Crystals, the sung holy grail of positivity, good vibes, and cleansed energy have been mesmerizing humans since the dawn of time. But this time, people are freaking out for a different reason.

You see, someone on Twitter posted a pic of just what an uncanny resemblance their crystal has to a chicken tender. In the humble pic, the crystal looked so mouth-watering you would think it came out of a KFC bucket. It soon turned out, this wasn’t the only piece that looked like it belonged in the fridge.

Twitter users got on the bandwagon posting their gemstone versions of cheesecake, potato, fruit, and filet mignon in what happened to be an appetizing collection of non-edible goodness. Beware, these are no good for your stomach chakras.

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This gemstone looks like a deconstructed chocolate bar

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Paige
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1 week ago

I actually thought it was a broken up chocolate bar at first 😂

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Joonscrab
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1 week ago

Lasagnaaaaa

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Pablo Simmo
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1 week ago

Now I would like to see a chicken that looks like crystal

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Bored Panda reached out to Amelia Rude, a 20-year-old stone jewelry designer at Unbeadable Energies, who posted the now-viral pic of her finger lickin’ crystal which surely passed as a fried chicken tender.

Amelia told us she bought the piece, which was originally mined in China, from a friend. “I specifically bought the crystal because of its striking resemblance to a chicken tender, and I was shocked to see how much everyone else loved it.”

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DKS 001
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1 week ago

Peridot inside igneous rock

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DKS 001
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1 week ago (edited)

When I took mineralogy, we had to learn the chemical compounds of the different minerals. I gave Tourmaline the nickname "Tormenting Tourmaline" because of the long string of chemical compounds: (Ca,K,Na, (variant))(Al,Fe,Li,Mg,Mn)3(Al,Cr, Fe,V)6 (BO3)3 (Si,Al,B)6O18(OH,F)4 Yes, we had to memorize that monster.

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 week ago

Boil it, mash it, stick it in a stew.

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“A fried chicken crystal is a funny meme,” she stated, “but it’s also a reminder of how close we really are to nature!” And it turns out, there are lots of crystals which are strikingly similar to foods.

“Some of my favorite are rhodochrosite (ham), watermelon tourmaline (Jolly Ranchers), banded calcite (pork), and azurite (blueberries),” Amelia noted.

The most incredible thing about these brightly colored crystals is “realizing that they came from the same earth that you and I did,” the crystal collector with 700 unique pieces in her archive concluded.

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DKS 001
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1 week ago

omg look at that beautiful set up. Looks like rose quartz.

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Burger and fries

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Paige
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1 week ago

This is on the next level😂

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Turd_Man59
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1 week ago

We got da meats

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As bizarre as it sounds, crystals that look just like bites of food are nothing surprising. In fact, there’s even a whole project titled “Rock Food Table” in Texas, which does exactly what it says.

Created in 1983, the “Rock Food Table” features a fine-dining exhibit made entirely from stones. “There was a cake, sweet roll, piece of pie, and several other items of rock that looked like food,” says a statement on the web page of East Texas Gem & Mineral Society, to which the table now belongs.

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CParks
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1 week ago

Pork belly served on gold!

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DKS 001
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1 week ago

pink "watermelon" (tormenting) tourmaline

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Poached salmon

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DKS 001
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1 week ago

calcite?

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According to East Texas Gem & Mineral Society, the pieces look so lifelike that “people try to throw away some of the items thinking that they were left on the table by accident.”

There’s even one young man who said that he “put an item in his mouth thinking it was edible.” Luckily, “he did not bite down hard and did not damage his teeth.” Plus, there are four “Do Not Touch” signs, but people think it warns against touching the food.

I mean, it seems like we’ve found a new source for Instagram food pics which are way longer lasting, much more precious, and slightly dangerous.

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Fruit salad

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Better watch your language bud
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1 week ago

Mmmm delicious 😋

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Paige
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1 week ago

Cool

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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1 week ago

Chicken nugget.

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 week ago

So beautiful I would use it as an accent piece in a room.

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Pot roast and potatoes

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DKS 001
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1 week ago

the white stones may be white marble. The 'slab of ham' might be rhodochrosite?

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 week ago

If your chicken breast is that colour it needs throwing out. 🤢

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 week ago

That looks like it stinks.

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Assorted pastries

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KT
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1 week ago

i want doughnuts now >.<

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DKS 001
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1 week ago

lot of rose agate in this selection

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