That sure is what it looks like -- mounds of pasta, noodles, macaroni and all dumped on the side of a stream in Old Bridge, what may have been hundreds of pounds of it.
These pictures were taken by Nina Jochnowitz last week.
She got a call from residents near the stream off Hilliard Road about the food waste, and it was picked up hours later by the town DPW.
Jochnowitz says the noodles and macaroni were dumped by a resident with a history of mental illness.
"The township has no way of managing this waste."
The dumping has brought attention to a larger issue within the town -- the fact that it doesn't have bulk trash pickup.
"Out of all the things I've seen dumped, the pasta is one of the least objectional to me."
When driving down Old Waterworks Road, more trash, like mattresses and furniture, can be seen kicked to the curb.
For over a decade, Chris Eskesen has been removing trash from road and waterways, he believes, are left there,
because there isn't bulk trash pickup in town, which each household would have to pay for.
"I'd really like to see some changes as far as harsher penalties."
"You can drive around these communities and you could see garbage everywhere."
The oodles of noodles have sparked conversation across the country and even the world.
The mayor's office and police department haven't returned our requests for comment.