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Until recently, I did not appreciate cooking until the pandemic hit.

Suddenly – like many others who were self-isolating for much of 2020 – I was forced to prepare my own meals as going to restaurants was not an option and ordering take-out was not economically convenient.

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Not everyone excels at cooking, and that's okay.

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If someone knows that an upcoming meal is to be their last, the specific food choices would appear to be the least of their problems.

Execution, the final days of a dreadful illness, or a psychic understanding of catastrophe in the making would likely be involved.

And yet, countless people on the internet thoroughly enjoyed discussing what they'd like to eat for their last meal in a recent Reddit thread.

Some were dedications to home-cooking and fond memories. Some showed commitment to out and out decadence. And others were sneaky ways to cheat death.

MunchkinsOG asked, "What would your last meal be and why?"

Parting Surprise

"Raw popcorn kernels. They're gonna have a blast when they cremate me." -- Fordawinman

"Going out with a bang" -- shiny-spleen

"Seeing that I have good fat storage built up around my belly, it'll smell like bacon flavored popcorn!" -- HookerofMemoryLane

Living It Up

"Super spicy pizza - I won't have to worry about acid reflux." -- Jedi_Fisherman

"Yes! Get all the spice and none of the regrets." -- MunchkinsOG

"This is my choice also, though for a different reason. Lactose intolerance." -- elee0228

Seasonal Chaos

"A Mcrib and a Shamrock Shake. What are the odds that a Mcrib and a Shamrock Shake as re gonna be out at the same time?" -- TheUrbanSaint

"Guess they'll just have to postpone the execution until they get both at the same time!" -- mart1373

"Just request one Mcflurry from every McDonald's in the world. Guaranteed at least half the machines will be down meaning you won't die" -- SithLordScoobyDooku

Buying Some Time

"I'd ask for the world's rarest truffle. Then while they were searching for it, I'd tunnel my way to freedom."

"Of course, then I'd miss eating the world's rarest truffle."

-- foofan22

A High Carb Fountain of Youth 

"The Never Ending Pasta Bowl (olive garden)." -- arachnidtree

"taps head Can't die if your last meal is never-ending" -- justabill71

"But you have to spend the rest of your life only eating Olive Garden pasta... so you're alive, but at what cost?" -- Yourstruly0

Fancy Finale

"Lobster cause I want to know what it tastes like but I'm not rich enough to get it. Plus happy cake day." -- TheIceCreamCones

"Fun bit of history, they used to feed lobster to the prisoners in Boston because it was so plentiful that it wasn't even considered a delicacy. How the times have changed!" -- PlaneShenaniganz

Going Out Stuffed

"Enough sushi to put me on a good coma before I get the juice." -- FreeSirius

"I love sushi but I'm allergic, every time I eat more than 80 pieces I barf." -- chesterSteihl69

"My only issue is bad sushi is really bad while good sushi is heavenly and I don't trust the sushi chef skills of a prison cook." -- mousicle

Full Circle 

"Tortilla with black whole beans, with a side of crema, and pan fried platano. To remind me of my homeland one last time." -- interceptor101

"Mmmm i'm Salvadorian and this is one of my favorites. The Platanos Fritos hit different." -- Wisegangsta7

"Not hundurean, salvadoran here but hey, can totally relate to that my dude" -- Omira_Motaki

Just a Solid Meal 

"Nice big ribeye, baked potato with butter and sour cream, asparagus, grilled, or sautéed in butter, lobster tail and/or a good crab or lobster bisque..."

"...all washed down with a quality beer, like a Heady Topper, or Pliny the Elder."

-- justabill71

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