What's the most poverty food you've ever eaten?

w8t4u
w8t4u

What's the most poverty food you've ever eaten?

hairygrape
hairygrape

@w8t4u
Food from the food bank

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@w8t4u
I lived nearly two years by eating from dumpsters when I was homeless. Too proud to beg for change.

Evilember
Evilember

raw fish and rice

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@PackManBrainlure
What was your crème de la resistance of finds?

Illusionz
Illusionz

@w8t4u
i went hungry so nothing, besides that an egg with water and flower in then to increase volume.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@PackManBrainlure

Now there are some stories. What were the most remembrable Veeky Forums related things here?

Booteefool
Booteefool

@ZeroReborn
Nothing too remarkable to be honest. Supermarkets around my area have covered dumpsters that are attached to their buildings, so good healthy stuff was out.
Saying that, I got lucky with Popeye's Chicken often. They compartmentalize.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Dry instant ramen. It's not that bad initially, but after a while you realize why nobody does it

farquit
farquit

Tinned corned beef. Just corned beef. Cold, on a plate. Sometimes I had some ketchup.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Garbage Can Lid

Also, my own worst moment was subsisting only on homemade bread for a week because I had no money at all. Just flour, which I used for dough and saved a bit for a starter.

Inmate
Inmate

@w8t4u
In jail I once crushed up some ramen and let it sit in a cup of hot water until it got soft enough to eat.

That's probably it besides meals I made with potatoes and rice.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Garbage Can Lid
It may come as a surprise, but large pharmacies often have food sections. When they do, you'll be assured that there's a policy of throwing away slightly torn open boxes or a can that dented when it hit the floor.
My best haul from one of those places was several bags of misc. candy, three tubes of Pringles, and an armful of Top Ramen.
It may sound retarded, but I used to make hamburgers from a package of ramen and three Dairy Queen patties. You sort of roast the two pieces of ramen over a fire for a bit, then sandwich the patties, then add a bit off the flaavoring packet.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Soft_member
This shit was all the craze some 22 years ago. You break that shit up and mix in the seasoning packet and eat it out of the bag. Tastes like 3rd grade.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Soft_member
Once eating 2 packs at once I totally know what you mean

happy_sad
happy_sad

@w8t4u
as a child I would sometimes bring ramen packets to school and eat them dry, maybe with a little seasoning sprinkled on.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

I eat ramen noodles 2 packs at a time
With Sardines or tuna.
I add a raw egg sometimes
And mushrooms on occas

likme
likme

Never experienced poverty, but when i am to lazy for shopping i usually eat rice with beans, peas or onion with some cheese or bacon.

Flameblow
Flameblow

water and flour. i just made tortillas.

JunkTop
JunkTop

A nap.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Soft_member
i ate it like a big cracker from the solid block every day after school while watching star trek
i don't do it anymore but damn it was good then

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@hairygrape
always eneded up with too much food from the food bank. Wasn't very balanced, mostly carbs, but it was mostly organic lol, a lot of stuff I wouldn't buy because of cost normally

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@w8t4u
uncooked ramen packs

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

A slim Jim and some water with flavoring.

girlDog
girlDog

@w8t4u
Peanut butter spread on a tortilla and rolled and microwaved. At those for a week while I waited for food stamps

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

ate rice almost a month straight due to being poor.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@JunkTop
best post

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Used to get a loaf of bread for 99¢ at a nearby convenience store on my lunch break from a shitty phone bank job.
I used the free mayo and pickle relish packets as "sandwich" filling.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Spazyfool
I had a friend who got food from the food bank, but ussually a quarter of it was expired or/and unedible .. like shampoo, toothpaste and shit.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Inmate
what did you do

Booteefool
Booteefool

@w8t4u
Polenta, and even though i'm not poor anumore i still eat that shit all the god damn time.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Booteefool
potatoes and beans here
i've eaten it because it was all i could scrape together in the past but fuck if it's 2/3 of what i eat now that i can afford much more
i love beans and potatoes
fuck rice

massdebater
massdebater

@GoogleCat
shit that sounds rough
i wouldn't even yell at you for taking the mayo and relish obviously meant for the hot dogs
sorry man

