What’s the Worst Thing You Ever Ate?

by Brendan Mahan

An open secret here at Geek Force Five is that food stories, especially those involving bacon tend to go over big.  In that vein, I’d like to share a story with you about the worst thing I ever ate that seemed like a good idea at the time.

It was 1999; I was an undergrad at UMass Amherst.  My friend Matt and I went to a local diner and I learned about what a Monte Cristo was.  I couldn’t believe someone had actually made a sandwich that came on French toast.  Brilliant!  Tempting.

I, however, planned to get a cheeseburger.  (I’m sure you can see where this is going.)  That’s right, A cheeseburger on french toast!  I was sick all night and probably shortened my life by six months to year, but boy was it yummy!

How about you?  What was the worst thing you ever ate that seemed like a good idea at the time?  Post your stories in the comment section below. 

Here’s a link to help jog your memory in case you need it.