What is the weirdest thing you have knowingly ever eaten?

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  1. TToombs08 profile image79
    TToombs08posted 6 years ago

    What is the weirdest thing you have knowingly ever eaten?

    From the comments I've been getting on my Weird Items At Walmart - China Edition, I was wondering if anyone has tried some unusual foods? I've had alligator, horse, crayfish, and rabbit. Not that strange, but not usually found at your local grocery store. Thank you for your input! smile

  2. mollymeadows profile image76
    mollymeadowsposted 6 years ago

    I was once on a tubing trip on a river and one of the guys there caught a fish and asked if anyone wanted a bite of sushi. Like a moron, I took a bite. It tasted just like ordinary fish; the consistency was just...different. Luckily, I survived. ;-0

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yuck. And you would not believe how many people I've actually seen do that on the rivers in Alaska. I prefer my fish with a little heat added. smile

  3. leroy64 profile image81
    leroy64posted 6 years ago

    A cheese and jam sandwich.  The ingredients are normal, but the combination is really strange to most people I have shared this with.
    Toast two pieces of bread, spread mayonnaise on both slices, add a slice of extra sharp cheddar cheese, and spread strawberry jam over the cheese.  Close and eat with milk.

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      leroy, I'll have to take your word for it. I just don't think I could make myself try that. I have had a cheese and mayo sandwich, but the jam. I can't even eat apples with cheese. Call me a dunderhead, but I just can't do it.  Thank you for sharing!

  4. roxygurl464 profile image60
    roxygurl464posted 6 years ago

    I took a mini vacation to visit one of my girlfriends in New York City last summer and she took me to a very high end restaurant.  I'm from the suburbs, so I wasn't familiar with quite a few items on the menu.  My friend took the liberty of placing our order.  One of the appetizers she requested was Sweet Breads.  I originally thought it was some type of pastry.  When the server brought it out, I asked her what it was made of.  Holy heck, was I surprised when she told me!  None the less, I tried it and I have to admit, it was not too bad (considering I was munching on a cow's pancreas). Would I order it again?  I don't think so.

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard of sweet breads but have never been brave enough to try. You deserve a gold star! smile

  5. profile image0
    Jade0215posted 6 years ago

    Escargot or in other words snails. Never try it! It is the nastiest thing I've ever tasted in my life. Nothing but pure salty slime going down my throat! Bleh!

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      EW! I've been offered that before and just have never felt compelled to try it. Thank you for sharing your experience. Now I know I'll never say yes! smile

    2. Mazzy Bolero profile image78
      Mazzy Boleroposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I had whelks long ago. They look like snails but they are shellfish, not slimy, but pretty chewy!  I wouldn't be tempted to eat them again.

  6. Ciel Clark profile image80
    Ciel Clarkposted 6 years ago

    I've been a vegetarian all my life, but there have been a few instances where I have eaten meat.  Very weird experience to eat flesh!  I have also eaten one escargot (about 25 years ago) and a bite of snake (35 years ago?) but that seemed more removed and less weird (to me) than animal meat.

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ciel! smile I bet it's kinda weird eating meat if you aren't used to it. Probably stranger than me trying to live as a vegetarian. Thank you for your answer, nice to see different perspectives. smile

  7. cabmgmnt profile image83
    cabmgmntposted 6 years ago

    I have traveled a bit and local cuisine can be weird, at least to American taste buds, I have eaten curried goat in Haiti and la lingua verde (cow's tongue) in Italy. The French are fond of aspic which is gelatin with meat or eggs. I can't say I enjoyed my meals but I did eat them. Of the three choices I would eat aspic again over the other two.

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, cabmgmnt, I have never heard of any of aspic! Thank you for sharing that! I would try curried goat, but not tongue. yick. smile Great answers!

    2. Lor's Stories profile image61
      Lor's Storiesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Italians do eat weird things.
      Cow guts anyone???

  8. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    When I used to live in the Mojave desert rattlesnakes were quite common. One day I reached down to turn on the faucet and saw one coiled there. I ran to get my neighbor, and he came over to kill the snake. After he'd killed it, he prepared a rare delicacy for us. He cooked the snake in the oven with butter and garlic, and it was quite delicious.

