Retro is often exciting, especially in fashion. But when it comes to food, retro is usually meet with horror ― and for good reason. Retro foods are beloved by only the culinary brave; to all others, they’re an atrocity. They’ve been known to ruin a great many appetites.
We’ve seen some scary retro recipes out there, but the worst of the worst are definitely particular to the holidays. There’s something about the Christmas tree shape that really made recipe creators of the past feel far too bold. We’re grateful this trend has passed, along with all things aspic.
Behold, the nine worst retro recipes to have ever disgraced the holidays.
Aspic, a moldable jelly made from gelatin and stock, was an extremely popular dish in the ’50s and ’60s. It was responsible for some truly frightening meals. We should all consider ourselves lucky that we aren’t faced with this at the holiday table.
Nothing says holiday cheer like a candle that you can eat because it’s made out of mayonnaise.