The hungrier you get, the lower your food standards become. But beware: not everything that looks like a tasty treat, is one. In fact, some of the things that make you drool could clog your digestive system so bad, you'd be inhaling laxatives like air. To educate you about the potential dangers, Bored Panda has put together a list of "forbidden snacks" and the interesting pictures will definitely open your eyes. Is that a chocolate bar or a slab of clay? A melted cat or a food picture? Scroll down and tell me!

#1

Forbidden Flour

Forbidden Flour

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Cat Bake? Nope...

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As fun as this sounds, there's actually an eating disorder which makes the sufferer feel a compulsion to eat non-food items. Pica. It's rare and often occurs with other mental health disorders associated with impaired functioning (e.g., intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia).

Common cravings in people with pica include the urge to eat soil, coal, rust, chalk and paper, although people have been known to ingest a much broader spectrum of materials.

#2

Saw This Rock And Thought It Was A Cheesecake

Saw This Rock And Thought It Was A Cheesecake

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing one!

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Iron-deficiency anemia and malnutrition are the most common causes of pica. In these individuals, pica usually is a sign that the body is trying to correct a significant nutrient deficiency. Treating this deficiency with medication or vitamins often resolves the problems. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the first-line treatment for pica involves testing for mineral or nutrient deficiencies and correcting those. "In many cases, concerning eating behaviors disappear as deficiencies are corrected. If the behaviors aren’t caused by malnutrition or don’t stop after nutritional treatment, a variety of behavioral interventions are available."


#3

I Thought This Pine Cone Looked Like A Stack Of Pancakes, So I Made Some Butter Out Of Some Fallen Leaves

I Thought This Pine Cone Looked Like A Stack Of Pancakes, So I Made Some Butter Out Of Some Fallen Leaves

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Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

Look if there's a bee nest somewhere you can borrow some honey from, or some acero nearby for syrup ?

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"Pica usually appears in people of a low mental age," Gregory O'Brien, professor of developmental psychiatry at Northumberland University, told the Guardian. "So it affects young kids and people with severe learning difficulties." Professor O'Brien said 1%-2% of people with learning disabilities suffer from extreme pica. "It's really not very common but when it occurs, it can be bad."

#4

Freshly Baked Baguette

Freshly Baked Baguette

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

cat loaf = cat love

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#5

Too Hot Outside. My Dog Turned Into A Rotisserie Chicken

Too Hot Outside. My Dog Turned Into A Rotisserie Chicken

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

the white hats for the legs are missing xD

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#6

First Visit To Fuerteventura, Found This Beach Ten Mins Drive From Our Hotel. The Rocks Look Like Popcorn

First Visit To Fuerteventura, Found This Beach Ten Mins Drive From Our Hotel. The Rocks Look Like Popcorn

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Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

that's too much to be plastic polistirolo foam, right ?

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#7

Creamy Latte

Creamy Latte

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I think cats could sleep anywhere.

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#8

Look At This Tiny Bunch Of Bananas

Look At This Tiny Bunch Of Bananas

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ravina nimje
Community Member
1 year ago

Why that banana have an eye

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#9

Delicious Sushi

Delicious Sushi

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Sweetheart :)

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#10

Forbidden Jelly Beans (Assorted Flavors)

Forbidden Jelly Beans (Assorted Flavors)

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

May they not break my teeth ...

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#11

Terra-Misu

Terra-Misu

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Hmmm, I could use a chunk.

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#12

Forbidden Ground Beef

Forbidden Ground Beef

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

That one got me!

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#13

Had To Stop My Wife From Drinking This Forbidden Orange Juice

Had To Stop My Wife From Drinking This Forbidden Orange Juice

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

that can be dangerous, that's why I never use tableware for other things than food...

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#14

Cursed Raspberry

Cursed Raspberry

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

The Raspberry is running away... What?

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#15

I Can't Believe These Are Rubber Bands, Not Pasta Noodles

I Can't Believe These Are Rubber Bands, Not Pasta Noodles

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Uncomfortable feeling...

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#16

I Was At Work One Day When I Found This Clay In The Shelf... Forbidden Chocolate For A Kid

I Was At Work One Day When I Found This Clay In The Shelf... Forbidden Chocolate For A Kid

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Those forbidden bites tastes the best...

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#17

The Cleaning Lady Took This From The Bathroom And Put It In The Fridge

The Cleaning Lady Took This From The Bathroom And Put It In The Fridge

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Vampire_Unicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

My favorite hair product! Conditions so well

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#18

Tree That Looks Like Bacon

Tree That Looks Like Bacon

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Bacon from a dinosaur!

