10 Things To Make You Want to Puke

What is the weirdest thing you ever ate? I can eat almost everything as my big frame can attest, but there are limits to even my gluttony. I realize that foods that one eats and enjoys are culture based and the love of sushi, kimchi, and a rare steak are cultivated based on where you were raised, but some things are just plain disgusting (at least to my plebian brain).

Here are my choices for the 10 Weirdest Things That People Eat:

10. Squid Ink Flavoured Ice Cream

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"Squid Ink Ice Cream -- If the idea of Squid Gut ice cream seems unpalatable, perhaps this Squid Ink flavor is more of a tentacled taste-bud tantalizer." See it here.

9. Purple Honey Flavoured Sausages

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"Purplo's, The Honey Cocktail Sausage Made from beef and mutton which is mildly flavoured with spices and added honey, filled into a narrow 22mm Purple casing and cooked. To be served piping hot."  See it here.

8. Musk Flavoured Lifesavers

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See it here.

7. Chocolate Covered Cockroaches

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"We don’t know about you, but the first thing we think when we catch a cockroach skittering across a kitchen floor? CHOCOLATE. In fact, there’s no grub worm, slug, or grasshopper we wouldn’t like to see smothered in the gooey good stuff. Now there’s some good-eatin’. How about you?" (No longer available,)

6. Crushed Pearls in Lollipop

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"Made from, raw cane sugar, wild Madagascan vanilla essence, and ground natural pearls. Pearl is said to be an aphrodisiac so why not spice up your love live or give it to someone as a subtle hint."See it here.

5. Regurgitated by a Weasel Coffee Beans

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"Made from coffee beans that are regurgitated by weasels. The beans are then harvested (picked up) to make this fine flavoured coffee."See it here.

4. King Snake Soaked Whiskey

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"Real Californian King Snake whiskey is infused with a farm real farm raised Real Californian King snake, ginseng roots and seed pods. The whiskey is left for several months, which then imparts a unique flavour into the whiskey, it is quite an acquired taste. The story is that this is used in SE Asia as a very strong Aphrodisiac; and it also has many medical uses..." See it here. Also Scorpion and Snake wine.

3. Preserved Ant Eggs

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"Weaver Ants eggs a highly prized delicacy in Thailand. Weaver ants produce their eggs only once a year during the cooler months December to January, during this time, the time consuming, and sometimes painful task, of collecting the eggs take place, they are then wrapped in bannana leaves and sold on local markets. These eggs are huge! Some pieces are egg-shaped; others are almost shaped like ants, they have a soft and jelly like texture. The eggs have a creamy and nutty flavour and are commonly served in spicy salads; they can also be served on toast and even taste great served on tortilla chips. Our bottles of preserved weaver ants eggs contain over 200 eggs, they need to be cooked before serving." See it here.

2. Crispy Roasted Larvlets

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"Yes, worms for your snacking enjoyment in three mouth-watering flavors: BBQ, Cheddar Cheese. and Mexican Spice. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and dirt, experience the amazing taste sensation of roasted larvae.... just kidding about the dirt.... these are very clean larvae, except of the sprinkling of spices..."See it here.

1. Giant Water Bugs in a Rich Thai Red Curry Sauce

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"These large and powerful insects are as adept at swimming as they are at flying. Eaten as a delicacy and found in Thai and Chinese markets, these insects bear the nickname toe-biters and are capable of inflicting a painful stab with their sharpened front beak. These bugs feed on other aquatic insects, tadpoles and even small fish, injecting them with a powerful toxin and digestive juice that allows the bug to suck up the contents at will. They are also known for their snorkel-like breathing tubes at the end of their abdomen. Eating instructions; Remove exoskeleton and then eat everything except the head and legs, try dipping them in your favourite sauce and enjoy!" See it here.

Ok, to be honest, I have not tried any of these items but just the idea of them makes me want to puke. Do you agree? What is the weirdest thing you ever ate? What is something you've been offered but refused to try?

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Jun 1, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

My Supplemental Thoughts

What a coincidence--I just got a tape worm prescription for my cat!

(10) Lico-Rice Ice cream from the Orient
( 9) Sauce-Sage
( 8) Life Savers for suicidal diabetics
( 7) I'm not even touching this one
( 6) Another sucker trying to snort cocaine
( 5) Great for when you need to sneak a coffee break at work
( 4) Comes with self-contained antidote (i.e., Do NOT Open)
( 3) Designed to keep sweat shop employees busy for 12 hours
( 2) In large quantities, the snack food becomes meal worms
( 1) If you like water beds, you'll love these since they usually don't bite

P.S. The weirdest thing I've ever eaten is something that came from the WalMart hot foods sections

Jun 1, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Great post.

