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->''"The challenger's ugly food has shown us that even hideous things can be sweet on the inside." [Begins to cry]''
-->-- '''Morbo, WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''

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->''"The challenger's ugly food has shown us that even hideous things can be sweet on the inside." [Begins [begins to cry]''
-->-- '''Morbo, WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''
'''Morbo''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''



It could take several forms - maybe it's collapsed into an indistinct brown or grey glop in a bowl. It would be a misshapen mound that vaguely looks like a cake. Random tentacles and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]] could be mixed in. If it's a cake, expect the decorations to be something out of the wildest imagination of a NightmareFetishist (whether or not the cook is actually one). The appearance of the dish is no indication of its taste, and the most common outcome of this trope is that the food is actually delicious. Those wary of the dish at first may even find it OrgasmicallyDelicious when they get up the courage to try it.

Keep in mind, of course, that this is completely distinct from a LethalChef or a CordonBleughChef - in fact, while food such as this is a frequent indicator of one of those two tropes, it's increasingly common to have overlap with ImpossiblyDeliciousFood (though most people will expect it to [[TastesLikeFeet Taste Like Feet]]). It can overlap with AlienLunch in appearances.

Can easily be TruthInTelevision - even in culinary schools, presentation is taught distinct from flavor, and it's fairly common for students to be much better at the latter.

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It could take several forms - -- maybe it's collapsed into an indistinct brown or grey glop in a bowl. It would be a misshapen mound that vaguely looks like a cake. Random tentacles and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]] could be mixed in. If it's a cake, expect the decorations to be something out of the wildest imagination of a NightmareFetishist (whether or not the cook is actually one). The appearance of the dish is no indication of its taste, and the most common outcome of this trope is that the food is actually delicious. Those wary of the dish at first may even find it OrgasmicallyDelicious when they get up the courage to try it.

Keep in mind, of course, that this is completely distinct from a LethalChef or a CordonBleughChef - -- in fact, while food such as this is a frequent indicator of one of those two tropes, it's increasingly common to have overlap with ImpossiblyDeliciousFood (though most people will expect it to [[TastesLikeFeet Taste Like Feet]]). It can overlap with AlienLunch in appearances.

Can easily be TruthInTelevision - -- even in culinary schools, presentation is taught distinct from flavor, and it's fairly common for students to be much better at the latter.



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* Tina from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' - as Taeko discovered, Tina's inability to make anything ''looking'' good did not stop her from making food that actually tastes good.

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* Tina from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' - as ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''. As Taeko discovered, Tina's inability to make anything ''looking'' good did not stop her from making food that actually tastes good.



* Akane of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' combines this with LethalChef - she creates food that is both inedible and hideous to look at. The only exception is her curry, which is edible (if bland)... but still hideous to look at.

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* Akane of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' combines this with LethalChef - -- she creates food that is both inedible and hideous to look at. The only exception is her curry, which is edible (if bland)... but still hideous to look at.



* Usagi in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is usually just a general LethalChef producing only food that both looks and tastes awful. However in the second season she pulls off making a curry that looks literally like a mess on a plate but that actually tastes pretty good. In the third film her daughter Chibiusa makes some badly decorated cookies that taste lovely, Usagi herself in this instance does the reverse... her cookies look nice but taste bad.

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* Usagi in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is usually just a general LethalChef producing only food that both looks and tastes awful. However in the second season she pulls off making a curry that looks literally like a mess on a plate but that actually tastes pretty good. In the third film her daughter Chibiusa Chibi-Usa makes some badly decorated cookies that taste lovely, Usagi herself in this instance does the reverse... her cookies look nice but taste bad.




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* ''ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel'': One issue shows Joe candidates going through TrainingFromHell. This includes their meals, which are described by ChefOfIron Roadblock as "mystery meat on a shingle". One of the candidates muses "How do they get it so gray?".

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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' fanfic ''FanFic/AMillionMilesOfFun'', the "[[ShoutOut Grand Slam Croquette]]" is a fritter containing boiled eggs, duck sausage, curried pork, red bean paste, and sticky rice. The description [[{{Squick}} garners a cringe]] from Ghazan.
* The soup Chef Muk cooks in the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' fanfic ''FanFic/LegendaryGenesis'' is described as looking similar to the sludge making up her body.
* In one chapter of the ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Alpha and Omega]]'', the cafeteria lady serves them "mushroom-and-mashed-potato-surprise". As 302 quips:
-->The only thing that gets me to eat this stuff is the knowledge that I'll never know what the 'surprise' is. If I knew, I'm sure I'd never eat it again.