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@BinaryMan
that's odd, usually personal care products are pretty rare.

and in america, at least, they can't give expired foods, most of them are day of at the worst

5mileys
5mileys

@w8t4u
Lunch meals donated from a church.
They weren't bad. But fucking A we were poor

Techpill
Techpill

boxed macaroni
the cheese powder from said mac
expired tomato paste
no butter
no milk
tastes terrible but choked it down because I had no money
I'm glad those days are over
don't do drugs kids

Methshot
Methshot

@Techpill
Heroin?

RavySnake
RavySnake

@girlDog
2real4me

i've had that same poverty meal when I was about to lose an apartment and couldn't afford food for awhile

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Boiled potatoes with some of the potato water thickened with flour and lightly salted for sauce.
If you're truly hungry it's quite good.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@w8t4u
Nothing

viagrandad
viagrandad

@w8t4u
What's the most poverty food you've ever eaten?

Second most poverty food I've ever eaten was "Plain rice with onion."

Most poverty food I've ever eaten was "Plain rice."

Methnerd
Methnerd

Tortilla chip crumbs as I sat in my apartment in the cold and dark since the power was cut off for a week. Had nothing for light except one of those tiny, inch long keychain flash lights.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@w8t4u
Rice and beans.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@viagrandad
"Plain rice with onion."

This. I used to fry the onion with like 5 different spices to get at least some taste into the rice.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@LuckyDusty
that sounds like it would be pretty good with a little more spice than just salt

TreeEater
TreeEater

A while back my credit cards were stopped as they thought someone was using them for fraud. Had to a spend a month eating non-organic food.

Dark times

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@w8t4u
Dunkin donuts dumpster doughnuts

Skullbone
Skullbone

@w8t4u
instant rice and ketchup
i'm ashamed to admit it but it actually tasted alright

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Booteefool
Nothing wrong with good polenta.
That shit gets you stuffed really fast.

Inmate
Inmate

@w8t4u
@hairygrape
other than other people's leftovers (which was by choice), it would have to be actual, factual government cheese
you don't know what the bottom of the barrel looks like until you're staring at a pasteurized cheese product with stark black and white packaging stating as much and nothing remotely eye-catching except for the yellow color of the contents and the foil wrapping inside of the cardboard

WebTool
WebTool

@Inmate
it would have to be actual, factual government cheese
That program ended decades ago, grampa.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@w8t4u

Cheapest just-add-water noodles, the kind you get three packs for a dollar. Feels like eating damp styrofoam, and taste isn't much better. I don't think you can get more poverty than that without eating cockroaches from the public toilet or some shit like that.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@WebTool
it was commodities, and it this was at least 15 years ago

WebTool
WebTool

@w8t4u
Food from dumpsters out the back of shops.
Didn't have to, just went with my mates once and got fuck loads of free food and because we were all stoned we feasted.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Soft_member
I love this

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Paper

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@w8t4u
I'm still not convinced that all the meat in these was quadrupedal.

That said, at one very, very low point in my life, the St Vincent de Paul charity gave me a food basket that had a devon sausage that was hands down the most vile animal byproduct ever pressed into a plastic wrapper.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@w8t4u
A McChicken from the dollar menu

or maybe Italian food. Pasta is literally flour, water, eggs, and various weeds (garlic, onions, tomatoes, etc.). It's like they buit an entire poverty cuisine

TreeEater
TreeEater

boiled hot dogs and kraft mac

Snarelure
Snarelure

@TreeEater
oh also white rice with some sugar packets. poor mans candy

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@CouchChiller
... These were a staple of my childhood. I grew up super povo, no car til I was 13 living next to a paedophile poor. My dinners were sort of like a 3 day rotating roster of dim sims and tomato sauce, fish fingers and chips, and chili. I actually love them now, and eating shit tier foods for so long meant that when I finally made good food myself I appreciated the complexity more. But yeah fuck knows whats in them.

girlDog
girlDog

@hairygrape
This. There was some rice meal with soy protein, vegetables, and spices that was pretty good. Found a website with info, not sure if it's the same people who made the stuff I ate, but the ingredients are identical.

