February 28, 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

                  OperatingOnScientist

#2 This Gemstone Looks Like A Deconstructed Chocolate Bar

                         Robinwatcher80

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

                ice.gov

#4 This Rock Looks Like A Potato

                    dasmahhamma

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

                                   TeaQueer

#6 Forbidden Tortilla (Rusted Metal Paint)

            Panzer_Man

#7 This Mattress Looks Like An Ice Cream Sandwich

                             njbolinger

#8 Cursed Raspberry

                                    Roflolmfao

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

                           fender0011

#10 This Forbidden Ravioli Is Actually A Sea Star

                    NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

#11 This Piece Of Sandpaper Looks Like A Steak

                 StefanodesLocomotivo

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

                          SatansBigSister

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

                                  Denise1025

#14 Forbidden Sour Gummy Hippo (Crystallizing Soap)

RogueOrange

#15 Forbidden Everything

              JPL_Reader

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

                                         pbull01

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

                    Trolivia

#18 Forbidden Meat – Rhodochrosite Crystal

                                  _LadyBlue_

#19 Forbidden Soup

                                    Mr_Malvic

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

                DirgeofElliot

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

McBeardedson

#22 Forbidden Flour

                       CinnamonCoconuts

#23 Forbidden Fried Chicken (It’s Calcite)

                 rebelraf

#24 Forbidden Coffee

                 Faith_SC

#25 Forbidden Sorbet

           aclassymess