The grossest, old-fashioned recipes from the past!

When you think of retro, or perhaps use it in a sentence, you convey some sort of nostalgia — a fondness for the past and simpler times.

However, when it comes to foods, retro yields some alarming results: Unlike vintage dresses with nipped-in waistlines and swingy skirts, old recipes often don’t age very well.

To be fair, everyone has a different taste in food. But our parents and grandparents had some strange sense of taste.

The look of these dishes will have you losing your appetite in no time.

#1 Weight Watcher’s Liver Pate

Watcher’s recipe that’ll make you lose weight… it looks like a pile of poo!

Wonder what that extra creamy glaze on top is. On second thought, never mind — I don’t want to know!

#2 Ham and Bananas Hollandaise

No, your eyes don’t deceive you. The dish on the tray is bananas, covered in ham slices and drenched in hollandaise sauce.

Could someone tell us why you would ever make this concoction?!”

#3 Bananas with Herring

If you thought Ham and Bananas Hollandaise was weird, just look at this recipe!

#4 Seafood Aspic

Aspic is a savory jelly made with meat stock.

My only question is, do you use a fork or a spoon to eat it? A straw, maybe?

#5 Jellied Veal Ring

This recipe doesn’t look so bad.

#6 Seafood Mousse

I don’t care how it tastes, and I don’t want to eat something that’s smiling back at me.

#7 Perfection Salad

Perfection? I don’t think they understood what that word means.

#8 Lemon Flavored Lamb’s Brawn

Speaking of stomachache, what about meat from a pig’s or calf’s head, cooked and pressed in a pot with jelly.

#9 Bologna Cake

#10 Spaghetti-Os and Weiners

This ridiculous blob of preservatives was pretty popular among kids back in the days.

It consists of two cans of Spaghetti-Os mixed with plain gelatin, then chilled in a round mold until firm.

#11 Crown Roast of Frankfurters

It’s also called the Tower of Wieners.

#12 Spinach and Egg Mold

If this is what dieting entails, no thanks. I’d rather be fat.

#13 Simple Supper Mould

In the 50s, it didn’t count as a meal unless it was suspended in an oozing pile of gelatin.

#14 Frozen Pork, Beans, and Ketchup Pops

#15 Noodle Ring Filled With Creamed Chicken

This dish makes me sad.

#16 Almonds in a Haystack Appetizer

Serve this bad boy and watch your guests suddenly remember they left something in the car.

#17 Salmon Shortcake

“Two words that shouldn’t ever go together: Salmon and Shortcake.”

#18 Pork with Spaghetti Supper

Look just what they did to a perfectly nice pork loin! They could have served spaghetti on the side!

#19 Meatloaf Jell-O

#20 Hot Mushroom Barbecue Sauce

The thought of this recipe hurts my feelings.

#21 Monterey Souffle Salad

I don’t even want to know what it consists of.

#22 Creamed Veggie Filled Pancakes with Canned Peach Garnish

Leave our pancakes alone!!!

#23 Rosy Fruit Cocktail Slices

#24 Lobster and Sole Whatever-This-Is

How to ruin a perfectly-made lobster exhibit.

#25 Prune-Stuffed Pork

Please keep your prunes away from my pork, thank you.