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So if you think you have a strong stomach and are brave enough, we’ve compiled a list of foods and beverages from around the world that really push the boundaries of what we as a society consider edible.
These foods are sure to make your hair stand on end — and just in time for Halloween. Join us for a horrifying tour around the world that will surly make you do a double take next time you dig in while dining out.
Haggis might sound more familiar to you than some of the other foods featured here but some of you might not know what it’,s actually made of. Haggis is a savory pudding that contains sheep’s liver, heart and lungs.Now if the thought of consuming an animal’s organ meat doesn’t sound somewhat off putting to you, here is the kicker: it is traditionally encased in a sheep’s stomach lining. I’ll let that settle in.
A stomach lining.
While Haggis sounds unappealing by description, it is actually quite popular in Scotland. They even use it for pizza toppings and many fast food restaurants serve it with a side of fries like an American cheeseburger combo.
In case you didn’t catch that, it is soaked in a mixture of water and lye. Lye is a poisonous liquid that can cause your esophagus to narrow.
Clearly people aren’t poisoned from eating Lutefisk, but the thought of ingesting a potentially poisonous substance doesn’t sound very appetizing, does it?If that doesn’t make you want to go out at try some lutefisk perhaps this will: it is described as having a gelatinous texture and an extremely stinky smell accompanying it.
11 | Caviar – Turkey
Here is another one that might sound pretty familiar. Some people call it caviar and other call it fish eggs. Salt-cured fish eggs, to be exact. Caviar is thought to originate from the Caspian sea but it is served all over the world now.If the thought of eating an animal’s eggs doesn’t gross you out, how they harvest caviar will: the unlaid eggs of fish are extracted from inside it’s roe – a fish’s egg filled ovary – after the fish is caught and killed.
6 | Raw Blood Soup – Vietnam
The deep fried spider is typically considered a snack in Cambodia but don’t worry – these aren’t small spiders being served up but a type of tarantula.
Just in case you have forgotten what a tarantula looks like, here you go. You can thank me later.
3 | Fugu – Japan
1 | Balut – the Philippines
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