinary common sense range from the odd and questionable to the downright disgusting.
Without further ado, here are some of the weirdest and grossest eating sins you’ll ever find. Bon appetit?
1. Why Pay Extra for Guac?
A kid I used to know in school used to rip open his milk carton and dip his burrito into the chocolate milk. Sometimes he'd even go so far as to rip open the burrito and pour his milk onto the beef and eggs to, in his words, “Creamify the meat.” I don't know man, but the word creamify is just too far…ugh. I still think about it to this day.
2. Just an Awful Mental Image
This dude in my dining hall had a plate of sunny-side-up eggs. He scooped under an egg with his fork, brought it up to his mouth, and only touched his lips to the yolk. He then proceeded to suck all the yolk, and then slurped the rest of the egg in. It was like a car crash, I couldn't look away but I was horrified beyond belief.
3. This Bread Needs More Sweetness and Some Fizziness
When I was a server, I had a customer dip her bread in a glass of Coke. She finished her whole entire bread basket and whole Coke and then asked for another basket and another refill of Coke, and then went to town again for round two. She didn't care how she looked and ate that stuff like it was the best thing on Earth.
4. What Is it With You People and Ketchup?
In high school, there was a kid who ate only ketchup packets for lunch. Yes, only ketchup packets. In the beginning, he would buy a hot lunch and sort of nibble away at it. But it was all for show. Towards the end of high school, it was just a handful of ketchup for this boy. My group of friends referred to him as “ketchup boy.”
It was honestly so disgusting, but also so engrossing. I couldn’t look away. We would purposely sit at tables near him just for one of us to be allowed to watch and count. I honestly do not understand how it made him get through the long school day. At least towards the end, he learned to accept his fate and just only grabbed the ketchup packets.
I hope he’s doing well, but I also hope he expanded his palate a little. Maybe mustard would be a good addition.
5. Was It an IPA, a Lager? Does it Matter?
I used to work as a bartender. One day, a middle-aged man walked in and ordered a beer with milk. “Excuse me? You want the milk in the same glass as the beer?” I asked. The customer replied, “Correct.” So I poured him the beer and added milk in the same glass. It looked disgusting to me. I gave him the drink, he paid for it, happily drank his beer-milk, and left.
6. We Have So Many Questions…So Many
I used to work with a woman who ate EVERYTHING frozen. Literally everything. Her meals had to be planned at least the day before. While she would serve her family piping hot meatloaf, her serving was in the freezer for her to eat the next day. I've seen her eat 7-11 nachos that she had frozen the day before. Frozen hamburgers. Frozen steak.
If someone brought in doughnuts to share with the office, hers went right into our freezer. Apparently, this is a trait she's had since she was a child, and she hasn't eaten hot or even room temperature food in decades.
7. Rice Isn’t Always Nice
All the pizza chains in my area absolutely suck at making pizza by putting way too much tomato sauce and barely any cheese. I fixed the problem by putting white rice on my pizza.
8. Anyone up for Some Netflix and Processed Meats?
I eat bologna slices and hot dogs straight out of the package, often in my bed while I'm watching Netflix.
9. Give Me a Break!
I just bite straight into Kit-Kats. I don't break it into pieces or anything. I just go all-in immediately. It drives my girlfriend crazy. She calls me a heathen.
10. Clever Name, Terrible Combination
A former friend of mine once poured a can of Coors Light into a bowl of Cheerios. He called it Beerios.
11. A Surefire Cause of Acid Reflux
When I visited my aunt’s family as a kid, she served us “purple cows”—milk mixed with grape juice—for breakfast. If you haven’t tasted that, take my word for it, it’s not a great concoction.
12. It’s Called Instant Noodles for a Reason
When I was in the sixth grade, my teacher wanted to make us lunch before going into Christmas break. She decided on ramen noodles. I’m half Japanese, and many of the kids in my class were varying degrees of Asian, so it sounded like a good idea and we were all on board with it. She broke up a bunch of Maruchan chicken ramen packets and put it in a crockpot for like three hours.
It. Was. Disgusting. I cannot describe to you how difficult it was for me to choke down the salty slime jelly that she dished out to us. I ate my portion because I didn’t want to be rude, but wow. Wow, that was hard, and I’m getting queasy thinking about it.
13. Why Are Kids So Weird?
My sister would make Ritz cracker sandwiches, except the thing that went between the two Ritz cracker “buns” was another Ritz cracker that was chewed up, spit out, and moulded into a paste. It was disgusting.
14. Hopefully This Was Just a Phase
I went to college with this one girl who would get a chef salad, slice up a banana and put it on said chef salad, and then use ketchup as dressing. I kid you not, this person ate that on a regular basis.
15. Some Food Quirks are Hereditary
My baby sister used to eat pancakes and ranch. My mom just accepted it because she was such a picky eater and this was something she just thoroughly enjoyed. We’re pretty sure it’s because my mom craved both when she was pregnant with her.