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* ''ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel'': One issue shows Joe candidates going through TrainingFromHell. This includes their meals, which are described by ChefOfIron Roadblock as "mystery meat on a shingle". One of the candidates muses "How do they get it so gray?".

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gray?"
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* Frequently produced by Calvin's mom in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'': Surprisingly, ''not'' [[CordonBleughChef Andy's cooking]], though it frequently involves tofu. The cafeteria glop qualifies, however.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' fanfic ''FanFic/AMillionMilesOfFun'', ''Fanfic/AMillionMilesOfFun'', the "[[ShoutOut Grand Slam Croquette]]" is a fritter containing boiled eggs, duck sausage, curried pork, red bean paste, and sticky rice. The description [[{{Squick}} garners a cringe]] from Ghazan.
* The soup Chef Muk cooks in the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' fanfic ''FanFic/LegendaryGenesis'' ''Fanfic/LegendaryGenesis'' is described as looking similar to the sludge making up her body.
* In one chapter of the The ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries ''[[Fanfic/StarlightSeries Alpha and Omega]]'', Omega]]'':
** In one chapter,
the cafeteria lady serves them "mushroom-and-mashed-potato-surprise". As 302 quips:
-->The --->'''302:''' The only thing that gets me to eat this stuff is the knowledge that I'll never know what the 'surprise' "surprise" is. If I knew, I'm sure I'd never eat it again.



-->The green stuff was rather chunky, with odd dark circles embedded in the mass. The purple stuff, on the other hand, looked hard and tough, although it was very irregularly shaped.

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* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' [[FilmOfTheBook (the movie)]] had a scene where the recruits are in the chow line, loading up their trays with what appear to be different colors of pudding. Emphasized by one of them holding a ladle full up at eye level and disgustedly pouring it out.

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-->The --->''The green stuff was rather chunky, with odd dark circles embedded in the mass. The purple stuff, on the other hand, looked hard and tough, although it was very irregularly shaped.

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shaped.''
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* In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', the fairies decide to make a dress and birthday cake for Aurora. Having sworn not to do magic, they quickly start to fumble everything up. The cake is made with ''whole'' eggs (shells still on), is (somehow) layered and iced before baking, and looks like The Leaning Tower of Pisa if it were painted by Picasso. They finally decide screw it and fix everything with magic.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'': "Lunch" on Captain Celaeno's ship is a brown porridge with bits of grass in it. "Pudding" looks exactly the same, minus the grass.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' [[FilmOfTheBook (the movie)]] had has a scene where the recruits are in the chow line, loading up their trays with what appear to be different colors of pudding. Emphasized by one of them holding a ladle full up at eye level and disgustedly pouring it out.



* In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' the fairies decide to make a dress and birthday cake for Aurora. Having sworn not to do magic, they quickly start to fumble everything up. The cake is made with ''whole'' eggs (shells still on), is (somehow) layered and iced before baking, and looks like The Leaning Tower of Pisa if it were painted by Picasso. They finally decide screw it and fix everything with magic.




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* A popular classic ''Series/SesameStreet'' skit has Ernie making a plate of mashed banana with ice cubes and gravy on it. Bert is disgusted by its mere appearance, but guess what Oscar thinks?




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[[AC: Newspaper Comics]]
* Frequently produced by Calvin's mom in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'': Surprisingly, ''not'' [[CordonBleughChef Andy's cooking]], though it frequently involves tofu. The cafeteria glop qualifies, however.

