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Nothing is ever what it seems. Life is pretty much always going to throw you a curveball or a surprise. Which is fine, the unexpected can be fun, but It would be nice if the things we were really looking forward to turned out to be fabulous and beyond our hopes and dreams, and not a dismal failure and disaster. There is so much build up and anticipation for what we believe is going to be a success or a good time; so it's that much more disheartening when the result just makes you cry.

Redditor u/cttonbrze wanted to know about the things people thought were going to give them glee but left them with the opposite feeling by asking.... What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?

On the palette...

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Tasting vanilla extract on its own. immortal_cupcake

I relearn this every few years because even though I know it is terrible it just smells so good so I have to try to again. NebulaMammal

with benefits....

Friends with benefits situation. I fell in love, she did not, now we're nothing and it will stay that way forever. NagyonMeleg

Ouch, brother.

Human sexuality is weird. People aren't all wired the same way. Some practices seem great in theory, but the reality is much more complicated. Group sex, FWB, hate sex, one nighters... it's not all for everyone and finding out what you can and can't handle can be a terribly painful experience. BigOldCar

Location. Location.

Relocating from Ireland to Beijing on my own. Was more excited than I ever was before at the prospect of moving to and exploring Asia for a while.

It got extremely lonely extremely quickly, and there were issues going on at home that made me feel helpless being on the other side of the world.

I didn't last very long. david_of_rivia

Unholy....

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The Eragon movie. The_Power_of_E

Unholy trinity of movies which thankfully never happened. Eragon, The Last Airbender and Percy Jackson. FinitoHere

All Together Now. 

Traveling with people you're only alright with. It's like the perfect storm for every single problematic/annoying trait they have. People wandering off from the group, fights/conflicts, whining about plans, acting entitled, etc. We had someone neurotically booking dinner reservations at expensive/bad restaurants because they were trying to make sure we didn't starve or hit a tourist trap. I realized solo/close friends/family travel is all I can tolerate. Misshapenguin

BLEH!

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The unicorn frappuccino from Starbucks. Tasted like absolute crap. Dabears1289

'get to know you' 

Moving to Hong Kong. All 'get to know you' work events were canceled due to protests. Then Covid hits in January and I've been stuck in my 400 square foot apartment ever since. I have no friends and am bored as HELL!!! Mooseontheloose16

Super sorry to hear that. I used to live in Guangzhou and having HK a short train ride away was the only thing that kept me sane. It was a breath of fresh air from daily China life. Everything thats gone on with HK in the last couple years has broken my heart, as it seems one of my favorite places ever will be irrevocably changed. Tortuga917

Gross.

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When I was little a put milk in a ice cube tray and thought I'd get milk flavored ice cubes but ended up with some gross chunks of dry creamy milk. Master_Of_Pun03

Fancy!

My first professional job. I was just a secretary, but it was for the state, paid well, and I had to wear a suit. Fancy!

Turns out the boss was an office hoarder obsessed with happiness. She spent most of her employee's work hours being a social director. I was having an exceptionally difficult year, failing to have a baby, even though I was seeing a specialist, while my grampa, who raised me, effectively my dad, was dying due to medical neglect.

I wasn't raging or crying at the office, just reserved from being sad, and introspective due to big life grief.

She finally told me if I couldn't come to work with a smile on my face, I should find another job. Believe me, I was trying my hardest to do just that! raisinghellwithtrees

End of Times....

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2020!!! djvegas

This is some straight genie-level crap interpretation of us wanting it to be the 20's again. Skipped all the fun parts and went straight to all the bars being closed, food shortages, global pandemic and economic collapse. Keithinator89

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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