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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!

Hamluv

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

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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