Great post.

The weirdest thing I ever ate was pig knuckles. It was like eating cartiledge and it was disgusting texture. The sauce was good though.

Jun 1, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

from australia

Coming from Australia, I never thought there was anything wierd about musk lifesavers... my favorite flavor, though i guess they could taste a little like sweet, sweet perfume straight from the bottle to some...

Jun 2, 2006
by Samson (not verified)

Weirdest thing i ever

Weirdest thing i ever ate...

Several i guess.

- lamb-brain with rice and yoghurt-sauce
- lamb-eye (in vodka-shot. Quite common on gotland, and island off the east coast of Sweden)
- Rotten fish (national dish in Sweden. Its called "surstromming" which translates to "sour-cob")
- Pigs feet (traditional christmas food for swedes)
- 4 karat gold (in a shot)
- loaf made of pigs bloodand flour (called bloodpudding in sweden)

Im part persian and part swedish so its really not that strange to me.

Jun 2, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

By part Persian

do you mean Persian Cat? That might explain why you like pig's feet, etc.

Jun 2, 2006
by Michelle
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I am curious to what brain

I am curious to what brain tastes like. It sit squishy or meaty?

Jun 2, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

I never had a brain, but:

it apparently is dry and crunchy and it tastes like straw or hay. (Didn't you see the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz?)

Jun 2, 2006
by wile_coyote (not verified)

The strangest thing I've eaten.....once!

The strangest thing I've eaten once is a snack (like US hotdogs) sold by street vendors in the Philippines. It even showed up on an episode of Fear Factor. It's called balut. Basically it's a half developed duck egg that is bioled, then boilded some more. Nothing is more gross than to see veins in an egg, other than....hmm...maybe pulling a small beak or maybe an occasional foot out from between your teeth.
Yes, I ate this once....but ONLY once!

Jun 2, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


Why? Were you that hungry?

Jun 2, 2006
by wile_coyote (not verified)

Why? Were you that hungry?

No, my wife is from the Philippines and she said, "Here, try this fun snack that we eat in the Philippines....it's sooo good. Tastes like chicken."
Hmm....more like half developed chicken!

Jun 2, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


Are you now divorced or just hen-pecked?

Jun 2, 2006
by wile_coyote (not verified)

Are you now divorced or just hen-pecked?

Hen-pecked....of course.

Jun 2, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


And you are a good sport.

Jun 2, 2006
by cd_vision (not verified)

I regularly eat fermented

I regularly eat fermented soybeans. In Japanese it's called "Nattou". Peopl say it looks like beans and snot.

Jun 3, 2006
by Smuggled Dog (not verified)

when i was in Hong Kong, i

when i was in Hong Kong, i ate some weird shit, my Hongkonese friends took me to this "dirty noodles" where they dont think to much about hygiene, i had noodle soup with some weird meat in it, it turned out to be pig rectom. And i also had some dog. And i tell you the dog was good.

Jun 3, 2006
by Tim Sauder (not verified)

I've actually had musk

I've actually had musk flavoured lifesavers. I like 'em.

Jun 3, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

When I was a kid (a long time ago)

I remember eating "kidneys and gravy"--I presume they were from a cow. There's no sophisticated way to say this but, while they were cooking/boiling, the house smelled like piss!!!! And they had to cook a long time...yuk. With gravy, the finished dish was quite good. I wonder, though, if I'd still like them now.

Jun 3, 2006
by Icelandic (not verified)

Ok I come from Iceland and I

Ok I come from Iceland and I can tell you that the people here eat pretty weird shit. Once a year there's a festival here where we eat all the old food people used to eat when there was hardly any food on this little island, and on that dish we have sour ram testicles, sheep head without the brain but my mother f.x. her favourite part are the eyes, also we eat rotten shark and many other things (I'm a very special Icelandic and I hate all that shit, it tastes terrible)

Jun 3, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

These Are VERY Interesting!

Anyone else out there willing to spill your guts? Some of you sound like you'd make good contestants on "Fear Factor" since it is really "Gross Factor."

