# What are you eating?

SZ#001

You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you just eat?

• Welcome to Puzzling! This particular puzzle is an old chestnut and a simple Google search gives the answer. We tend to prefer puzzles/riddles which require more than googling in this site. Hope you create a new and better puzzle soon.
– Sid
Mar 30, 2018 at 12:39
• I will keep that in mind @Sid. This was one riddle I remembered since long ago and I wanted to ask.
– user47438
Mar 30, 2018 at 12:45
• @ShashankKuchibhotla I don't really know if it's the popular opinion but I think that for almost identical answers you should accept the first, since Phylyp answered before Riley and Pugmonkey, I think it should be his. Mar 30, 2018 at 13:46
• @ShashankKuchibhotla Pugmonkey's answer was posted at 12:34:27 while Phylyp's was at 12:33:00. You can see the timestamps by hovering over the 'answered x hours ago' text. The position in the list of answers is not only affected by the time it took to answer. I assume you checked the highest one, assuming it was the first answer. Mar 30, 2018 at 14:23
• I believe that multiple answers with an identical number of votes are ordered randomly. Mar 30, 2018 at 15:55

It's

Corn

Because

You throw away the leaves covering the ear of corn, and then boil/cook the inside. You then eat the kernels but then throw away the center piece.

This is a chestnut, a riddle commonly asked in magazines and the internet.

I have seen the answers, but why isn't it...

Chicken

You throw away the outside and cook the inside

You throw away the feathers and cook the chicken.

Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside

You eat the chicken, and throw away the bones.

You ate

corn on the cob

You throw away the outside and cook the inside

You shuck the corn and throw away the leafy covering

Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside

You eat the kernels and throw away the cob

You ate

Corn. You throw away the husk and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside of the cob and throw the cob away.

I thought it might be

meringue

since

you throw out the eggshell and the yolk, only eating the egg white

• Except you don't cook the yolk when you're making meringue. Nice try though! Welcome to puzzling... Mar 30, 2018 at 19:19

I bought a package of chocolate peanuts. I threw away the packaging, then sucked the chocolate off the peanuts and threw the peanuts away.

• But you haven't cooked them. Otherwise you would have a pool of concentrated chocolate. Mar 31, 2018 at 16:28