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26 Meals Every Student Will Instantly Recognise

Grub's up, and some of it's pretty grubby.

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1. This toastie fail:

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We go to university to learn, and one of the things we learn is how to make good toasties.

2. The toastie to end all toasties:

Made in an ACTUAL toastie machine – preferably a George Foreman. The only problem with making a toastie this damn good is that you then have to make eight more for your housemates.
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Made in an ACTUAL toastie machine – preferably a George Foreman. The only problem with making a toastie this damn good is that you then have to make eight more for your housemates.

3. The pizza you eat at 3am when you’re wasted:

IT TASTES SO FUCKING GOOD.
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IT TASTES SO FUCKING GOOD.

4. The pizza you eat at 3pm when you wake up the next day hungover:

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Tastes waxy.

5. The worst-hangover-of-all-time Marmite on toast:

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You’ll be seeing this again imminently, half dissolved in bile and water.

6. The "look no oven!" meal for one:

Who needs cooking skills when this baby does the trick for breakfast, lunch, and tea?

7. This really fucking gross food experiment you did once:

@Pot_Noodle even tried a #potnoodle #wrap very nice I recommend 👍 #food #foodie #snack #potnoodlelover

All great chefs experiment, right? Plus there was nothing else in the cupboard and you were really hungry.

8. The five-second rule:

Just scrape it back on to the plate and carry on as you were. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. (If NASA says it's OK, it must be true.)
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Just scrape it back on to the plate and carry on as you were. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. (If NASA says it's OK, it must be true.)

9. This tragic attempt at cooking something sophisticated for your housemates:

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Rice is so difficult!

10. This mysterious thing you bought on the street one night after the club:

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Definitely looked more scrumptious through beer goggles in the dark.

11. This enormous greasy spoon fry-up that is almost a religious experience:

When it's good it's goooooood.
Twitter: @HerthaBerlinUK

When it's good it's goooooood.

12. This enormous greasy spoon fry-up that you regret eating immediately afterwards and for several hours after that:

Sometimes it's just the wrongest thing you can do to your body.
Twitter: @HerthaBerlinUK

Sometimes it's just the wrongest thing you can do to your body.

13. This light snack to keep you going:

The perfect accompaniment to a day of hardcore studying. Or drinking. Whichever.
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The perfect accompaniment to a day of hardcore studying. Or drinking. Whichever.

14. This "yellow tea":

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Ketchup's a vegetable, right?

15. This posh breakfast:

Look, Mum, I fried an egg! And then I put it on toast and I ate it! I'm a proper grown-up now.
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Look, Mum, I fried an egg! And then I put it on toast and I ate it! I'm a proper grown-up now.

16. This BEYOND POSH dinner:

The day you first cook pesto pasta you feel like Gordon fucking Ramsay.
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The day you first cook pesto pasta you feel like Gordon fucking Ramsay.

17. The munchies:

Nothing beats Maryland. Nothing.
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Nothing beats Maryland. Nothing.

18. This horror show from the campus canteen:

Wtf is stroganoff anyway, and why isn't it extinct yet?
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Wtf is stroganoff anyway, and why isn't it extinct yet?

19. This sandwich, which is the lesser of many Ginsters evils in the campus shop:

The mayonnaise is so incredibly greasy.
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The mayonnaise is so incredibly greasy.

20. The best curry in town:

Really hard to get in, massive queues. You probably should have booked but who books?
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Really hard to get in, massive queues. You probably should have booked but who books?

21. The worst curry in town:

Where you go when the best curry house is full. Instantly regret it. Food arrives minutes after you order it and every dish tastes exactly the same. But, hey, at least it's BYO.
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Where you go when the best curry house is full. Instantly regret it. Food arrives minutes after you order it and every dish tastes exactly the same. But, hey, at least it's BYO.

22. This meal fed to you by a friend in an attempt to revive you from a state of beyond drunkenness:

"Just one more mouthful. You can do it."
Twitter: @MattDay89

"Just one more mouthful. You can do it."

23. This kebab that seemed like a good idea at the time:

They ALWAYS seem like a good idea at the time, but when you are burping onions and gasping for water hours later you can't remember why.
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They ALWAYS seem like a good idea at the time, but when you are burping onions and gasping for water hours later you can't remember why.

24. This extravagant meal out when your parents come to visit:

Any trip to Pizza Express was a rare and special occasion.
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Any trip to Pizza Express was a rare and special occasion.

25. This trusty fall-back:

For those (often thrice-daily) occasions when you can't be arsed to cook.
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For those (often thrice-daily) occasions when you can't be arsed to cook.

26. This roast dinner your folks make you when you finally come home:

The best meal in the world.
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The best meal in the world.