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17 Upsetting Recipes From The '70s That Will Kill Your Appetite

Not everything vintage is cool.

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As far as the decades go, the 1970s were far out. Disco, bell bottoms, The Brady Bunch. But some things are better left in the past, like these recipes from the 1971 Betty Crocker card catalogue. Here's a countdown of the least appetizing recipes we came across, from those that aren't so groovy to those that are grody to the max.

17. Glamorous Grapefruit

General Mills (1971)

The fruit salad cups themselves look great, but the sad, gloopy yogurt seems a little too pink. It does win a few Fergie points for being G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S tho. #flossyflossy

16. Fonduloha

General Mills (1971)

This so-called "American Classic" starts off with potential, with what looks like a tropical chicken salad. Could be a total win. But once the recipe calls for peanuts, bananas, and a pineapple boat, it's just too much.

15. Round Steak 'N Ravioli

General Mills (1971)

Zucchini, mushroom spaghetti sauce, and canned ravioli. This is the kind of thing I imagine being put on the table in the '70s with the warning, "You'll eat it and you'll like it."

14. Curried Fish in Rice Ring

General Mills (1971)

Dive right into this above-ground swimming pool of curried fish. No takers besides that simple garnish of... kumquats? I'm not sure.

12. Chicken Fricassee with Dumplings

General Mills (1971)

This one might taste OK, but Betty Crocker calls it a "Men's Favorite," here to please your man. Excuse me while I vom.

11. Seafood Coquilles

General Mills (1971)

"International Favorite!" This frozen seafood and condensed cream of shrimp soup pie will make you feel like you're dining on the streets of Paris!

10. Plantation Ham Pie

General Mills (1971)

The Parsley Pinwheels look OK, maybe a little undercooked, but the slop on the bottom is a no. Even less cool is the use of "plantation" to casually describe a casserole.

9. Pink Bavarian Cream

General Mills (1971)

The saddest shade of mauve you've ever seen, and if you look a little closer, it's stained a nice brown around the edges. NOPE NOPE NOPE.

7. Frank-Bean Bake

General Mills (1971)

Problem number one: The meal is primarily beans mixed with mushroom spaghetti sauce. Problem number two: Symmetric lines of glistening hot dogs.

4. Ribbon Meat Loaf

General Mills (1971)

If Cheeseburger Pie isn't your thing, and you'd rather have your ground beef and cheese molded together in a gelatinous log, this meatloaf is here for you.

2. Man-Pleasing Appetizers

General Mills (1971)

This dish is literally just chicken livers with a side of steaming beef broth. If you can stomach the actual recipe, the concept of "Man-Pleasing Appetizers" is still embarrassing for everyone involved.

1. Steamed Holiday Pudding

General Mills (1971)

The worst of the worst is this holiday "Gift From Your Kitchen". 'Tis the season for what looks like sawdust and topsoil mixed together and pressed into a Bundt pan. Also, the recipe calls for 2 cups of ground suet, or beef fat. I think this is where Rachel Green got her trifle recipe.

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