People Are Sharing The Grossest Things They've Eaten To Be Polite

Still gagging, in case you were wondering.

4/2/2021 9:15:00 PM

Still gagging, in case you were wondering.

Still gagging, in case you were wondering.

—u/armance834."A Jell-O mold with a full salad in the mold. Lettuce, tomato, olives, onions, etc. My grandmother made it. We all were forced to eat it. It's still one of the most disgusting things I've ever had to eat."Tap to play or pause GIF

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Tap to play or pause GIFUniversal Picturesu/Snoo-684745."My friend's dad, who had depression, made us breakfast one morning (he had a good day there), and he made scrambled eggs. But lot of the eggshells were in there too. He was also gonna use a little cumin (I hope), but for some reason, it was kinda...cinnamony. We ate it anyway, and man, was that just unpleasant. But his dad was a kind man, and we fucking ate that shit fast as hell and with fake gusto."

—u/SirMooncake6."I once ate pasta that had olives in it. I didn't realize that I was supposed to spit out the pits, so I just swallowed them. I thought I was being polite."—u/somnambusaurus7."I was once served fish that was cooked with the scales still on it. The host left the room, and I started chowing down. Awful. Scales stuck in my throat for the rest of the day. I thought that was how I was supposed to eat it because I'd never seen that before. Then the host came back in, sat down, and immediately peeled off the scales and ate it like a normal human being."

Tap to play or pause GIFTap to play or pause GIFComedy Centralu/Skvozniak8."When I had sushi for the very first time, I ate the green divider thing. Yes, the plastic bit. I didn't want to be rude. In my defense, that was decades ago, when sushi was REALLY new in my country."

—u/lila_liechtenstein9."When I was 11, I moved to a small town in rural England and acquired a new best friend at school. Her (at that point) seemingly very normal parents invited me over for dinner and said they were making curry-and-rhubarb crumble. 'Curry-and-rhubarb crumble.' Never in the history of mankind have words been so untrue...

"The 'curry' consisted of — I swear I am not making this up — a vague mixture of oatmeal, tofu sausages, corn, tomato juice, chopped onions, raisins, 'leftover broccoli leaves,' kale, and scrambled eggs. The only spice in it was the tiniest smidgen of turmeric. All of these ingredients were vaguely stirred together, undercooked, and stuck under a broiler for 10 minutes.

"They gave me a massive portion. I somehow — I still don’t know how — was polite enough to finish it."—u/suitcasedreaming10."My parents went to have dinner with friends when I was a kid. They said that their friends cooked pasta with cat food in it and served it to them. They politely but begrudgingly started eating it, bite by bite. Three or four bites in, their friends started laughing and explained the prank, then served them the real dinner. I don’t think my parents have completely forgiven them for that yet."

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Tap to play or pause GIFTap to play or pause GIFBravou/Wepoozelator11."A bay leaf. When I was around 8 years old, some friends had us over for spaghetti dinner and they used bay leaf for seasoning. My mom wasn't so fancy; I had never seen a bay leaf. I was raised to be polite, so I ate the damn bay leaf thinking it was just how she made spaghetti."

—u/Wowsa_843512."My mother-in-law used to make tacos with no taco seasoning. I didn’t know this and made myself three huge tacos the first time I went over my wife’s parents' house for dinner. Plain. Browned. Chopped. Meat. Tacos."—u/Delicious-Data-2626

13."A pot roast that had been cooked in the microwave. It was so gross and tough and had these big, rubbery veins of fat running through it. I ate a few bites and then went to bed hungry."Tap to play or pause GIFTap to play or pause GIFFoxu/NotMe739

14."Our friend had us over for a 'meatloaf party.' He made three different types of meatloaf: 1) Bacon-wrapped meatloaf, which was essentially just a hard bacon shell with a grease sponge inside. 2) His grandmother's traditional meatloaf — aka only meat and whole olives. 3) And 'everything but the kitchen sink,' which was basically the first two put together, along with carrots, celery, black beans, rice, tomatoes, salsa, and dates. It was the worst dinner party ever; he was super proud."

—u/kay_ratz15."A glazed ham on Christmas Eve that sat in a Crock-Pot all day. That shit was about as dry as a 500-year-old tortoise taking its last breath. I threw up several times that night and said it was food poisoning from the burrito bowl I'd had for lunch."

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