From Pancakes to McRibs, the 5 Most Over-Rated Foods Ever

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OVER! RATED!

I like to eat, and I'll try anything at least twice, but sometimes things are just... too much. At the risk of sounding like a food asshole (I'm really just a regular asshole), a lot of dishes get way too much hype for their own good--hey may be all right, but listen to the things some people have to say about cronuts or ramen burgers or other stupid things like that, and the dishes begin to sound like the second coming of pizza.

Some foods are underrated (persimmons), some are correctly rated, but these next five? The most overrated things in the world.

5. Turkey

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Difficult to cook, inferior tasting, AND a time sink!

Is there even one thing that turkey is better than chicken for? I mean, it takes longer to thaw, it's harder to handle, much more difficult to cook evenly, and just all-around worse tasting.

Maybe I'm scared after the year my roommate woke me up at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving day to tell me that I needed to have a half-thawed turkey ready for a 20-person dinner that night because he had to work a shift at Target, but does anyone even like foul fowl?

Sure, cooking five or six chickens to serve the same amount of people doesn't sound appetizing. But when you think about it, it wouldn't take that much longer, and, given that chicken is just all around easier to do well, it's probably the more efficient bird.

Maybe I'll try something new this year...

4. Pizookies

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It's a cookie.

Guys. It's literally a cookie with some ice cream on top of it. I don't care how big you make a cookie; it's still a cookie. How good a cookie tastes is not directly proportional to its surface area. If you want to gorge yourself, just be straight up about it. There's no shame in it (okay, maybe a little bit of shame).

Pizookies get a little bit extra shame because I'm pretty sure they started the whole one food + another food = AMAZING trend that took over the food blogging world earlier this year.

Thank goodness that died off, but pizookies? Still a thing.


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28 comments
BobLoblawsLawBlog
BobLoblawsLawBlog

The trick to pancakes is like McRibs, don't over do it. A short-stack is great and a few McRibs once or twice a year is great. More than that, it's too much. Pizzookies blow. Cookies are tolerable at best. Spot on with the pumpkin pie spice. Mix it yourself and it's even better if you grind them yourself. Turkey, however, is awesome. Yeah, it's hard to do well. But when it is done well, it's fucking heaven.

Ryan Cady
Ryan Cady

Pancakes are really overrated.

John Olsen
John Olsen

Pancakes are a syrup sponge. So really pancakes appeal to people who like sugar as their main course. I think you missed movie popcorn - oh hell it smells great. Let's get the large. Oh those first bites all swimming in "butter" taste great but then it's all too much and you just can't eat another kernel.

Niko Babic
Niko Babic

That with a tall glass of milk! Oh man! Sweet, simple, AMAZING!

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

Haven't had them with nutella.

Julia Littleton Marks
Julia Littleton Marks

And what's better than turkey and chicken: duck. And I disagree, somewhat, with the pancake rant. Because he doesn't talk about potato pancakes, or cottage cheese pancakes, or all the variations you can play when making pancakes.

Julie Ann Scott
Julie Ann Scott

and any combination of baked goif and ice cream should always be encouraged.

Julie Ann Scott
Julie Ann Scott

turkey is way more flavorful than chicken. and it does not have to be difficult. pancakes are amazing and versatile. pumpkin spice is awesome for flavoring yams (also just amazing period),

Julie Ann Scott
Julie Ann Scott

you are so wrong about everything on this list (except possibly mcribs) it is not funny.

EdRosa
EdRosa

Turkey? Really? You couldn't think of anything else, or did you just write something moronic to elicit responses? Is thawing your bugaboo? Try buying a fresh bird. Cooking five chickens instead of one turkey is five times the mess. Are all five chickens going to be ready at the same time? Is it easier to watch five birds or one? How many chicken carcasses does it take to make turkey carcass soup? How many turkey sandwiches will the leftovers of five chickens yield? Next time you make one of these lists to show how witty you are, try thinking it out first.

Xavier Togia
Xavier Togia

Pancakes with peanut butter and syrup. Crepes can kiss my ass.

Niko Babic
Niko Babic

Rick Hale had me till you dissed crepes. I mean, not even when made with Nutella?

Genevieve Rose
Genevieve Rose

You're dead wrong about the pizookie. It's still partially uncooked in the middle, which changed everything. EVERYTHING.

Kit Hope
Kit Hope

Pancakes are all about the topping. I'd eat damn near anything with butter and real maple syrup on it.

Jen Ford Mirmak
Jen Ford Mirmak

Personally I think the cronut is the most overrated thing.

Carissa Rudman
Carissa Rudman

What a stupid list. How is a breakfast food the number 1 overrated thing? Should have replaced it with chicken n waffles. Now THAT is overrated.

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

You're doing turkey wrong, dude. Deep frying it in peanut oil is the only way to go. It is excellent. And put a dollop of sour cream in your pancakes and they won't suck quite as much. Waffles are still better, though. You're right about that. But crepes suck.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Ok, I'm with you on the McRib (think smaller and with more legs) and even turkey (meh)...but leave my hotcakes alone! ;-)

PS I do LOVE crepes, though...had at least one every day when I was in Paris...mmmm

moosington
moosington

Pizookie's are essentially a spin on an ice cream cookie sandwich that has existed for years. Is it really that hyped? Also, pizookie's have been around for quite some time, and you think they are all of a sudden influencing food blogs? I don't work for BJ's, nor do I really eat there, just find the critique for the sake of an attempt at comedy writing to be flawed.

ZachRisinger
ZachRisinger

Every year, I think the exact same thing about pumpkin spice.

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