May 11, 2021

22+ Things That Looked Edible at First Sight, But Weren’t

The hungrier you get, the lower your food standards become. But not everything that looks like a tasty treat, is one. We’ve all been to that point where we were so hungry and everything around us started to look edible. If you’re part of this group, you’re not alone at all.

There’s a whole subreddit r/ForbiddenSnacks  where people share images of everything they thought of as food the first moment they saw them. This whole community is obsessed with stuff that looks tasty to the eye but not to the mouth.

Scroll down to see the most seemingly edible things people have encountered.

#1 Look At This Tiny Bunch Of Bananas


#2 This Gemstone Looks Like A Deconstructed Chocolate Bar


#3 These Forbidden Oreos Are Actually Methamphetamine Disguised As Decorative Aztec Calendar Wheels


#4 This Rock Looks Like A Potato


#5 Had To Stop My Wife From Drinking This Forbidden Orange Juice


#6 Forbidden Tortilla (Rusted Metal Paint)


#7 This Mattress Looks Like An Ice Cream Sandwich


#8 Cursed Raspberry


#9 This Fungus Looks Like A Perfectly Toasted Marshmallow With Some Nice Chocolate Stuff In The Middle


#10 This Forbidden Ravioli Is Actually A Sea Star

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#11 This Piece Of Sandpaper Looks Like A Steak


#12 I Was At Work One Day When I Found This Clay In The Shelf… Forbidden Chocolate For A Kid


#13 This Mushroom Looks Like It Is Right Out Of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Room


#14 Forbidden Sour Gummy Hippo (Crystallizing Soap)


#15 Forbidden Everything


#16 The Cleaning Lady Took This From The Bathroom And Put It In The Fridge


#17 Carved Green Onyx Gemstone Grapes. I’m Salivating


#18 Forbidden Meat – Rhodochrosite Crystal


#19 Forbidden Soup


#20 I Almost Ate A Praying Mantis That Was In My Salad


#21 Caught Our Japanese Exchange Student About To Drink This Because It Says “Soda” And Has Fruit On The Label


#22 Forbidden Flour


#23 Forbidden Fried Chicken (It’s Calcite)


#24 Forbidden Coffee


#25 Forbidden Sorbet