16. Some People Don’t Deserve Nice Things
I worked in a restaurant that served authentic imported Kobe beef. I had someone order a 16 oz. Kobe filet mignon, WELL DONE! The chef nearly cried and definitely threw things. If I recall correctly, he ended up having to put that $200 steak into the microwave to get it to cook all the way through to well without burning the outside to charcoal.
The guest was pleased and his date looked horrified.
17. Not the Best Way to Endear Yourself to Your Girlfriend’s Kid
My mom’s boyfriend crushed Cheez-It crackers into his coffee. That day he ate waffles covered in spinach and fish sticks drizzled with syrup. All the while loudly smacking his lips saying, “Uhhh, so goooood!” Mom says to not let it bother me. It bothers me.
18. Stop Enabling Your Kids
When my six-year-old son son gets a treat from McDonald’s, he dunks his Chicken McNuggets in his thick chocolate shake and then sweet and sour sauce. But carrots are gross apparently.
19. This Pizza Needs a Sweetened Fruit Puree
I knew a kid in grade school who would dip pizza in applesauce. I used to look forward to pizza day, and then suddenly remember the horror of that kid layering spoonfuls of applesauce on each bite. It still grosses me out.
20. Step Away From the Heinz
I have to confess, I used to drink ketchup. Not only that, but I topped mostly everything I ate with about half the bottle. For example, a burger? I drop two cups worth onto that bad boy. The fries? Minimum four coats of ketchup. Fish sticks? Do you mean ketchup sticks with fish seasoning? It was bad but thankfully, I'm mostly over it.
21. Why Would Your Mind Even Go There?
I didn’t personally see it happen, but a guy my fiancée used to work with would wipe his chicken pieces with the lemon-scented hand wipes from KFC, thinking that they were meant for seasoning.
22. Early Bird Doesn’t Get Moist Turkey
I've got just an absolutely awful one. My dad used to start the Thanksgiving turkey ridiculously early, like 9 am, but we didn’t eat till normal dinner time, like 5-6pm. So he’d take the delicious turkey out of the oven, toss it in the fridge for 5 hours, carve it at dinnertime, pile it onto a platter, and then stick the platter in the microwave.
I usually slept in on the holiday, so I didn’t catch onto this abhorrent practice until I moved out and started coming over for Thanksgiving. I’m married with my own house now, so I host Thanksgiving dinner. Last year, everyone was amazed at how moist my turkey was. Yeah, turns out not microwaving the living daylights out of it makes it taste pretty good. Who knew?
23. Pretty Sure This Negates the Fortune
My sister likes her fortune cookies soggy. So whenever we go out for a meal at a Chinese restaurant, once we get the cookies, she just drops it in her water glass and stirs it around until its soggy. She then spoons it out and just eats it. It embarrasses my family so much.
24. This Is Just Bad Manners
I had relatives invite us over for coffee and dessert after a restaurant dinner. Cool, but then they proceeded to heat up the coffee from their several-hour-old morning pot and serve it to guests. My dad, the unpickiest, chillest man ever, absolutely refused any coffee from them. They didn’t see the big deal about giving us their old coffee.
They thought my dad was being uptight. Relatives are snooty-patootie and had enough coffee to serve, but didn’t want to make a new pot for their guests. Mind you, I do drink my own coffee from the morning that went cold on me. Reheat in the microwave, boom. I learned that from my parents, who also reheat their own coffee.
Still, it’s our own old coffee we are reheating for ourselves. I would never serve it to someone in my home or even offer it.
25. New Meaning to the Phrase: “Uh-Oh, SpaghettiOs”
Before my dad met my mother (an incredible Italian cook), he would grill steaks and then pour a can of SpaghettiOs over it.
One time at Five Guys, this 10-year-old picked up a peanut and looked at it like he's never seen one before. Apparently, he didn’t, because he proceed to eat the peanut whole. Shell and all.
27. Don’t Do the Dew
A company I worked at went public, and the IPO underwriters threw a ridiculous open-bar party for the employees. Up on the top shelf, the bar had a bottle of Louis XIV cognac in its own specially lit box. People were ordering shots of it mixed with Mountain Dew. “Louie the Dew” they called it. That stuff runs like $3,000 for a fifth.
28. Taking Cold Pizza Too Far
My wife eats frozen Totinos pizza rolls straight from the freezer. The first time I caught her doing this, I had to take a few minutes to process what I just saw.
29. The Saddest of Snacks
A watermelon and ketchup sadwich. I call it a "sadwich" because it makes me sad.
30. The Cadbury Crème Egg Prototype
Fried eggs with chocolate melted on the yolk.
31. It’s a No From Me, Mom
My mom puts peanut butter on cold pizza. It is the closest flavor to vomit that isn’t actually vomit.
