UPDATED 06\/25\/21 Growing up, we were all familiar with the picky-eater. And most of us had a phase. You know the routine: imploring all the old tricks, spread your food around the plate, pretend to take bites, give a fake "Mmm... that\u2019s good," capped off with an "All done, may I be excused?" Yeah, Mom never did fall for it, but it was worth a try.\u00a0\u00a0And for those that were cynical of the choosey eater, we want you to hold that thought because today we are counting down the most disgusting dishes from the past. No, we're not talking about Brussel sprouts, creamed spinach, or Aunt Fran\u2019s mysterious casserole with raisins. Sorry, Aunt Fran, we\u2019re taking it a step further.\u00a0 Today, we're naming the foods that would even make the most adventurous open-minded diners think twice. From a Glace Fish Mold to a Ham and Bananas Hollandaise, the creators of these dishes must have been outright cruel, or perhaps they were picky eaters making us all feel their pain.\u00a0 We can\u2019t even imagine trying to stomach some of these now! What\u2019s even more fascinating is that a lot of these dishes are still being made today, either vintage-style or with a modern twist. Whether the dish was for a special occasion or \u2018just because,\u2019 we are left with the same question \u201cWhat were we thinking?!" Do you remember these disgusting foods? 1. Monterey Souffle Salad Monterey Souffle Salad \/ Flickr Fair warning, the Monterey Souffle Salad looks nothing like a salad. This eye-of-the-dragon looking salad was created in part, by Star-Kist Tuna. They put out ads in 1955 containing this recipe. So check your cabinets now, and see if you can prepare one today. Look for lemon gelatin, tuna, preferably star-kist wink-wink, mayonnaise, and vegetables.\u00a0 RELATED: Instagram Is Helping To Bring Back Nostalgic & Retro Food And yes I honestly have no idea how any of that goes together. The veggies specified are chopped cucumber or celery, some sliced olives, chopped pimento, and of course grated onion. Because if we cry when we cut onion, just imagine the tears that\u2019ll stream as you grate the little sucker.\u00a0 The recipe also suggests Hellmann\u2019s mayo, but personally being from South Carolina, I prefer Dukes. Granted, I have not tried Duke\u2019s in this tuna jello, maybe next year for my birthday. A supporter messaged us saying her family would add a can of undiluted cream of tomato soup to spice it up. Because I for one, needed this tuna jello mold to be MORE interesting. \u00a0To be honest, I have made a dish similar to this, just sans the jello. I\u2019m talking about a Tuna Rice Salad. Brown rice, tuna, celery, lemon, and tomato, simple and cheap dish. However not as exciting as this mold of fun. This jiggly dish was often made in a 1950s casserole dish. So, it could suffice for virtually any occasion. We\u2019re not entirely sure it would\u2019ve made the Top 10 list at any special event though. 2. Peppermint Popcorn Tree Peppermint Popcorn Tree \/ Flickr Honestly, this one doesn\u2019t sound too bad, but definitely might not be the healthiest.\u00a0 Similar to the Star-Kist promoted Souffle, this recipe is brought to us by a product. An original \u201860s ad for this sweet treat says \u201cHoliday Candy Favorites made better with Karo (CARE-O) Syrup,\u201d which is basically a sweet corn syrup with added salt and vanilla. This was probably a hit back in the day during Christmastime, but we\u2019re not sure it would still hold up today against Limited Edition Peppermint Bark Oreos, for example! Yum! This is a vintage recipe that has been adapted for modern convenience. Most recipes online now abandon the sculpting into a tree, and just have the delicious peppermint popcorn plopped in a bowl. And I for one appreciate the recipe modification.\u00a0 The recipe itself is quite simple; popcorn, white chocolate candy coating, and peppermint candy. For a twist, you can substitute dark chocolate for the white, you just won\u2019t get the \u2018White Christmas\u2019 snowy effect.\u00a0 3. 