[[AC: Real Life]]
* The traditional military dish of this sort is chipped beef on toast--better known to soldiers as "shit on a shingle." It tastes fine, but neither its appearance nor its name does it any favors.
** The freeze-dried ingredients of many [=MRE=] (Meal, Ready to Eat) rations also count, as many look rather bland and unappealing regardless of actual taste. Those who eat this food often refer to it as "Three lies for the price of one": it's not a meal, it isn't ready, and you can't eat it. Other backronyms include Meals Refusing to Exit[[note]]with good reason; they're high in calorific value and shelf-stable at the cost of being rather low in fibre[[/note]], Materials Resembling Edibles, Meals Regurgitated by Everyone, and even Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.
** Standard [=MREs=] no longer use freeze-dried mains due to the inconvenience of having to reconstitute them. The retort-pouches of later generation maintain better but still not great consistency and the general edibility is ever improving. The Omelette is still a universally reviled [[FunWithAcronyms Mush, Resemblance to Excrement]].
* The Hawaiian islanders--and most of Polynesia--have a dish called "poi," which is made from the root of the taro plant. It is purple, and has the consistency (and taste!) of Elmer's glue. It's a staple food, intended to be eaten with something more flavorful.
* The classic "Chinese" (actually Chinese-American, but a version of it originated in Taishan) dish widely known as "Chop Suey" started as this: originally, it was a half-dozen different left-overs thrown together in a pot and served.
* "Nutraloaf" is an American prison food commonly served to inmates with serious discipline/behavior problems. It consists of several different foods (meat, bread/grain, apples, eggs, vegetables, beans, etc.) mixed together and baked into a meatloaf-like shape. Inmates eat it off a paper plate instead of a tray, without utensils. It is so universally reviled that inmates in several states have filed lawsuits to stop its use, arguing that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. A generous application of Tabasco sauce helps, allegedly.
* Quite a few students of the American public school system would argue that their cafeteria food falls under this trope. Not an impossibility in a school that serves meals such as mass produced beef and noodles, for instance.
* Casseroles of most any kind are a staple in large households. They're rarely pretty, but are usually the quickest and cheapest way to get everyone fed and a remotely competent chef can make some very tasty and satifying meals that fill the house with wonderful cooking smells.
* Many dips and fondues look worse than they taste, even before digging scoops out of the surface. Refried bean dips in particular look and smell similar to dog food.
* Some thick soups and stews have the appearance and texture of fresh vomit. Split pea soup, for example, makes a very effective fake vomit prop.
* Mämmi, a Finnish dish traditionally eaten on Easter, is thick, dark brown paste made of molasses and rye, and it looks suspiciously like something that's [[ToiletHumor already been eaten once.]] It's something of an acquired taste, but can be made rather tasty when paired with some sugar or vanilla sauce.
* Poutine evokes this, both in appearance in name.[[note]]Apparently descended from a French-Canadian term for pudding[[/note]]

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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Frequently produced by Calvin's mom in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'': Surprisingly, ''not'' [[CordonBleughChef Andy's cooking]], though it frequently involves tofu. The cafeteria glop qualifies, however.

[[AC: Real Life]]
* The traditional military dish of this sort is chipped beef on toast--better known to soldiers as "shit on a shingle." It tastes fine, but neither its appearance nor its name does it any favors.
** The freeze-dried ingredients of many [=MRE=] (Meal, Ready to Eat) rations also count, as many look rather bland and unappealing regardless of actual taste. Those who eat this food often refer to it as "Three lies for the price of one": it's not a meal, it isn't ready, and you can't eat it. Other backronyms include Meals Refusing to Exit[[note]]with good reason; they're high in calorific value and shelf-stable at the cost of being rather low in fibre[[/note]], Materials Resembling Edibles, Meals Regurgitated by Everyone, and even Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.
** Standard [=MREs=] no longer use freeze-dried mains due to the inconvenience of having to reconstitute them. The retort-pouches of later generation maintain better but still not great consistency and the general edibility is ever improving. The Omelette is still a universally reviled [[FunWithAcronyms Mush, Resemblance to Excrement]].
* The Hawaiian islanders--and most of Polynesia--have a dish called "poi," which is made from the root of the taro plant. It is purple, and has the consistency (and taste!) of Elmer's glue. It's a staple food, intended to be eaten with something more flavorful.
* The
A popular classic "Chinese" (actually Chinese-American, but ''Series/SesameStreet'' skit has Ernie making a version of it originated in Taishan) dish widely known as "Chop Suey" started as this: originally, it was a half-dozen different left-overs thrown together in a pot and served.
* "Nutraloaf" is an American prison food commonly served to inmates with serious discipline/behavior problems. It consists of several different foods (meat, bread/grain, apples, eggs, vegetables, beans, etc.) mixed together and baked into a meatloaf-like shape. Inmates eat it off a paper
plate instead of a tray, without utensils. It is so universally reviled that inmates in several states have filed lawsuits to stop its use, arguing that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. A generous application of Tabasco sauce helps, allegedly.
* Quite a few students of the American public school system would argue that their cafeteria food falls under this trope. Not an impossibility in a school that serves meals such as mass produced beef and noodles, for instance.
* Casseroles of most any kind are a staple in large households. They're rarely pretty, but are usually the quickest and cheapest way to get everyone fed and a remotely competent chef can make some very tasty and satifying meals that fill the house
mashed banana with wonderful cooking smells.
* Many dips
ice cubes and fondues look worse than they taste, even before digging scoops out of the surface. Refried bean dips in particular look and smell similar to dog food.
* Some thick soups and stews have the appearance and texture of fresh vomit. Split pea soup, for example, makes a very effective fake vomit prop.
* Mämmi, a Finnish dish traditionally eaten
gravy on Easter, it. Bert is thick, dark brown paste made of molasses and rye, and it looks suspiciously like something that's [[ToiletHumor already been eaten once.]] It's something of an acquired taste, disgusted by its mere appearance, but can be made rather tasty when paired with some sugar or vanilla sauce.
* Poutine evokes this, both in appearance in name.[[note]]Apparently descended from a French-Canadian term for pudding[[/note]]

