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

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Flare
Community Member
11 months ago

The kitty is so cute!!

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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

Danieletc
Community Member
11 months ago

You are what you eat...

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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
Community Member
11 months ago

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

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#4

Forbidden Everything

Forbidden Everything

JPL_Reader Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

All you can eat buffet for dieters.

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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.

#5

Forbidden Ramen

Forbidden Ramen

British- Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
11 months ago

Aww, must be a hot doggy.

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#6

Sea Glass, Looks Like Candy

Sea Glass, Looks Like Candy

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heidi hunt
Community Member
11 months ago

Beautiful

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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
11 months ago

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

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IzzieM
Community Member
11 months ago

Now I'm craving grilled cheese....thanks.

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#9

A Giant Broccoli

A Giant Broccoli

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Lost soul
Community Member
11 months ago

Ha ha 😂

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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

Sum Guy
Community Member
11 months ago

Look at that marbling

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#11

Pass Me A Banana. Actually, I’m Alright

Pass Me A Banana. Actually, I’m Alright

danruse Report

Yettichild
Community Member
11 months ago

Danger noodle hangin' with his homies.

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#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

Sum Guy
Community Member
11 months ago

Protein

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#13

Forbidden Thanksgiving Turkey

Forbidden Thanksgiving Turkey

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Yettichild
Community Member
11 months ago

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

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#14

Forbidden Avocado

Forbidden Avocado

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Lost soul
Community Member
11 months ago

Perfect camouflage

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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

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Tess the ferret
Community Member
11 months ago

How does this happen??

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#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
11 months ago

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

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#17

Forbidden Honey

Forbidden Honey

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
11 months ago

That packaging should be illegal!

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#18

Still Can’t Believe It’s Not Ham

Still Can’t Believe It’s Not Ham

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
11 months ago

It is! It came from the golden pig.

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#19

Forbidden Crème Brulée

Forbidden Crème Brulée

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
11 months ago

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

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Yettichild
Community Member
11 months ago

Nothing better than a warm croissant.

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#21

Mmmmmm... Caramels

Mmmmmm... Caramels

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
11 months ago

Thats beautiful... nature is really amazing

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#22

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

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7 Second Ninja
Community Member
11 months ago

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

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LazyPanda
Community Member
11 months ago

Apparently it's not hard to look like raw meat

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#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
11 months ago

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

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#25

Forbidden Ice Cream

Forbidden Ice Cream

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Coleonema
Community Member
11 months ago

This from Australia?

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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
11 months ago

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)

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
11 months ago

A nugget of Calcite.

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#28

Juicy Pomegranate Seeds

Juicy Pomegranate Seeds

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7 Second Ninja
Community Member
11 months ago

I don't like the sharp taste.

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#29

Forbidden Honey Bun

Forbidden Honey Bun

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh, wow! This snake is so perfectly coiled.

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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

Aldrian Reza
Community Member
11 months ago

They are breaking bad...ly

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#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

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
11 months ago

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

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#32

Forbidden Coffee

Forbidden Coffee

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
11 months ago

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

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PeachthePan
Community Member
11 months ago

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

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm sure there are people who would eat a sea star.

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#35

Forbidden Pork Belly

Forbidden Pork Belly

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
11 months ago

would give a beautiful paperweight for a butcher

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#36

Anyone Know What Kind This Is? Fried Egg Jellyfish

Anyone Know What Kind This Is? Fried Egg Jellyfish

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troufaki13
Community Member
11 months ago

Poached egg

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#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

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
11 months ago

Is that cement on the inside?

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#38

Forbidden Sour Gummy Hippo (Crystallizing Soap)

Forbidden Sour Gummy Hippo (Crystallizing Soap)

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
11 months ago

YAS, gummy hippos

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#39

Forbidden Tortilla (Rusted Metal Paint)

Forbidden Tortilla (Rusted Metal Paint)

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

Yeah, that's tasty.

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#40

Forbidden Sorbet

Forbidden Sorbet

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
11 months ago

Strawberry ice cream!

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#41

Forbidden Soup

Forbidden Soup

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh, yum! French onion soup!

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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

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
11 months ago

The soap bar itself already looks like cheese.

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#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

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
11 months ago

No one wanted.the end slice?

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#44

These Pancake-Looking Mushrooms I Found

These Pancake-Looking Mushrooms I Found

leaf_of_lettuce Report

Tomas Holicka
Community Member
11 months ago

Well, those are actually perfectly edible.

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#45

Just Throwing Some Meat On The Grill

Just Throwing Some Meat On The Grill

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
11 months ago

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

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