It's a concept as old as Adam and Eve. However, while Christianity continues to decline in the US at a rapid pace, forbidden snacks are still very, very relevant. At least on the Internet.

Bored Panda has already covered the topic here and here but pictures of these heavenly delights keep popping up all over social media, so we have to keep up. Plus, since our first publication on forbidden snacks, a subreddit of the same name was born too, it's the perfect opportunity to show it some love as well—some images in this list come from there!

The online community is obsessed with inedible objects that are tasty to the eye, but not to the mouth, so if you like what you see below, feel free to become one of its 911,000 members. From pebbles that look like toast to a hairdo you could sell as ramen, they've got it all.

In the meantime, continue scrolling and enjoy our refined selection of the not-so-heavenly delights.

#1

Forbidden Mayonnaise

Forbidden Mayonnaise

MrFluffytheLion Report

One of the moderators of r/ForbiddenSnacks, Blank-Cheque, told Bored Panda that the subreddit has been successful right from the start. "It had 100,000 subscribers in early 2018, according to FrontPageMetrics," they said.

"[I think it has become popular because] inedible stuff that looks like food is simply interesting—just look at the Tide POD meme."

#2

Manatees Being Fed Sweet Potatoes. While Looking Like Sweet Potatoes

Manatees Being Fed Sweet Potatoes. While Looking Like Sweet Potatoes

chompthecake Report

For those of you who are too young to remember, the multi-national consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble introduced the Tide PODS laundry detergent packs in February 2012, and poison control centers got quite a few calls due to children consuming the product.

In fact, according to Know Your Meme, a website dedicated to documenting Internet culture, the 'forbidden snack' term grew alongside the rise of the Tide POD Challenge—a dare game involving the consumption of these detergent capsules—to include other foods that look like they might be snacks.

#3

Grape Agate From Indonesia

Grape Agate From Indonesia

Yulinka17 Report

troufaki13
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so beautiful!! I love the color!!

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#4

Forbidden Everything

Forbidden Everything

JPL_Reader Report

Although forbidden snacks is definitely a niche subject, Blank-Cheque believes the subreddit is governed by the same Reddit laws as other communities. "Like most large subreddits, I don't think the community really has features unique from Reddit as a whole. If the people here are funny then Redditors are funny in general," they said.

There are frequent reposts like the puppies that look like fried chicken or the mineral that looks like steak but the moderator team try their best to keep the sub fresh.

Sadly, some people have a really hard time resisting some of these forbidden snacks. Like Bored Panda mentioned in our previous forbidden snack list, there's actually an eating disorder that makes the sufferer feel a compulsion to eat non-food items. It's called pica, and it's quite rare; pica often occurs with other mental health disorders associated with impaired functioning (e.g., intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia).

#7

Carved Green Onyx Gemstone Grapes. I’m Salivating

Carved Green Onyx Gemstone Grapes. I’m Salivating

Trolivia Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is gorgeous! I'd display them in my curio cabinet.

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#8

Lately, I've Been Having A Craving For Grilled Cheese, Then I Noticed My Calendar And It All Made Sense

Lately, I've Been Having A Craving For Grilled Cheese, Then I Noticed My Calendar And It All Made Sense

scroopiedoopie Report

Common cravings in people with pica include the urge to eat soil, coal, rust, chalk and paper. In these individuals, pica usually is a sign that the body is trying to correct a significant nutrient deficiency. The good thing is that treating this deficiency with medication or vitamins often solves the problem.

#10

This Rock Looks Like A Steak

This Rock Looks Like A Steak

DisclosedIntent Report

#11

Pass Me A Banana. Actually, I’m Alright

Pass Me A Banana. Actually, I’m Alright

danruse Report

#12

I Almost Ate A Praying Mantis That Was In My Salad

I Almost Ate A Praying Mantis That Was In My Salad

DirgeofElliot Report

#13

Forbidden Thanksgiving Turkey

Forbidden Thanksgiving Turkey

theegoofball Report

Yettichild
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Took me a second. It's a hairless cat cleaning itself.

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#15

The Wood In This Tree Looks Like Spaghetti And Tomato Sauce

The Wood In This Tree Looks Like Spaghetti And Tomato Sauce

AwayState Report

#16

I Found A Rock That Looks Like Bread With A Bite Taken Out Of It

I Found A Rock That Looks Like Bread With A Bite Taken Out Of It

GamerLobster Report

Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It didn't taste very good. That's why I stopped after one bite.

