121 ‘Forbidden Food’ Examples You Shouldn’t Ever Eat (New Pics)

121 ‘Forbidden Food’ Examples You Shouldn’t Ever Eat (New Pics)

If you’re anything like us, dear Pandas, then you’re very likely also thinking of food at this very moment. Full disclosure, some of us are busy daydreaming about pizza, donuts, and Friday barbeques when we should be writing about our gracious feline overlords and collecting cute dog photos. In fact, we’re so hungry, we’ve started seeing food everywhere we look… though we’re not the only ones!

Our gastronomic geniuses and illusion-lovers here at Bored Panda have cooked up for you this delicious list of photos of various things that look just like food. From soap that looks like chocolate to mushrooms that look like fried eggs (and make us yearn for a good old English breakfast so badly, it’s ridiculous).

Upvote the pics that you personally found to be the tastiest, and let us know which of these you’d love to take a bite out of. Once you’re done, check out our other recent articles about inedible things that look like food for desert right here, here, here, and here!

A small warning though: this list will likely leave you very hungry, so just keep in mind that you shouldn’t eat random things, no matter how tasty they appear. Stick to real food!

#1 This Rock Found In Indiana That Looks Like Fried Chicken

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#2 Okay, Who Took A Bite Out Of The Forbidden Peanut Butter Brownie?

Image credits: gazpachomachine

#3 This Tree Looks Like Broccoli

Image credits: ZackTheLampGod

Professor Kang Lee, from the University of Toronto, explained to Bored Panda that our imaginations have a very strong impact on our perception. Our imaginations come from our frontal cortex in our brain, meanwhile, our perception takes place first in the visual cortex, found in the occipital lobe in the back of our head.

One of the more common phenomena that people tend to come across in their daily lives is pareidolia, or rather, seeing faces where there aren’t any. Perhaps you’ve spotted a cloud that looks just like your loved one or you’re looking at the trees and the leaves make them look like a stranger’s staring right back at you.

#4 Frog That Looks Like Cheese On A Burger

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#5 The Surprising Amount Of Bite Marks On These IKEA Display Apples

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#6 One Is Chocolate, One Is For The Dishwasher

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"Pareidolia illustrates the interaction between the visual cortex and the frontal cortex of the human brain. It suggests that our brain is highly sensitive and expecting to encounter and process some special classes of objects in our environment because they are biological and socially important to our adaptions to the environment," professor Lee told Bored Panda during an earlier interview.

"For example, when you are walking in a dark street in the evening, your brain is on high alert to detect whether any threat will jump out any moment. In this case, you are more likely to have face or human pareidolia because it is important for you to err on the side of caution if you mistake a tree as a human being,” he said.

#7 Forbidden Milk

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#8 This Kiwi Looks Weird Though

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#9 Hospital Staff Gave Me A Snack On The Bed Sheets, Turns Out It's The Sponge I Need To Use In The Shower Before Surgery

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“However, for some people, their frontal cortex’s expectation for certain objects (e.g., faces) become so high that they see faces in many situations where no faces exist."

He continued: “Even in this kind of situation, it is normal. There is nothing wrong with these individuals," he stressed. "Pareidolia is different from paranoia or delusion or abnormal vision of individuals with psychosis. In fact, a recent study shows that those people with pareidolia tend to be more creative. Also, people who are religious may be able to see religious icons in nonface objects as well."

#10 Landscaping Stone I Found That Looks Exactly Like A Hunk Of Crab Leg Meat

Image credits: DemBai7

#11 This Coaster

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#12 I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Fried Egg

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Professor Lee reiterated that our imaginations greatly affect our perceptions. “What we see are not things over there in the world but actually the co-creation of what is out there physically and what is in our mind mentally through our expectations and imaginations,” he said.

"Pareidolia is a broader phenomenon as it extends to touch and sound and other sensory channels. For example, you sometimes sense your phone vibrating when it is not, it is a tactile form of pareidolia. When you hear voices in a noisy environment, it is an auditory form of pareidolia."

#13 Forbidden Pasta (Rattle Snake Rattler)

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#14 Forbidden Salami

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#15 Forbidden Ham

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#16 Forbidden Mushroom Soup (Slugs Attracted With A Bowl Of Beer Overnight)

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#17 Someone Left Some Mashed Potatoes In The Car

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#18 Forbidden Mango

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#19 Forbidden Fried Chicken

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#20 Forbidden Pringles

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#21 Forbidden Cookie Dough. Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?

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#22 Forbidden Rice Noodle (The Inside Of My Inflatable Air Mattress)

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#23 Would You Be Interested In A Cup Of Latte?

