Top 10 Grossest Foods We Eat Every Day

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Walls and walls of yuck.
On Bizarre Foods, host Andrew Zimmern travels the world eating eyeballs, testicles, bugs, and rotted meat. But the show isn't just Fear Factor with a balder, plumper version of Joe Rogan. The program is supposed to illustrate the difference in foodways between us and other cultures. And sometimes those differences can look pretty extreme to an outsider.

But what about America? Surely we eat some things that, to a foreigner, would seem downright disgusting. Well, here's a list of 10 items you'll find in your local supermarket that, once you think about it, are pretty darn bizarre in their own right. And you don't have to be Andrew Zimmern to eat them, either. Just an average Joe.

10. Mayonnaise: Once upon a time, there was a sauce so delicious people wanted to slather it all over everything from chicken to vegetables. Fast forward a hundred years or so, and mass-produced mayonnaise has become an unrecognizable monster; a gelatinous, quivering blob of emulsified fat. Before you defend mayo (and I love the stuff too), remember that this is a sauce people dare each other to eat. What does that say about it?

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9. Spam: God bless Hormel and its dedicated legion of Spam fanatics, but this stuff is just foul. Anything that slips out of a can coated with a slimy membrane can't be considered food.

8. Sour Cream: Break down these words for me: Sour -- as in rancid, off, and turned -- and cream -- as in thick, pasty, and milky. It's sad to admit, but this stuff actually makes the food at Taco Bell more palatable.

7. Canned green beans/peas: When I was young, my mother made me clean my plate before I left the table, with no exceptions (thus, Clean Plate Charlie was born). But during one meal, I told her I would vomit if she made me eat all of my canned green beans. I kept my promise -- all over her beautiful dinner table. She never made me eat the disgusting things again.

6. Anchovies: I love anchovies, and even I'll admit they're horribly, horribly wrong. Why out of all the fish we could've canned did we have to choose the one that smells like gym socks and old diapers? And what's with all those little bones?

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5. Eggs: Mmmmm. Nothing like a big plate of unfertilized chicken babies to start the day. Oh, and don't forget to make my little-fetus-that-couldn't extra yolk-y.

4. Pickled pigs feet: Almost every supermarket has at least one jar of pickled pigs feet that has been collecting dust for a few decades. It's no secret why no one's buying it, either. Who would want to eat something that looks like the aborted Ripley clones from Aliens 4?

3. Cream of Wheat: I'm pretty sure Cream of Wheat is the same thing as wallpaper paste. No? Then isn't it what they use to repair dents in cars? That's Bondo, you say? Shit, I don't think I actually know what Cream of Wheat is.

2. Cottage Cheese: If it looks like baby vomit, and tastes like baby vomit, it must be... cottage cheese. Oh, but it's healthy for you! Chase those pounds away with a big ol' tub, ladies! Think of all the pounds you'll shed by refusing to eat it!

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1. Canned Tuna Fish: Sorry, Charlie (the fish). Canned tuna is one of the grossest foods that packs supermarket shelves all across America. Think about it: The stuff smells like death, and tastes about as much like real fish as dog spit tastes like Champagne. Not to mention the solid white version -- you know, the kind that tastes better -- is so loaded full of mercury that the EPA recommends pregnant women not consume it more than once per week. Congrats, tuna. You're our number one grossest food we eat everyday.

Got something grosser? Give us your recommendation(s) in the comments field below.


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28 comments
Shoelace
Shoelace

Wow. You people are insane. :|

Failogram
Failogram

This is one of the most ignorant things I've ever read.

JawBreakerTallyWhacka
JawBreakerTallyWhacka

I'm going to shit in your mouth and punch your lower jaw...would you then post my shit as number one things that we eat everyday you FAT FUCK

Mel
Mel

This article is poor not because I disagree with you (I do), but because you hardly explain why. You present the list as "these things are gross because they are gross. The End."

How about cheese? Milk is soured with bacteria and salt to the point that it curdles, then it is shaped and sits in a room for months, and in some cases we encourage the cheese to mold. Now come on, *that* is pretty gross, but it certainly is delicious.

Cream of wheat is made of a grain people have been eating for centuries and goes through pretty normal processing. There's about as much "gross" about cream of wheat as there is about oatmeal.

Try to think outside the box next time instead of just making a list of foods you think are icky.

Latz
Latz

another bullshit list for the sake of making lists -- you can take almost ANY food and type up something about it in this fashion ...

idiotic...

and to those saying "people are taking this way to seriously" ... you don't need to take anything seriously to be able to point out bullshit ...

Anonymous
Anonymous

You forgot burgers, hot dogs, and meat in general.

D
D

Whoa I think some people are taking this far too seriously!

Anonymous
Anonymous

shittiest article in the history of the internet. thanks for being a waste of life

Anonymous
Anonymous

The only thing I'll give you is that pickled pigs feet are nasty. How about you man up and stop whining about the rest of the things on the list.

Zelman
Zelman

canned tuna, canned beans, spam, eggs. all of those are healthy. spam is actually a good meat product. canned tuna.. um, yeah, so i take it you think pig fat is healthier? eggs are good for you, in moderation. mayo is the unhealthiest thing on this list, and it's not even that bad, as most humans don't sit around and eat it with a spoon.

dcahrakos
dcahrakos

Well, when you think about most of these, they are a little gross...especially the pigs feet, anchovies, and the spam...the rest however are now everyday foods....the process in which they are made, or what they actually are(the eggs for example) do make the thought of consuming them slightly less appealing, but still.

Drewseph
Drewseph

Spam, Pigs feet, and Anchovies are the only gross things on the list. This guy is a baby.

Anonymous
Anonymous

eggs, canned, tuna, canned beans, and spam are all healthy. you're just being stupid.

kenneth
kenneth

what a terribly lame list. "EEWWWWW GREEN BEANS?!?!?!" what are you, 5 years old? i'm not sure if this was just meant to be a "funny" list, or you actually thing these foods are the worst, or you forgot you had to write a blog entry and wrote this one in 5 minutes.

bob
bob

Thanks for this waste of time. Canned green beans? Really? None of this stuff is that gross. John Linn is just a baby.

C'mon Now
C'mon Now

How can you have a list of foods you eat "every day" but then several things on that list, you make fun of, saying people don't eat them?! (cottage cheese, pigs feet) I am not socrates but that doesn't sound too logical to me. How about cow's milk? The milk of another species. You never see a baby sucking on a cow udder. OK now do I win a prize or something?

Ramona
Ramona

I could not possibly live without sour cream! Or creme fraiche or crema Mexicana. They are awesome at any meal, breakfast to dessert.

And I agree that the concept of eggs is a little gross but we've been eating them for centuries. How about something a little less natural, like ketchup or the Big Mac special sauce (or mayo)?

Jose
Jose

Mmm, mayo. Yeah, it's gross, but it's like the bacon of condiments.

justo
justo

spelling error : "wallpaper past" err paste. Hooray proof-reading

PuttinTheHurtOnYa
PuttinTheHurtOnYa

WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU PUT (i do) THAT IS STUPID YOU ARE A DUMB CLUSTER FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT COCK SUCKING MOTHER FUCKING MONKEY SHIT FLYING CRAP HOLE WEARING FART KNOCKER

LittleShitSlayer8900
LittleShitSlayer8900

You're not a veggie head you are just trying to seem cool you little shit

CrackedUpHooker
CrackedUpHooker

Yes I do agree with this statement but spam is shit..and it tastes like shit and it looks like your mothers chest after i'm done shitting on it

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