18 Forbidden Snacks That Will Trick You into Thinking They are Delicious

by Rinku Bhattacharjee3 years ago

7 Forbidden Lobster

Most American lobsters are either greenish-brown or olive-green in color, and sometimes, they have black, dark green, reddish, or orange speckles. However, in 2009, a man named Captain Pete Begley caught a rare blue lobster that looked like it was spray-painted.

It is thought that the lobster got its unique blue coloration due to a genetic defect that caused it to produce a higher than normal amount of a particular protein. These lobsters are so rare that they occur once in every two million!

Similarly, in 2018, a Canadian lobsterman found a pastel lobster that had a baby blue color. Not knowing what to do with this unique catch, the man donated it to the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, where experts tried to figure out whether the lobster’s color was caused due to an unusual diet or genetic mutation. (1, 2)

8 Forbidden Jelly Beans

Glass Beach
Glass Beach in Russia. Image credit: Anna Pozharskaya/The Siberian Times

If you are a fan of jelly beans, seeing a coast filled with them might be too tempting.

However, these are not the bean-shaped sugar candies that you love so much. These are actually glass “pebbles.” Known as Glass Beach, this magical-looking area exists on Russia’s Pacific shoreline, and it did not always look like this.

During the Soviet Era, truckloads of cracked porcelain and broken vodka bottles were dumped here, and over the following years, their sharp edges were smoothed away by the waves, turning them into shiny, colorful pebbles. A similar-looking beach also exists in Fort Bragg, California. (1, 2)


9 Forbidden Tiramisu

Old Harry Rocks
Old Harry Rocks.

Those who love the popular Italian dessert, Tiramisu, would find this mesmerizing.

Though they look a lot like your favorite coffee-flavored snack, these are chalk formations called Old Harry Rocks. Located in southern England, the formation consists of a stack and a stump, and it marks the easternmost point of the Jurassic Coast, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Harry Rocks used to be much larger, but it was eroded away over time. (1, 2)

10 Forbidden Avocados

Some like their avocados sliced, while others like them smashed, but no one imagines having ones who are as big as islands! Now, don’t be alarmed. These are not mammoth avocados; these are islands that are shaped like the fruit.


Part of the Maldives, the Baa Atoll is a scenic paradise that is famous for its marine life. As a Unesco-designated Biosphere Reserve, the site attracts divers and snorkelers all year round. From thriving coral reef to dolphins, there is a lot to see and experience here. (1, 2)

11 Forbidden Ravioli

Baby stingray
Baby stingray

Is that a funky-looking ravioli? Though it looks like your favorite stuffed pasta, it is actually a baby stingray!

As you may already know, stingrays have flat and wide bodies, and they look more translucent when they are young. What you may not know is that stingrays are fish even though they don’t look like them. A close relative to sharks, stingrays do not have bones. Their body is supported entirely by cartilage.

Although stingrays are edible and quite famous in some parts of the world, you would not want to put baby stingrays in your mouth, thinking they are ravioli! (1, 2)


12 Forbidden Blueberry Cheesecake


For a blueberry cheesecake, this may look a little dry and even a bit crunchy, but you may start craving some anyway. However, before you imaging taking a bite, know that it is hard too!

This is actually amethyst, a variety of quartz that is famous for its striking violet or purple color. As a semiprecious stone, it is used in making jewelry and it is also the birthstone for people born in February.

Ancient Greeks believed that the gem protects its wearer from drunkenness, which is why they regularly wore amethyst and made drinking vessels out of it, thinking that it would protect them from intoxication. (1, 2)

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