There will always be people who eat weird stuff, but it can be jarring to find out that people en masse – or at least, Americans en masse – used to eat very differently from today. Some of these recipes-past sound interesting, and not necessarily in a bad way.

And some of them sound downright horrifying.

Here are 17 things people used to think were delightful dishes – a good mix of interesting and horrifying, I hope!

17. Tuna Fish Mold

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/73714023817/tuna-mold

16. Party Potato Salad

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/68678947219/glazed-potato-salad

15. SPAM Upside-Down Pie

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/2430606225/spam-upside-down-pie-by-charm-and-poise

14. Hamburger-Onion Pie with Bisquick and Cottage Cheese

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/2306117002/hamburger-onion-pie-with-bisquick-and-cottage

13. Frozen Fruit Cheese Salad

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/2165535139/frozen-fruit-cheese-salad-via-things-your

12. Ham and Banana Hollandaise

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/74274870387/via-ham-and-banana-salad

11. Mexican Shrimp-Orange Salad

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/73509134936/1970s-mexican-shrimp-orange-salad

10. Hash Filet Mignon

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/68571207225

9. German Pizza

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/2365313772/german-pizza-with-sausage-and-sauerkraut

8. Deviled Ham Whip

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/2154077623/deviled-ham-whip-via-found-in-moms-basement

7. Zucchini Tomato Pie

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/73406640059/via-impossible-zucchini-tomato-pie-taco-pie

6. Frankfurter Spectacular

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/73303552135/frankfurter-spectacular-via-its-franktacular

5. Putting on the Dog

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/68497070205/via-kitchen-monkey-a-mad-men-cocktail-party

4. SPAM n Limas

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/2317333580/spam-n-limas-via-foodiggitycom

3. Baked Tuna Ring

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/1715889961/baked-tuna-ring-via-iimgurcom

2. Frankfurter Pie

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/74602228716/via-frankfurter-pie

1. Patio Platter

https://fuckyeahvintagerecipes.tumblr.com/post/72981046465/vintage-ad-2333-a-platter-befitting-the-finest

 

Interesting or not, I don’t think I’m going to be trying any of these out on my family anytime soon!

How about you – any of these going on your weekly rotation?