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31 Of The Weirdest Foods In America

Be honest — some American foods look disgusting.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to give us their thoughts on the weirdest foods in America. Here are the oddest of the edible delights:

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1. Olive Loaf

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"Olive loaf just doesn’t belong."

—Submitted by saraha68

2. Jell-O Salad

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"Jell-O salad. That shit is so nasty."

—Submitted by cynthiaa4e7197ae5

3. Koolickles

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"Koolickles, which are basically pickles brined in the various flavors of Kool-Aid powder. Mostly found in the Delta region of Mississippi. Google it, it is a real thing."

—Submitted by charlied45b0c7898

4. Chicken and Waffles

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"Chicken and waffles on the same plate? Who even thinks to put those two together?"

—Submitted by lo86790

5. Scrapple, aka Pork Mush

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"Scrapple, but it is delicious!"

—Submitted by marisarosec

6. Grits

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"Grits. I mean, I’m from the South. Many people put lots of butter and/or salt in it... Basically just a gooey mess."

—Submitted by ashleypb

7. Deep-Fried Butter

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"Deep-fried butter. Can’t get more ‘MERICAN than that."

—Submitted by chloem4a90893ce

8. Chitterlings

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"Chitterlings smell horrible but taste pretty good. If you can get over the fact that you're eating pig intestines, then you'll be fine."

—Submitted by Sydney Scott

9. Kraft Singles

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"Kraft Singles is like eating vinyl. They can’t even call it cheese legally."

—Submitted by meridithz

10. Ambrosia Salad

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"Ambrosia salad: Jell-O with whipped cream and Marshmallow Fluff. Bizarre."

—Submitted by aldorak

11. Sloppy Joes

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"Sloppy Joes are f***ing disgusting."

—Submitted by katieb498db7e29

12. Pop-Tarts

Mike Mozart / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: jeepersmedia

"I’m pretty sure I’m gonna get a lot of hate for this one but Pop-Tarts are on my list of some of the worst of American food."

—Submitted by shannonm47e50b934

13. Chicken-Fried Steak

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"Chicken-fried steak. It isn't chicken, or steak really, but it's fried. And gross."

—Submitted by Teena Sherlin, Facebook

14. Tater Tot Casserole

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"Cream-based casseroles. Like this tater tot casserole recipe, which calls for:

Ground beef

Frozen Tater Tots

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can of evaporated milk"

—Submitted by katieb498db7e29

15. Red-Eye Gravy, aka Poor Man's Gravy

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"Red-eye gravy. It is salty ham juices with coffee (or sometimes cola) mixed in. Yuck. I think someone, long ago, spilled their drink in the pan drippings and decided it would do as gravy."

—Submitted by jennyporterw

16. Gumbo

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"I’m from Louisiana, and I think gumbo is really odd. It’s just different types of food mixed together. It has things like crawfish, shrimp, corn, and other random things that we want to put in it. I really don’t care for gumbo, so I never eat it."

—Submitted by Myadeanna

17. Fry Sauce

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"Fry sauce is pretty weird, I guess — it’s ketchup and mayonnaise mixed! And I know it’s only around in certain parts of the U.S. It’s so great, though, I love it!"

—Submitted by mayalynn007

18. Twinkies

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"Twinkies! Who even really enjoys that cream-filled cardboard?!"

—Submitted by ashleyb4742decd7

19. Sweet Potato and Marshmallow

Kevin Lim / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: inju

"Sweet potato and marshmallow. What the hell, America?"

—Submitted by Charlotte Love, Facebook

20. Burgoo

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"Traditional burgoo contains squirrel and possum meat. ICK."

—Submitted by Tracy Clayton

21. Green Bean Casserole

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"Green bean casserole. Tater Tot casserole. Basically any casserole that has ingredients that can't be identified by sight and/or look like they have already been eaten."

—Submitted by Madison Hays, Facebook

22. Peeps

Mike Mozart / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: jeepersmedia

"I love Peeps, but they should not be bubblegum-flavored — nope, nope, nope."

—Submitted by Loryn Brantz

23. The Doughnut Burger

Brendan Lynch / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: brendanlynch

"Concoctions: Bacon Smores. Burgers between doughnuts. Fried cereal cheese puffs. I mean, I see half these weird food combinations and it's just revolting. American food gets such a bad rep and these things explain why. However, I will attest that throughout the U.S. there actually are really amazing homemade and healthy traditional food representing those areas. Not all the U.S. food is a sugar-injected, deep-fried nightmare."

–Submitted by Jac Connolly, Facebook

24. Mayonnaise

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"Mayonnaise is basically just egg yolks and vinegar, mixed. It's too thick for its own good, smells of rotten eggs, and, its complexion is the only thing whiter than Iggy Azalea. 0/10, would not eat."

—Submitted by Spencer Althouse

25. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

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"PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SANDWICHES. Why on earth would you put banana slices on bread?! So weird!"

—Submitted by Makka Arrieta, Facebook

26. Rocky Mountain Oysters

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"Rocky Mountain oysters: If you can't call something what it actually is (testicles), maybe we shouldn't be eating it."

—Submitted by Andrew Ziegler

27. Cincinnati Chili

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"Cincinnati chili — spaghetti with chili with cheese. Could not be more gross."

—Submitted by Julie Harden, Facebook

28. Chicken Gizzards

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"Southern food in general can be a bit unsettling for many, even within America, but outside the South: grits, cornbread, boudin, chicken gizzards, crawfish, butter beans, fried green tomatoes, okra (fried, boiled, or pickled), peanuts in Coke."

—Submitted by Andrew Davis, Facebook

29. Pickled Pigs Feet

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"I think this is just a Southern thing, but pickled pig feet and pickled eggs. When I was a kid, people used to sell them in their ice cream trucks. My mom used to eat it all the time. Whenever she bit into it, juice from the pig feet would drip, making a mess. The smell is also unsettling too."

—Submitted by Hazel A. Boomer, Facebook

30. Meatloaf

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"It's a loaf of meat. I mean, think about that."

—Submitted by Adam Serwer

31. The KFC Double Down Sandwich

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"The flippin’ Double Down from KFC. TOO MUCH."

—Submitted by betsymartin

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