So Bad It's Good--Food Edition

 

Since I have been feeling a little under the weather lately, I've been craving really crappy food.  And by crappy, I mean DELICIOUS.  But also fatty.  And disgusting.  But DELICIOUS.  Here are a few random samplings of my favorite "So Bad It's Good" food:

McDonald's "Chicken" Nuggets--I don't eat bird, pig or cow anymore, but man, these little salty cardboard nuggs have been taunting me like the not-sure-if-it's-meat morsels they are.  (Don't worry, Chickens, I haven't given in.)  And then, the barbecue sauce?  Oh, the dreams I've had...the dreams I've had.


"Gourmet" Sandwiches--You know the kind...the oil of whatever cheese or dressing product you've doused the sandwich in has sunk through both the paper wrapping and the bag.  Afterwards, you feel like your entire face is an oil slick.  And yet, somehow, the five minutes of pure food-high bliss is worth it.

GIANT Burritos--Sure, that burrito may be made of healthy stuff (lettuce!  Black beans!  Fresh salsa!) but eating that healthy stuff five pounds at a time?  YES, PLEASE.

Hole-in-the-Wall Breakfasts--Yeah, you know the kind.  You're pretty sure that not just the spoons are greasy, but also your table, chair, juice cup and short order cook.  But oh, those "hash browns".  They're "hash browns" in the loosest sense of the word, because really, you're eating a huge, mouth-watering pile of fried potato shavings smothered in a pound of other heart-stopping ingredients.  And that's just your side dish...you haven't even started on the dinner plate sized pancakes yet. 

The Sh*t Disk--Oh, you don't know what the Sh*t Disk is?  Go to Taco Bell and order one and they'll give you a "Crunch Wrap Supreme".  Whatever, it's a tasty, tasty Sh*t Disk.  YUM.

What are your "So Bad It's Good" food favorites?

Posted by The Naked Redhead

20 comments:

Marie said...

French onion dip - I have been known to make a batch of this and then eat it all in one sitting. And then because there are always more Ruffles left, I have to make more!

Ashe Mischief said...

Divey Mexican food! You know, where you order queso for your handmade chips (that are probably fried in lard) and a chimichanga (or enchiladas with cheese sauce). By the end you're damning all the cheese, but it was so good while it happened.

Mozzarella sticks.

Donuts--especially Cresent Donuts in Indiana. Again with the lard. Also about $.75 a piece!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Anything from Taco Bell, the Wendys Frosties, Shop Rite pie crust, cold-stone ice cream...now I'm totally hungry. hehe.

Anne (in Reno) said...

Oh I am all over the greasy hole-in-the-wall breakfast joints, this town has so many to offer! They are at their best at 3 am, also. Those hash browns soak up alcohol SO WELL.

Law Girl said...

I love McDonalds. Once in a while I just need to have a quarter pounder and fries. Or chicken nuggets and fries. But always fries.

RMb said...

i'm totally thinking mcdonald's is the end all, be all to disgustingly unhealthy and yet so so delicious food.
otherwise (if i want something sweet) I'm partial to little debbie snack cakes.

Anonymous said...

I'm a vegetarian as well, and eat mostly raw. BBQ sometimes makes me pause, but never has something affected me so much as the craving for a Crunch Wrap Supreme. Sure, I know it's essentially just something a high teenager came up with "Man, what would happen if we just put everything in the back into one dish?" but something about the combination still makes my mouth water. I wonder if they can make those without the meat.....

Laura said...

Pizza, any kind. I love the gourmet varieties but I'll go lowbrow and hit up Pizza Hut if need be. No shame.

Also, biscuits! I like McDonald's biscuit breakfast sandwiches... mmm...

Anonymous said...

I here you with the giant burrito call...there is a vego Mexican place near me (adorably named Tripy-taco, hello, monkey magic...awesome, Right?!) that makes the best tofu burritos that can only be describes as MASSIVE. I know the idea of tofu in a burrito may sound a little strange but when it's combined with amazing spicy saucy stuff and sublime salad of grated beetroot, pumpkin seeds, lettuce & Cheeeese...ah, oh so goood!

Much love
chels

Hannah said...

There used to be this AMAZING hole-in-the-wall breakfast place in Columbus called Nancy's Home Cooking...it's closed now, but it's like 5 minutes from my house, and it was oh-so good.

The Naked Redhead said...

@Anonymous They CAN make the CrunchWrap Supreme without meat! I get it with beans...not nearly as good (okay, a lot worse) but still, all that gooey, crunchy saltiness? Yes please!

Heidi Rose said...

Oh man, this list is AMAZING/FANTASTIC/HILARIOUS.

Jen said...

As I posted earlier in the week: Ring-Dings!

Literary Crap said...

Burger King double cheeseburgers with just ketchup.
A heart attack in the making? Yes.
Worth the cardiac trouble? Completely.

Anonymous said...

Re: bean crunch wraps.
You've ruined me. I suppose technically I knew they COULD but somehow stayed away rationalizing that they wouldn't. Going out tonight and I have a feeling I'll be heading for the Border for that "fourth meal"...

The Naked Redhead said...

Hahaha...yeah, you'll find quickly that the beans don't quite hit the spot, but it's worth a try!

@Hannah--I thought Nancy's was still open?? Or that they moved somewhere? I could have sworn I had a friend recently that said she got food from there!

Hannah said...

Last I heard it had closed, but I guess it's possible they raised enough money to save it....I'll check next time I go home, but I hope you're right!

The Naked Redhead said...

@Hannah--Nancy's is indeed open! At 3133 N. High.

Katie Mae said...

Kraft mac & cheese. Movie theater popcorn. Hot tamales (the candy). Cheez-its. Oatmeal creme pies. Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I am trying really hard to only eat "real food" (a la Michael Pollan), but those are so tempting!

Laura said...

Ooh, I was going to say Kraft Dinner (I think it's called Kraft Mac & Cheese in the USA) smothered in ketchup. Also Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and the chocolate danishes and sour cream glazed donuts from Tim Horton's. I also try to eat real food that's made with ingredients I recognize, but those four things will coerce me over to the dark side when I'm in the mood for it.

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