What’s a food you will NOT eat even if you were offered money?
By - RD-archived
Depends on the amount. The higher the amount the shorter the list gets.
This is what I am saying. For 500k I will wolf down anything short of debilitating poison
Give me the poison for 500k. If I die, my family gets the 500k, if I survive, I get the 500k.
Edit: for those who don’t know what it is, it’s cheese with maggots inside
Edit 2: we made it to yt: https://youtu.be/5u0GLKC-sug
More than that - it's basically maggot poop.
I was just eating some cheese when I read this. urgh
It's also illegal and sells for _100USD per pound._
Anyone who spends that much money on maggot shit infested cheese doesn't deserve to have money.
>Because the larvae in the cheese can launch themselves for distances up to 15 centimetres (6 in) when disturbed, diners hold their hands above the sandwich to prevent the maggots from leaping.
What the fuck
Fucking hell. WHY????
Aside from the fact that the food is gross could you imagine how annoying that would be?
I looked this up on Google and wish I hadn't. Sweet baby Jesus.. just NO! The maggots jump at your face! AT YOUR FACE! I have to wonder about the first weirdo that tried that.
Hunger is a strong spice. Probably someone was low on options and when tried thought it was not that bad.
I understand and being honest I have never gone hungry but with that said. If I have to remember to duck and weave and keep up my block while trying to eat.. I will probably just sit that meal out
I understand why starving peasants ate it.
Being actually hungry is the worst feeling in the world and anyone would gladly eat anything resembling food after a couple weeks with very few calories.
But why do these perfectly healthy people these days want to eat rotting food? I don't get it
Came here to say this. Hell no. Nope. If I have maggots inside me, I better have already been dead 12 hours before they got there.
Nope. If there's maggots inside my dead body then Hanz better grab the flammenwerfer.
What's also horrible about it is that the maggots are stomach acid resistant, so there is a risk they will settle in a persons guts by consuming them
If there is such a risk like this, why do people continue to eat it? I take it they just don’t care if they have live maggots in their stomach?
chance is virtually non-existant
....IF YOU CHEW.
Considering it has *happened*, I'm gonna say you might be downplaying it a bit.
>According to some food scientists, it is possible for the larvae to survive the stomach acid and remain in the intestine, leading to a condition called [pseudomyiasis](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myiasis#Accidental_myiasis). There have been documented cases of pseudomyiasis with P. casei.[](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casu_martzu#cite_note-13)[](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casu_martzu#cite_note-14)
P. casei is the cheese fly. You know, the one used to make this cheese.
Isn’t this illegal to serve in some European countries?
It’s illegal in both the EU and the US.
In searching for this information, I also came across the fact that maggots can live in your intestines. I decided it was only right to share that tidbit of info.
But for how long?! You gotta share all the info for inquiring minds
All I’ve found is that some people were infested for more than four weeks with the maggots feeding on live and dead tissue, bodily fluids, and digested food before being treated.
There apparently was a case of a one-year-old in the 80s whose mother fed them overripe bananas that were left in a hanging basket. Apparently flies laid eggs on the bananas and they developed into maggots in the baby’s intestines with the mother finding the maggots in the baby’s stool. That case lasted three months before the baby was properly treated.
Add this to my list of parental fears. Was this rotten or overripe? I have so many questions.
I think so
Its completely banned in the entirety of the EU, including the island it’s native to. Production as well as consumption.
It’s literally only made black market style now lmao.
Do try Pecorino though!! Its the cheese they use to make it. Like a milder and saltier parmigiano
What in tarnation
I read this with Arthur's voice from RDR2.
Bulout. Spelling could be wrong but it's from the Philippians.
Balut would be the correct spelling, and it's also done in SE Asia
that’s probably balut but an upside down crucifix? you’ve been eating the wrong street meat dawg
Balut? Don’t remember the crucifix
As of 2019, the illegal production of this cheese was estimated as 100 tonnes
Oh god...I threw up a little in my mouth after reading this
i was reading more and apparently when you eat it you are supposed to hold your hands above the cheese to prevent the maggots from jumping around.
this is the most disgusting thing i have ever read
Yeah i posted that cheese in another thread,, ive seen that on that show bizarre foods one time ,, i had no idea it even existed . Apparently its illegal in some countries but in those places , back country farmers still make from time to time
I’ve heard this is actually surprisingly delicious...but I’m still not trying it lol
I went down the darkest path looking at page after page about this. I'm . . . ill.
Same here... that was absolutely sickening
I've eaten this cheese without the maggots, it's really soft and a very smooth special taste.
I didn't know until later that it was this exactly, but I don't regret it. It was delicious!
I'd eat it without the maggots on it probably if it was made by an expert. But not the live maggots.
I was gonna say scallop potatoes but definitely this
The fuck is wrong with scallop potatoes?