"Contains rice, soy protein, vitamins, minerals and dried vegetables: carrot, onion, tomato, celery, cabbage and bell pepper"

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

I don't know if it counts but when I was 10ish or something me and my mom stole half-thawed frozen food out of a couple of hobos/crackheads hobo cart after we watched them get arrested

whereismyname
whereismyname

@cum2soon
I've done that too. I didn't know how to make bread so I just made tortillas.

I got fucking awful stomach cramps from it

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Garbage Can Lid
I hear ya man, pretty sure these have a fair bit of roo and racehorse in, but I'm actually salivating at the thought of a big bowl of them, steamed, with a bit of soy sauce.
I have prawn gyoza and so forth in the freezer now, but they still taste dodgy delicious.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@w8t4u
I've never been poor, but ramen noodles.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I used to buy one meal and then live off it for a week. Stuff like, buy one serving of curry, eat two chicken cubes out of it, then put the rest in the fridge. Eat two more cubes the next day, etc.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@w8t4u
Dried cat food

RavySnake
RavySnake

rice, mayo and capers. with chicken stock to drink.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@w8t4u
cook 1 cup rice (dry) till al dente
add 24oz jar of spaghetti sauce
cook until rice is done
eat throughout the day
Adding a pound of ground beef after was reserved for special occasions

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@DeathDog
Oh. I didn't realise the upper class had the time for Veeky Forums.

RumChicken
RumChicken

Cup Noodle

fucking disgusting

Supergrass
Supergrass

@w8t4u
Rice with sambal brandal. Still pretty good

Nojokur
Nojokur

Two summers ago I lived off of blueberries, elderberries, raspberries, tomatoes, dandelions and rice for a month. I had ten$ to spend so I bought rice.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

White bread and ketchup

Playboyize
Playboyize

Dumpster donuts
Food from the food bank
Two year old expired canned chili
Drinking Italian dressing

Emberfire
Emberfire

Tomato sauce sandwich.

Get a slice of bread. make a square with tomato sauce. Get another slice of bread. Make an X. Place the two together SAUCE SIDE TOGETHER. Boom. Sandwich.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@w8t4u
I wanted Chinese so I made peanut butter toast with sriracha.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@w8t4u
Plain rice for a couple of weeks

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

cornstarch pudding
200ml milk
200ml water
40g cornstarch
sugar
boil until thickens
eat hot or cold. i prefer hot

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Mayonnaise on a single slice of bread, dipped in a warm water/ketchup mixture that acted as "tomato soup" as a child.

For 3 weeks in a row, every night. Thank fuck for the free lunch line at school.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@w8t4u
My personal chef wasn't in so I settled for a Ruth's Chris.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Methnerd
this but with stolen cups of ketchup from mcd

Booteefool
Booteefool

Baked Beans

Emberburn
Emberburn

Always had a job in a kitchen so I'd keep all the mess ups broken eggs bread ends burnt anything it went home with me.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I just ate dandelions I picked on the side of the road paired with eggs I was able to get from my neighbour who owned chickens for a couple of weeks.

Inmate
Inmate

@Booteefool
Polenta with fried eggs.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@GoogleCat
I remember you and you're other stories, i hope you are doing well

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Raving_Cute
A good chunk of the stuff at the food bank is past its best before date. Not the same as expired, but not ideal.

A box of cake mix I got smelled stale. I went ahead and used it anyway and the resulting cake tasted stale too. I almost cried about wasting three eggs. It was edible, sure, but it tasted a bit like despair.