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#19

The Snow On This Patio Table Looks Like A Pastry Pie

The Snow On This Patio Table Looks Like A Pastry Pie

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

What kind of filling? Nom nom nom.

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#20

This Rock That Looks Like A Loaf Of Bread With A Bite Taken Out

This Rock That Looks Like A Loaf Of Bread With A Bite Taken Out

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Bathsheba
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't even believe this one. That IS bread.

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#21

These Cool Snow Swirls On Logs That Look Like Ice Cream

These Cool Snow Swirls On Logs That Look Like Ice Cream

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

they more look like whipped cream

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#22

This Tree Looks Like A Giant Broccoli

This Tree Looks Like A Giant Broccoli

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Alex K
Community Member
1 year ago

Or broccolli looks like trees?

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#23

Thought He Was Ice Cream For A Second There

Thought He Was Ice Cream For A Second There

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

At first I thought it was a cup cake.

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#24

Forbidden Ice Cream

Forbidden Ice Cream

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

All that is missing is the strawberry one

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#25

Weird Place To Leave A Slice Of Bread

Weird Place To Leave A Slice Of Bread

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I have that same flatware. I love it.

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#26

Forbidden Meat - Rhodochrosite Crystal

Forbidden Meat - Rhodochrosite Crystal

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Kryogen
Community Member
1 year ago

I first sight i thought it was a meat mix...

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#27

Snow In Capracotta (Italy) Looks Like Whipped Cream

Snow In Capracotta (Italy) Looks Like Whipped Cream

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Lisa Rzeplinski
Community Member
1 year ago

That's beautiful!! And also delicious :)

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#28

Forbidden Pineapple On A Pavement

Forbidden Pineapple On A Pavement

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Harleen
Community Member
1 year ago

When Spongebob moves in with the Turtles

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#29

Forbidden Soup

Forbidden Soup

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

The meat is unhappy ;)

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#30

Not Sure What's That, But It Definitely Look Like Eggs

Not Sure What's That, But It Definitely Look Like Eggs

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Harleen
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Pretty sure they are actually eggs! It's a thing here in Arizona. When the temp gets above 110, we fry eggs on the road. Dead serious, people actually do this.

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#31

Mmm... Forest Caramels

Mmm... Forest Caramels

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder if they are stiky

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#32

Forbidden Sushi

Forbidden Sushi

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Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder if any handyman ever tasted.

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#33

Forbidden Avacados

Forbidden Avacados

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

super fruit

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#34

Forbidden Mints

Forbidden Mints

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Sivi
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a feeling its a reason they had to write on the package what it is.

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#35

Forbidden Ham

Forbidden Ham

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Hooman: "Kitty, did you sleep outside of the window again?" - Cat: "I wonder how they always know?"

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#36

This Dog's Leg Looks Like A Cheeto

This Dog's Leg Looks Like A Cheeto

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Care
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol and he knows it

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#37

Plastic Shavings From A Hole Drill Actually Look A Lot Like Yellow Pasta

Plastic Shavings From A Hole Drill Actually Look A Lot Like Yellow Pasta

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

But they look al dente

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#38

This White Wine Vinegar Gone Bad Looks Like Small American Pancakes Floating In Syrup

This White Wine Vinegar Gone Bad Looks Like Small American Pancakes Floating In Syrup

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Zintoki
Community Member
1 year ago

That is kombucha.

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#39

Forbidden Donut On My Hike Today

Forbidden Donut On My Hike Today

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

There are some odd looking mushrooms out in the forest.

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#40

The Inside Of A Tennis Ball Looks Delicious

The Inside Of A Tennis Ball Looks Delicious

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SacredPistachio
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Oh god...is it weird that I still kinda want to lick it...?

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#41

Forbidden Beer

Forbidden Beer

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

at least you can put it in your mouth without danger...

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#42

Forbidden Chocolate Bars

Forbidden Chocolate Bars

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ravina nimje
Community Member
1 year ago

can always have one bite

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#43

I Give You The “Forbidden Shawarma”

I Give You The “Forbidden Shawarma”

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Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

what we lookin at ?

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#44

Bathing In A Forbidden Pizza

Bathing In A Forbidden Pizza

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Adam T S
Community Member
1 year ago

But what is it actually?

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#45

Forbidden Fettuccine

Forbidden Fettuccine

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Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

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No confusion at all. It literally says “rubber bands” on the bags.

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