If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that food is pretty awesome. New restaurants and recipes pop up every day thanks to high demand for delicious cuisine. Most food is designed to please the masses, to make their mouth water and their stomachs grumble. Of course, tastes tend to vary, and often times, one culture’s delicacy is another’s quick reach for a brown paper bag. But then there’s the food everyone can agree is just gross. Curious about what these “delicacies” are? Here are the 25 Craziest Foods In The World You Won’t Believe Exist.
It’s unlikely you would find chickens’ feet at your local Chic-fil-a. That’s because chickens feet is a food more commonly found in Europe and Asia. There’s very little meat in a chicken’s foot, so most of it is chewy and gelatinous.
Black pudding is not pudding; let’s get that out of the way right now. To make it, pigs blood is mixed with fat and oatmeal and then put into a casing. It’s usually fried or grilled as a round patty. But we’re guessing we could have stopped at pigs blood and moved on.
The name ‘Guinea Pig’ is a bit of a misnomer as they aren’t pigs and aren’t from Guinea. While many Americans keep them as furry pets, those in South America use them for food. They’re said to be better for the environment and taste like a combination of pork and rabbit.
While it may look like a harmless bowl of a delicious Italian food, tripe is the inner lining of a cow’s stomach. It’s incredibly chewy and should be eaten infrequently due to its high cholesterol, but also because, you know, it’s a cow’s gut.
The idea of coming face to face with a live rattlesnake would send tingles up anyone’s spine. But, having it fried, cooked, and placed in front of you on a table might make you sick to your stomach. Regardless, people still eat this chewy reptilian food in America.
Photo: 25. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 24. Schellack at en.wikipedia, Trippa alla Romana, CC BY 3.0, 23. Kimberly Vardeman via flickr. CC BY 2.0, 22. Tomas Castelazo, Frog legs, CC BY-SA 3.0, 21. User: (WT-shared) Jtesla16 at wts wikivoyage, Cuy or guinea pig, from the restaurant Fogon de los Abuelos in Matus, Ecuador, CC BY-SA 3.0, 20. eatingeast, Escargot à la Bourguignonne – eatingeast, CC BY 2.0, 19. Soniya Goyal via flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0 , 18. Audrey from Seattle, USA, Chinese cuisine-Shark fin soup-05, CC BY 2.0, 17. Alpha via flickr. CC BY 2.0, 16. Marieke Kuijjer from Leiden, The Netherlands, Starfish scorpions seahorse skewers, CC BY-SA 2.0, 15. Kowloneese at the English language Wikipedia, Century egg sliced open, CC BY-SA 3.0, 14. Chensiyuan., Turtle soup chinese, CC BY-SA 3.0, 13. Lisa Risager, Mattak, CC BY-SA 2.0, 12. Mark Mitchell, 00 Steak Tartare, CC BY 2.0
11. Andrij Bulba from Slovakia, Pickled egg, CC BY 2.0, 10. ayustety from Japanese restaurant Uotei in Monzen-nakacho, Koto, Tokyo, Ika no shiokara by ayustety in Monzen-nakacho, Tokyo, CC BY-SA 2.0, 9. Nsaum75 at English Wikipedia, Huitlacoche en Soriana Oaxaca Mexico, CC BY-SA 3.0, 8. Stan Dalone, Bats for eating in Laos, CC BY-SA 2.0, 7. Nesnad, Beondegi Korean cuisine – June 12 2005, CC BY 3.0, 6. Richard W.M. Jones, Basashi, CC BY-SA 3.0, 5. Schellack, Shirako gunkanmaki, CC BY 3.0, 4. Kamalnv, Indiancobra, CC BY 3.0, 3. Stefan, Anadara granosa, CC BY 2.0, 2. Kathy Jones, Active Wasp Nest, CC BY-SA 2.5, 1. Stefan3345, Witchetty Grub, CC BY-SA 3.0