Top Ten Most Hunger-Inducing Smells

What smell makes you remember how hungry you are, such that you spend the next ten minutes gorging? Cast your vote.
The Top Ten
1 Barbecued Burgers

This makes all non-vegetarians and even some vegetarians hungry...

Can't talk. Jaws clamped over my desk.

I love BBQ anything

"What do those burgers taste like? "
"Wow, really what does America taste like? "
"wow, that is... That is very deep."
"Is that all you can say? "

2 Rice

I love eating rice. So I just smell it before cooking, its just so good. Love the smell so much.

But the uncooked one.

The uncooked one.

It refresh me.But only before cooking.

3 Garlic

Garlic always makes me hungry. The strong aroma of, I don't know, crunchy and tender garlic bread, lean and meaty garlic roast chicken, or a spicy garlic-rich stir fried beef; once I smell garlic, I eat. Even if I've just had seven courses of a garlic-free meal. Addictive stuff. - PositronWildhawk

I agree with you 100 percent on that, PositronWildhawk. Just not before or during a date! Under those circumstances, go for bacon! - beatles

Garlic makes me hungry

Garlic for the win

4 Curry

The smell of an outburst of spice and flavour. No explanation required. - PositronWildhawk

5 Sausages

I love sausages and it smells very good.

6 Pizza
7 Rosemary

Will eat anything if you can taste the rosemary. Delicious stuff with a delicious smell. - PositronWildhawk

8 BBQ Chicken


9 Melted Chocolate

I know most will agree here - PositronWildhawk

10 Mint
The Contenders
11 Bacon

Wow! Normally I'd say curry but as soon as I knew of this list I instantly thought of bacon. Mmm... Wonderful..

12 Fries French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of fast food restaurants. Fries in America are generally salted and are often served with ketchup; in many countries they are topped more.
13 Bread

Depends on the bread. Garlic bread, for instance, makes me more hungry than oatmeal with butter. - PositronWildhawk

14 Fried Onion

Onions dry-fried; what a hunger-inducing smell! - PositronWildhawk

15 Meat

I’m practically a carnivore. DEATH TO VEGANS!

16 Popcorn

Instant hunger inducer, even when I am full.

17 Poached Mango

Mango may be the second best fruit to pineapple, but mango has the better smell.

18 Roast Chicken
19 Hot Sauce

Must agree with this one. Thanks to whoever added that. - PositronWildhawk

20 Brownies
21 Baking Cookies
22 Chinese Food

The Chinese have one of the best cuisines in the world, and also some really good smelling food. - PositronWildhawk

23 Frittata
24 Fennel
25 Cardamom
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