15 Foods That Always Spark Joy And 10 Marie Kondo Should Thank And Throw Away

Sometimes, it seems rather easy to build up a lot of items in our homes that we do not necessarily want, use, or need. That is pretty much true for any room in the house, including the kitchen.

It is always good to donate the things we no longer need so that way those items can spark joy for other people. After all, it is a bit wasteful to toss an item in the bin if it could possibly be of some use to someone else.

Additionally, pretty much everyone loves to have a clean home, which is much easier to accomplish without loads of unwanted clutter. In fact, the amount of people who have been viewing Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, which is a new show on Netflix, proves that point even more. Millions of men and women everywhere have been using Kondo’s very useful tips on how to make their living spaces more tidy.

One of the things Kondo offers tips on is how to fold items of clothing so that they do not take up as much space in the closet. One of the things Kondo is known for is suggesting that we only keep things that give us joy.

The tips that Kondo teaches viewers are incredibly useful. Furthermore, they are not just tips that can be used with clothing, or books. They are also tips that are greatly effective when it comes to food as well. In fact, there are a lot of foods that spark joy in us, just as there are a lot that should be tossed out.

25 Joy: Ice Cream

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Food is a pretty amazing thing, especially when it comes to those that are sweet. In fact, one of the sweet treats we all love to enjoy is ice cream, and there are actually a lot of reasons for that.

Many desserts are seasonal, which means that they are not always great for every time of the year. However, that is not the case for ice cream. Additionally, there are so many flavor choices to choose from that to name them all here would be impossible. Furthermore, there are also a lot of other reasons that ice cream is wonderful. One of them is the fat that it can be found in many places around the world, so access to it is not very limited.

24 Throw Away: Onion Rings

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Onions are pretty great in the sense that they can be used to add a lot of flavor to a dish that is already good. However, they just are not very good without having something else to eat along with them, which is part of the reason why onion rings are actually kind of gross, and don’t even get me started on blooming onions.

Firstly, onions make people cry. Secondly, the flavor of them is gross, and it does not help that the taste of onions is incredibly strong. Also, the onion scent is very unpleasant, and it is not easy to get rid of. Once you eat an onion ring, everyone you talk to for the next few hours is going to know what you ate earlier.

23 Joy: Fries

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There is no denying that everyone loves to indulge in some unhealthy fast food every once in a while. That is okay, as long as we are not doing it all the time.

However, one of the most popular things men, women, and children enjoy eating in fast food establishments is fries. After all, they are the perfect side next to a juicy hamburger or a cheeseburger. One fun fact about these things is that they have been around for quite a while. French fries were first mentioned in a cookbook way back in 1856, which referred to them as “Fried Potatoes.”

22 Joy: Mac And Cheese

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There are a lot of foods that are simply loved because they taste good, and then there are also foods that have something else going for them that makes them even more desirable. That is the case for macaroni and cheese.

This is a meal that has both of those things going for it, as it tastes good and it makes us feel good. Yep, macaroni and cheese actually has a very positive affect on the human brain, and that is the mixture of carbohydrates and fats. Also, this dish is usually very pleasing to look at as well, which only adds to the appeal.

21 Throw Away: Spray Cheese

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There are a lot of truly tasty, amazing dishes out there. However, there are just as many foods that are the complete opposite, and cheese that comes in a spray can is one of them.

Firstly, it just seems wrong to have cheese come out of a can. That is part of what makes this kind of thing so unappealing. However, if it were slightly different, the packaging it comes in would not be such a big deal. But, when it comes out, it looks very similar to a liquid, and not much like cheese at all. This food definitely does not spark joy.

20 Joy: Milkshakes


Milkshakes are loved basically as much as a regular bowl of ice cream is. Nearly everyone enjoys treats like these.

One of the reasons why people love to have milkshakes so much is because we can always get super creative with them. Furthermore, those who prefer the classic flavors can have chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla milkshakes. There are a lot of interesting milkshake flavors out there. Some of them are the mint-white chocolate milkshake, the cherry-vanilla milkshake, the salted caramel-pretzel milkshake, the fruity pebble milkshake, the Oreo cheesecake milkshake, the peanut-butter brownie milkshake, as well as the strawberry shortcake milkshake.

19 Joy: Mozzarella Sticks

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When someone says something or someone is cheesy, it is often meant as an insult. However, being super cheesy is not always a bad thing, especially where food is concerned.

There are certainly not many people who would turn down a delicious stick of fried cheese. Additionally, these tasty little things are a great source of comfort food. Also, there are some junk foods that are only good when they have something else to go with them, like a tasty sauce or something similar. But there are also foods that are just good on their own. However, mozzarella sticks are in their own unique category because they are great either way.