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#18

Still Can’t Believe It’s Not Ham

Still Can’t Believe It’s Not Ham

MTPROJECTS Report

#19

Forbidden Crème Brulée

Forbidden Crème Brulée

HPVD Photos Report

Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is that lava!? Definitely forbidden, plz don’t eat that XD

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#20

My Over-Baked Lap Croissant

My Over-Baked Lap Croissant

Rosie RJ Report

#21

Mmmmmm... Caramels

Mmmmmm... Caramels

Mr_PoodlePants Report

#22

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

LinkDude80 Report

7 Second Ninja
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They should stop making medicine that looks like candy!

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#23

This Rosso Levanto Marble Looks Like Raw Meat

This Rosso Levanto Marble Looks Like Raw Meat

The Geography Report

#24

Caught Our Japanese Exchange Student About To Drink This Because It Says "Soda" And Has Fruit On The Label

Caught Our Japanese Exchange Student About To Drink This Because It Says "Soda" And Has Fruit On The Label

McBeardedson Report

Attila Ángyán
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Had to google it, its an all purpose cleaner. Kinda looks like squash...

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#26

My Buddy's Soap And Dish Look Like A Fried Egg

My Buddy's Soap And Dish Look Like A Fried Egg

ronin_cse Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Purposefully done maybe coz there is another soap dish to the right.

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#27

Forbidden Fried Chicken (It’s Calcite)

Forbidden Fried Chicken (It’s Calcite)

rebelraf Report

#28

Juicy Pomegranate Seeds

Juicy Pomegranate Seeds

oldernan Report

#29

Forbidden Honey Bun

Forbidden Honey Bun

Aussie_Red Report

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#30

These Forbidden Oreos Are Actually Methamphetamine Disguised As Decorative Aztec Calendar Wheels

These Forbidden Oreos Are Actually Methamphetamine Disguised As Decorative Aztec Calendar Wheels

ice.gov Report

#31

Can't Tell If Rust Stained Tarp Or World's Largest Burrito Just Casually Chilling On The Sidewalk

Can't Tell If Rust Stained Tarp Or World's Largest Burrito Just Casually Chilling On The Sidewalk

reddit.com Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Definitely world's largest burrito just casually chilling on the sidewalk.

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#32

Forbidden Coffee

Forbidden Coffee

Faith_SC Report

Tiredpossum
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so what is in his hand? The forbidden or not forbidden?

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#33

This Rock That Looks Like A Half-Eaten Potato

This Rock That Looks Like A Half-Eaten Potato

classicjondor Report

PeachthePan
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

potatoes shouldn't look juicy, right? (either way, i'd finish it. rock or not.)

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#34

This Forbidden Ravioli Is Actually A Sea Star

This Forbidden Ravioli Is Actually A Sea Star

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research Report

#35

Forbidden Pork Belly

Forbidden Pork Belly

SailorPuffles Report

#36

Anyone Know What Kind This Is? Fried Egg Jellyfish

Anyone Know What Kind This Is? Fried Egg Jellyfish

Sunshine Coast BC Canada Report

#37

Bowling Ball Broke At Work. It Looks Like A Forbidden Babybel Cheese

Bowling Ball Broke At Work. It Looks Like A Forbidden Babybel Cheese

hrm326 Report

#38

Forbidden Sour Gummy Hippo (Crystallizing Soap)

Forbidden Sour Gummy Hippo (Crystallizing Soap)

RogueOrange Report

#39

Forbidden Tortilla (Rusted Metal Paint)

Forbidden Tortilla (Rusted Metal Paint)

Panzer_Man Report

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#42

Was Making My Homemade Laundry Detergent And I Had To Stop Myself From Grabbing A Pinch Like When I Normally Shred Cheese

Was Making My Homemade Laundry Detergent And I Had To Stop Myself From Grabbing A Pinch Like When I Normally Shred Cheese

Tasmith49 Report

#43

I Found A Pebble That Looks Like A Slice Of French Toast

I Found A Pebble That Looks Like A Slice Of French Toast

kimcaal Report

#44

These Pancake-Looking Mushrooms I Found

These Pancake-Looking Mushrooms I Found

leaf_of_lettuce Report

#45

Just Throwing Some Meat On The Grill

Just Throwing Some Meat On The Grill

succrose Report

Tiredpossum
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was like "Whats wrong with it?" Until I remembered the title of the article.

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