Popular Dishes And Foods Some People Find Completely Overrated

Popular Dishes And Foods Some People Find Completely Overrated
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Meal times are meant to be fun. It's a time where you can take break from work and your problems, be with your friends or family, and most importantly, enjoy some good food.

Of course, good food is subjective.

There are plenty of popular foods and dishes out there that everyone loves.

However, sometimes people love a food so much that it loses it's luster and becomes overrated.

Redditors were only too happy to share which popular dishes they find overrated.


It all started when a Redditor asked:

"What food do you think is overrated?"

No Need For Synthetic Clay

"Fondant, if that counts. I see all these fancy cakes in bakeries and on tv shows and my first thought is "90% of that is just sugary Play-Doh.""

– AsleepInstruction737

"It is gorgeous, but tastes like, well you said it."

– AmIADelusionalArtist

But We All Need Coffee

"Anything at Starbucks"

– OverSuspendedMC

"Starbucks entirely."

– reyrey_007

"Starbucks? More like Starsucks!"

– ebichusan

Presentation Is Only Half The Battle

"Macarons. They never taste as good as they look"

– Reddit

"I would have to agree with this! I’ve had macarons from regular stores, always thought they tasted “blah”. Then I was in France a few months ago, and someone swore by Laduree ones. They said “you have to try it, it will change your life”. Waited in line for 40 min so I could “have my life changed”! Well, I still thought they tasted “blah”"

– lagcastello

"Yes! They are so pretty but I feel like I’m eating chalk."

– I_carried_a_H2Omelon

Can't Go With Everything

"Bacon. Dont get me wrong I love it but people wrap everything in it , cover it with chocolate ect."

– TigMac

"Bacon should be a side dish. Adding it to anything else sullies the bacon."

– 2meterrichard

More Money Does Not Mean Better

"caviar"

– hilellasry

"Right? Give me some salmon roe and we're good. It's like fish boba, yummy."

– Reddit

Not The Highest Form Of Flattery

"California roll w imitation crab"

– 1olaMas

"Imitation crab is heinous"

– Reddit

Pure And Simple Is The Best

"Things made of Mac and Cheese, like Mac and cheese balls"

"Just give me some good, gourmet mac. Usually the stuff in mac and cheese balls is Kraft Easy Mac grade stuff."

– BOOOATS

Too Sweet

"nutella"

– everevstan

"Yes, yes, yes, i thought i was the only one who doesn"t understand the Nutella lovers."

– Thinkdeeperaboutit

"Brown fatty stuff in sugar. Gag"

– Loose_Sun_169

Last Meal Doesn't Mean Best Meal

"Lobster"

– Fukitol-Yessir

"I’d prefer shrimp/crab/crawfish over lobster any day of the week."

– Reddit

Too Much Of A Good Thing

"Avocado. there is such a thing as too much"

– Diabolik77

"Just give me a fine spread, I don't need an avacado staircase on my toast"

– OmarGuard

Just A Bandaid Food

"Cheese is at the top of my list. Didn't really notice too much till the lactose intolerance set in but they put it on everything. I believe it's to cover up for really poor quality food. Have a sh*tty entrae? Cover it in cheese and people can't get enough. I never aye a lot of cheese before but it seems out of control the past few years"

– Realistic_Ad_165

Make It Yourselves

"Chocolate dipped strawberries. I can't believe people pay that much money for something that can be made so easily and cheaply and probably better at home."

– Warm-Replacement1839

Best Cookie In The World?

"Oreos."

– EnvironmentalBee5232

"Stopped eating them when I had braces because they gunked them up one time, and then I realized I didn’t like them a lot in the first place lol"

– Scrabulon

America's Favorite Food

"Bad pizza."

"People who say "Bad pizza is still pizza" aren't actually eating BAD pizza."

"Truly abominable pizza is heartbreaking, infuriating and bewildering."

– revjor

"7/11 is the only place i've ever had truly bad pizza from. i was shocked. how do you mess up pizza??!?"

– Nanakatl

"There are two instances where I've had actual bad pizza, not "bad pizza but it's still pizza.""

"The first was my college cafeteria. You go in thinking that it's awesome to have all you can eat pizza nightly...problem is, the pans weren't rinsed properly and every bite tasted faintly of dish soap. Pretty gross."

"The second (the worst of the two) was at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica I stayed at for my brother's wedding. The only option for late night food within the resort was a shack that served pizza, burgers, nachos, fries, that sort of thing. I asked for a cheese pizza, but they didn't have an oven, just a flat top. They pulled out some dough, stretched it out a bit (but not nearly thin enough to cook evenly) and slathered some tomato paste on it, then topped it with slices of american cheese. It was raw in the middle and didn't taste right at all."

– xMCioffi1986x

I never want to learn what truly bad pizza is!

Do you have anything to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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