Not everyone is a fan of the same foods. Also, there are some people are more tempted to get food that tastes good, while others simply try to make meals that are fulfilling as well as very healthy at the same time.
While there are a lot of people out there who choose some healthy foods often, many of us tend to visit our favorite fast-food spots fairly often. But while some of these establishments serve a lot of tasty options, they also sell some pretty gross stuff.
This is where Marie Kondo comes in. Kondo is the author of the book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing as well as a few other books. She also has a show on Netflix that centers on the same topic, which is called Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.
The method Kondo uses to tidy places up is referred to as the KonMari Method, which promotes cleanliness as well as only keeping the things that give you joy. According to Kondo, the things that don't spark joy in us should be thanked and thrown away with the trash.
This is a pretty effective method of cleaning up cluttered areas, but it can also be used with food. For example, there are a lot of very flavorful fast-food menu items that spark joy, and then, there are also some pretty tasteless ones that should be thanked and thrown away. Here are just a few of them:
29 Throw Out: Spicy Sriracha Burger
Denny’s is usually a pretty good place to eat, especially when you have a serious craving for something that's a little bit unhealthy. However, that doesn't mean that everything they've ever sold is good.
Some of their menu items, such as the Spicy Sriracha Burger, should be thanked and thrown away. After all, it really doesn't spark any joy. This meal would probably be better if it weren't for the sriracha sauce because that really doesn't seem to belong on a burger.
28 Spark Joy: 3x3 Burger
There's an old saying that basically means there can never be too much of a good thing. That's very true, at least when it comes to delicious beef patties. Furthermore, the restaurant In-N-Out Burger seems to agree.
There are a lot of places these days that apparently have secret menus, and that's where the 3x3 Burger can be found, as it's a secret menu item at In-N-Out Burger. This has everything a burger usually comes with, plus a total of three beef patties. It's a lot to eat, but it's pretty good when you have a strong craving for a greasy burger.
27 Throw Out: Halloween Whopper
There are a lot of things that make certain restaurants very unique, especially when it comes to fast-food establishments. Some of those things are their names or what the place looks like. However, many of them offer unique things on their menus as well, and Burger King is no stranger to doing that.
One of the weirdest and grossest things to ever grace the Burger King menu is their Halloween-themed Whopper. This burger doesn't even have an appetizing look, as it has black buns.
26 Spark Joy: Hot Dog Bites Pizza
There are a lot of people out there who love hot dogs as well as food that's stuffed with other food. Furthermore, I cannot think of a single man, woman, or child who doesn't love pizza.
Furthermore, Pizza Hut has a history of selling some very delicious items, some of which are very unique. As a matter of fact, one of the tastiest as well as most interesting creations that have been sold at Pizza Hut is the Hot Dog Bites Pizza. The crust of the pizza is stuffed with hot dogs.
25 Throw Out: Double Down
There are some foods that look pretty good, yet they have a slightly disappointing taste. On the other hand, there are some meals that look icky, and yet, they taste decent.
But sometimes, there are also meals out there that look exactly as bad as they taste, and that's the case for the Double Down, which is an entrée sold at KFC. Seriously, if nightmares had a taste, they'd taste like this creation. Basically, the Double Down is a sandwich without bread. Instead of bread, the thing that holds it all together is fried chicken. We can feel our arteries clogging just looking at it.
23 Spark Joy: Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich
There are a lot of meals and snacks that are so delicious that they have the power to make us hungry just from thinking about them. That's true for a lot of the things that are sold at Dunkin’ Donuts, including the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich.
Sure, sandwiches like this are very heavy on the stomach, but this one certainly needs to be tried at least once. The sweet taste and amazing texture of the donut mix very well with the other ingredients on the sandwich, which are eggs and bacon.
22 Throw Out: Buffalo Crunch Doughnut
There are a lot of sauce flavors that are really great, and then, there are some that are pretty gross. Either way, there aren't many sauces that should ever be paired up with something as sweet and delicious as a donut, and yet, it's happened.
The restaurant Tim Hortons has some very unique creations. Some of them taste good, and some of them are honestly quite gross. One of the things they sell is a Buffalo Crunch Donut, which is made with a yeast donut, hot sauce, and spicy chips.
21 Spark Joy: Whopper Poutine
Sometimes, when some people are on diets and they want to treat themselves to something that's slightly unhealthy without going too far off of their diet, they might order a burger without the bun. In cases like this, sometimes, lettuce is wrapped around the burger to hold everything in place.
