Can you think of foods that are not worth the hype? Whether it’s a milkshake so big you couldn't finish it yourself or foods that are more Instagram-worthy than delicious, there are tons of foods out there that are just not worth the hype. A user on a popular internet forum asked: “What is the most overrated food?” which led to a lively debate about what foods were so overrated!
Here are the top responses.
One foodie shared: ““Loaded” milkshakes. Generally a whole lot of smoke & mirrors to mask a very average milkshake.”
Super Tall Burgers
One foodie commented: “ Super Tall Burgers,” and another agreed, stating: “They inevitably become burger salads.”
Another foodie agreed, sharing: “If it’s a giant burger for a food challenge that gets you a picture on the wall or a tshirt, that’s an exception. But if it’s a regular menu item that I have to unhinge my jaw like a snake to eat, that’s just stupid.”
One foodie shared: “Any sandwich that has to be taken apart to be eaten isn't worth it.”
Another agreed, sharing: “The perfect burger/sandwich is something you can comfortably eat with 1 hand.”
One foodie commented: “Sliders should be here also. Figured sliders smaller burger easier to eat. It’s like 15 dollars for three?”
Another agreed sharing: “Sliders as a food are perfect. Expensive ones are stupid.”
Gold Plated Food
One foodie shared: “Gold plated food”
Another foodie agreed sharing: “Fun fact: gold is chemically inert and inactive, and so has no taste.”
Others also agreed sharing: “It looks fancy and makes it more expensive.”
One user noted - "Oysters. Slimy, tasteless snot from a shell." Another one chimed in - "I love oysters with a passion but everytime I talk to people about it I'll start with I completely understand why people hate em."
One foodie shared: “Cakes covered in fondant just to make them look cool.”
Another agreed, sharing: “Fondant is barely food.” and others also shared: “Agree. Fondant has its place, and its in the middle of candies, not on cakes.”
One foodie shared: “Shark fin. It's immoral to eat too.”
Another foodie agreed commenting: “It's cruel, expensive and bland.”
Unblemished Fruits and Vegetables
One foodie shared: “Unblemished fruits and vegetables...
So much freaking food waste due to having to have the "perfect" veggie/fruit.”
Another foodie agreed sharing: “Ugly fruits and veggies that are not treated with pesticides almost always taste better, too.”
One foodie shared: “Caviar easy.
I'm a seafood fan, freshwater fish fan, I'm a sushi fan, I'm a raw fish fan. But for whatever reason caviar just never was good to me.
In the same vein I don't think black truffle adds anything super worth it to a meal to a meal. It's awesome, but is it awesome enough if you're thinking about price? Nah.”
One user commented: "You are literally cracking open the scalded carcass of a giant sea-insect and sucking its guts out in tiny morsels."
One user shared - "Completely ruins a good burger with sweetness and odd consistency. When ordering a burger I always ask to make sure the bun isn’t brioche."
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