People Explain Which Foods They've Been Eating Wrong Their Whole Life

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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.

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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.

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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....

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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

Ah yes, a peeled hot dog.

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I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who does these thing but here we go. I also didn't quit the way of eating I gained because at this point it's a habit. Before eating a hot dog I would peel the skin right off the sausage then eat the hot dog, I also ate the skin.

When I drink milk I would keep gulps of milk in my mouth until it got all warm then slowly drink it, I would also warm my milk in the microwave.

Thepaperboatwarrior

Monkeys know their sh*t.

Bananas. 99% People open it the wrong way. It's actually easier to open from the bottom part, if you pinch that black tip with your thumb and index and peel from there. Monkeys eat it like that and they know a thing or two about bananas.

ElegantPeanutSuit

The more you know.

English muffins are meant to be split with a fork, not a knife. Using a fork keeps the air bubbles intact, whereas a knife just squishes them all together, making you lose all the holey goodness.

PigeonLily

Yup.

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Sunflower seeds.

Didn't know until like a year ago you were supposed to spit out the shell lol

My friends would always give me terrified looks whenever I eat them.

Kitsuneningyosan

I legit want to throw up.

Pasta with ketchup. I've lived 22 years thinking that everybody was doing it.. But then I joined an american Facebook group and got attacked by very angry ketchup haters.

Pasta with sugar and butter are also the best thing ever!

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