7-UP Mayonnaise Jello Salad 7-UP Mayonnaise Jello Salad \/ One Country Here at DoYouRemember? we\u2019d like to take a moment to acknowledge the many things that go well together. Laverne & Shirley, Bert & Ernie, Milk and Cookies, ya know 7-up & Mayonnaise... Okay, maybe it\u2019s just me, but I don\u2019t think mayonnaise, 7-UP, and Jello go together.\u00a0 The recipe is as basic as it sounds. Mayo, 7-UP soda, diced fruit, marshmallows, cream cheese, and of course, gelatin to make this less-than-appetizing concoction.\u00a0\u00a0 Just look at that texture folks. Can you say, "Yum?"\u00a0 This \u2018salad\u2019 is traditionally served for the holidays and has a tropical flavor due to the pineapple, cherry, and lime flavors. This recipe gained some popularity a few years ago when Ellen highlighted this comedian named Kalen, who gained fame by live-commenting those popular overhead-shot recipe videos.\u00a0 Apparently this dish isn\u2019t as crazy as it sounds. It tastes somewhere between a key lime pie and a citrus cheesecake. Why is the mayo even in the recipe? Is it to cut down the sweetness? Is it to gross out my brother Pat who cannot touch the stuff. But we\u2019re gonna leave it in because it\u2019s been in the recipe for almost a century. 4. Glace Fish Mold Glace Fish Mold \/ Flickr Ever felt the need to take flaked fish, chopped pimento, and throw it in a gelatin mold? Nope, neither did we. Hey, it\u2019s shaped like a fish, that\u2019s pretty cute! Nope, not at all. It definitely makes the list for our Top 10 disgusting foods.\u00a0 \u00a0Now, this one actually might take the cake, or the jello how this countdown is going, for the most jaw-dropping dish on this list. I mean just look at it. This recipe is basically a Jell-O\u2019d fish that is often completed with \u2018olive eyes.\u2019 You start out melting the gelatin with sugar, salt, and lemon juice. Then fold in the fish. Is it a Goldfish? No, fold in the fish- and actually, you can use any type of fish or even shellfish. Along with the flakey seafood, add green pepper, cucumber wedges, onion rings, pimento, and celery. That\u2019s it. Pour it into your fish mold that we all have. served with a bowl of mayonnaise on the side, because why not. Finally, the garnish and the greatest touch.\u00a0 Place the olives for eyes to give off the appearance of the fish actually being alive. That way, you can meet your jiggly fish before you devour. Ummm\u2026 Bon App\u00e9tit? Mmm\u2026 Maybe not! 5. Perfection Salad Perfection Salad \/ Flickr Nothing screams perfection like the sight of this bad boy. Another \u2018salad\u2019 on this list that doesn\u2019t actually look anything like a salad, noticing a trend here. Don\u2019t get your hopes up. This one can be added to the ongoing pattern of foods being made with Jell-O back in the day.\u00a0 \u00a0Again you would start by melting the gelatin and stirring in the apple & Lemon juices, alone with vinegar and water. Next step is adding all the \u2018Perfection\u2019.\u00a0 Add in the carrot, celery, cabbage, green pepper, and pimento before pouring into a mold. Any type of fish mold or other would do. And you guessed it, serve alongside this perfection, the perfect bowl of miracle whip or mayo to add more excitement. Apparently, it\u2019s a very lemony sweet & sour coleslaw. I\u2019ve also heard of people using shredded apples and lime flavoring to give it a different twist. I also wish I could go back in time like Marty Mcfly, not to bet on sports, but to buy stock in pimientos and mayonnaise, because they were in everything! 6. Egg Nests Egg nests \/ Flickr The 42 Cent Lunch. I\u2019ll take it. This one is so close to being delicious if it wasn\u2019t for that raw egg. Because I know from my father yelling at us to \u2018stop eating the raw cookie dough or we\u2019ll get sick\u201d, that raw eggs are a no-go in my household.\u00a0 Also, poking out the center of the bread and injecting an egg, feels like a last-minute science fair entry.