18 Throw Away: Mayonnaise

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Many of the condiments we see in supermarkets everywhere are pretty good. Additionally, a lot of them also look good, so their appearance is not unappetizing either.

However, neither of those things is true for mayonnaise. Though some people eat it on many things, which include sandwiches and hot dogs, it is just simply gross. Firstly, one of the things that makes it icky is what it is made out of, which is basically raw egg yolks and oil. Secondly, it is incredibly slimy, and it also has a very bad taste. Basically, there is nothing about mayonnaise that is appetizing.

17 Joy: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Some of the junk foods we enjoy these days are actually pretty new. However, a lot of them have been around for a long time, and that just proves how yummy they are, and that is the case for grilled cheese sandwiches.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are some of the tastiest sandwiches out there. Additionally, one of the best things about these is the fact that anyone can make them. They are very easy to create, and they can be enjoyed alone, as well as with something else. In fact, one of the best things to pair a grilled cheese sandwich up with it tomato soup.

16 Joy: Pizza

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There are a lot of foods that some people love, and others are not a fan of. But on the other hand, there is also pizza, which is pretty much loved by everyone who has ever eaten it. It might be hard to admit, but I am certain that I’m not the only one who daydreams about enjoying the greasy stuff as much as I want.

There are a lot of reasons why pizza seems like the ultimate junk food. One of them is that it is a good food for providing comfort to us when we are feeling down in the dumps. Furthermore, those who eat it have a lower risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

15 Throw Away: Black Pudding

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There are a lot of foods that contain some extremely weird, and sometimes questionable things. However, one of the foods that should definitely be at the top of that list is black pudding.

Usually when we think about pudding, we picture something thick and sweet that actually tastes good and does not look bad either. However, black pudding is not like that at all. Firstly, this gross dish contains the blood of an animal. The blood coagulates, and then sweet potatoes, barley, or oatmeal is usually added to it to create a filler. Afterwards, it is brought to a boil, and a skin is formed around it. However, the stuff that is added to it does not do it any favors. Black pudding is definitely a strange and gross food that should be thrown away.

14 Joy: Potato Chips

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When it comes to potatoes, one thing is certain: they can come in a lot of different forms. Aside from french fries, another popular junk food that is made with potatoes is potato chips.

There are a lot of reasons why they are so good. The salty taste is wonderful, and there are a lot of different flavors of them. Additionally, there are often a lot of different things these chips can be dipped in as well, which only makes them taste even more amazing. There are a lot of very tasty flavors of potato chips. Some of them are cheddar and sour cream and sea salt chips.

13 Joy: Freshly Baked Pastries

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There are a lot of really cool things life has to offer, and that is certainly true when it comes to food. Furthermore, there is nothing like the heavenly smell of delicious pastries that have just been taken out of the oven. Additionally, they smell amazing while they are in the oven as well.

There are a lot of really amazing pastries out there. One kind of pastry that is very hard to say “no” to is cinnamon rolls. They are flaky, and they often have just the right amount of cinnamon in them. Additionally, apple turnovers and cheese danish donuts are yummy as well.

12 Throw Away: Canned Tuna


Firstly, it should definitely be noted that tuna itself is pretty good. Fish in general is a very tasty thing to eat.

However, good foods like this should never ever come in cans. There are actually a lot of reasons why people should stop eating canned tuna. For example, there is not much nutritional value to it. For example, this kind of tuna is cooked in extremely high temperatures, which essentially destroys the good stuff that is in the fish. Additionally, after it is cooked in the high temperatures, it is then sealed in a can that contains water, salt, and vegetable oil.

11 Joy: Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

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Potatoes are pretty much one of the most delicious foods to eat. Furthermore, they are also one of the most versatile foods out there, as there are countless ways to eat them.

One of the best ways to eat potatoes is mashed, and that is even more true when the dish is made with creamy melted cheese as well. Furthermore, this dish is also something that is a great side to have during dinner. It is good paired up with pretty much anything, but some dishes that go nice with it are different types of casseroles or stews. One cannot go wrong with cheesy mashed potatoes.

10 Throw Away: Mushrooms

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Usually most people do not think it is a good idea to eat fungi, unless of course it is in the form of mushrooms. Mushrooms are often a part of a lot of dishes that would otherwise be delicious.

However, the truth is that these things are pretty gross, and they should definitely be thrown out. Furthermore, there is literally no taste to them. That’s right. These slimy, bulb shaped little gross objects have absolutely no flavor to them unless something is added to them. Additionally, they do not even look good. That means that they also make any dishes they are added to look less appealing as well.