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guess what Oscar thinks?
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has a restaurant chain that serves [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-08-08 'smutto,']] a combination of corn smut (basically mold), and natto (fermented soybeans). It looks, smells and tastes so vile that even Schlock (who'll eat pretty much anything) hesitates before eating it.
--> '''Schlock''': "And you just automatically give it to people who say '[[ToiletHumor number two]]'."
** Subsequently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1q_e6dEoWk someone cooked it in real life.]] It doesn't look all that much more edible, until it's rolled in a tortilla - which at least holds the goo in.
--->'''The Old Wolf''': I happen to like both of these things on their own, so I'm willing to take a chance, and - oh golly, that looks hideous.\\
'''Howard Taylor ''(After watching Smutto being cooked and eaten)'':''' Oh what horrors hath been wrought by my careless pen...
* ''SamAndFuzzy'' had a storyline where Sam refused to leave his apartment for a week due to severe depression from being fired from his job. As their food runs out, he ends up making this for dinner.
--> '''Sam''': You dont like my cooking?
--> '''Fuzzy''': Not when its just flour and water mixed together!
--> '''Sam''': Oh shut up and eat your Flour Paste!

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has a ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
** A
restaurant chain that serves [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-08-08 'smutto,']] "smutto",]] a combination of corn smut (basically mold), and natto (fermented soybeans). It looks, smells and tastes so vile that even Schlock (who'll eat pretty much anything) hesitates before eating it.
--> '''Schlock''': "And --->'''Schlock:''' And you just automatically give it to people who say '[[ToiletHumor "[[ToiletHumor number two]]'.two]]."
** Subsequently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1q_e6dEoWk someone cooked it in real life.]] It doesn't look all that much more edible, until it's rolled in a tortilla - -- which at least holds the goo in.
--->'''The Old Wolf''': Wolf:''' I happen to like both of these things on their own, so I'm willing to take a chance, and - -- oh golly, that looks hideous.\\
'''Howard Taylor ''(After Taylor:''' ''[after watching Smutto being cooked and eaten)'':''' eaten]'' Oh what horrors hath been wrought by my careless pen...
* ''SamAndFuzzy'' had ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' has a storyline where Sam refused to leave his apartment for a week due to severe depression from being fired from his job. As their food runs out, he ends up making this for dinner.
--> '''Sam''': -->'''Sam:''' You dont don't like my cooking?
--> '''Fuzzy''':
cooking?\\
'''Fuzzy:'''
Not when its just flour and water mixed together!
--> '''Sam''':
together!\\
'''Sam:'''
Oh shut up and eat your Flour Paste!

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Paste!
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[[AC: Western Animation]]
* Bender's final presentation in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The 30% Iron Chef."
-->'''Morbo:''' The challenger's ugly food has shown us that even hideous things can be sweet on the inside. [Begins to cry]
* Several episodes of ''TheSimpsons'' have the family eating indistinct grey slop, likely due to artist shorthand, since the food isnt supposed to be disgusting. One episode in particular had Homer try to make food from a giant pile of sugar he stole from a crashed tanker truck, with the result that not only did the food look like slop, it was nausiatingly sweet and full of debris and broken glass.

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[[folder:Western
Animation]]
* Bender's final presentation in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The 30% Iron Chef."
Chef".
-->'''Morbo:''' The challenger's ugly food has shown us that even hideous things can be sweet on the inside. [Begins ''[begins to cry]
cry]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
Several episodes of ''TheSimpsons'' have the family eating indistinct grey slop, likely due to artist shorthand, since the food isnt isn't supposed to be disgusting. disgusting.
**
One episode in particular had has Homer try to make food from a giant pile of sugar he stole from a crashed tanker truck, with the result that not only did does the food look like slop, it was nausiatingly is nauseatingly sweet and full of debris and broken glass.