But the worst of it is over now, and I look forward to the day I can donate to the food bank instead. And I'm only going to donate good things, nothing expired.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@w8t4u
Lentils and rice. Not to bad tbqh

Evilember
Evilember

@LuckyDusty
Isn't this also known as potato soup?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

sleep for dinner

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

I'm trying to think whats the worst I've eaten dumpster diving comes to mind

TechHater
TechHater

@w8t4u
One month we had to eat top sirloin instead of rib eyes and filet. Was fucking horrible.

FastChef
FastChef

@VisualMaster
nothing comes*

no wait I take that back I'm sure I have had pizza that is at least 3 days old

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Soft_member

This was literally my lunch for two years of high school.

That shit diet coupled with the fact that I barely drank water except for a sip on occasion from the school Fountain... I got constipation like no other and ended up tearing a rip into my asshole.

I've healed since then but I have a skin tag from that ordeal right on the rim, and sometimes that sucker will bleed if I have a particularly hard shit. I'm saving up to get it surgically removed.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Fried spam on white bread. I'm not even poor

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@viagrandad

I cut off mine with a pair of sewing scissors.
Doesn't hurt that much but wow literal cups of blood come out.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Can of baked beans. Can of tuna with sriracha. Instant ramen. Hot dog. These are probably the cheapest things I would still eat and consider a "meal" of sorts.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Plain white rice with some little chunks of jerky I got from a friend at school. Her family went to the food bank every week and got an assload of junk food. Her parents pretended to live apart to get government assistance by saying her dad lived in their shed.

I used to pack up baskets with the little shit I had, bread or whatever, and meet up with her because she was my neighbor. Turns out she ate what I brought and then went home and gorged herself on rice krispy treats and slim jims. I didn't finish my rice that time because I was really assblasted that she had complained about being hungry all the time and mooching food from me all throughout every day when she had shit at home.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@w8t4u
I used to eat a greasy pig in a blanket or a slice of pizza across the street from my college a few years ago.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@BlogWobbles
Oh and that was my meal from the day. Thought it was worth noting that. I also used to get shift meals from work.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@w8t4u
Flour pancakes. Ingredients: flour, water.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@w8t4u
What's the most poverty food you've ever eaten?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

White rice with an egg on top. Bit of shoyu to help the flavor.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Mustard sandwhich

Lunatick
Lunatick

canned chicpeas, I chopped them up and fried them. It tasted like salty powder, I had a side of water

farquit
farquit

Boil rice
Add some canned sweet corn
Salt and pepper

Bone apple teeth.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@w8t4u
Bread and mayo

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@w8t4u
What's the most poverty food you've ever eaten?
nothing.

5mileys
5mileys

"chef's special pasta" which is my cute name for drained ramen with whataburger spicy ketchup on top

TreeEater
TreeEater

@cum2soon
hoooooly fuck i haven't seen pickle surprise in forever

RavySnake
RavySnake

rice and soy sauce

eGremlin
eGremlin

3 pickle slices

farquit
farquit

@Booteefool
Do you put sour cream and cottage cheese with it? If you haven't you are missing out big time

iluvmen
iluvmen

Pot noodle. Bernard Matthews turkey drummers and baked beans

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@ZeroReborn

Oh man I wish I had multiple spices. At that time, I was happy I had salt.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I don't know why but these threads are always enjoyable.

Skullbone
Skullbone

im currently eating muesli with sweet n sour chili sauce

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@farquit
that sounds good. i was thinking about polenta last night, and i have sour cream in the fridge

polenta needs texture though, i like to add roasted butternut squash with it

Nojokur
Nojokur

@JunkTop
breakfast lunch and dinner...

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@DeathDog
italian pasta
puts eggs in it
why don't you just kill yourself, friendo?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I don't know why but these threads are always enjoyable.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@w8t4u
I mainly eat stir fried ramen and cabbage.
Literally 3rd world tier but satisfying.

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