Offensive Cuisine

An ironic twist is placed on edibles to blend satire with indulgence

Implications - The positive tone surrounding food is changing as consumers and brands create edibles that are offensive in aesthetic. While the concept of eating something offensive counterproductive, consumers are flocking to recipes that are more ironic and awkward than usual.
SCORE: 5.8
Warm Top 4 Examples: 36,258 Total Clicks May 14 - Jan 15
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Consumer Insight Topics: LifestyleFoodNaughty
Repulsive Delicacy Photos - The 'Invasive Species' Photos Show Dishes Made from Rodents & Insects
SCORE: 7.1
Viral 16,145 Clicks Pub: May 22, 14
Repulsive Delicacy Photos
The 'Invasive Species' Photos Show Dishes Made from Rodents & Insects
The Invasive Species photo series, put together by photographer Christopher Testani with the help of food stylist Michelle Gatton and art director Mason Adams, is not for those with queasy stomachs... [More]
Ugliest Cake Contests - Susan Quick is the First Place Winner with a Cat Litter Cake
SCORE: 7
V. Hot 12,765 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 14
Ugliest Cake Contests
Susan Quick is the First Place Winner with a Cat Litter Cake
The ugliest cake contest saw some really disturbing creations, but the one that took the cake (pun intended) was a design that resembled a very dirty cat litter. It is so dirty that it is hard to... [More]
Lifelike Insect Desserts - Akai Tento no Koohii Ten's Gummy Bugs are Filled with Jams
SCORE: 6.3
Hot 6,327 Clicks Pub: Sep 13, 14
Lifelike Insect Desserts
Akai Tento no Koohii Ten's Gummy Bugs are Filled with Jams
At first glance, the gummy bugs sold by Japanese coffee stall Akai Tento no Koohii Ten, which translates to The Red Tent Coffee Shop, look disgusting real. So much so that people’s gag reflex... [More]
Offensive Typographic Treats - The Bold Bakery's Crudely Decorated Baked Goods Use Lots of Profanity
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 1,021 Clicks Pub: Oct 15, 14
Offensive Typographic Treats
The Bold Bakery's Crudely Decorated Baked Goods Use Lots of Profanity
Many times people bring desserts to people they want to cheer up or offer good will to, which is maybe not the case with these rudely decorated baked goods. Filled with sarcasm and sass rather than... [More]