Believe it or not, there can be a wrong way to eat. Certain foods are meant to be enjoyed in unexpected ways, and many people may not be aware of them. Wanna find out? Check out these stories from Reddit.

u/heystarbuckslover asked: What are some foods that most people have been eating the wrong way or not the way it was intended?


Always peel your shrimp!

When I was a kid I was at a party they had a huge seafood broil. I was first in line and got about 20 shrimp on my plate. I had never had shrimp where you had to peel the shell off so I just started eating them.

With the first one I thought it was disgusting, but didn't want to seem rude for not eating the other 19. So I forced myself to eat the rest.

After I was done some people sat down at my table and all started peeling their shrimp and that's when I realized I was an idiot.

moose184

That's a talent.

Giphy

When I eat string cheese I make the strings as small as possible before eating them.

It takes me an average of 30min to eat one. An hour if I'm really trying to annoy my wife.

Choa73

It's really weird how we like certain foods exponentially more the thinner it is cut/prepared/stripped off/whatever.

ruffsnap

Borderline orgasmic.

My dad served us underripe fruit my entire childhood because to him firm = good and soft = bad. The first time I had a mango that was actually ripe I was an adult and the experience was borderline orgasmic.

noprods_nobastards

:(

There was a comment a long time ago from a guy who found out in adulthood that you aren't supposed to eat the cupcake wrappers when someone looked horrified when he ate it.

The_Lady_Aurora

An important skill.

Giphy

When I first ate edamame I chewed up the entire pod and couldn't figure out why people enjoyed eating them. I did't realize you're just supposed to eat the bean inside the pod.

Amari__Cooper

I felt so cool when I was able to teach my son this the first time he ate edamame. I mainly felt cool because I had been doing it wrong my entire life and had been corrected by a coworker just two weeks prior.

nickhelix

Says who?!

Apparently a pint of ice cream isn't meant to be a single serving.

centech

You can tell whoever said that to you to f*ck off!

grandelusions

Never change.

I've been eating tamales with the husk on for years before I saw the last post of this.

No one ever corrected me, and some people seven started to eat the husk too, like I had some inside knowledge about it. (Speak Spanish, work as a chef)

I'm f*cking dumb. I still eat the husk though.

JackPoe

Doesn't sound like something a doctor would do....

Giphy

A man once sued a restaurant in Miami for serving him an artichoke which he promptly ate all of. I don't mean like "he finished the artichoke" - I mean that this guy, who apparently is a Doctor, just ate the entire thing, including all of the inedible parts.

For those of you who have never encountered an Artichoke, the edible part of the plant is a fleshy substance that is on the inside parts of the leaves. You scrape it off and eat that part and discard the leaves. The artichoke heart, at the middle of all of the leaves, is also edible (and delicious). The stem and the fibrous leaves are not edible. Well I guess except to this guy.

The_Prince1513

Not eating it like a human.

My friend eats popcorn by picking the fluffy parts away from each piece and discarding the "seed" center.

Every time I tell him he's an idiot but he's too stubborn to just eat a d*mn piece of popcorn like a human.

homiej420

That should be illegal.

My buddy's step dad puts sugar in his mac and cheese. Sometimes I think about it and I can't sleep.

YeetattheVoid

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