Barb, your scalloped potatoes are FUCKED
Why? Just why? Surely this wasn't invented out of necessity or good intentions. I just...no.
Most probably some wheels of cheese got infested by maggots and a poor cheesemaker decided to try and eat it anyways. Then they didn't die and perfected a technique. I think it would fall under "necessity".
Duong Dua, or coconut worms. In some parts of Vietnam, it’s apparently pretty popular to eat live beetle larvae. No amount of cash could get me to eat this shit. https://youtu.be/FjjpcwABcQU
In one of the entomology classes I took, the professor liked to gross out the class talking about food. Mostly about how we think our 1st world food is so perfect, but it’s really not. He did say the one thing he wouldn’t ever eat again was a palm weevil larvae. He said he ate it cooked and the gushing texture was something he could never get over.
That "gushing foods" description made our first world food sound perfect by comparison though?
Just how is it "really not" according to him?
It’s impractical to mass produce food without some amount of “filth” in it. So there are limits. Most commonly it’s bugs and rat hair. Buy a jar of fruit preserves, use a sieve to wash out everything you can, then pick out the bug pieces.
I need the protein.
Adam Ruins has a whole bit about how it’s very affordable and sustainable protein. If they can find a way to make it palatable, I’m not opposed.
Oh god. I'm Vietnamese and my wife showed me a video. She's like, they're a delicacy and they're delicious. Nope. Hell no. I wouldn't even go near one if it WASN'T food, I'm not sticking that anywhere near my mouth. Even some of my friends are into it, I just can't...
Yeah, anything that's still moving.
I can't help but think of Reddit's infamous coconut story. No thanks.
I cannot see the word coconut on this website without thinking about it.
Lol looks like tiny chopped of penises trying to crawl back and attach it self to its human
Fun fact: One of the many things witches were said to commonly do during witch hunting eras was to cut off men's penises and to collect them. Up to 30 penises would be kept in either a box or a bird's nest, where they would wriggle around and eat oats and corn.
People tried to pass this off as a real actual thing to justify witch hunts.
History is weird sometimes.
They pop when you bite them
Gushers? Is that you?
I'm not even a animal fanatic and I watch these people nail a octopus head to a stick and eat it, or the ones that wiggle on the plate... Its fucking cruel, I can't even understand the delight some of the diners shared in while eating shit like that. Fucking sadists.
A lot of the ones that “wiggle on the plate” are doing so due to electrolytes (like soy sauce) being poured on them which causes their nerves to fire even though they’re dead.
There is a legit live squid or octopus food but I forget what it's called and it's apparently dangerous cause it will fight it's way down.
Tentacles, they can suction to your throat and kill you. A beautiful irony and revenge in death I feel.
i enjoy octopus when it’s prepared normally, but i try to only have it like once every few years. damn shame of an end to such a smart animal.
In UK they are trying to get them registered on a sentient creatures bill, because their intelligence is more than a dog. I watched "My Octopus Teacher" and was well impressed at the survival skills they learn in such a short lifespan, with absolutely no guidance. I cant imagine what they'd be capable of if they spent longer than 2 years on earth.
Cows are just as smart if not smarter than a lot of dogs. Just sayin.
Pigs are smarter than dogs too. They're up there with chimps, dolphins and elephants.
What I'm getting here is that we should start eating dogs
As well as chimps, dolphins, elephants, and my brother in law.
I have absolutely no trouble judging these people and looking down on them, I dont care what anyone says. It's fucked up and you have to be fucked up to do it
Most of the times it's dead. It's cut up and just the nerves are firing.
Most of what is called "live octopus" isn't actually live.
You should watch this Korean movies made in 2003 called Oldboy. The main character just stuffs a live octopus into his mouth. One whole live octopus. In Korea they have raw octopus but it’s cut into small bits without eyes and stuff you don’t want to eat. This guy eats the whole thing.
Even though I never see myself getting anywhere near it since I’m canadian, Swedish Surströmming is something I wouldn’t even wish on the people I hate
This was my exact first thought as a Canadian...except I had the displeasure of smelling it. I could not would not will never put that in my mouth. It is an actual war crime.
but its not eaten like in all prank video where they vomit and eat whole fish out of the can. Its eaten outdoors in tiny pieces with flat bread, potato, onion and lots of alcohol.
I'm assuming the lots of alcohol is the important part? Jokes aside, I'm not a big fish person so the entire concept is sadly already lost on me...we can share though! You get the fish, I get the alcohol:D
The alcohol is the main part, from what I’ve watched.
Aye but you're sit gonna have to sit next to him and enjoy the whiff as you desperately tan a bottle of whiskey to try to erase the memory of ever smelling that "fish"
Definitely the main part for the rest of the gathering haha! Seriously though, the bread, potatoes and onions and sourcream really come together nicely with surströmming and it's actually pretty delicious. I know most won't try it and it's not like you'll eat it often regardless, but it's worth tasting!
youre not supposed to eat it in the same place as you open it. it does not taste like it smells and being around the gases overtake any taste you might have
Not even for 700 billion dollars?