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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The traditional military dish of this sort is chipped beef on toast -- better known to soldiers as "shit on a shingle." It tastes fine, but neither its appearance nor its name does it any favors.
* The freeze-dried ingredients of many [=MRE=] (Meal, Ready to Eat) rations also count, as many look rather bland and unappealing regardless of actual taste. Those who eat this food often refer to it as "Three lies for the price of one": it's not a meal, it isn't ready, and you can't eat it. Other backronyms include Meals Refusing to Exit[[note]]with good reason; they're high in calorific value and shelf-stable at the cost of being rather low in fibre[[/note]], Materials Resembling Edibles, Meals Regurgitated by Everyone, and even Meals Rejected by Ethiopians. Standard [=MREs=] no longer use freeze-dried mains due to the inconvenience of having to reconstitute them. The retort-pouches of later generation maintain better but still not great consistency and the general edibility is ever improving. The Omelette is still a universally reviled [[FunWithAcronyms Mush, Resemblance to Excrement]].
* The Hawaiian islanders -- and most of Polynesia -- have a dish called "poi," which is made from the root of the taro plant. It is purple, and has the consistency (and taste!) of Elmer's glue. It's a staple food, intended to be eaten with something more flavorful.
* The classic "Chinese" (actually Chinese-American, but a version of it originated in Taishan) dish widely known as "Chop Suey" started as this: originally, it was a half-dozen different left-overs thrown together in a pot and served.
* "Nutraloaf" is an American prison food commonly served to inmates with serious discipline/behavior problems. It consists of several different foods (meat, bread/grain, apples, eggs, vegetables, beans, etc.) mixed together and baked into a meatloaf-like shape. Inmates eat it off a paper plate instead of a tray, without utensils. It is so universally reviled that inmates in several states have filed lawsuits to stop its use, arguing that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. A generous application of Tabasco sauce helps, allegedly.
* Quite a few students of the American public school system would argue that their cafeteria food falls under this trope. Not an impossibility in a school that serves meals such as mass produced beef and noodles, for instance.
* Casseroles of most any kind are a staple in large households. They're rarely pretty, but are usually the quickest and cheapest way to get everyone fed and a remotely competent chef can make some very tasty and satifying meals that fill the house with wonderful cooking smells.
* Many dips and fondues look worse than they taste, even before digging scoops out of the surface. Refried bean dips in particular look and smell similar to dog food.
* Some thick soups and stews have the appearance and texture of fresh vomit. Split pea soup, for example, makes a very effective fake vomit prop.
* Mämmi, a Finnish dish traditionally eaten on Easter, is thick, dark brown paste made of molasses and rye, and it looks suspiciously like something that's [[ToiletHumor already been eaten once.]] It's something of an acquired taste, but can be made rather tasty when paired with some sugar or vanilla sauce.
* Poutine evokes this, both in appearance in name -- apparently descended from a French-Canadian term for pudding.
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1st Oct '17 4:19:53 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In one chapter of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Alpha and Omega]]'', the cafeteria lady serves them "mushroom-and-mashed-potato-surprise". As 302 quips:

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* In one chapter of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Alpha and Omega]]'', the cafeteria lady serves them "mushroom-and-mashed-potato-surprise". As 302 quips:
16th Aug '17 4:09:52 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Some of Mrs. Davis' CordonBleughChef dishes fall into this category.
6th May '17 10:38:17 AM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has a restaurant chain that serves '[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-08-08 smutto]]', a combination of corn smut (basically mold), and natto (fermented soybeans). It looks, smells and tastes so vile that even Schlock (who'll eat pretty much anything) hesitates before eating it.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has a restaurant chain that serves '[[http://www.[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-08-08 smutto]]', 'smutto,']] a combination of corn smut (basically mold), and natto (fermented soybeans). It looks, smells and tastes so vile that even Schlock (who'll eat pretty much anything) hesitates before eating it.



** Subsequently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1q_e6dEoWk someone cooked it in real life]]. It doesn't look all that much more edible, until it's rolled in a tortilla - which at least holds the goo in.

to:

** Subsequently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1q_e6dEoWk someone cooked it in real life]]. life.]] It doesn't look all that much more edible, until it's rolled in a tortilla - which at least holds the goo in.
6th May '17 10:37:37 AM WillKeaton
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** Standard MREs no longer use freeze-dried mains due to the inconvenience of having to reconstitute them. The retort-pouches of later generation maintain better but still not great consistency and the general edibility is ever improving. The Omelette is still a universally reviled [[FunWithAcronyms Mush, Resemblance to Excrement]].

