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The Strangest Food Americans Actually Eat (31 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Food   24 Mar 2015   / 10276 views

These bizarre foods might be delicious to some people but they sound rather peculiar to me.


Olive Loaf

Jell-O Salad


“Koolickles, which are basically pickles brined in the various flavors of Kool-Aid powder. Mostly found in the Delta region of Mississippi. Google it, it is a real thing.”

Chicken and Waffles

Scrapple, aka Pork Mush


“Grits. I mean, I’m from the South. Many people put lots of butter and/or salt in it… Basically just a gooey mess.”

Deep-Fried Butter


“Chitterlings smell horrible but taste pretty good. If you can get over the fact that you’re eating pig intestines, then you’ll be fine.”

Kraft Singles

Ambrosia Salad

Sloppy Joes


Chicken-Fried Steak

Tater Tot Casserole

“Cream-based casseroles. Like this tater tot casserole recipe, which calls for:

Ground beef

Frozen Tater Tots

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can of evaporated milk”

Red-Eye Gravy, aka Poor Man’s Gravy

“Red-eye gravy. It is salty ham juices with coffee (or sometimes cola) mixed in. Yuck. I think someone, long ago, spilled their drink in the pan drippings and decided it would do as gravy.”


“I’m from Louisiana, and I think gumbo is really odd. It’s just different types of food mixed together. It has things like crawfish, shrimp, corn, and other random things that we want to put in it. I really don’t care for gumbo, so I never eat it.”

Fry Sauce

“Fry sauce is pretty weird, I guess — it’s ketchup and mayonnaise mixed! And I know it’s only around in certain parts of the U.S. It’s so great, though, I love it!”


Sweet Potato and Marshmallow


Green Bean Casserole

“Green bean casserole. Tater Tot casserole. Basically any casserole that has ingredients that can’t be identified by sight and/or look like they have already been eaten.”


The Doughnut Burger

“Concoctions: Bacon Smores. Burgers between doughnuts. Fried cereal cheese puffs. I mean, I see half these weird food combinations and it’s just revolting. American food gets such a bad rep and these things explain why. However, I will attest that throughout the U.S. there actually are really amazing homemade and healthy traditional food representing those areas. Not all the U.S. food is a sugar-injected, deep-fried nightmare.”


“Mayonnaise is basically just egg yolks and vinegar, mixed. It’s too thick for its own good, smells of rotten eggs, and, its complexion is the only thing whiter than Iggy Azalea. 0/10, would not eat.”

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

“PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SANDWICHES. Why on earth would you put banana slices on bread?! So weird!”

Rocky Mountain Oysters

“Rocky Mountain oysters: If you can’t call something what it actually is (testicles), maybe we shouldn’t be eating it.”

Cincinnati Chili

“Cincinnati chili — spaghetti with chili with cheese. Could not be more gross.”

Chicken Gizzards

“Southern food in general can be a bit unsettling for many, even within America, but outside the South: grits, cornbread, boudin, chicken gizzards, crawfish, butter beans, fried green tomatoes, okra (fried, boiled, or pickled), peanuts in Coke.”

Pickled Pigs Feet

“I think this is just a Southern thing, but pickled pig feet and pickled eggs. When I was a kid, people used to sell them in their ice cream trucks. My mom used to eat it all the time. Whenever she bit into it, juice from the pig feet would drip, making a mess. The smell is also unsettling too.”


The KFC Double Down Sandwich

“The flippin’ Double Down from KFC. TOO MUCH.”

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Comments (4):

#17 we sometime make this mix in France, mayonnaise + ketchup, good with fries. We call it "American sauce"! :D
-- it seems i'm not the only spy --
ArxFerrum 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
#1 - Been around for a long, long time. Back in the late '50s and early '60s, it was a common sandwich food used for school lunches.
#6 - From the south my old fat bohonkus...
Done right there.
PCSinWV 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
Most of these are actually quite good. Beats the hell out of the raw fish and other assorted slimy things eaten in Asia and definitely better than anything I was ever served in England.
owl131 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
meatloaf and the Cincinnati Chili actually look good (chili with far less cheese please) . i wouldn't even consider eating the other things, tho ... absolutely gross. unhealthy and/or chemic.