THINGS I ATE AS A KID THAT I DIDN'T KNOW WERE WEIRD TILL WAY LATER

Growing up Scotch-German, Southern Indiana stylez
  1. Braunschweiger
    Do you know what this is? Of course you don't. Good for you. Imagine very soft, salty, fatty spreadable liverwurst that looks like a pink tube. Congratulations. You have imagined braunschweiger. I went nuts for this shit. We all did. I still crave it once a year or so.
  2. Scrapple
    Unwanted mystery pork scraplets in an unholy matrimony with cornmeal mush. What's next, men marrying dogs? We fried it and put syrup on it. Yeah, we did.
  3. Old Fashioned Loaf
    I still don't know what the fuck this really is or how to explain it. I've never seen it outside of my hometown. It's a lunchmeat that comes in a loaf shape (pictured: round loaf, which is an abomination). It looks like salami but tastes... I dunno. Old fashioned? My dad loves this and eats it with pimiento cheese spread.
  4. Pineapple Cheese Salad
    Easy to make. Pineapple chunks, cubes of the blandest American cheese you can find, Miracle Whip and sugar. Not a typo, none of this is a typo. Was my childhood obesity a cosmic typo? Maybe.