What's your secret food pleasure? Maybe it's on this list? We gathered up the 12 foods we believe everyone secretly loves, but rarely admit to enjoying. From nostalgic snacks to unexpected cravings, these guilty pleasures hold a special place in our hearts, even if they're not on the gourmet menu. Read on to find out what we think you love, but wouldn't admit!
Cereal For Dinner
While breakfast cereal is traditionally associated with the morning meal, some people find a lot of joy in indulging in a bowl of their favorite cereal for dinner or as a late-night snack. The familiar taste and ease of preparation make it a comforting guilty pleasure that's perfect any time of day. And as guilty pleasures go, maybe this one is not so bad, after all?
While food enthusiasts may prefer handcrafted, artisanal pizzas, many people have a special place in their hearts for frozen pizza. Its convenience on a busy day, has a very familiar taste, and is so easy of prepare. It's a secret delight even the most discerning palates can't deny!
Canned pasta products like spaghetti and ravioli may not be culinary masterpieces, but they evoke a sense of nostalgia and remind many of quick childhood meals. This no-frills comfort food is great to have on hand for super bus days - or the apocalypse - and is beloved by many, even foodies.
Convenience Store Hot Dogs
When you're on a road trip or simply want a cheap and quick snack, those rotating hot dogs at convenience stores can be strangely appealing. Despite questions about their ingredients and preparation, the simplicity and instant gratification they offer can be hard to resist.
Even if we know it's just 100% bad for us, there's something so alluring about fast food. The crispy, salty fries, the juicy, greasy burger, and the carbonated sweetness of a soda hit the spot like nothing else, offering a guilty pleasure everyone loves - no matter how sophisticated you are.
Processed cheese, in all its forms, has a peculiar allure, and one that's quite specific to North Americans. Whether it's the convenience of cheese slices, the guilty pleasure of cheese-in-a-can, or other cheese-flavored snacks, there's no denying the peculiar satisfaction that processed cheese can bring, even if it's a far cry from artisanal varieties.
Instant ramen noodles, with their affordability and quick preparation, have a devoted following among foodies and others alike. They offer a comforting meal with literally no work, and even though their nutritional value may be lacking we keep coming back for it again and again. Sometimes, a steaming bowl of instant ramen is the perfect guilty pleasure to satisfy a late-night craving.
Instant Mac and Cheese
There's something oddly comforting about the simplicity and convenience of instant macaroni and cheese. That neon-orange cheese sauce covering perfectly cooked macaroni noodles is hard to resist, even though it's far from gourmet. It's a guilty pleasure that transports many back to their childhoods or college days when quick and easy meals were the order of the day.
Pre-packaged frozen dinners may not be gourmet fare, but they offer a certain comfort and convenience that can't be overlooked. Whether it's the familiarity of a childhood favorite or the ease of preparation on a hectic day, frozen meals hold a special place in the hearts of many people.
Store-Bought Cookie Dough
The temptation to sneak a spoonful (or more) of store-bought cookie dough straight from the package is a guilty pleasure many people share. The raw, sugary dough offers a nostalgic taste of childhood, and has us ignore warnings about raw eggs and recommendations to not consume it raw. It's just so good, who could possibly say no?!
Junk Food Snacks
The siren call of junk food snacks is undeniable. Whether it's the satisfying crunch of potato chips, bright red licorice sticks, or the overwhelming sweetness of candy bars, these guilty pleasures often find their way into our lives, if only for a brief moment of indulgence behind closed doors.
Few can resist the aroma of freshly popped microwave popcorn. The experience of watching a movie while enjoying a bag of buttery, salty goodness is a guilty pleasure that many indulge in during cozy movie nights, even if we know it's really so much healthier and tastier to make it from scratch.
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