I'll eat a fish out of your ass for like $600.
200, I'm a broke
Without a hesitation. I may be a pussy, but I'm also a shameless sellout
Having seen the YouTube video of the guy showing how it's properly eaten, I've wanted to try it of offered to me with the correct food items to eat with it.
So I recently did exactly that..I'm in the US but I ordered a can, went out an got all the traditional ingredients ( ended up using naan for the bread) opened up outside in a pot of water and tried it and it was okay.
Basically it's got a tangy taste to it.
The best part for me though was that my buddy who was filming me eat, and who eventually took a bite, was involuntarily gagging the whole time.
While it wasn't my favorite dish ever,I'm.glad I tried it.
What is it?
Why is everyone telling you where they are from before they offer their opinion on it, as an Irish person I find this very strange!
Maggots, Cicadas, Roaches, testicles...
Rocky Mountain oysters (balls) only taste like fried. It’s just texture to deep fry coating. My first time was at an all-you-can-eat place. Not as bad as I thought. Quite good, once I got over the thought.
Ah yes, the quest in Far Cry 5 that finally made me give up the game in frustration at the weird superfluous bullshit it was making me do for critical path progression: rounding up bulls to cut their nuts off for a rocky mountain oyster festival in the middle of an armed takeover of Montana.
If you don't save the Fall's End Testicle Festival, then who will?!
Does frying them make them not testicles anymore?
What's special about testicles if you are okay with eating animal limbs, bellies, backs, probably organs, etc.?
Also animal fluids, both fresh (milk) and fermented (other dairy products), and even eggs which are akin to ~~fetuses~~ period.
Eggs are more like the birds' period than their fetuses, but that doesn't really make it better.
Wolf spiders taste like celery
It’s funny you say that because raw celery is literally one of two foods that I cannot eat. (Tho cooked celery is fine.) I don’t know why, but I can’t stomach it, it makes me puke.
Maybe because raw, celery reminds you of eating spiders, but you’ve done well to repress that memory
Crabs are pretty much big water spiders.
Never much cared for it.
mm mm, prion disease
My favourite - [Kuru](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_(disease))!
Only if you eat the head/spine though right? I'd try an amputated limb no probs though.
when i was little, my grandma who has Alzheimer’s made me eat it once. i didn’t have the heart to say no so i just swallowed it straight up. felt it’s little body crack under my teeth. the only liquid she had on her at the time was Milo, a chocolate drink basically. a baby duck and a chocolate drink after is not the best combination.
It shouldn’t be cracking. It was fertilized for too long
I’m filipino and been told by relatives that it’s delicious, but nah i’m good
Edit: for anyone who’s interested, some delicious Filipino foods you all should try are pancit (a thin noodle cuisine), siopao (steamed buns stuffed with meat), lechon (roasted pig fat) and lumpia (which are similar to spring rolls but better IMO)
I don't know how you can past the appearance. It's looks absolutely horrific.
Taste the crunch
Pizza is also delicious
I agree. Much better than bird fetuses
Chamorro here. Tried it once. DO NOT RECOMEND.
Apparently you can even taste the feathers and bones if the embryo is developed enough. Hard pass.
Casu marzu. That cheese with live maggots in it. Nononono.
I remember reading a Reddit comment where a kid with peanut allergies in school said "fuck it I want to know how they taste!", Ate a Reese's peanut butter cup and then stabbed himself with his EpiPen.
Peanut allergy is serious shit if you accidentally eat them. I'm not allergic myself (I love peanuts), but I was once on a flight where they announced before take-off that they wouldn't be offering peanuts because there was a passenger who was severely allergic. Like, literally being in the same AIRCRAFT CABIN as peanuts could make them deathly ill. They didn't even need to eat them, just being NEAR them in an enclosed space was enough. Obviously they didn't point out which passenger it was lol. I'd never known before then that allergies could be that bad.
Yeah, not worth it then.
Like come on that’s not even food
Not with that attitude!
I mean, I'd eat almost anything for the right amount of money.
But it would have to be a fair amount of money to get me to eat a big spoonful of mayo.
Dog shit, and if you think that’s not considered food then tell that to my dog. He won’t listen.
My dog is mocking your dog as she gnaws on a lump of premium horse shit.
I pity that fellow dog. Dogs need to eat the best food for them like premium ultra-exclusive and expensive elephant shit.
I've really struggled keeping my dog out of the cat litter.
He’s a good boy who’s just REALLY into recycling.
>I mean, I'd eat almost anything
Is that an offer? Cause $20 is $20.
