18 "Eating Sins" People Have Witnessed That Scarred Them For Life
"My mom puts peanut butter on cold pizza."
Look, we've all witnessed some absolutely HEINOUS crimes against sweet, delicious food at one time or another.
And this week when Reddit user K3na asked, "Besides eating cereal with water, what is the most outrageous 'eating sin' you have ever witnessed?" the answers were equal parts horrifying and hilarious.
Here are just a few of the most dastardly deeds committed against otherwise delicious dishes:
1. This cocktail:
"When I visited my aunt’s family as a kid she served a 'purple cow' — milk mixed with grape juice — for breakfast. If you haven’t tasted that, take my word for it... It’s not a great concoction."
2. This spicy soup:
"I work at a pub waiting tables. One day, this couple walked in who I'd never seen, but were apparently regulars. The bartender saw them, shot me a glance, and went to grab something from the kitchen. Before even taking their order, he'd filled the crushed red pepper shaker and told me to take it over to them. The woman ordered a small cup of french onion soup and proceeded to unscrew the cap of this shaker and dump THE ENTIRETY of it onto her soup. She was eating spicy red pepper like cereal and didn't even ask for a drink refill."
3. This saucy choice:
"I used to be obsessed with A1 steak sauce. I would put it on EVERYTHING possible because I loved it so much. One day, I put it on jello. I no longer enjoy A1."
4. This mess:
"My mom puts peanut butter on cold pizza. It is the closest flavor to vomit that is not vomit."
5. This toothpaste cake:
"I had a friend who went through a period where cake decorating was her hobby, and she made some AMAZING-looking cakes...that all tasted horrible. This was because of the bizarre flavor combinations she tried. The worst one was a Christmas cake with an immaculate-looking fondant Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that was an ORANGE spice cake covered in MINT icing. It was like brushing your teeth and rinsing with orange juice in cake form."
6. This spit-take:
"My sister would make Ritz cracker 'sandwiches,' except the thing that went between the two Ritz cracker 'buns' was ANOTHER Ritz cracker...except she'd chewed it up and spit it out onto the other two. It was disgusting."
8. This disgusting thing:
"This kid I knew in school used to rip open his milk carton and dip his burrito into his chocolate milk. Sometimes he'd even go so far as to rip open the burrito itself and pour his milk onto the beef and eggs in order to (and I'm quoting him here) 'creamify the meat.' I don't know, man, the word 'creamify' is just...ugh."
9. This soda dipper:
"When I was a server, I had a customer dip her bread in a glass of Coke. She finished her whole bread basket and Coke and asked for another basket and another refill of Coke, and went to town again for round two. She didn't give a crap how she looked and ate it like it was the best thing on earth."
10. This misused dressing:
"My baby sister used to eat pancakes with ranch dressing. My mom just accepted it because she was SUCH a picky eater, and this was something she just thoroughly enjoyed. We’re pretty sure it’s because my mom craved both (though separately) when she was pregnant with her."
11. This egg slurper:
"There was a dude in my dining hall that had a plate of sunny-side-up eggs. Scooped under an egg with his fork, brought it up to his mouth, and only touched his lips to the yolk. Proceeded to suck all the yolk, and then slurped the rest of the egg in. It was like a car crash; I couldn't look away but I was horrified."
12. This morning delight:
"My mom's boyfriend. Crushed Cheez-It crackers. Into his coffee. Mom said I shouldn't let it bother me. It bothers me."
13. This ketchup salad:
"I went to college with this one girl who would get a chef salad, slice up a banana, put it on said chef salad, then use ketchup as the dressing. I kid you not, this person ate that on a regular basis."
14. This cheesy chocolate:
"A couple of years ago when my best friend and I were still in college, she stayed over at my place a few times. It was then that I learned that she liked dipping cheese into hot chocolate. Like, full on dunking it in, waiting for it to partially melt, swirling it around, and then eating it. I love her to bits, she's like my sister...but I still haven't entirely recovered."
15. This family affair:
"My wife likes to make crunchy peanut butter and bologna sandwiches (with cheese). Her mom also adds mayo. I just can’t bring myself to try it — literally start retching at the thought of the flavor."
16. This sparkling wine:
"I watched a guy pour Sprite into a nice $50 bottle of wine because he didn't like the flavor."
17. This milk substitute:
"A former friend of mine once poured a can of Coors Light into a bowl of Cheerios. He called it 'Beerios.'"
18. And finally, this actual nightmare:
"I worked in a restaurant that served authentic imported Kobe beef. I had someone order a 16 oz Kobe filet mignon, WELL DONE. The chef nearly cried and definitely threw things. If I recall correctly, he ended up having to put that $200 steak into the microwave to get it to cook all the way through to well done without burning the outside. The guest was pleased and his date looked horrified."