04/18/2014 07:00 am ET | Updated Jun 02, 2014

The Worst Food Porn We've Seen All Month


Good food porn has the unique power to tantalize our taste buds and set our stomachs growling without ever coming off the page or the screen. An image of a stack of pancakes drizzled with syrup and topped with a pat of butter can make us feel like we've never wanted to eat anything other than pancakes in our whole lives. A great-looking bowl of steaming ramen can be enough to have us packing up our bags and running out the door to find noodles even if we just ate.

Bad food porn, unfortunately, is just as powerful. It's enough to make us never want to eat again. The Shitty Food Porn subreddit is a deep well upsetting and unsettling gems, and Cooking for Bae collects the worst of the worst on Instagram. With everyone and their mother Instagramming their food these days, however, cooking fails, culinary mishaps and all-around sh**ty photos aren't hard to find.

Here is some of the worst porn we've seen so far this month. If you don't want to ruin your appetite, now would be the time to turn away and find something else to read.

The idea that someone photographed this, let alone ate it, is just beyond us.

It's hard to make canned tuna look worse, but this may have just done the job.

canned tuna


Mmmm. Burger.

burnt burger


This just says it all.

box of lies


This may be the most upsetting thing we've seen in a while. What is that cheese-like gunk?



This person clearly needs a lot of help.



Good luck with that.

noodle mold


College was a sad time.



What IS it?


No seriously, what IS it?



Okay, we've had enough. But don't worry. There will be more bad photos next month.

food photos


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  • 1 At Least Your Pasta Does Not Smile Back
    Flickr: mojodaisy
    No more SpaghettiO's, ever, guys. Photo via Flickr user mojodaisy
  • 2 Does Your Pasta Look Like This?
    Flickr: jofishtrick
    Then you're doing better than you think. Photo via Flickr user jofishtrick
  • 3 Seems Legit
    Imgur: DaveLambert
    We really cannot stress this enough: use a really big pot to cook pasta. It needs room. For exactly this reason. Photo via Imgur
  • 4 So Close, Yet So Far
    Phil Denton
    Note to self: buy a colander. Photo via Flickr user Phil Denton
  • 5 At Least You Stayed Awake For Your Pasta
    These kids just cannot get it together.
  • 6 Hot Dog Spaghetti
    Imgur: thatkoreanguy
    Please guys, for the love of all that is holy, stop making these. They are not cute. They are horrible. THEY LOOK LIKE WORMS, CAN'T YOU SEE THAT?? YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR CHILDREN WORMS! Ahem. Sorry. Photo via imgur
  • 7 Seriously, Enough
    Flickr: zanthrax-dot-nl
    WORMS, PEOPLE. Photo via Flickr user zanthrax-dot-nl
  • 8 Everything Is Wrong
    Flickr: wildandcrazyguy
    Pasta: totally serviceable. Accoutrements: utterly horrifying. Photo via Flickr user wildandcrazyguy
  • 9 At Least You Did Not Almost Lose A Hand
  • 10 So Thirsty. Need Sauce.
    Flickr: fugzu
    Send help. Photo via Flickr user fugzu
  • 11 It Does Seem Like It Was Important To Share This
    Flickr: jlastras
    Thank goodness the world saw it. The internet is great. : ( Photo via Flickr user jlastras
  • 12 Lasagna? Is That You?
    Flickr: .angels.
    Something just doesn't seem right. Photo via Flickr user .angels.
  • 13 What Have You Done?
    Flickr: marycsalome
    Pasta cannot swim. If you drown it in sauce, it will die. Let that be a lesson to you. Photo via Flickr user marycsalome
  • 14 Tuna Noodle Nightmare
    Flickr: Micah Sittig
    Presented without comment. Photo via Flickr user Micah Sittig
  • 15 We Can't.
    Flickr: jeffreyw
    We just can't. Photo via Flickr user jeffreyw
  • 16 Welp.
    Imgur: nukayon
    Did you cook your pasta in an actual pot on an actual stove? Our work is pretty much done here. Photo via Imgur
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