Top 10 Things I Ate in College That I’ll Never Eat Again
5. Olestra Chips
I seriously thought these were so good. So good. And fat-free! I personally never had an issue with any of the, uh, drawbacks, if you will, of the Olestra, so I figured, “How bad can it be?” And there were so many flavors! My personal favorite was the Doritos flavor. My then boyfriend (now husband) and I even joked about opening up our very own Olestra-themed restaurant! Imagine, all of your favorite fried foods — fish and chips, fries, onion rings, fried chicken — guilt free! Too bad Olestra turned out to be evil – even banned in Canada and the UK. Our dreams for a fat-free fried restaurant — smashed. Knowing what I know now I wouldn’t eat these again – but I will admit, they were good while they lasted.
4. Flaming Shots
Because I value my eyebrows. I guess the “I’m INVINCIBLE!” feeling has worn off. And yes, I realize now that you’re supposed to blow out the flame or whatever before you drink it. (Photo by Brian9000)
3. Ice Cream for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
If you eat strawberry ice cream for breakfast, does that count as a serving of fruit? Whoever thought giving college freshmen unlimited access to a self-serve freezer full of ice cream at every meal did not have their thinking cap on. And it was good ice cream, too – McConnell’s! Peppermint stick, pumpkin pie, egg nog — this is the good stuff — can you blame me for eating it for every meal? (Photo by sea turtle)
2. 2 for $1 Jack in the Box Tacos
If you’ve never had a Jack in the Box “taco” (and I use the term “taco” very, very loosely), you may not understand my intense aversion to them; if you have had one, you’ll understand. A simultaneously soggy and stale tortilla filled with unidentifiable meat paste, an American cheese slice, soggy iceberg and hot sauce – at the low, low price of $0.50 each! But when it’s 2 am (Jack in the Box is open 24 hours, perfect for the after-the-club munchies), you’ve got $1.06 in pennies and nickels in your dashboard ashtray, and you’ve got the metabolism of a greyhound, Jack in the Box tacos start looking pretty good. (photo by queenkv)
1. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese…Made With Strawberry Yogurt
This one tops my list because it’s vile. There’s no debate here, it’s not like I’m insulting something that someone somewhere considers a delicacy. It’s just gross. But what would you have done? It’s 3am, copious amounts of Popov have been imbibed, and no one’s willing to go in on a pizza. There’s a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese — perfect. So I forget to check and see if I have butter and/or milk – no biggie. I’ve got strawberry yogurt. The fat-free kind. That’ll do. But no amount of alcohol really makes this okay, and after a few bites I gave up and went to bed (most likely leaving it to decay on my desk). I swear I wasn’t this disgusting my entire life — this is what happens when you allow hundreds of 18-year-old college freshmen to live together in one building basically unsupervised.
So share with me. What tops your list of the Top 10 Things I Ate in College That I’d Never Eat Again?