The Whopper Poutine doesn't have a bun, but it's far from a diet food. It's still pretty delicious, though. This awesome creation has all the things that are typically on a burger, plus gravy, french fries, and cheese curds.
19 Throw Out: Mashed Potato Burger
Some of the food that McDonald’s has offered has been very good, while a few of their other items have actually been quite gross. Furthermore, certain items are only offered at a few McDonald’s locations.
That's the case for the Mashed Potato Burger, which appears to only be offered in China. This weird creation would probably be just as good as any other burger if it weren't for the mashed potatoes in it. Beef patties with the soft texture of mashed potatoes are simply gross.
18 Spark Joy: Waffle Taco
These days, secret menus are all the rage. Furthermore, a lot of people really like tacos, and nearly everyone seems to love breakfast food.
In fact, Taco Bell had a very tasty item on their secret menu, and it was the Waffle Taco, which was basically a meal that consisted of scrambled eggs and beef patties in a waffle that was shaped a lot like a taco. This was actually not a bad item. However, it's since been removed from the Taco Bell secret menu, so it's no longer available. That's rather disappointing because this item certainly sparked joy by delighting the taste buds.
17 Throw Out: Fiery Doritos Locos Taco
A lot of people love to eat tacos, and it's pretty easy to see why. They're simple creations that take a minimal amount of time to make, and they can be very tasty as well.
Tacos are very popular items at Taco Bell, and I have to admit that there are some pretty good ones there. However, there are also some Taco Bell menu items that aren't really that great, and one of them is the Fiery Doritos Locos Taco. This has all the typical ingredients of a taco. However, the shell that holds all of them together has a very spicy shell, which has a gross chili flavor to it. Additionally, there's also a lime flavor in the shell, and the mix of chili and lime isn't exactly wonderful.
16 Spark Joy: Buffalo Chicken Tenders
There are a lot of foods that seem to be in numerous fast-food establishments. One thing that certainly appears in many places like this is chicken tenders, and honestly, some of them don't seem to have a very unique flavor. However, there are a few fast-food restaurants that have made some very delicious chicken tenders, and one of them is Culver’s.
These chicken tenders are full of flavor, and they have just the right consistency to them. Chili peppers, black pepper, and other spices make this meal pretty great!
15 Throw Out: Chicken McNuggets
There are a lot of things at McDonald’s that are actually pretty delicious despite the fact that most of them are extremely unhealthy. One item many people enjoy from this place is the Chicken McNuggets, and it's pretty easy to see why. They're pretty tasty when they're fresh, after all.
However, these are some gross little things that should be thrown away with the trash. They have a very weird, smooth texture, which doesn’t do them any favors. Honestly, the appearance of these things, especially the inside of them, is just plain gross.
14 Throw Out: Enormous Omelet Sandwich
There are a lot of great meals out there, but there are also some gross foods as well. Sometimes, what makes a meal gross isn't necessarily bad-tasting ingredients but rather a weird mix of ingredients. There are quite a few dishes that are made of things that should never be put on a plate together, and that's where the Enormous Omelet Sandwich at Burger King comes in.
This actually has everything that a good omelet has. The only problem is that there's way too much bread with it, which honestly kind of ruins the rest of the meal. Omelets spark enough joy on their own; they don’t need help from bread.
12 Spark Joy: Monster Biscuit
Many people have to face a lot of very hard decisions in their lives, and some of them are connected to food. In fact, sometimes, we just want to eat something that has sausage, ham, or bacon in it.
Furthermore, choosing one of those meats can be rather hard to do, and this is where the Monster Biscuit Sandwich at Hardee’s comes in. This is a meal that's perfect for those who don't want to have to pick just one of those three things, and that's because it actually has all three items on it. This sandwich is pretty tasty, and therefore, it sparks a lot of joy, especially in those who love meat.
11 Throw Out: The 1/3 Pound Tex Mex Bacon Thickburger
There are some burgers that taste even better when they're made with very thick beef patties. But on the other hand, there are also some burgers that should probably just be served with a thin patty, and one of them is the hefty Tex Mex Burger that's on the menu at Carl’s Jr.
This isn't one of the nastiest burgers out there. However, the thick patty on it's just way too much meat for one sandwich. Furthermore, it's also sold with a slightly bigger patty, which only makes it worse. Another thing that doesn't do it any favors is the taste of the sauce, which isn't that great. The sauce used on these burgers is called "Santa Fe Sauce."
10 Spark Joy: Chunky Chicken Pot Pie
There are a lot of fast-food restaurants that have been known to offer some very questionable items on their menus. KFC is definitely one of them.
