The 13 Grossest Processed Foods People Actually Pay Money to Eat

Processed foods are gross on so many levels—the added sugars, artificial colors and flavors, stabilizers, GMOs—but some manufacturers take it to a whole other level with some really unnecessary gimmicks to get you to buy their products. Newness sells even when it’s downright gnarly.

Here’s a roundup of some of the grossest processed foods we’ve seen in a while:

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1. Watermelon Oreos:

What’s summer without watermelon? How about subbing that juicy, yummy, sweet fruit with a cloying mouthful of Watermelon Oreos instead? No seeds!

Pepsi Cheetos
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2. Pepsi Cheetos:

When you’re in Japan next, get all the comforts of home in one bag with the latest invention from PepsiCo and Frito Lay: Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. We’re really looking forward to Cheetos flavored Pepsi next.

Ramen Burger
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3. Ramen Burger:

Hungry enough to eat a ramen burger? The newest craze in New York City uses fried ramen noodle ‘buns’ to sandwich a burger. But one thing we can’t figure out: where do you put the flavor packet?

Cronut Burger
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4. Cronut Burger:

If the ramen burger sounds a little too gross, you could always try the cronut burger instead. This uses the other NYC trend du jour, the cronut (croissant-donut hybrid) to create a bun for your meat. Hold the jelly filling. Or not.

Pretzel Burger
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5. The Pretzel Burger:

But wait! We almost forgot bizarro burger option #3. How did no one think of this before 2013? Wendy’s management is surely laughing themselves into a twist all the way to the bank over their latest creation: the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. Because what goes better than a square burger topped with gloppy cheese, bumpy bacon and served in a semi-twisted soft pretzel?

Deep Fried Coca Cola
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6. Deep fried Coca-Cola:

With soda sales slumping, maybe Coca-Cola is on to something—make soda chewy instead. Now, it’s a meal!

Waffle Taco
Image via Taco Bell

7. The Waffle Taco:

Oh Taco Bell, you so cray-cray. A waffle that’s also a taco? Like syrup for the soul…

Bacon Milkshake
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8. Bacon Milkshake:

Thanks, Jack in the Box, for finally (hopefully) putting an end to the bacon craze by blending it up into a vanilla milkshake. Even the Kosher can’t keep away…

Hot Dog Stuffed Pizza
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9. The Hot Dog Stuffed Pizza:

Pizza Hut will keep coming up with disgusting pizza ideas until we insist they stop. Don’t believe me? Head on over to the UK or up to Canada for their latest invention, the hot dog stuffed pizza, and let me know how that trip turns out for you. I’m particularly interested in the ‘mustard drizzle.

Kit Kat Pops
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10. The Kit-Kat Pops:

If that hot dog stuffed pizza put a smile on your face, well then, by all means book a flight to the nearest Pizza Hut Middle East location where you can finish your meal with doughy Twinkie looking pillows stuffed with Kit Kat bars.

Wasabi Cheese Donut
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11. The Wasabi Cheese Donut:

It’s everything you love Dunkin’ Donuts for: spicy wasabi, processed cheese and, oh yeah, donuts, all rolled into one. You won’t find this at your local Dunkin’ location though; you’ll have to fly to Singapore to try one. And you’ll probably want to wait a few hours (near a bathroom) before boarding the flight home…

Strawberry Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich
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12. The Strawberry Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich:

Why make an ice cream sandwich with boring old cookies when you can use a Pop-Tart instead? The folks at Carl’s Jr. apparently were wondering the same thing when they “invented” the vanilla sammy. And good news for you calorie counters, the 320 calories and 51 grams of carbs come from just one whole Pop-Tart cut in half for the sandwich, not two. (Phew!)

Edible Fanta Ad
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13. The Edible Fanta Ad:

Maybe actual food’s not quite your thing anymore, even with all these yummy processed food options. The folks at Fanta have you covered with a recent ad campaign where you can actually eat the soda-flavored paper. No straw, no bubbles, no mess!

This article originally appeared on Organic Authority

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