32. Again With the Ketchup?!
My sister used to put ketchup on strawberries.
33. Don’t Mess With New York Pizza
Here in New York City, we have tons of really good non-chain pizzerias. When a pizza from one of these said pizzerias is EXTRA good and gooey, I take a fork and eat all the cheese off with the fork and THEN I proceed to eat the then-just-saucy slice. And since this only happens when I'm dining at the pizzeria, you can bet I've received my share of stares.
34. The Rough Hairy Skin Is Pretty Much Begging to Be Peeled
I eat my kiwis with the skin on like an apple. I just cut the ends off, give it a quick rinse, and I'm good to go. It tastes better and it's less hassle than peeling it or using a spoon.
35. This Person Has Time on Their Hands
I disassemble puffed cheese doodles. I bite off each end, then nibble the cheesy coating off the outside, then put the now cheese-less crunchy middle in my mouth and suck on it till it dissolves. I also have a 45 minute OCD procedure for making tater tots in the oven that come out tasting better than deep fried ones.
36. Good Intentions
For a school project, we had to write instructions on how to make a sandwich along with a list of ingredients. Someone did a basic PB&J, but then he discovered that someone in that class was allergic to peanuts. So he changed every mention of “peanut butter” to “mustard.” The next day, the teacher had bought ingredients and randomly assigned each student’s instructions to another student.
Some poor soul had to make a mustard and jelly sandwich. And actually tried it.
37. Vegemite on Its Own Is Pretty Strange Already
I was at my friend's house and they had their older brother staying for the week. This dude breaks out some bread and proceeds to lather it in Vegemite, and then added two slices of salami. I was already watching this in horror, and my friend tells me to “just wait.” The brother then lays on a bit of French onion dip and packs it up.
Then he sat down to eat the whole thing. Apparently, it had been his thing for years. The smell was incredibly insulting. He seemed happy though. 3/10 would watch him eat it again.
38. Pretty Sure This Is in Violation of the Geneva Conventions
I wasn't going to tell this story, but here I am. As a kid, I would eat a whole bag of Doritos without swallowing, and then I'd spit out the pulverized chip dust and saliva mixture and roll it into a ball with my hands. Then I'd let it harden a bit in my desk at school between first and second break, and then eat it again during lunch when the outside was a bit crunchy again but the inside was still moist and had the consistency of a chocolate truffle.
39. A Deadly Duo
I had a friend who went through a period where cake decorating was her hobby. She made some amazing-looking cakes that all tasted horrible because of the bizarre flavor combinations she came up with. It was always a bit funny because people would compliment the look of them and then have to figure out how to throw their pieces away without being rude about it.
The worst one was a Christmas cake with immaculate-looking fondant designed to look like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. It was amazing, a total piece de resistance on the outside. The problem was that it was an orange spice cake covered in mint icing. It was like brushing your teeth and rinsing with orange juice, but in cake form.
40. Don’t Knock It Till You Try It, But I’ll Pass
My friend and I do what we call “Mushy Cookie,” where we just drop like 4 cookies into the bottom of a glass of milk, drink the milk, and then use a spoon to eat the makeshift cookie dough at the bottom. I was absolutely appalled by it at first, but once you try it, it's actually really delicious.
41. Some Like It Hot
I wait tables at a pub/restaurant. This couple walks in, whom I've never seen but are apparently regulars. The bartender sees them, shoots me a glance, and goes to grab something from the kitchen. Before even taking their order, he's filled the crushed red pepper shaker and told me to take it over to them. The woman orders a small cup of French onion soup and proceeds to unscrew the cap of this shaker and dump the entirety of it onto her soup, an inch high off the top of her bowl.
She's eating this spicy red pepper like cereal, and didn't even ask for a drink refill.
42. How Can Ultra-Sweet, Piping-Hot Cereal Possibly Be Good?
When I was a nanny, I saw the worst abomination anyone could’ve ever committed against an innocent bowl of cereal. It was a Friday night, and one of the teenagers had a friend from school over to play video games. At some point during the evening, they came downstairs for a snack. They decided on cereal. The kid who lived there got out the bowls, Frosted Flakes, and milk, and started pouring himself a bowl.
After he’d finished making a bowl of cereal like a normal human, he passed the ingredients on to his buddy. This kid poured himself a nice tall bowl of Frosted Flakes and asked where the sugar was kept. I’m sitting in the attached dining room watching all of this unfold, while the kid who lived in the house got into the cabinet and handed him the bag of sugar.
The other kid then proceeded to pour an actual PILE of sugar into his dry Frosted Flakes before pouring in the milk and then PUTTING THE ENTIRE THING INTO THE MICROWAVE. He microwaved his bowl of ungodly sweetened cereal until it was hot and mushy, and then proceeded to devour the entire thing. I haven’t been the same since being forced to watch that heinous act.
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