When you think of retro, or perhaps use it in a sentence, you convey some 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.

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

25 gross old fashioned foods you won’t believe people ate

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

25 gross old fashioned foods you won’t believe people ate

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

25 gross old fashioned foods you won’t believe people ate

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

#4 Seafood Aspic

25 gross old fashioned foods you won’t believe people ate

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

25 gross old fashioned foods you won’t believe people ate

This recipe doesn’t look so bad.

#6 Seafood Mousse

25 gross old fashioned foods you won’t believe people ate

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

#7 Perfection Salad

25 gross old fashioned foods you won’t believe people ate

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

#8 Lemon Flavored Lamb’s Brawn

25 gross old fashioned foods you won’t believe people ate

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

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