Most of us don’t go through life blindly stuffing things into our mouths; that’s a habit we generally grow out of after two years old. Sometimes, though, random objects just resemble food so closely that it can be difficult to tell whether they’re edible or not.
It’s worth taking those extra moments to confirm whether something is safe to chow down on, however. Otherwise, you could end up with a whole lot of regret – especially if you’ve bitten into any of the following delicious-looking items.
Despite what your eyes are telling you, this isn’t a hunk of raw meat: instead, it’s a bar of “peppermint swirl” soap. Or at least, that’s what it was supposed to be. Thankfully, though, we can’t imagine anyone would ever get as far as eating this – as soon as they tried to cook it, in fact, they’d probably realize that something was up.
Have you ever seen ravioli that looks suspiciously like it has eyes? If not, then we guess you’ve never seen baby stingrays, either. Or, at least, you’ve never looked at them in that way before. And we definitely wouldn’t recommend sneakily taking a bite out of one to see if they taste like pasta.
This may look like a potato, but it’s actually a rock. If you didn’t figure out the difference upon picking it up, though, you’d probably soon realize your error after attempting to take its “skin” off. And at that moment, you’ll know for a fact just how unapeeling it would be to eat.
It seems that crossovers between the geological and culinary worlds aren’t as uncommon as you may assume. Yes, this isn’t actually marbled meat: instead, it’s yet another rock. As with many things in nature, however, you shouldn’t assume that it’s actually worth sticking into your mouth.
Pineapple is delicious; bark, however, isn’t. That’s a crucial life lesson that anybody who has passed these tasty-looking trees with an empty stomach may have learned. Then again, perhaps SpongeBob SquarePants just has a land-faring cousin who lives in a pineapple above the sea rather than under it.
We don’t know about you, but we’ve suddenly developed a real craving for fried chicken. Maybe it’s something to do with these pups, who look like they’re fresh out of the fryer. And it doesn’t help that they’re sitting on what looks like a grill, either.
Salmon isn’t really the first thing you expect to see when cracking open a golf ball. But that’s exactly what the innards of this busted example look like. Or maybe it really is salmon – after all, it would explain how the ball got damaged in the first place…
Have you ever strolled through the woods, only to come across a delicious chocolate donut just growing straight out of the ground? Just remember: if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. And in this case it definitely is, as this “pastry” is actually a wild fungus.
Is there any foodstuff that rocks don’t resemble? This one, for example, is misleading hungry hikers into believing that it’s bacon. To be honest, though, who wouldn’t love a rasher this humongous? That’d certainly be a breakfast worth clogging up your arteries for.
Gemstones are typically renowned for their beauty. This one should be, too, as what’s more beautiful than chocolate? It isn’t actually something you’d want to sink your teeth into, though –unless your aim was to actually destroy all your teeth in one fell swoop.
Brushing your teeth with salmon doesn’t sound like the most tantalizing – or hygienic – prospect. Why, then, did whoever’s behind this toothpaste decide that this design would be a good idea? Unless they’re specifically targeting hardcore fans of salmon, that is. But that seems like a pretty niche demographic…
Another rock, another deceptive resemblance to food. In this case, a stone is the perfect doppelgänger for a grilled cheese sandwich. And good luck fighting the temptation to take a bite out of it – although we’re betting there’s no gooey middle to be found here, sadly.
If you ever find yourself stranded in the woods, it’s probably not a good idea to chow down on something just because it looks appetizing. After all, while it may look like a perfect combo of marshmallow and melted chocolate, it’ll likely turn out to be just fungus. So, potentially perilous – and definitely disgusting.
This tantalizingly tasty treat may look like bread, but it’s actually soap that’s been microwaved. No, we’ve no idea why anyone would want to microwave soap, either. But there’s no denying that the results are weirdly interesting – just don’t be fooled into eating them.
Pretending broccoli stalks are tiny trees is a good way to get kids to eat their greens. In fact, that ploy sometimes works on adults, too. But no one, young or old, should attempt to gnaw on this super-sized vegetable – given as it’s actually, you know, a real tree.
What happens when you lay sand on top of snow then step in the resulting mixture? Well, the world’s largest tiramisu appears, apparently. It’s important to bear in mind, though, that this is a desert rather than a dessert. Although if we’re ever in Algeria, where this picture was taken, we might just take a bite out of the ground just to make sure…
This banana may look appetizing, but we can guarantee you wouldn’t want to eat it. That’s because it’s actually just a leaf that’s fallen to the ground. And sure, it may well be a totally different color to its fellow leaves and shaped like a tasty yellow fruit, but that doesn’t make it any more edible, alas.
This is something you’d definitely regret taking a bite out of – especially as it’ll then likely take a bite out of you. Yes, this isn’t actually a mouth-watering rotisserie chicken but just a cat grooming itself. The fur does give it away a bit, though…
If you find yourself sleep-gnawing on this mattress, we wouldn’t blame you. After all, if we were only half-lucid, we’d probably give it a go, too. And then we’d wake up full of regret after realizing that it wasn’t actually an ice cream sandwich. Oops.
Of all the things you might regret forcing down your throat, however, not many could be as bad as sandpaper. So remember, even if you think you’re about to eat a glorious steak, make sure you check there’s definitely meat there first. Otherwise, you could be in for a rough day…