9 Joy: Eggs Benedict

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Many times when we think about what we want to eat for breakfast, eggs pop into our minds. However, one of the amazing facts about eggs is that they can be put in countless dishes, and they are not necessarily just food that should be eaten early in the morning.

However, one of the best meals that contains eggs is eggs benedict. While this is usually thought to be a breakfast dish, many of us could honestly be excited about eating eggs benedict at any time of the day or night. Additionally, this dish not only tastes wonderful, but it looks absolutely amazing as well.

8 Throw Away: Green Olives

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There are some foods that some people can handle from time to time, and then there are green olives. Olives are a food that men, women, and children either love or hate. There does not seem to be a middle ground in this situation. Black olives, however, are pretty good on things like pizza and salads.

But green olives are just gross. Furthermore, these kind of olives can ruin other things just by being near them. That is because if a green olive is on or near something else, there is a chance that the other food will get olive juice on it. That means that any sandwiches that would normally be tasty despite the olives on it are now ruined because even if the olives are taken off, there is nothing that can be done about the juice.

7 Joy: Chocolate Covered Twinkies

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There are very few sweet treats that need any improvements, and this is where twinkies come in. While some people claim that twinkies are not exactly their cup of tea, the treat is nearly perfect, and it realty does not need to be improved. However, some twinkie lovers out there have come up with some incredibly delicious ways to eat these golden treats with yummy cream filling. There are some people who apparently love to dip twinkies in chocolate. These little cakes are great, and chocolate is great, so that mixture is simply Heaven on earth. Just melt some milk chocolate chips and use the melted chocolate to coat the twinkies, and then let them sit on some parchment paper until the chocolate hardens.

6 Throw Away: Cottage Cheese


The opinions of many people are split right down the middle when it comes to deciding whether some foods are good or not. One food that a lot of people either love or hate is cottage cheese.

When we are trying to figure out if we like a certain kind of food, there are a lot of things that must be taken into consideration. Firstly, taste is obviously a big deal. Secondly, it should probably look good and smell good as well. Third, the texture has to be tolerable at the very least.

Well, cottage cheese does not get points in any of those categories. The taste is not all that great, it looks like a food that has gone bad, and it doesn’t really have much of a smell.

5 Joy: Brownies

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Many dessert and snack foods taste okay, while others are just not that great. But on the other hand, there are also sweet treats that are amazing, and basically everyone loves them.

This is where brownies come in. They are right up there with ice cream in the sense that hardly anyone seems to dislike having a brownie on occasion. One of the things that makes brownies even cooler is that they have their own day! That’s right, December 8th is National Brownie Day, but it’s not like we needed another excuse to enjoy these gooey squares of chocolate deliciousness.

4 Throw Away: Fennel

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A few people really seem to like licorice, and then there are also a lot of people who do not like it at all. Usually, those who are not fans of the taste licorice has also do not enjoy fennel, which is a plant that has a very similar flavor to licorice, and the taste is extremely strong.

This food is just simply confusing. It looks like something that can be added to healthy meals, but it tastes like bad candy. Additionally, it is not even that easy to hide the gross flavor of fennel. Those who wish to add a healthy item to their meals should pick something else after they throw this away.

3 Joy: Pepperoni Pizza Tots

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There are some junk foods that are really only appealing to children, and then there are also some that adults seem to prefer. However, there are also a lot of junk foods that are equally appealing to both children and adults, and that is the case for pepperoni pizza tots.

Pizza is amazing, and so are tater tots. This little snack is a genius idea, as it is small enough for little hands to hold onto, while being incredibly delicious at the same time. Basically, pepperoni pizza tots are a nice, tasty combination of pizza sauce, pepperoni, tater tots, and cheese.

2 Throw Away: Wasabi

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It seems that a lot of people are enjoying sushi these days, and we cannot blame them. Many kinds of sushi are amazing. However, let’s talk about the stuff that is often served along with it. More specifically, lets talk about the soft green stuff that often accompanies sushi when it is served. That is called wasabi, and it should honestly be tossed out.

Supposedly, this stuff is to be mixed (in small amounts) with soy sauce right before sushi is dipped into it. However, wasabi makes anything hard to enjoy because it has a strong flavor and it is also very hot.

1 Joy: Corn Dogs

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Snack foods are pretty popular, and there are a lot of them to choose from. Some junk foods are loved by everyone, and others are not quite so popular.

However, one yummy snack that seems to be loved by many people is the corn dog. Corn dogs can be found all year, but they are also normally associated with carnivals and state fairs, since they are usually sold there along with fried turkey legs and funnel cakes. Something a lot of corn dog lovers do not know is that they have been around for a very long time. A fun fact about these things is that they were patented in 1927.

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