It’s been a couple weeks but Top Ten Tuesday is back! The idea for this list popped into my head as I was driving around on my lunch break. Now, I’m very conscious about what I eat – I try to make good choices. I still have my guilty pleasure meals once in a while, but for the most part I try to be healthy ever since I caught a mild case of near death experience. However, I am far from a “food Nazi.” If you want to eat something, I’m not going to guilt you by talking about fat content or sodium – everyone needs to make their own decisions. If we’re ever out to eat together, you can order anything you want and I won’t judge you at all…
…unless you order these. These are just stupid. These are going to kill you as soon as you eat them.
10. Candy Corn
Someone mixed sugar and wax and made a million dollars overnight. These little Halloween-themed bits of yuck lure you in with their pretty colors and novelty – they even try to trick you into thinking they’re an acceptable food with the whole “corn” ruse. Candy corn is neither candy, nor corn – they are sugary crayon tips that never expire. NEVER EXPIRE!!! Nothing immortal should be eaten! Rocks. Uranium. Candy corn. None should be eaten.
9. Jello Salad
You start with salad – lettuce, cucumbers, shredded carrots. A good healthy choice. You add lime jello – okay that’s a little weird, not the direction I would go in but people put fruit in jello so other produce isn’t too far fetched. And you finish with a dollop of mayonnaise – what in the actual hell? No, just no. How bad were your munchies when you decided to make this combination? There are way too many contradicting elements in here. This plate of gross has an extra level of evil because you’re used to seeing jello with whipped cream. Whipped cream looks like mayonnaise. This is the work of Satan.
I love fish. Big seafood lover. But this stuff? This is just stupid! It’s pufferfish sushi. Pufferfish are toxic. Not like food poisoning toxic. Not like allergic reaction toxic. We’re talking, blood pressure dropping, paralysis inducing, heart stopping TOXIC! It takes a sushi chef three years of training with this fish alone to know how to avoid the poisonous parts so you don’t drop $200 on a plate of “eat-me-and-die.” Sure, they know what they’re doing. Sure, I’d probably be fine. But I’m almost 100% sure that my taco is not going to kill me.
7. Mac n’ Cheetos
This is what I saw as I drove around today and my only reaction was, “Why?” First of all, don’t mess with Cheetos. Whoever started their idea with, “You know what would make Cheetos even better?” should have had the lack of taste slapped out of their Cheeto hating Burger-hole before they could finish their thought. NOTHING. The answer is NOTHING! On the seventh day, God rested. Then on the eighth he jumped right back into work and made Cheetos. Who hollows out a Cheeto, stuffs it with macaroni and cheese (something else that needs no improvement), and then deep fries them?!! Not since Burger King introduced that creepy king mascot have I cringed so hard as I drove by their “restaurant.” Aw yeah, that’s right, this misstep has caused me to put quotes around the word restaurant.
6. Fried Beer
To the surprise of no one, these were born in Texas. It’s like they thought, “How can we outdo George Dubya on our list of bad ideas? I know let’s make some pretzel raviolis stuffed with some weird beer jelly crap!” Fried beer. FRIED. BEER. Deep fried beverage! How bored do you need to be to figure out how to turn a drinkable liquid that’s bad for you into a chewable solid that’s worse for you? Attention Charles Darwin: your theory has been disproved. There is no way some of your “fittest” survived long enough to create these.
5. Grilled Cheese Burger
I love grilled cheese. I love burgers. But I love my arteries and I can almost hear their little Watership Down, terrified bunny screams that they would squeak out with every bite of this culinary bad idea. Sandwiches are made WITH bread; sandwiches are not THE bread. I can see how that can get confusing.
4. Big n’ Cheesy
Total disclosure – this is not an actual picture of the McDonald’s Big n’ Cheesy. It’s like McDonald’s wiped the memory of this atrocity from the world’s memory. The actual burger came out near the turn of the century and consisted of a quadruple cheeseburger. A new foam-lined, vaulted box needed to be created to accommodate this grease-ridden behemoth. I admit that my coworkers and I were some of the first in line to grab these when they came out. The bottom bun disintegrated, the first bite squished and a waterfall of grease poured out the back, most of us never took a second bite. McBad McIdea.
3. Luther Burger
A reported favorite of legendary singer, Luther Vandross, it’s a simple bacon cheeseburger…with two Krispy Kreme donuts in lieu of a bun. In some of its most basic forms it can still tip the scale at 1,500 calories. You know what else is 1,500 calories? The vast majority of what you’re supposed to consume in a given day. You can’t use the “sum of its parts motto” with food. Burger? Yay. Krispy Kremes? Yay. Together? Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep (that was the heart monitor). Unfortunately, Mr. Vandross passed away in a car accident before he could read my blog….Nah, just kidding. It was complications from diabetes and hypertension.
2. Deep Fried Butter
Seriously?!! SERIOUSLY?!!! Sure, just about everyone likes butter. But how many look at a stick of butter and think, “I’m just gonna chow down on this whole thing.” That would taste ridiculously horrible. But if we batter it and fry it in oil, all of a sudden it’s a fair ground delicacy! You should NEVER eat a whole stick of butter. Nor should you ever do anything to improve the taste of raw butter so that you CAN eat a whole stick of butter!
1. Hot Brown
I apologize to my family in Kentucky – I love you all dearly, I truly do, but this is the biggest pile of death inducing grossness ever compiled on one plate. Do you know what it is? It’s a turkey sandwich. I kept this picture full sized so you can get a close look. THAT is a turkey sandwich! Can’t see it? Move the tomato and the bacon and the BRICK OF CHEESE! What kind of cheese? DOESN’T MATTER! IT’S A BRICK! I’ve tried this – I hate tomatoes and I love cheese but I started eating the tomatoes just to kill the cheese flavor that was assaulting me! There was so much cheese there was a layer of cheese grease floating to the surface and drowning everything. It gets its name from its creation at the famous Brown Hotel but, if you’ve ever eaten it, you know the real reason why that is the perfect name for this innard-rotting concoction.
“Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” ~ Mark Twain