OBVIOUS STATEMENT INCOMING: Do not eat any of these things. Do not lick lava. Do not chew on snail pellets. You will die/get extremely unwell/end up in hospital. These are for looking only, frens.

You = living under a rock if you haven’t heard of the absolutely batshit phenomenon of YouTubers eating Tide Pods. The trend (which is very bad, do not do that folks you will get incredibly ill) has spawned an entire meme about ‘forbidden snaccs’ – things that look like they’d be delicious, but you absolutely must not eat for death/sickness reasons.

We were inspired and started a completely useless and time-wasting conversation about things we have always wanted to eat but absolutely must never. To turn that wasted hour into something productive, I’ve made an article out of it!

FISH TANK PEBBLES

Mmmmm, fruit pebbles.

FAIRY DISHWASHER PODS

These are just the UK/Aussie version of Tide Pods. Lil’ poppy jelly bois.

LAVA

Mmmmmffffffff I want to stick my TONGUE IN THAT HOT SAUCE.

BOUNCY BALLS

OH GOD MY MOUTH IS SALIVATING. I think I may have tried to bite a chunk out of one of these as a kid. Double danger bc choking hazard. Good one, Mum.

BATH OIL BALLS

Remember these? They had bath oil in them and dissolved in the water but also WANT TO CONSUME.

ICE PACKS

Ooooh yeaaaah, fuck my broken ankle just gimme that icy snack pls.

LIP BALM EGG THINGIES

All lip balms are yummo-looking/smelling, but this one I especially want to consume. I wanna scrape a chunk off with my teeth NOW.

SCHMACKOS

Mmmmm doggy jerky. Surely this is good for dogs and humans? No?

WORMING CHOCOLATE

Remember when you were a kid and mum gave you these and it was like the best treat of your LIFE? Chocolate for DESSERT? Never mind that it was murdering the thousands of worms in your BOWEL, gimme an entire box.

FLORAL FOAM

Mmmm, look at those SLICES. Whack some butter on those babies.

PACKING PEANUTS

KMmmm, foamy bois.

NEUTROGENA SOAP

Godddd I really want to munch on this guy. Always have, always will.

LUSH BATH BOMBS

I wanna eat it dry, and I wanna drink the water in the bath. That is all.

STICKY ADHESIVE STUFF ON MAGAZINE ADD-ONS

Incredibly specific, incredibly forbidden snacc worthy.

HOT COALS

THESE LOOK DELICIOUS, GOLDEN AND SPICY.

HOT GLUE

Ugggghhhhh, YES. Gimme that goopy goodness. Way better than Clag paste, IMO.

EASTER SHOWBAG STICKY HANDS

Yummy jelly.

CHALK

Only coloured chalk. Only freshies.

SNAIL PELLETS

My dog ate one of these once and she just showed up at the back door chewing them so happily, bc she though she’d found a really special snack. Obviously we had to rush her to the dog hospital and they made her vomit, and she looked so distraught, likely because she thought we had ruined her one good thing in life. In short, even dogs think these look like good snacks.

URINAL CAKES

Everyone roasted me good about this one, but COME ON. They look like large lollies.

LISTERINE

Most forbidden drink.

WINDEX

Other most forbidden drink.

WATER BEADS

Have you seen these? They’re these small beads that absorb water and then make ~zesty~ decor for your plants. They are stupid and look terrible. I also want to eat them.

ARTIFICIAL GRAPES

This is entirely because they look like real grapes, but better and more squishy.

AIR FRESHENER GELS

All gel things look edible. They are not, but I want to scrape the gel out of these and lick it. That is a fact.

TOILET GELS

Is this the worst thing I have included in this list? Maybe. Am I apologising? No.