It just doesn’t make sense. Why would chocolate-covered potato chips not work out? Why would so many people find them distasteful? Chocolate is probably the king as far as sweet treats are concerned, and potato chips aren’t a slouch in the snack department either, but put them together and it just doesn’t work.
Maybe it’s the fact that plain potato chips don’t really have much of their own flavor. Maybe the chocolate is too sweet, or not sweet enough. But you can change the kind of chocolate. Maybe it’s the ridges that the potato chips have – which allow them to hold on to more chocolate. But no, we can’t figure out why. Another name for this odd snack is “Chippers,” which isn’t too hard to figure out.
Louisiana’s Worst – Bread Pudding
Bread is great. It’s for sandwiches, toast, and lots of other great stuff. Pudding is...it’s fine, we guess. A lot of people like it. Bread pudding, on the other hand, is something that we’re surprised people still eat. The first ingredient is stale bread, and it just barely gets better from there. You soak that bread in a bath of milk, sugar, eggs, nuts, and fruits.
And then you take that whole mess and bake it until it seems good enough to eat. You can eat it either hot like a pudding or cold like a cake. Notice we said “eat” and not “enjoy,” because we’re fairly certain nobody has actually enjoyed bread pudding. It’s just a way to make stale bread something you can eat again.
Minnesota’s Worst – Strawberry Delight
Yes, delight, that’s definitely the word we’d use on something that uses cream cheese, graham crackers, milk, strawberries, strawberry gelatin, canned pineapple, walnuts, and marshmallows. The way to make this dessert, if you have a burning desire for such dark knowledge, is to pretty much just throw all of it into a pan and put it in the fridge to set.
It’s a staple of potlucks both in the state where it originated, as well as in the South for some reason. Cooler treats probably do well there, even if they’re whatever this is pretending to be. On their own, all of those things are fine, but for some reason together they make a dish that simply shouldn’t be. It also looks like some people put chives on top, which is just plain weird.
The Midwest’s Worst – Blue Moon
The Midwest loves ice cream, but one of the flavors that has come out of the area remains a mystery to almost everyone that tries it. It’s called Blue Moon, and the sensation is different to everybody who takes a bite. Some possible examples of flavors include vanilla, lemon, pistachio, marshmallow, bubblegum, blue curacao, licorice, coconut, or even the sugary cereal “Froot Loops.”
There’s even more of a mystery here than you might think – more than one person has come forward to claim to be the inventor of the flavor. One of them is from Milwaukee, while the other is from Michigan, so what’s the deal? The deal is, maybe it’s time to pick a different flavor, preferably one that doesn’t look like it’s made out of Smurf.
Texas’s Worst – Fruitcake
We’re cheating a little bit. Fruitcake is all over the world, and it certainly didn’t come from Texas, but in the early nineteen hundreds a company called Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas, which started the tradition of mail-order fruitcakes that were solid and strong enough to resist a nuclear winter.
Even if you received one, how likely were you to eat it? Did you even enjoy it? Is it still there, waiting for you to plunge into the freezer and finish it off? It’s not like it’s going to get any staler. If you want, you can go to the Manitou Springs, Colorado Great Fruitcake Toss and try your hand at getting some fame trying to send a recycled fruitcake as far as possible.