\u00a0 Egg Nests, also known as Cloud Eggs, are nearly as popular today as they were back in the day. You\u2019ll need some basics, eggs, bread, butter, and salt. That\u2019s it! First, toast your bread. Then separate your egg whites from the yolks. Beat the heck out of the egg whites until stiff. It only takes a minute with an electric beater. Now, it\u2019s time to assemble.\u00a0 Take out your mayo and pimentos -- just kidding, butter the toast, dollop the egg white on each slice and make the indention in the middle for your prized yolk. Now you just bake it for 15 minutes and serve with salad, milk, and fruit for an entire lunch display! 7. Mock Apple Pie Mock Apple Pie \/ Flickr An Apple Pie without the apples, blasphemy!\u00a0 Hey, it was invented during the depression. And you know what they say: "When life gives you Ritz Crackers, make apple pie." That's the saying, right? While it still looks like a tasty Apple Pie, don\u2019t be fooled! It\u2019s called a \u201cMock\u201d Apple Pie for a reason, as it\u2019s made with Ritz Crackers instead of real apples. \u00a0However, according to recipes, it tastes just like regular Apple Pie. First off, bring to boil water, sugar, and cream of tartar before dropping gin whole crackers to boil for 5 minutes.\u00a0 Then pour all into a pie crust and sprinkle with cinnamon and lemon juice. Top with additional crushed crackers, brown sugar, and cinnamon and bingo, an apple pie sans apples. So, if you can get over the fact that it\u2019s made with Ritz Crackers on the inside, then this might be a go-to dish for any special occasion. And maybe fool some people while you\u2019re at it! 8. Ham and Bananas Hollandaise Ham and Bananas Hollandaise \/ Flickr Ugh, this was the one I was dreading to eventually get to on this list. A fun fact about this dish is that it was actually made up by the government to distract people from the oil embargo. Well, it\u2019s definitely distracting, Complete with bananas, lemon juice, sliced boiled ham, mustard, hollandaise sauce mix, and light cream, this is probably the weirdest dish on this list! Banana Hollandaise is perfect for any Brunch occasion, and commenters on these recipes actually say this is delicious. And you can cheat with a jar of hollandaise instead of the mix packets. But just don\u2019t leave off the sauce, as it cuts through the sweetness of the banana while the mustard pairs with the ham to add saltiness. Well, I'll be damned\u2026 some people actually enjoy this. 9. Frosted Ribbon Sandwich Loaf Frosted Ribbon Sandwich Loaf \/ Click Americana This one was popular in the 1960s and consists of many different layers of filling and ingredients from mayonnaise- of course,\u00a0 to pickle relish to ground cooked ham and horseradish. While the dish gives a \u2018frosted\u2019 appearance, do not be fooled; this dish surely isn\u2019t sweet as you\u2019ll be biting into a savory loaf you will never forget..Even old advertisements for the loaf show a cake-cutter being used to slice through it, so the taste may come as a shock to some who are expecting a carrot cake.\u00a0\u00a0 The frosted loaf holds a surprise in every layer so this is technically one of the more advanced dish on our countdown. 10. Frozen Fruitcake Salad Frozen Fruitcake Salad \/ Vintage Recipe Cards It\u2019s nice to end the list with something that isn\u2019t so repulsive-looking, the Frozen Fruitcake Salad! It\u2019s more of a sweet treat with pretty basic ingredients. Blend together sour cream, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla followed by all the fruits and nuts you desire. Such choices can be pineapples, diced bananas- no mustard this time, cherries, and grapes. Don\u2019t forget the walnuts! Complete with lettuce leaves in the middle for garnish, it may not look super tasty, but with all those ingredients, it sure sounds like it! Do you remember your grandparents whipping any of these up for a special event or \u2018just because\u2019? I sure do! Is there a twist on one of these classics that makes your recipe book? Or did your grandma make something entirely different yet completely off-the-wall for special occasions? We want to know what your disgusting foods were!