Which foods make you quiver at the thought of gulping them down? Slimey oysters slivering down your throat? What about cheese with live maggots in it? Does the image of shark fins bobbing in soupy substance curb your appetite? The internet chats about foods they believe shouldn't exist. Do you agree?
"Those savory jello abominations full of random [stuff] they used to make in the 60s," a foodie shares. Another Aspic detester says they can't muscle the stomach to consume gelatin filled with sliced hot dogs and pimento olives. Can you blame them?
2. Shark Fin Soup
One person writes shark fin soup is "literally an extremely inefficient cartilage soup." Someone else references Nemo and claims that fish are friends, not food.
Hakarl is a type of fermented shark popular in Iceland. "My husband and I went on our honeymoon to Iceland, and he organized for a local to take him diving on the geothermal vents off the north coast. The bloke left his dog on the beach, and when they got back, the dog had dug up a shark some other locals had buried on the beach to make their own Hakarl.
My husband said they smelled the dog before they saw it, and they were both dry heaving as soon as the dog got near — and the bloke had to drive the dog home in his wife's car, so I bet he was popular," someone remembers.
A few people believe that fondant, the hard decorative topping on cakes, serves one purpose, to look pretty. The online community spawned such a strong hatred of fondant that a user created an anti-fondant thread with 245,000 members.
5. Candy Circus Peanuts
This food tore the internet apart. One half thinks the orange, squishy candy peanuts represent an abomination to the candy world. In contrast, others adore how the peanuts squeak against their teeth.
6. Hidden Valley Ranch Ice Cream
Have you ever desired to eat salad dressing flavored ice cream? Me neither. However, one intelligent inventor decided the world needed to experience ranch ice cream, urging a responder to comment the creator deserves 72 life sentences.
7. Casu Marzu
"I'll take Ricotta or any cheese over that nasty maggot cheese. And yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. That cheese is the Geneva Convention violation of levels of war crime against humanity. I will never understand willingly consuming a product with live writhing fly fetuses swimming around in it," a cheese admirer rages.
8. Beans on Toast
If you're traveling to England and opt for breakfast at your hotel, you're in for a treat. Many visitors say they never knew how much they despised weird food combos until they stared at a plate of beans atop toasted bread.
This Dutch dish mushes pork loins, ribs, heart, tail, tongue, and skin into a pate before pan-frying the meat. A respondent recalls their dad cooking the dish, and the foul smell filled the house, making the kids leave for the night.
10. Kraft Singles
If you like plasticky cheese, you probably enjoy slapping a few Kraft singles on your grilled cheese sandwiches. A comical contributor reports, "Sure, they're Frankenstein concoctions that only barely qualify as 'cheese.'"