Ah, fast food … you know you shouldn’t love it, but you do. Food scientists spend countless hours concocting the perfect chemical recipes designed to delight and ignite your senses, and they’re largely successful. Sure, most of the stuff you get from Taco Bell, McDonald’s and Burger King may not qualify as regular food, but you can’t deny a lot of it is really, really delicious. Just close your eyes and take in a full bite of the almost meaty, lettuce-y, Thousand Island(ish) goodness of a Big Mac and try to really worry about the actual food content of your food. Sometimes, though, the marketing suits go off-base or the guys holed up in the lab pay attention to the chemistry a little more than they pay attention to the final product. That’s when things can go sideways. Here are some of the most outrageous miss-hits from the annals of fast food, with a few junk food follies thrown in.
1. Enormous Omelet Sandwich
Burger King originally marketed this monstrosity to health nuts, who, shockingly, didn’t think it was very healthy to take down a giant dose of fake eggs every morning on their way to work. It seems crazy that fast food joints haven’t figured out yet that the Franken-eggs they use in their breakfast foods are actually the least enjoyable part of the proceedings.