People Explain Which Childhood Meals They Now Realize Were F**ked Up
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Oh the things we've all eaten.

Sometimes I look back on the day when my stomach was adventurous and I'm stunned at my stupidity.

Or I'm shocked by the adults who were around me.

But even into my 20s things didn't get better.

How we get through life with what we're willing to consume... it's a miracle.

RedditorMawedUpScribblewanted to chat about the questionable menus we've been fed or eaten by choice. They asked:

"What did you eat as a kid that you now realize was really f*cked up?"

Fun Dip! Anyone we remember Fun Dip?! Flavored sugar consumed on a sugar stick. Yeah that sounds smart. LOL. I LOVED IT!

From the Bottle

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"Not me, but my best friend used to eat bullion cubes and drink worcestershire sauce straight from the bottle. (Haha, every single reply assumed my friend is a man. This was a twelve year old girl.)"

ChatGarou

Green

"When I was a kid, I did anything my dog did, including eating grass. One day I realized the grass I ate was also the spot where he peed."

Wabisabi_girl

"Dog pee on a blade of grass once, versus chewed gum spat onto public sidewalks from the mouths of strangers with God knows what diseases multiple times? I'm not gonna pretend that either is appealing, but I think a single experience with dog piss grass is less awful than multiple wads of stranger gum."

hakamamalo

nibbles...

"Horse biscuits. They were green, rather hard and delicious. There was nothing on the packet to say they were not suitable for human consumption, and all the ingredients sounded innocuous. So my best friend and I had a test nibble whilst feeding our horses. After that I regularly pinched a biscuit. Very yummy. And no ill effects."

CountessCraft

'cook'

"My sister and I when we were too young to be left alone in the kitchen decided to 'cook' and make something. We took grapenuts cereal, sugar, peanut butter and cola and mixed it up. We thought it was the best thing ever. Today clearly i think the idea is disgusting but I can still remember how it tasted. I also remember eating saltine crackers with sliced of 'government cheese' melted in it in the microwave for lunch often because we were poor but I liked it."

Tricky5342

Anything

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"I remember when my buddy was broke, he'd get a bunch of coffee creamers, ketchup packs and crackers from the condiment bar of a cafeteria and make tomato soup in a mug."

CantTakeMeSeriously

That last one made me ill. I need a minute.

SPOONED

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"I used to eat frozen concentrated orange juice out of the container with a spoon."

justflush*t

Pizza?

"One time my dad made a 'pizza' with unseasoned tomato paste and sliced hotdogs."

Erberderbadoo

"A friend growing up was Korean and his parents would make us 'hot dog soup' which was just hot dogs sliced up into a spicy pepper soup base, maybe gochujang. To be fair, it was pretty tasty, as a young kid."

dcux

The Bell

"Taco Bell hot sauce packets. Not on or with anything, just a straight shot of hot sauce. Like 10-20 of them in a row sometimes."

DelphicProphecy

"There was a guy like a year ago or so, who was snowed in his car for 5 days and he survived on nothing but taco bell sauce packets."

DrDeuceJuice

"My high school job was Taco Bell in Southern Oregon. For a while there was a .39 burrito day. Each time we had this special a 'very large man' would order 20 burritos with red sauce and 20 burritos with green sauce. He would sit and eat all 40 burritos and downed a hot sauce packet with each burrito. RIP that dude, no way he’s still alive."

PacoMahogany

White Stuff

"I would routinely grab a handful of fresh, powdery white snow then head to the curb of my street and slop a big glop of slushy, grey, gritty, curb slush right on top and eat it like a cupcake. Tasted nice and salty. I was probably between the ages of 6 and 8 when I did this."

Rokuformula

Straight Up Raw

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"I had two favourite snacks as a kid. Butter straight out of the tub or onions. Raw onion."

Sienna-hart

Make better diet choices. Our bodies are going to seek revenge!

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