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#24 Forbidden Loaf Of Bread

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#25 Forbidden Ground Beef

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#26 Forbidden Rare Steak

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#27 Scent Beads Looking Like A Snack

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#28 Forbidden Snap Peas (Succulents)

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#29 Forbidden Croissant (Sofa)

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#30 This Printer At Work Uses Small Colored Balls For Ink, They Look Like Forbidden M&M's

Image credits: MaxDusseldorf

#31 A Hummingbird Which Looks Like A Jalapeño

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#32 Forbidden Lettuce (Copper(II) Chloride Stained Paper Towel)

Image credits: Higurashii

#33 Only-Kinda-Forbidden Pomegranate (It’s Crab's Eggs)

Image credits: DiracHeisenberg

#34 Forbidden Potato Chips

Image credits: Jammerzpro

#35 Forbidden Strawberry Smoothie (Bone Marrow)

Image credits: Little_bitch420

#36 Forbidden Chocolate Frog

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#37 Forbidden Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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#38 Forbidden Jam

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#39 Forbidden Street Apple Juice

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#40 This KitKat Bench

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#41 Mmm, Forbidden Peanut Butter

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#42 This One Rock In The Entryway Of A House

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#43 Forbidden Seedless Strawberry Jelly (Violin Rosin)

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#44 Forbidden Ice Cream Sandwich

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#45 Forbidden Oreos (Adhesive Furniture Pads)

Image credits: Stab_City

#46 Forbidden Grapes (3D Print That Went Horribly Wrong)

Image credits: Nightwynd

#47 Forbidden English Muffin

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#48 Forbidden Gummy Worm

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#49 Forbidden Cinnamon Sugar Donut Hole

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#50 Forbidden Brownie

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#51 Went To Make A Margarita Today And The Items On The Stove Made Me Do A Double Take

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#52 They Repurposed Honey Bottles

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#53 Forbidden Guacamole

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#54 My Roommate Cleaned Some Old Pool Balls And They Came Out Looking Like Jawbreakers

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#55 Forbidden Ciabatta

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#56 Forbidden Banana

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#57 How My Beer Matches This Floor Cleaner

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#58 Forbidden Pez

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#59 Forbidden Orange Juice

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#60 Forbidden Egg

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#61 Mouse Mat Made With A Delicious Slice Of Bread

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#62 Forbidden Salami

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#63 Forbidden Meatballs

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#64 Or Delicious Grapes?

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#65 Forbidden Poppy Seeds

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#66 Forbidden Ketchup

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#67 Forbidden Fried Chicken

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#68 Forbidden Meringue

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#69 Forbidden Fruit Juices (Embalming Fluids)

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#70 Forbidden Bread Buns

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#71 I Found A Candle That Looks Like A Bowl Of Cereal

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#72 This Rock My Son Found On Our Hike Looks Like A Potato

Image credits: NightBoat86

#73 Forbidden Bacon

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#74 Didn't Realise It Was Forbidden Mints Until It Was In My Mouth

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#75 Broccoli Birb

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#76 Forbidden Taters

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#77 Forbidden Dessert Slices

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#78 Forbidden Steak

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#79 Forbidden Lime Candy (A Rod Of Uranium Glass)

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#80 Forget Rock Cakes, Try This Crunchy Rock Sandwich I Found On The Beach Earlier

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#81 Forbidden Rice Krispies

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#82 Laundry Candies (Aka Gain Scent Boosters)

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#83 Forbidden Cookie Crisps

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#84 Forbidden Salmon (Banded Carnelian)

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#85 Forbidden Roadside Cheesecake

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#86 I’ll Take One Pulled Pork Sandwich

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#87 Realgar (An Arsenic Sulfide Mineral) That Burns Bright Blue And Releases Toxic Fumes But Also Forbidden Candy

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#88 Milwaukee-Style Tic-Tacs. They Taste Horrible

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#89 Marshmallow Ball Pit

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#90 Forbidden Roast Beef Is Cooked To Perfection

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#91 Forbidden Whipped Cream

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#92 Forbidden Chicken (Apricot Agate Stone)

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#93 Forbidden Muffin

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#94 My Plant Looks Like A Leaf

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#95 Forbidden Mints - Wulfenite With Mottramite From Ojuela Mine, Mexico

Image credits: Exotic Crystals LLC

#96 Forbidden Grapes

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#97 A Hedgehog Without Quills Looks Like A Potato

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#98 Questioning Why Someone Would Try To Sell These Cheetos At A Garage Sale

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#99 Forbidden Caramels Keep Tempting Me

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#100 Forbidden Scrambled Eggs

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#101 I Was Moments Away From Trying This ‘Yoghurt’ And Have A Smooth Organic Diarrhea In The Morning

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#102 Forbidden Health Drink

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#103 Forbidden Sponge Cake

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#104 Forbidden Gummy Lolly

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#105 Forbidden Chocolate

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#106 Forbidden Spice Selection

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#107 Forbidden Garlic Bread (Citrine Gemstone)

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#108 It Doesn’t Get More “Forbidden” Than This

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#109 Forbidden Sushi Rolls

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#110 Forbidden Cola Gummies

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#111 Forbidden Banana, Freshly Picked

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#112 Forbidden Tiny Carrots

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#113 Forbidden Cheeseburger

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#114 This Table Looks Like A Piece Of Meat

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#115 This Japanese Food Truck Made Their Propane Tank Look Like A Big Bottle Of Sriracha

Image credits: Nocte_Mortis

#116 Forbidden Hamburger Mince

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#117 Found Some Forbidden Grapes Growing In The Pet Department At Walmart

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#118 Forbidden Pork Slices

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#119 Forbidden Gummys

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#120 Forbidden Oreo Cake (Dry Cell Lead Acid Battery)

Image credits: ZGorlock

#121 Forbidden Gecko Gummy

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