Jun 4, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm from the south of

I'm from the south of Portugal (Algarve) and we eat some strange things too (Well... strange for the people that aren´t from here), for example:
- Snails (cooked alive) - the little ones are the most delicious, everyone should try it and the best time to doi dit is from the end of April until the end of June;
- Pork ears and feet (Very, very good);
- Veal and lamb brains - There are some meals using these ingredients but not my favorites, definetly;
- Veal tripe - It's used on the most famous dish from Oporto (Tripas à moda do Porto) and is the dish after the Porto people are named (tripeiros);

Jun 4, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

The grossest food I ever ate

The grossest food I ever ate was snake. It was actually good, a bit like eel but chewier.

For me, the wackiest foods are some of the stuff here in America that they sell which are all sugar and chemicals. That to me is unappetizing.

Jun 4, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

I didn't think anyone criticized candy!!

I admit we have a lot of junk that is called candy, but I have a sweet tooth and must defend the sugar and chemicals.

I have also eaten pigs feet and think they are pretty good. I know of family members who eat tripe, but I've never tried it.

What I remember being gross was watching my elderly uncles and their friends try to outdo one another at a pig roast. They'd pop out an eyeball and squish it in their mouths and pick at the nose or whatever. Needless to say, they were intoxicated and didn't seem to care....they had a good time and were really laughing and rolling on the ground.

The pig itself was the most civilized.

Jun 5, 2006
by andrew (not verified)

in japan...

the strangest food i have seen (note, not TRIED), is a whole cooked sparrow on a metal skewer. skull, beak, wings and all. the sauce actually smelt good but there was no way i could try it. it was psychological. watching the little skull with empty eye sockets, uh so creepy. apparently the way it is cooked makes the bones soft and pliable, but that didnt stop me hearing the occassional crunch.

the strangest food i have HEARD of... a friend of mine lived in thailand for 4 months.... he said he was freaked out by 1. fried spiders.... we all know fried grasshoppers but spiders? too freaky... and 2. still-beating snake heart. basically, they get a live snake, slit it open, remove the heart, and the idea is to consume it while its still beating... apparently it makes you powerful or something.... i think itd just make me sick :)

Jun 7, 2006
by gutzy (not verified)

Things Ive eaten.

I actually was hungry enough to eat my wife's meatloaf one time. ;)

Jun 8, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Dear Gutzy,

You are the love of my life and I will do anything I can to make you happy. I know how much you love my meatloaf, so I am planning on making you an extra large one on Father's Day. I can't wait to see the surprised look on your face when I pulled it out of the oven and bring it to the table. I guess it really is true that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.


Your wife

PS By the way, how does the meatloaf feel going through your stomach?

Jun 8, 2006
by Michelle
Michelle's picture

Thanks anonymous for the

Thanks anonymous for the sneeze link. I have seen his site before and loved it and couldn't find it again.

I will also tell Amused to take a look.


American Inventor Spot Team

Jun 11, 2006
by Scotty (not verified)

CaCa Coffee

Unless we got the story wrong, the weasel-coffee (chon is what I'd heard it as)
isn't regurgitated.. the beans are eaten by the weasels (traditionally civets,
but civets turn out to be too tasty themselves, locally, so with numbers down
they've switched over to weasels) which then.. process.. the beans naturally,
poop them out and then the droppings are collected and cleaned and the beans
are saved. The coffee ends up being some of the strongest stuff I've ever tasted
with a very musky sort of flavor, unsurprisingly. Almost a rich, chocolate/
liquory sort of taste. In Vietnam they serve it with sweetened milk. Man, that's
some good stuff.
For weird foods, by the by... avoid restaurants advertising 'thit cho'
(literally 'flesh dog') Not-so tender vittles

Jun 12, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Gross Topic

It is interesting how this gross and disgusting topic got so many readers--over 40,000 and on its way to 50,000!

I don't think it takes much for all of us to unwittingly be eating something gross: the "All American" hotdog supposedly has all kinds of junk in it. I don't know about today, but I once read that some hot dogs had horse hooves and eyeballs in them. At least they still taste good!

Jun 14, 2006
by Roger (not verified)

I have acctually tasted

I have acctually tasted number four on the list. It was one of my less wonderfull experiences...
After four glasses of whiskey the taste was still stuck in my mouth. It really did taste like you imagine a snake would, only slightly worse.

Jun 15, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Guinea pig, a delicacy in

Guinea pig, a delicacy in Peru