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 23, 2006
by Aaron (not verified)


I'm from the States, i think the oddest thing I've had was Rabbit, i had it once at some expensive returant, it was really good!

Jun 23, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


My father used to hunt rabbits in the 1960s-1970s, and I ate it when I was a child. I haven't had it in decades, but I remember that it was very good--it had a sweet taste to it. The worst part, though, was the stray BBs that were in it from the gunshot.

I wouldn't eat rabbit now. I used to have a pet Dutch bunny and the thought of eating a rabbit today is disgusting. Rabbits have gone from being food to being pets. We also see guinea pigs as pets, not sources of protein.

Jul 14, 2006
by Chef (not verified)

Not all that weird

10) Squid ink is used in a pasta dish, and is considered a delicacy. I don't think it tastes all that strong though, if I remember correctly. I'd only say it'd be pukey if it had something like ribbons of frozen ink in the ice cream. As for the cow tongue ice cream, cow tongue is used for Japanese BBQ a lot and is pretty good (lots of green onions on top); the taste that tastes you back I say. When you eat it, it just looks like a circle of meat(does -not- look like a tongue at all), so there's no psychological problem there. In fact, I'm interested in that ice cream, mainly because I have a dream of making bacon ice cream some day.

9) Sounds fine - how different would it be from maple bacon or sausage? Is it just the color that puts you off?

8) Meh. Sounds fine. I mean, there's black licorice. How could this be nastier than that?

6) Well, lots of people put gold flakes in food too, and that's messed up(and wasteful).

5) You know there's the cat poop coffee, right? In some jungle-y place, there's a cat called the Luwak/Luak(or just civet cat) that "passes" coffee beans, which are then harvested. Apparently, the cats like to eat the best coffee beans(red 'n bright), but can't digest it. The process takes away some of the acidity and adds an "interesting" flavor to the coffee. Tough choice though - drinking coffee from bulemic weasels, or from cats with diarrhea?

I have a whole menu of "interesting" things from a specialty restaurant near my place in Taiwan - I'll post it someday...

Jul 19, 2006
by Icelandic girly (not verified)

Icelandic food ;)

I come frome Iceland and we eate strange stuff.. f.ex. buck testicle, sheep heads (the eye is the best part they say), dry fish and the make this sheep jello also wich is a strange thing hehe. The buck is called "hrúts pungur" the head we call "svið" dry fish "harðfiskur" and the jello is "sviðasulta",
and many people eat those half developed duck eggs "strokkuð egg"
I have only tasted the jello, dry fish and sheep head wich I loved when I was little (still love the fish ;) )

Jul 30, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

What's wrong with Musk

What's wrong with Musk Lifesavers?

used to be my favourite flavour until Strawberries and Cream came out in Aus-land.

Aug 1, 2006
by Angel (not verified)

The chocolate covered bugs...

I like chocolate-covered insects, although I'm more partial to crickets than roaches. But I also ate ants as a kid, so take that for what it's worth.

Aug 7, 2006
by Suldog (not verified)

Lion, Hippo, Rattlesnake

Once worked a big-game hunter's dinner (as a roulette croupier - it was a "Monte Carlo" night, if you're familiar with those sorts of things) and we help were allowed to sample some of the gustatory delights prepared. Among them - steamship roast of hippo, braised lion, breaded and deep-fried rattlesnake, etc.

The hippo was actually quite good. Very similar to a good roast of beef. The lion was gamey. The rattlesnake was crunchy.

I couldn't bring myself to try any of the various insects being offered.

Aug 14, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Well i come from a mexican

Well i come from a mexican family and beef brains are a delicacy in mexico. i know a local taco shop that sell beef brain tacos. with some salt, lemon, and chile its not too bad

Aug 22, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

weird foods

I have eaten snake (sidewinder), dog, cat, eel, crickets, grasshoppers, ants, giant maggots, monkey meat (including brains), Moose brains and eyeballs, many animal testicles, cheeses with mould (like blue cheese) and many other foods.
Many were good, some were bad.
It is only the way you were brought up that sets your limitations.
I will try almost anything.
The snake was very good!
I can pass on the giant maggots.
A funny note about this is that I don't like peanut butter.

Aug 24, 2006
by Moe (not verified)

- Scorpions (cooked in a

- Scorpions (cooked in a pan, the best of all the list, tastes a bit like a mix between shrimps and chicken)
- Ants (in coconut... it tasted like... coconut)
- Larvaes (cooked in a pan with peppers... spicy and surprisingly good!)
- Dried crickets (tastes like seeds or nuts (I guess they were salted), but crispier and flakier... Freak out your girlfriend with a leg stuck between your teeth... It worked to the point of regurgitation in my case... but my ex used to have quite a phobia about insects).

I ate all of this in an Insectarium which offered a "special lunch". Except for the ants that tasted like coconut (which I don't like much), the rest was absolutely delicious.

Aug 25, 2006
by Steve S (not verified)

Pork Brains

I think the worst thing I've tried to eat is pork brains in milk gravy back in the early 1990's, and sold in a can by Armour here in the US. They were something like soft pulp, and I'll warn you- don't try to heat them in the microwave. They pop all over and make a mess. The taste isn't that great either. I'll also give a special mention to squid packed in its own ink (by Goya Foods), and haggus.

Aug 25, 2006
by Steve S (not verified)

Are there Lavender Lifesavers Anywhere??

I forgot to ask in my previous post- does anyone know where they sell Lavender Lifesavers? I saw them advertised on an Aussie website and tried to order them about 5 years ago, but they emailed back saying they were no longer available! They even had a picture of a roll, as they do with all their items. I do like the Musk flavored, thought I'd try these too.

