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Let's Dish: What's the Grossest Thing You've Found in Food?

Let's Dish: What's the Grossest Thing You've Found in Food?

Last Friday, YumSugar discovered a random strand of blue thread in her salad. It was disgustingly attached to a piece of feta cheese. We got to talking about gross things we've come across in restaurant food. Whether it's as simple as a piece of hair or as gag inducing as a rat, we've all had bad experiences with finding things in our food. It's time for you to spill the beans: what's the grossest thing you've come across?


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speck2 speck2 7 years
when my daughter was little she made instant oatmeal and started eating it. she said it was moving, i did'nt believe her i checked it WAS moving....the oatmeal was real old( local store) like..15 years past good...the things that were floating and moving were " BO-WEAVELS" she has NEVER had an kind of oatmeal since!
speck2 speck2 7 years
watermelon with an earwick..... baby daughters backwash in my pepsi.... and a glass of water in texas...... but i survived!
shaljg85 shaljg85 8 years
At a Korean restaurant I found a spider that set up shop in my broth bowl.
redsoxjenni redsoxjenni 8 years
My brother found a tooth in his hamburger at Chili's once. Pretty gross. How about bacon on a veggie sandwich when you do not eat bacon? That was pretty nasty.
redsoxjenni redsoxjenni 8 years
My brother found a tooth in his hamburger at Chili's once. Pretty gross. How about bacon on a veggie sandwich when you do not eat bacon? That was pretty nasty.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
oh. my . gawd . I couldn't even finish reading these! BARF!! I've had a nat (or nat-like bug) in my coffee at a restaurant, and hair in my food... I still gag about that because I had actually taken a bite and had to pull the hair from my mouth.. ughh GAG... But I can't say for sure whether it was my hair or not lol... I have a bit of a mess on top of my head most of the time hah
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 8 years
All these stories are just horrible and yet hilarious. Since I'm the cook in my house, sometimes some of my head hair gets in what I'm cooking. I found some blue strings in a tortilla when I was heating it but thankfully never found anything disturbingly disgusting in my food. I'm usually watchful of what I'm eating, I stir it around or cut it up before I dig in.
CarlyHP226685 CarlyHP226685 8 years
-feathers on chicken wings from high rated local food place and not just one or two...i think i bulled off 8 from 2 astonishes me that after hearing that my mom & step dad still eat there :X -rubber band from braces in my burger from burger king. -COLOR PELLETS in mcdonalds burger...its very obvious they dye their meat ugh. -maggots in my ramen noodles I honestly didnt eat for days after those incidents. haha so gross. I usually cook for myself now. with organic food not boxed.
sheepy86 sheepy86 8 years
A cockroach stuck underneath a ha-gao at dimsum in Chinatown. We reported it to the manager, she said sorry and did nothing else about it.
nancita nancita 8 years
I once found a curly hair baked into the cheese of my pizza, about the same time that my friends enjoying the same pizza found similar hairs. There was like a plague of curly hairs in the cheese. Needless to say, we immediately ditched the pizza.
julie32982 julie32982 8 years
I wasn't at a restaraunt, but rather at my own house, I accidentally ate moldy salsa. I didn't realize what I'd done until I went to throw it away and there was mold all over the inside of the lid. Worse yet, I'm allergic to penicillin, so I had to call poison control.
CaffeePants CaffeePants 8 years
Half of a long skinny bug in my sub from Subway. Guess where the other half went... The smell of their bread still makes me want to puke!
dootsie dootsie 8 years
A rusty nut and bolt. I assume it was from the pot the noodles were cooked in.
ksawyer70115 ksawyer70115 8 years
Last night some friends and I went out to eat and one of them found a sharp sliver of wood in their salad. Luckily he didn't stab himself in the mouth!
danielle854 danielle854 8 years
I pulled out the cereal and when the bag came out, so did a cockroach. It was terrible!!
merfie23 merfie23 8 years
I may puke while writing this but.....I got a mexican pizza from Taco Bell and found a fingernail clipping mixed in with the beans. The terrible thing about it was that I had eaten more than half of it. When I called customer service, the guy was speechless he didn't even know what to say.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
A fly in my strawberry pie. It was coated in a blob of the red filling on the empty plate after I was already finished. :(
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
I've found hair in my food but I worked at a restaurant that was remodeling and there was 2 screws and a chunk of wood in a customers food, I think it was some kind of pasta dish, how disgusting! He was with a group of like 15 people who then all got their meals free and didn't tip the waitress I felt so bad for her but I know if I found all that in my food I'd be disgusted!
EightOctopi EightOctopi 8 years
I once found a live beetle in the lettuce of my sandwich at Au Bon Pain. =( I expected more from that chain. I also had a friend find a dead moth in his soup at a Chinese restaurant, and when he pointed it out, they tried to convince him it was a vegetable and part of the soup!!! Ridiculous.
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
One time I found a small rock in a frozen burrito. I shot them an email and they sent me 2 coupons for free products. Another time my cousin, his gf and I got some food from Brookfields and there was a dead fly in the mashed potatoes. His gf called to complain and they wanted us to drive all of the way back to the restaurant and they would give us a new meal. We said hell no and threw out the potatoes.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
At least insects in the food means it may still be fresh. In a former life I was a fire inspector and we would inspect kitchens as part of our is amazing that we have all not died of food poisoning considering the amount of grease and dirt that are hanging around restaurant grills. Maybe 10% of kitchens were really clean.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I had boogers on my bagel - on more than one occasion. It was disgusting, I almost barfed. Thankfully the lady (who I think was the one with the snot problem) got fired, or she left. Either way, I feel safe about eating at Noah's Bagels again.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
"That, and the Subway ladies boob dragging across my sub while she reached for the olives" Mesayme-there was an employee at the Subway near me that had HUGE, I mean HUUUUGE boobies...and she'd use them as a shelf to help roll up the sandwiches!! It pretty much determined if I was going to eat at Subway that day or not ;)
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 8 years
A dead spider in a salad. Disgusting!
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
oh... forgot about the lime green worm in my broccoli florets! After I saw the first one, I really started checking...they are there ALL the TIME! now I chop them up very carefully.
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