We all have our guilty pleasures; the movies we watch purely just to cheer us up after a bad day, and the songs we prefer to keep to ourselves and away from prying eyes (Like a Virgin is still a classic and I’m not afraid to admit it). It’s no secret that our individual guilty pleasures are some of the best things that have happened to us.

It’s not only cheesy music and movies that we enjoy but really shouldn’t. You’ll be amazed at the amount of people who love sitting down and getting their teeth stuck into a weird and wonderful snack every now
and again.

So, with that in mind, here are some of the foods we feel we shouldn’t enjoy but really do:

Sweet Potato

There’s just something about this sweet bulky gem that really confuses the mind. We know it shouldn’t taste good but it couldn’t taste any better!

The best thing about them is that they’re so diverse; sweet potato fries, sweet potato mash and baked potatoes are just some of the options in making this a healthy and tasty meal.

They’re a healthier option to a regular potato and are a great source of fibre when the skin is left on. Not only that, but they’re a great source of potassium and iron. Everyone’s a winner here; healthy and tasty (even though we thought it wouldn’t be).

Lip Balm

You buy a new vanilla flavoured lip balm, you try to resist licking your lips but you always fail. There’s something about flavoured lip balms that seems to be irresistible to us. Whilst it’s not advisable to eat lip balm for tea, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the taste when it’s on your lips every so often.

Brie And Jam Sandwich

This one really shouldn’t taste good. Or so you think. You can have any jam of your choice (Cranberry or Strawberry tastes the best). It tastes just like Christmas and even better with bacon!

Fries And Vanilla Milkshake

Yes, really. Whilst these taste good enough alone, they do taste even better together. There’s just something about dunking a salty fry into that sweet shake. Not very healthy but oh so tasty. This is definitely one of those combos we can’t help but love.

Peanut Butter And Salad Cream

Another weird and wonderful combination. Initially this does sound unappealing but, once you try it, you’ll want even more. The saltiness of the peanut butter and the tangy salad cream go hand-in-hand and complement each other perfectly. Try it as a sandwich and it’s even better. A great option for the days you just want a little bit of comfort food but don’t want to go overboard.

Words by : Emily Magnall