I’d criticize but I ate a stick of butter on a dare once… didn’t even get paid, so I could probably stomach a spoonful of Mayo lol
I had a friend that drank a communal dip spit bottle for 200 between all of us, I put nothing beyond human greed.
I just threw up in my mouth a little thinking about that lol
Mayo is just eggs blended with vinegar and oil. I don't get the hate. Unless your talking abot "Miracle Whip" which is... something else.
To anyone that wants to pay me cheaper than this guy ^ ill do it for 5 bucks
human other than myself
i mean if you think about it at some point someone in a crematorium is perfectly cooked
I scrolled down for this. Those that know, well we know. I threw up trying it. Then, the house smelled like fucking lutefisk for the next day or so.
I was also looking for this. I can't understand wanting to eat something that can permanently remove layers of metal from the pot and knives and forks if you don't wash them straight away.
What does it do to your insides.
“You find the man with the horrible smell”
Carolina Reaper (world's hottest pepper)
I can't handle spicy food in general so I'm pretty sure I'd "die" if I ate that pepper.
Its spicy and all, it just doesn't have a very good taste in my opinion.
To each their own because flavor/taste is obviously an opinion but I'm the exact opposite. A lot of the time the "hottest pepper" or "hottest hot sauce" at a given time is usually just heat, no flavor. I actually like the taste of the carolina reaper sauce I have, it's more flavorful than the a lot of them that are just straight capsaicin
Depends on the $$ lol. If someone's like "$5 to eat this kind of nasty thing" it'll be a hard pass. If someone says "Yo $1 BILLION to eat this fried deer asshole topped with a stepped on slug" I'll absolutely give it a go. A few moments of grossness and maybe vomiting for a lifetime of wealth? No question.
Eating a slug would make it a short lifetime of wealth. There was a kid who ate a slug for a dare at age 19. Slugs are riddled with lots of odd parasites and diseases, and that particular slug paralyzed him for the last 9 years of his life.
Well RIP that kid but I'm built different
Whats the name of that italian cheese thats aged with maggots wiggling through it leaving behind the “cheese” they “process” by digesting it? Apparently people shield their faces with their hands while biting into it to keep the maggots for their eyes.
Wait the maggots can jump off the cheese with that much force? I'm disgusted and interested at the same time
Used to eat these every thanksgiving. Just like eating flesh. 0/10 don't recommend.
Lard. My parents loved lard sandwiches, but it just looks and smells revolting.
This must be a joke. I almost threw up in my mouth reading this. Bravo if that was your intention
Wait, what? Who the fuck eats straight up lard, you're suppose to cook with it.
In Romania we spread it on bread and eat it like that
That’s some “survive the winter” food.
Patcha (dont know the English name but this is translated from how greeks say it) its literally lamb's insides +belly fat and for people that might say it cant be that bad, the smell is disgusting
almost sounds like Tripe, which is the lining of cow intestine. growing up in a spanish house hold ive had it in tacos and a soup called menundo.
In Afrikaans it's afval, but to me it actually tastes quite good
I am Dutch and the languages Afrikaans and Dutch are very similar. In Dutch afval means trash. Is that the same in Afrikaans? And if so why would they name a dish that, doesn't sound very appetizing.
Fugu. No food is worth dying over
Master! You are needed in the kitchen!
It doesn't have any real taste, it's a bland white fish like cod (source: have eaten it Japan).
My skilled hands are busy!
Bugs (crickets, roaches, ants, etc). Just couldn't.
I've had crickets before. They're pretty boring.
Whale or dolphin, or really any endangered species or super exploitative food, like shark fin soup, where there is almost no benefit to eating it besides prestige.
and i'm Scottish. the smell of it around the kitchen table as a child still haunts me to this day.
The cheese with the live maggots in it.
Raisins. Those fucking chewy ass bitches. Lookin like a grandpas left nut
That's oddly specific
Dog. Just couldn't.
Guinea pig, I love the little fur balls alive thank you
臭豆腐, (chòudòufu) Chinese Stinky Tofu, I would smell it being cooked on the streets in Beijing and would cross to the other side to just go around.
Not my favorite food, but the taste is nowhere near as bad as the smell.
Tried it once, I live in an area with a lot of Chinese immigrants and figured I’m game for most things at least once. Literally tasted like what a moldy gym sock smells like, like one your teenage son wore a few too many times and then left to fester in a car during the summer. I have a pretty expansive palette but that might have challenged me a smidge too far.
That egg delicacy that has a chicken fetus and an upside down crucifix in it, hard pass
An upside down crucifix??
A stew made of seaweed. My mother even told me I wouldn't eat ice cream if I didn't eat the stew (a huge deal for a 5 year old) and I didn't care, I wouldn't eat that thing. So I didn't eat the stew, can't remember if I had ice cream at the end, but I didn't eat the stew and I won't eat it now
Who even makes seaweed stew? Is your ma Old Gregg?