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People Share Their Best "Don't Knock It Until You Try It" Stories

So why deprive yourself of any experience before you've tried it? Sure it may SOUND or LOOK weird but weren't you always taught to never judge a book by its cover?

u/Roy__Papenfuss asked:

What is your best "don't knock it till you try it"?

Here were some of the answers.

Journaling

Writing down your thoughts and problems. Let's you put stuff in perspective instead of replaying the same thoughts over and over.

A New Therapy

Sensory Deprivation Chamber

A lot of people think of it as only a mental therapy but I found it better than a massage.

Just Loving Film

Going to the movies alone.

Muzak

Listening to different genres of music every now and then that you are not familiar with or don't particularly like. You may come across something that you love.

Won't You Take Me To Flavortown?

Soy sauce in mashed potatoes. Be careful not to overdo it, but it can be a game changer. A little sour cream or cheese and you got yourself a one way ticket to flavortown.

It Definitely Sounds Gross

The mixed drink known as a "Lunchbox." Pour a can of cheap beer into a tall glass, top it off with orange juice, and add a shot or so of amaretto. Every friend I've told about it said it sounds gross, but every one of them loved it when I made them one.

To Reset

Yoga. Especially if you are active and old

So Much Acid

A few of dashes of Tabasco in an espresso. Someone tried to prank me with a spicy espresso once, turns out it's delicious.

Tinderiffic

Online dating.

I used to be one of those people who wanted to meet the love of my life organically and only downloaded a dating app when I wasn't down for a serious commitment.

Ironically, that's how I met my boyfriend. We lived two blocks away from each other growing up, attended the same high school, rode the same bus, were in the same club, and shared a ton of close mutual friends. We had every opportunity to meet organically, but it took Tinder to bring us together.

Immersive Life

Dungeons and Dragons. As a kid I hated the thought of even trying it because of the negative connotations that went along with being a "geek", but as I got older I slowly started to look into it more. Found some friends of mine who played it, made a character and started a campaign with them... then I became obsessed. I'd never had more fun in my life! Nothing had taken me by storm like that before, and now a year and a bit later I DM games for coworkers who I introduce it to and I am still playing in that campaign! It's an out of this world experience.

A Podcast For You

Podcasts.

I went so long assuming podcasts were boring; listening to people talk for an hour? No thanks. Recently tried listening to one on a run and I'm hooked. You can learn so many things about history, philosophy, current trends etc. all while working out, driving somewhere, shopping etc.

PB And Pan

Peanut butter on pancakes. I lived in Texas and my friend had it and thought it was weird. Tried it and it was awesome but when I tell people to try it they give me the same weird look.

Unterwasser

Scuba diving

I've been terrified of the ocean ever since my step dad took me canoeing in it and we flipped over on a coral reef, got cut up and burned pretty bad from fire coral.

However, one day I was like screw it I'm gonna scuba dive because I had money, And so I started the certification and was pretty nervous getting into it but, 5 dives later I loved it.

Soon after I went to Guam on a work trip and got my advanced cert there, did some wreck diving and night dives. And just wow, it can be such an amazing experience and felt even more incredible when I overcame my fear of the ocean.

Ewwwwww

I had a friend in college who insisted pizza rolls and reddi-whip was the sh-t. We decided to humor him and try it, disgusting. We called him out on his bullsh-t and he ate the rest of the 40 pizza rolls we made all with whipped cream on top. I still can't tell if he actually enjoyed them or was just playing the long con.

Sandwiches Collide

Grilled peanut butter and jelly. It's a pb and j cooked like a grilled cheese. You are welcome in advance.

MSG Life

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) gets a way worse rep than it deserves; I replied to another comment on here about how magical umami is for your brain's rewards systems

Basque Drinks

Kalimotxo. Half cheap red wine, half coke. Serve with ice. Made popular in the Basque region of Spain.

Crunch And Spice

Takis (Fuego) crushed up in chili.

You've Heard Of Shower Beer, Here's....

Eating an orange in the shower.

Okay, a few reasons why this is the superior location for citrus consumption:

-hot, moist air heightens your sense of smell. Heightened smell+good smell=great time.

-cold juices of the citrus juxtaposing the hot water. Nice, right?

-you know how your hands get all sticky after you eat an orange? And you have to wash them off afterwards? Well, boy do I have some good news for you. Guess where you are?

It's. Amazing.

I know people who won't try sushi because of how is looks. You poor souls...

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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