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

Barbecued Burgers

I just voted this and it went to number one!

Can't talk. Jaws clamped over my desk. - PositronWildhawk

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? "
America. - MoldySock


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.


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


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


I love sausages and it smells very good.


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

BBQ Chicken


Melted Chocolate

I know most will agree here - PositronWildhawk


The Contenders


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

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.

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

Fried Onion

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


I’m practically a carnivore. DEATH TO VEGANS!


Instant hunger inducer, even when I am full.

Poached Mango

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

Roast Chicken
Hot Sauce

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

Baking Cookies
Chinese Food

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

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