11 Trashy Guilty Pleasures That Americans Confessed to Indulging Shamelessly

Written By Elizabeth Ervin

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Are you an American who indulges in guilty pleasures? You’re not alone. I think we all have our vices. After someone asked an American online community for examples of what their shameless indulgences are, here are their top confessions.

1. Sausage Egg McMuffins

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Countless Americans admit that McDonald’s is their guilty pleasure. However, one specifies the winning response when they volunteer, “Sausage Egg McMuffins from McDonald’s.”

2. 90 Day Fiancé

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OK. It’s embarrassing to admit, but one of my close friends pulled me into this stupid show. However, I agree with one who confesses, “It also started following some of the same couples every season, and these fake couples drama to keep coming back on the show or to try and get a spinoff.”

Another explains, “My mother had a total knee replacement, and I had to stay with her for the first week. She got me totally hooked on this show, and I’ll never forgive her.”

3. American Cheese

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After browsing travel forums, I’ve discovered the rest of the world judges us by Kraft Single slices. However, countless people swear that American cheese is the best for melting.

One explains, “I don’t think real American cheese is a guilty pleasure. It’s just a good melting cheese. Unfortunately, I think it gets a bad rep from Kraft singles.” It’s the best for grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup on a sick day.

4. Cops

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The televisions show Cops was also mentioned by numerous individuals in the forum. Someone says, “Same! It also took me years to give in, but I eventually caved and watched Live PD. I’m so ashamed of myself.”

5. Waffle House

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After someone admits Waffle House is theirs, another adds, “It’s a Waffle Home.” A third person states, “Anthony Bourdain endorsed Waffle House. Everyone is skeptical until they try their hashbrowns!”

6. The Real Housewives of Potomac

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Speaking of trashy TV, one man confesses, “About a year ago, my partner started watching Real Housewives of Potomac on a whim, and I got hooked rather quickly. Then we started watching Beverly Hills for some accursed reason, and now I’m hooked on that too. For some reason, I am invested in Tom Girardi’s legal troubles, and I have strong feelings about Candiace Dillard’s mom.”

7. Olive Garden

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Someone states, “Granted, it’s not that trashy, but if I want Italian, I’m going to Olive Garden. I don’t care if it’s fake. It tastes amazing, and I love going there to celebrate anything.” I agree it’s not trashy.

But as a former employee, I appreciate the meme that circulates that says, “Thank the chef for me,” and you see a guy with a microwave where his head should be. Accurate and hilarious. You’re paying $17.99 for microwave lasagna.

8. Professional Wrestling

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Multiple fans suggest their trashy guilty pleasure is WWE professional wrestling. One says, “The greatest stage theater that exists on this Earth.” It’s been a long time since I’ve tuned in. Is Stone Cold Steve Austin still around?

9. Deep-Fried Oreos

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Deep-fried Oreos have numerous votes for being a delicious guilty pleasure. Someone adds, “Deep-fried Twinkies and Reeses too. Only once a year at the Minnesota state fair, but it is glorious.”

10. The Maury Povich Show

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“You are NOT the father” are five words that have spent decades entertaining people on The Maury Povich Show. It is the essence of guilty pleasures that Americans indulge in. 

11. Judge Judy

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Finally, several Americans confess they indulge in watching Judge Judy. One states, “I know it’s trash. I know it’s stupid. But gosh darn if it isn’t entertaining, especially when one of the two parties is obviously in the wrong.”

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Elizabeth Ervin is the owner of Sober Healing. She is a freelance writer passionate about opioid recovery and has celebrated breaking free since 09-27-2013. She advocates for mental health awareness and encourages others to embrace healing, recovery, and spirituality.