25 People Reveal Foods They’ve Seen People Eating Wrong In This Viral Thread

People have a lot of opinions about food, but some things are agreed upon by everyone for the most part. Like, one time I saw someone eating string cheese without peeling it. It didn’t sit right with me. I think a lot of you would agree that’s the wrong way to eat it.

There are a ton of examples like this that I can think of. I remember one time I saw my friend eating shrimp without removing the tails. He had no idea that you weren’t supposed to eat the tails.

This AskReddit thread is full of even more. Some of these I never knew needed to be learned, but here we are. Here are the best responses.

What are some foods that most people have been eating the wrong way or not the way it was intended?



Red Meat With Chili Pepper and Green Spies
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My dad believes steak should be well done. And by well done, unseasoned shoe leather.

Growing up I never could fathom why anyone loved steaks, and why they were such an ‘expensive treat’ at the house.

My dad would buy these beautiful, thick-cut rib eyes, then toss them on the flaming grill with no seasoning, cook them on one side for seven minutes, flip, then the other side, till they had shrunk half their size and were charred. Then he would berate us for using sauce because ‘it covered up the flavor of the meat.

No Scott, your inability to cook on a grill covers the flavor.

It wasn’t until I was 18 and living on my own that I tried to grill my own.
Seasoned with garlic powder and salt, flipped on the flaming grill often and buttered between flips, taken off when I was tired of waiting, I had my first medium rare steak that melted in my mouth.

I have never let my father ‘cook’ me another steak since.


brown bread on white ceramic plate
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Okay, so this is more along the lines of me eating a certain dish the wrong way, but when I was little my mom would make french toast except she would put chilies, onions, and sometimes chicken on it. I grew up thinking french toast was a savory dish until I ordered it at a diner and it was sweet. I still like my mom’s version of french toast better tbh.


My grandfather enjoys eating lightly salted peaches with mayonnaise. If you didn’t know there was a wrong way to eat a peach, now you know.


green apple on brown tree branch

My dad served us underripe fruit my entire childhood because to him firm = good and soft = bad. The first time I had a mango that was actually ripe I was an adult and the experience was borderline orgasmic.


Boiled Shrimps
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You have to devein shrimp, or else you’re eating their poop.


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I eat Kiwis with the hairy skin on. My mom said I seemed to like it so she wasn’t going to stop me.

Later on, I find out that I’m a freak of nature for doing it, but I still eat it that way because I just like it. The only downside is that since I like the texture of the hair and skin, I have “forbidden fruit” moments when I’m looking at the abdomen of a tarantula.


yellow cheese lot on brown wooden shelf

Recently read where people were **eating the f*****g wax** on Babybel cheeses and I haven’t been the same since


cupcake lot

There was a comment a long time ago from a guy who found out in adulthood that you aren’t supposed to eat the cupcake wrappers when someone looked horrified when he ate it.


To everyone who eats spaghetti with a little itty bitty smidge of sauce at the top with the rest completely dry and white: Atone or be banned from cooking forever.


green vegetable on white ceramic bowl
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When I first ate edamame I chewed up the entire pod and couldn’t figure out why people enjoyed eating them. I didn’t realize you’re just supposed to eat the bean inside the pod.

*Not peas in a pod. Beans.


Pasta Dish
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It’s not traditional to eat Thai food with chopsticks. They use a fork and a tablespoon. Stop asking for chopsticks in Thai restaurants.


bowlful of elbow salad

My buddy’s stepdad puts sugar in his f*****g mac and cheese. Sometimes I think about it and I can’t sleep


round green fruits
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[A man once sued a restaurant in Miami for serving him an artichoke which he promptly ate all of.] I don’t mean like “he finished the artichoke” – I mean that this guy, who apparently is a *Doctor*, just ate the entire f*****g thing, including all of the inedible parts.

For those of you who have never encountered an Artichoke, the edible part of the plant is a fleshy substance that is on the inside parts of the leaves. You scrape it off and eat that part and discard the leaves. The artichoke heart, at the middle of all of the leaves, is also edible (and delicious). The stem and the fibrous leaves are not edible. Well, I guess except for this guy.


A Close-up Shot of an Oreo Cookies
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Not others but I don’t take Oreos apart and lick the frosting off first, I just bite into them like a savage.


Woman Eating Banana
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Ladies and gentlemen of Reddit. Do whatever you’d like behind closed doors, but please remember if you’re eating a banana in public it’s banana to mouth. Not mouth to banana.


flat lay photography of raw salmon fish

This is really relevant to me today because I just found out that my girlfriend has been buying smoked salmon for years and then cooking it!


popcorns on clear glass bowl

My friend eats popcorn by picking the fluffy parts away from each piece and discarding the “seed” center. Every time I tell him he’s an idiot but he’s too stubborn to just eat a damn piece of popcorn like a human


shallow depth of fields photography of green vegetable on brown wooden panel
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If you steam Brussels sprouts and also don’t salt and pepper them of course you don’t like them. They need to be charred and on the brink of almost burnt for them to be good. Olive oil salt and pepper in a 450-degree oven cut in half and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.


Shallow Focus Photography of Red Apple on Gray Pavement
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My grandpa would peel a green apple using this nifty little device, then salt it and put it on a stick, and give it to me


green vegetable on brown soil

Ya seen these taco lickers? You heard of these guys? Yeah, well there are these people out there, and I don’t know who raised them or how they turned out the way they did, but they eat their tacos middle-out. They dip their heads down to their tacos and lick out all the insides first, then eat the soggy shell afterward.

Sometimes they don’t even eat the shell. I can’t take my kids out to the Taqueria anymore because of these freaks. I don’t want my little girls to become taco lickers. It’s just not natural and I will not have any taco lickers living under the roof of my house!


brown and white pastry on brown wooden round plate

Ginger with Sushi. You’re actually supposed to eat the ginger slices between eating the rolls of sushi so as to cleanse the palate.

Although, personally I love putting ginger and Wasabi on my sushi roll and then eating it in one bite.


brown biscuits on white ceramic plate
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For me, it was crackers with any sort of topping until my wife showed me the error of my ways.

I would always put cheese, or whatever spread I might be eating with the crackers on the top i.e. salty side of the cracker. My wife lost her ever-loving mind when she saw me do this.

She then proceeded to explain to me that I should turn the cracker over and put the spread, cheese, or whatever on the bottom so that the salty side would hit my tongue when I put the bite in my mouth.

It was a revelation.


Noodles With Meat And Mint On Top

People can make their basic ramen taste a bit better, open the packet, take out the seasoning, set it aside, and cook the ramen just in the water, after its cooked drain the water leaving only a tiny tiny amount, and pour some more out you still have too much, just a little, and add the seasoning and mix it at that point, it actually flavors the noodles themselves and makes em taste much better


Yellow Pasta Beside Onions
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It might have been said already, but I got tired of scrolling.

I don’t know if it’s “most”, but I know it’s fairly common to rinse off your pasta after you drain the water. Don’t do that.

Also, cooking the pasta until it sticks to a wall means you overcooked it.

I’ve read plenty of ways “to make your pasta better” but those two simple things are the only ones that really made any difference to me.


brown and white chocolate cake

Not many people know but you are supposed to remove the membrane that is on the bottom of a rack of ribs before you cook them. It makes them easier to cut and eat.