It’s a new year and many people have made resolutions to eat better. Some people give up carbs, some people give up meat, some people give up sugar, and some people give up sodas.
The point I’m making is that a lot of people are trying to alter their diet and become healthier. This got me thinking about what people in other countries might give up when they go on a diet. While I was doing some research, I found some pretty horrifying and disgusting foods that I can’t believe people eat. Sure, your new diet may suck, but at least you don’t have to eat like this. Here are 5 disgusting foods that people actually eat.
5. Spiders– I think everyone is afraid of spiders. It’s got to be embedded in our genes or something. Even if you’re a guy, you can’t help but be afraid of these things. Spiders have the ability to build webs, climb walls, and turn the manliest of men into 3 year old girls.
But no, people actually deep fry spiders and eat them. The taste is described as “tasty and chewy.” I’ll just take their word for it.
4. Casu Marzu– The name sounds almost appealing. It makes me think of an exotic dish that might have some pretty interesting flavors. However, this dish is also referred to as…wait for it…”maggot cheese.” Go throw up and come back.
Basically it’s goat’s milk with the larvae of cheese flies. What’s really gross it that when humans go to consume this succulent dish, the sane people remove the maggots. The people who are out of their mind leave them in because they “add flavor.” Nom Nom Nom.
3. Fermented Salmon Heads– Now when I first read about this one, I expected this to be eaten in a really foreign country. But no. You know where this is really popular? Alaska.
Let me explain how this delicacy comes to be. First, they cut off the heads of the salmon. So far so good. Then the heads are buried in the ground for a few weeks. You know, so they can marinate in that dead flavor. Then right before the heads rot, they are dug up, because that’s just the logical thing to do. The heads are then mashed up into a pudding and served in a cold bowl.
So if you ever find yourself in Alaska, don’t eat pudding under any circumstances.
1. Pacha– I love how these dishes are given different names to keep their ingredients a secret.
Pacha is code word for “boiled sheep head.” Basically, you’re eating a face. And this face stares at you…the whole time you’re eating it. Creepy. I wonder if this entree shows up on the kid’s menu?
So when you start hating your new diet that you started, just be thankful that you don’t have to eat any of these things. That salad or piece of fruit looks a lot more appetizing if you are given these options instead. Let that motivate you to stay on your diet and good luck!
I came across a ton of horrifying and disgusting foods while doing the research for this. Do you know of any other dishes that are just really out there and disgusting? If so, tell me about them in the comments section.
Also, notice that I didn’t post any pictures of these wonderful dishes. You’re welcome! I had to look at the pictures and it wasn’t too pretty. Feel free to Google them if you want.