In the spirit of The Daily Show's mascot, a jar of Baconaise, I thought it'd be interesting to explore some of the darker corners of the grocery store and ask how some things on their shelves can still be called food; with all the hydrogenated oils and such, some junk food is only partially edible. So what's the worst of the worst, either in grocery stores or in fast food restaurants? And by worst, I don't necessarily mean gross or exotic - I mean devoid of nutrition or repulsively greasy/sugary.
I nominate the corndog. Not too many people are thrilled about eating hot dogs if they have an idea of what their ingredients are. But when you coat a hot dog in fried batter and then dip it in mustard, ick. What's worse, the corndog has a breakfast-style cousin called Pancake on a Stick. It's a pork link sausage with a pancake wrapping. That doesn't sound terrible but if you actually try to microwave this thing, the pancake becomes tough and the sausage sweats grease. Finish with maple syrup for dipping. Don't forget, you can also buy a chocolate chip variety on Pancake on a Stick!
That can't be food.