Sep 5, 2006
by Hello Kitty (not verified)

I've had some of these things

I had ant eggs a couple of years ago. Went to visit my Thai family in law for the first time and what did they serve? Ant eggs with chill. It's not a great dish :(

Sep 5, 2006
by Amused and Bemused

If you eat something gross

can you actually describe what the texture and taste are like, so I can get a good idea of what it would be like toeat it?

I am curious but not brave. :) 

Sep 5, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

In some parts of Mexico

In some parts of Mexico there's this pig blood cooked inside the guts of the same Pig, it's called moronga.

Sep 5, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


i once ate alligater and it was all chewy and i tried to stick it to the bottom of the table it stuck there like it was superglued on.

Sep 5, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


Speaking of chili, my brother entered a chili contest at his office one year with a buddy. They went to the local chinese market and purchased duck's tounges, pork pancreas, etc. and whipped up a batch of chili that their co-workers just couldn't get enough of. They kept the source of the meat to themselves.

A have another friend that ran out of nacho's at a party he was throwing, so served Alpo (US Dog Food) to all his guests without telling them. He said they went quickly.

I've had aligator, frogs legs, cow tounge, cow face (barbacoa - mexican dish), rattlesnake, beef heart, beef kidneys, and beef and pork liver. All were good. I have not had my brother's chili, or Alpo nachos.

Sep 6, 2006
by Brazilian Guy (not verified)

Put a kill par real (a.k.a.

Put a kill par real (a.k.a. - Puta que o pariu)

Totally insane, the 10, 5 and 3 itens are impossible to eat.
Blerg, blergh, puuuuukeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

Que insano, os itens 10, 5 e 3 são incometíveis.
Puá, puá, cof, irc, vooooomiiiiitooooooo....

My page(not run in URL field):

Sep 6, 2006
by Brasil Guy (not verified)

Put a kill par real (a.k.a.

Put a kill par real (a.k.a. - Puta que o pariu)

Totally insane, the 10, 5 and 3 itens are impossible to eat.
Blerg, blergh, puuuuukeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

Que insano, os itens 10, 5 e 3 são incometíveis.
Puá, puá, cof, irc, vooooomiiiiitooooooo....

My page(not run in URL field):

Sep 6, 2006
by asdf (not verified)

Are you shitting me?

What's wrong with musk lifesavers? They've been like my favourite flavour my whole life. Maybe it is really just an Aussie thing, but I still don't see why you americans think of them as gross....

I mean, seriously, if you tried them you would like them - they're just sweet lollies. We have a few types of musk flavoured lollies here in fact.

And the sausages? The only thing wrong with them is the purple appearance...

Sep 8, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Smoked Moth Chrysalis - Durian

The MOST FOUL thing I ever put in my mouth was Smoked Moth Chrysalis -- large, slimey, moth chrysalises with the disgusting flavor of artifical smoke. Recall Tom Hanks in "Big" when he ate the caviar? That was me, trying to eradicate that foul flavor from my tongue. The texture was like solidified pus. Why did I do it? I am one of seven children and an amateur entomologist. That made me both fascinated by the concept of bugs as food and willing to take a double-dog dare. Second most foul food was Durian, named King of Fruit by Indonesians. It smelled like hell and tasted like rotting onions. Those Indonesians must be hard up for sweets.

Sep 8, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Alpo Nachos

Glad I wasn't at that party. Sick.

Sep 13, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)



Oct 27, 2006
by Patagonia yMas (not verified)


patagonia y mas datos de viajes

Nov 15, 2006
by stephanie Gage (not verified)

what his some history activities that islamic people did?

Yes hello there!Islamic people did eat alot of different types of foods and as i must say bugs..which is really nastey.Well anyways i I'm doing a project on iceland and i wil doing it for the rest of my freshmen year but i would love to get more information......specailly things that i will defintaly need for my world geography project!
thanks for the time given to write you this comment hopefully i reserve some good information i can use for my iceland project..!!..!!..

Jan 19, 2007
by 3dsl Eugen (not verified)

Water bugs

Water Bugs? eat? no, thanks :)

Feb 9, 2007
by Leon (not verified)

Got another one for ya!

My wife and I were once served (as a result of my, shall we say, limited grasp of the German language) a delicacy in the Düsseldorf area: shredded raw pork on a bun.

Feb 10, 2007
by djlactin (not verified)

oriental 'foods'

I've been in China and S Korea for a while. Had to at least TRY a few things:

sheep lung
hatched eggs (steamed live the day before hatching, served on a stick) tastes like .... chicken and the feathers aren't dried yet.
dog (accidentally)
cat (ordered rabbit soup but when i reassembled the head...)
roast nestling crow (i think). bite-sized and tasty; only problem was when the head ruptured between my molars.

korea: bondegi a.k.a silkworm pupae. one only. like creamed corn in a small bag, with a nasty aftertaste.

haven't been able to try pig intensines

or ddong-duedji (pig, fed entirely on human feces.) yuck factor there.

in the interest of cultural humility, here are some things that i eat regularly that orientals think are RE volting.

bleu cheese
dill pickles
avocado-and-cream cheese sandwiches on pumpernickel
sour cream
sauerkraut (my home-made fermented stuff, judged "arien")

it's all cultural differences

Feb 11, 2007
by Apophis (not verified)

Weird food

Once on a trip to Uruguay I was offered "chinchulines", which are the large intestines of a cow WITH ITS CONTENTS, barbecued, and served hot, together with "asado", which is normal bbq'd meat.It was delicious!!

Jul 17, 2007
by Edward Jassen de Pablo de la Peña (not verified)


kung hei fat choi!!!!!!!!!