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That’s it, 2022. From the good (the most popular recipes!) to the bad (the least favorite food trends), we’re spending December looking back. Go here for all undergraduate year stories.

This year, the editors at Bon Appétit started taking a close look at one of our favorite things: all the silly, goofy, awesome, and also terrible moments in internet culture. We’ve seen the rise and fall and rise of Pink Sauce, and we’ve watched Green M&M’s go from a lure to a luxury. We warmed our hearts to the Corn Kid and we loved butter bars until we didn’t. Some were delicious, others disturbing, and we scored them all as they flooded our social media feeds and came up in our group chats.

As the year comes to a close, we’ve decided to revisit the year’s biggest food world protagonists. Who was the tastiest? Who was the saddest? And when it’s all said and done, who will we still remember when the Internet starts up again tomorrow? Read on for the end-of-the-year matrix for our Delicious or Disturbing column, along with descriptions of each if you missed them. —Serena Dye, Editor-in-Chief

Art by Carolyn Newton and Hazel Zavala. Image Sources: Getty / FX Networks / Miran Burić Alamy Stock Photo / Recess Therapy / Youtube / Windy Gates, Soho, Inc. / M&M’s / TikTok/@Chef.Pii / Netflix

Delicious / staying power

Art by Carolyn Newton and Hazel Zavala. Image Credits: Getty / FX Networks / Miran Burić Alamy Stock Photo

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