However, that doesn't necessarily mean that all of the things on their menus have a bad taste to them. For example, KFC is home to some extremely tasty things, and one of them is the Chunky Chicken Pot Pie. It does have a lot of calories, but it's worth it. The crust has a rich and buttery flavor, and the filling is nothing short of amazing.
9 Throw Out: Arby’s Arbynator
Many people tend to enjoy having a side dish with their meals. This is true whether the meal is something from a fast-food place or not, as side dishes are served in a lot of restaurants.
One particular side that goes well with sandwiches is french fries. However, french fries should never ever be combined with a pile of roast beef, multiple sauces, and buns. But that's exactly what Arby’s offers on their menu. This gross food abomination is called the "Arbynator." There are way too many flavors that overpower each other in it.
8 Spark Joy: Bacon Ranch Salad With Buttermilk Crispy Chicken
Many people know that a lot of the food that's featured on the menu at McDonald’s isn't very healthy. However, there are some delicious things on that menu that aren't quite as unhealthy as some of the other items.
One thing that's somewhat healthier and even a bit tastier than some of the other things that are sold at the popular fast-food chain is the Bacon Ranch Salad With Buttermilk Crispy Chicken. The lettuce is usually very fresh, and the chicken is crispy and full of delicious flavor. Furthermore, the Applewood smoked bacon adds even more flavor to it, and the tomatoes are usually bursting with flavor as well.
6 Throw Out: Big Mac
There are a lot of items on the menu at McDonald’s that have been there for a very long time. Some of those items are very tasty, and some are just disgusting.
The Big Mac is one of the most famous items on their menu. However, that really doesn’t mean it's good. This burger looks and tastes very unappealing, which is partly due to the sauce that's on it. The sauce on a Big Mac has a very unique flavor to it, but unique doesn't always equal good or tasty. In this case, it just makes the sandwich gross, and sometimes, Big Macs are served with a lot of this stuff on it, which only makes them grosser. Big Macs don't spark any joy, and they should definitely be thrown away. Also, there's no need for three buns. That's way too much bread for one sandwich.
5 Spark Joy: Ham, Egg, And Cheese Biscuit
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, but sometimes, we don't have time to make a proper meal before we head out the door in the morning. So, that means that there are often a lot of people stopping by fast-food restaurants to pick up a quick bite before they go to work.
Not everything on the menu at Burger King is good, but they do have yummy breakfast options. One of the best breakfast menu items to eat there is the Ham, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit. This meal consists of black forest ham, light and fluffy eggs, and cheese. Honestly, this is one of those things that make a person’s mouth water just by thinking about them.
4 Throw Out: Burrito Supreme
Sometimes, less is more, and that seems to be true for a lot of different kinds of food. If there's one thing Taco Bell is famous for, it's stuffing a lot of different ingredients that should never be mixed together into a taco shell or a burrito.
One of the least tasty items on their menu is the Burrito Supreme. Combining a few different things together is fine, but this item feels as though it has everything but the kitchen sink in it. Maybe this would be a little bit better with fewer ingredients in it.
3 Spark Joy: Pancakes & Sausage Platter
When it comes to breakfast foods and beverages, fast-food establishments have a lot of wonderful choices. In fact, there are actually quite a lot of great things to choose from when you want to have breakfast at Burger King.
Something many people enjoy eating in the morning is pancakes. A lot of people also enjoy pairing their pancakes up with something like sausage, which is why Burger King offers their Pancakes & Sausage Platter. The sausage is usually very rich with flavor. Additionally, this dish has three pancakes that are topped with a very sweet syrup.
2 Throw Out: Chicken Cantina Power Bowl
It's very important to eat healthy things. However, when we think about eating at places like Taco Bell, we're usually planning on ordering something that may be considered unhealthy, which is okay as long as that doesn't happen every day.
Anyway, Taco Bell has attempted to appeal to those who are trying to eat more healthy foods, and Taco Bell did this by offering the Chicken Cantina Power Bowl, which is basically just unseasoned, flavorless chicken that's also dry at times. However, the avocado ranch dressing adds some flavor to it, but that isn't enough to make this a good dish—it's easily forgettable.
1 Spark Joy: BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter
There are a lot of different kinds of food and beverages that people tend to enjoy after they wake up in the morning. Some of the best foods to eat for breakfast are sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, and biscuits.
Well, Burger King offers all of that in one big meal, and it's called the "BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter." This is an extremely delicious dish. The eggs are usually very fluffy, and the sausage patty has a bit of a spicy flavor, but it isn't too strong. I can’t say enough good things about this, as it definitely does spark joy.