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** Standard MREs [=MREs=] no longer use freeze-dried mains due to the inconvenience of having to reconstitute them. The retort-pouches of later generation maintain better but still not great consistency and the general edibility is ever improving. The Omelette is still a universally reviled [[FunWithAcronyms Mush, Resemblance to Excrement]].
17th Mar '17 4:50:51 PM Alceister
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* Poutine evokes this, both in appearance in name.[[note]]Apparently descended from a French-Canadian term for pudding[[/note]] In execution, it is actually a mixture of cheese curds and gravy over fries.

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* Poutine evokes this, both in appearance in name.[[note]]Apparently descended from a French-Canadian term for pudding[[/note]] In execution, it is actually a mixture of cheese curds and gravy over fries.
pudding[[/note]]
17th Mar '17 4:50:24 PM Alceister
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** Standard MREs no longer use freeze-dried mains due to the inconvenience of having to reconstitute them. The retort-pouches of later generation maintain better but still not great consistency and the general edability is ever improving. The Omelette is still a universally reviled [[FunWithAcronyms Mush, Resemblance to Excrement]].

to:

** Standard MREs no longer use freeze-dried mains due to the inconvenience of having to reconstitute them. The retort-pouches of later generation maintain better but still not great consistency and the general edability edibility is ever improving. The Omelette is still a universally reviled [[FunWithAcronyms Mush, Resemblance to Excrement]].




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* Poutine evokes this, both in appearance in name.[[note]]Apparently descended from a French-Canadian term for pudding[[/note]] In execution, it is actually a mixture of cheese curds and gravy over fries.
4th Mar '17 2:44:36 AM AgentTasmania
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* Casseroles of most any kind are a staple in large households. They're rarely pretty, but are usually the quickest and cheapest way to get everyone fed and often tastes good if the cook knows what they're doing.

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* Casseroles of most any kind are a staple in large households. They're rarely pretty, but are usually the quickest and cheapest way to get everyone fed and often tastes good if a remotely competent chef can make some very tasty and satifying meals that fill the cook knows what they're doing.house with wonderful cooking smells.
4th Mar '17 2:41:54 AM AgentTasmania
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** Standard MREs no longer use freeze-dried mains due to the inconvenience of having to reconstitute them. The retort-pouches of later generation maintain better but still not great consistency and the general edability is ever improving. The Omelette is still a universally reviled [[FunWithAcronyms Mush, Resemblance to Excrement]].
22nd Feb '17 8:21:19 AM Jake
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** The freeze-dried ingredients of many [=MRE=] (Meal, Ready to Eat) rations also count, as many look rather bland and unappealing regardless of actual taste. Those who eat this food often refer to it as "Three lies for the price of one": it's not a meal, it isn't ready, and you can't eat it. Other backronyms include Meals Refusing to Exit, Materials Resembling Edibles, Meals Regurgitated by Everyone, and even Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.

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** The freeze-dried ingredients of many [=MRE=] (Meal, Ready to Eat) rations also count, as many look rather bland and unappealing regardless of actual taste. Those who eat this food often refer to it as "Three lies for the price of one": it's not a meal, it isn't ready, and you can't eat it. Other backronyms include Meals Refusing to Exit, Exit[[note]]with good reason; they're high in calorific value and shelf-stable at the cost of being rather low in fibre[[/note]], Materials Resembling Edibles, Meals Regurgitated by Everyone, and even Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.



* "Nutraloaf" is an American prison food commonly served to inmates with serious discipline/behavior problems. It consists of several different foods (meat, bread/grain, apples, eggs, vegetables, beans, etc.) mixed together and baked into a meatloaf-like shape. Inmates eat it off a paper plate instead of a tray, without utensils. It is so universally reviled that inmates in several states have filed lawsuits to stop its use, arguing that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

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* "Nutraloaf" is an American prison food commonly served to inmates with serious discipline/behavior problems. It consists of several different foods (meat, bread/grain, apples, eggs, vegetables, beans, etc.) mixed together and baked into a meatloaf-like shape. Inmates eat it off a paper plate instead of a tray, without utensils. It is so universally reviled that inmates in several states have filed lawsuits to stop its use, arguing that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. A generous application of Tabasco sauce helps, allegedly.
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