If you were just to look at sites like Pinterest and Tumblr, you’d think everyone on the planet is always either eating in lavish restaurants, or making beautiful, artful, organic, sustainable meals for themselves. But The Eatery, which Blisstree staffers are using to log our meals this week, has made me realize a more truthful reality: That sometimes I eat some pretty weird foods which I may not want to share on the internet, and that I’m probably not alone.
My hypothesis is that, while we most often attribute strange food cravings with pregnancy, I’m pretty sure plenty of non-pregnant people get them, indulge them, and are hiding it from the world–and if asked with the promise of anonymity, most women would ‘fess up and divulge the strange things they eat when they’re blissfully alone.
So I asked. And I received.
Apparently, there are plenty of women out there who have favorite foods–that they’d prefer to eat in privacy, for fear of judgement. Which is interesting, because really, taste is entirely subjective and there’s no reason that peanut butter and pickles (one of my favorites) is that much weirder than peanut butter and bananas.
And so, in the interest of coming out of the food-shame closet (in one case, literally), here are some of the actual foods that your friends, family, and coworkers may be eating in secret. As always, feel free to share yours in the comments–trust me, it feels good to admit it.
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