Fiction Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat  

Sarah Blumert
484 votes 70 voters 26 items

List Rules Vote up the fictional foods too gross to mess with.

Fictional foods often look very appetizing, so much so that many people spend hours recreating dishes from popular movies and TV shows. On the other side of this coin, however, there is a plethora of unappealing fictional food that few people would ever volunteer to eat. These are foods that should never exist and hopefully will never come to fruition outside of their fictional universes. 

These foods are often included in their respective mediums either for comedic purposes or to establish a dangerous, disgusting, or undesirable environment. As hunger is a universally shared human experience, a setting in which safe or enjoyable food is unavailable communicates the characters' struggles to the audience, thus helping them to empathize. Science fiction settings often make characters feel out of place via vile extraterrestrial eats. In shows full of anthropomorphic animals, viewers often cringe at what the critters call food. Whatever the reason, these are some truly gross fictional foods you would never want to ingest yourself. 

Some of the worst foods from movies, television, and literature are listed below and range from the mysterious blue milk from Star Wars to the cannibalistic soylent green from the film of the same name. Vote on what you think is the most disgusting fictional food out there! 

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Cartman Burger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Cartman Burger

From: South Park 

The secret to the burgers' taste is Eric Cartman putting the burgers in his underwear prior to serving. 

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Gagh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Gagh

From: Star Trek

Gagh is a Klingon dish made from serpent worms. It is often served while the worms are alive and squirming.

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Frey Pie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Frey Pie

From: Game of Thrones 

There's a "vengeance is a dish..." joke floating around somewhere in regards to Arya Stark's meat pies, as they contain baked bits of the Stark family's sworn enemies, the Freys. 

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Soylent Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Soylent Green

From: Soylent Green 

Infamous since its eponymous film debut in 1973, this green wafer warrants an immediate pass due to its cannibalistic origins.

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Racht is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Racht

From: Star Trek

Racht is a Klingon dish composed of live worms served fresh.

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Monkey Brains is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Monkey Brains

From: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

This entree is meant to be an offering of hospitality for Indy and his friends, but according to Willie Scott, the dish is less than appetizing.

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Breakfast Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Breakfast Spaghetti

From: Elf

Buddy the Elf’s questionable breakfast of spaghetti with many sugary, syrupy toppings may turn you off from spaghetti permanently.

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Cartman's Chili is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Cartman's Chili

From: South Park 

In the infamous episode that turned Eric Cartman from an obnoxious kid to an outright pyschopath, he feeds his nemesis Scott Tenorman chili made out of Scott's dead parents. 

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Mrs. Lovett's Pies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Mrs. Lovett's Pies

From: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 

As they contained the hacked remains of those murdered by the titular barber, it's best to pass on these pastries. 

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Maggoty Haggis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Maggoty Haggis

From: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Maggoty haggis was served at Nearly Headless Nick's 500th death day party. If the idea of sheep stomach wasn't unappetizing enough, imagine it infested with maggots. 

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Minny's Chocolate Pie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Minny's Chocolate Pie

From: The Help 

Anyone who saw the 2011 film learned what this pie was really made of and, unless you're down for ingesting fecal matter, it's best to pass. 

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Grubs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Grubs

From: The Lion King

Although these African bugs look cute and colorful, just the thought of chowing down on these slimy grubs, even with the prompting of the lovable Timon and Pumbaa, is enough to make one’s stomach turn.

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Nasty Patty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Nasty Patty

From: Spongebob Squarepants 

As opposed to the world famous and delicious Krabby Patty, this burger made out of unspeakable, oozing ingredients was so bad that it nearly killed the Krusty Krab’s health inspector.

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Raw Egg Cocktail is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Raw Egg Cocktail

From: Rocky 

This alleged power drink not only looks unappetizing, it’s also extremely unhealthy since consuming raw eggs can lead to many food borne illnesses.

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Whistle Stop Cafe Barbecue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Whistle Stop Cafe Barbecue

From: Fried Green Tomatoes 

On most days, this delicious Southern barbecue would be a delectable treat. However, given it once contained the butchered remains of Frank Bennett it's probably best not to risk it. Secret's in the sauce! 

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Loompaland Grubs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Loompaland Grubs

From: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The 2005 film went much more in-depth into Wonka’s trip to Loompaland than its 1971 predecessor, even showing the disgusting grubs the Oompa Loompas ate before being taken to Wonka’s factory.

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Magical Mushrooms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Magical Mushrooms

From: Alice in Wonderland

While the “Eat Me” cookies may look appetizing, their mushroom counterpart, consumed straight out of the ground, just seems dangerous.

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Rachel's English Trifle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Rachel's English Trifle

From: Friends 

This classic mishap sounds less than appetizing with ingredients like custard, raspberries, and sauteed beef all mixed together in the same bowl.

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Three-Course Gum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Three-Course Gum

From: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factor 

While this three course meal gum may sound like a good idea, the end result of inevitably transforming into a blueberry does not. 

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Blue Milk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Blue Milk

From: Star Wars

This famous drink from the first Star Wars film, known as Bantha milk, makes another appearance as Luke Skywalker's drink of choice in Episode VIII. It's never looked particularly tasty to fans. 

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Bertie Bott's Every Flavou... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans

From: Harry Potter series

While these hit-or-miss jelly beans from Harry Potter (which you can incidentally buy at Universal Studios) have plenty of delicious flavors, every flavor means every flavor. You may want to avoid them if you don't want to accidentally bite into a vomit, rotten egg, or earthworm flavored bean. 

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Cucumber Soup is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Cucumber Soup

From: A Series of Unfortunate Events 

Some foodies may appreciate versions of this soup in real life, but Aunt Josephine’s cold cucumber soup looks thin, watery, and rather sickening.

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Ebenezer's Gruel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Ebenezer's Gruel

From: A Christmas Carol

Mimicking Ebenezer Scrooge’s sour disposition, his evening meal of choice looks and sounds as dreary as a Dickensian dinner should.

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Cooked Grubs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Cooked Grubs

From: The Emperor's New Grove

This cooked bug is one of the specials of Mudka’s Meat Hut and it does not look particularly appetizing. 

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Rock Cakes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Rock Cakes

From: Harry Potter series

Harry, Ron, and Hermione never had the heart to tell Hagrid the fruit cakes he generously provided them were hard, sticky, and completely tasteless. 

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Dehydrated Pizza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Fictional Foods You Would Never Want To Eat
Dehydrated Pizza

From: Back to the Future II

Truly a glimpse into a dystopian future, dehydrated pizza looks dry and over processed.