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! You got a little excitement with your meal! smile That actually sounds pretty good. smile Grandpa always said, "Only kill what you can eat." Guess your neighbor heard that too. smile Great share!

  9. Deborah Brooks profile image77
    Deborah Brooksposted 6 years ago

    Terrye when I lived in Spain, years ago. I went to my first Spanish restaurant and the waiter brought out little fried electric ells. They were jumping everywhere. As soon as they got them to the table I started screaming and jumped up and had knocked the ells everywhere. and I really screamed as I was running through the restaurant. I felt like the ells were chasing me. Hey that would make a great hub! WOW!!! thanks friend...lol.. oh by the way I never tasted them..

    1. Ciel Clark profile image80
      Ciel Clarkposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ha!  That reminds me of the "special eggs"
      I was in Spain with my mother --We were in a cafe near a bull fighting arena, and my mother ordered the special eggs.  The waiter told her that she probably didn't want to order that.  (Special bull "huevos"

    2. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry, I was laughing so hard at that image! That WOULD make a great hub, Debbie! I can't wait to read it! Excellent story. smile Thank you for sharing that. *giggle*

    3. Mazzy Bolero profile image78
      Mazzy Boleroposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      When I was about fifteen I bought frozen sweetbreads in a supermarket. I thought they were some kind of cake.  I got a bit of a shock when I opened the pack but even then I didn't know what they were smile

  10. tirelesstraveler profile image80
    tirelesstravelerposted 6 years ago

    Peanut butter,jelly, baloney and mustard sandwich.  The first year I went to my BFF's cabin we only got one sandwich for lunch.  I was always starved so I loaded the one I got with everything.  Mustard must be bread next to baloney. the jelly had to be on the bread next to the peanut butter any other way would be gross.  I may have even eaten it like two half sandwiches which would explain why the mustard and jelly had to be on the bread sides.

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I think I would have made 2 half sandwiches out of it too. Eaten together just sounds wrong. smile Thank you! smile

    2. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A delicious twist on that is pb&j with lebanon baloney in between the peanut butter and jam.  It sounds weird, but it's delicious!

  11. Civil War Bob profile image59
    Civil War Bobposted 6 years ago

    A bug that flew into my mouth as I was bike riding as a kid!

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      EW! And you didn't spit it out?! LOL

    2. Civil War Bob profile image59
      Civil War Bobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Happened too fast...besides, free protein!

  12. jennzie profile image85
    jennzieposted 6 years ago

    When I was in fourth grade I ate a fried worm- my science teacher was passing them around to our class for anyone who wanted to try them. It actually didn't taste bad, but I don't think I would ever eat one again (also because I am a vegetarian now). :-)

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Today your science teacher probably would have been fired and sued. A couple of my friends have eaten worms, and like you, said they weren't bad. smile Thank you for sharing your experience. smile

  13. vespawoolf profile image96
    vespawoolfposted 6 years ago

    In Peru, guinea pig is a local delicacy. In the Andes, guinea pig is roasted whole and stuffed with bitter herbs. On the coast, they're coated in corn flour and deep fried. It's actually delicious!

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      vespa, you mean those cute little critter they sell in the pet store here?! Wow. I'm in awe of you that you tried it. I bet you don't look at the the same way any more, huh? smile

  14. Clayton Fernandes profile image78
    Clayton Fernandesposted 6 years ago

    dog meat, by mistake, it was a long night, was under the influence of alcohol and a good few dumb friends can get you to eat the weirdest things and do experience the weirdest places.

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Clayton, do you remember if it was good or bad? smile

  15. bravewarrior profile image94
    bravewarriorposted 6 years ago

    I absolutely love escargot!  Some are pretty grossed out by the thought of eating snails, but cover them with garlic and melted cheese, serve them in a mushroom cap and I'm off to salivary orgasm!

    1. TToombs08 profile image79
      TToombs08posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Brave, that sounds really good....if you take the snail out of it! smile

    2. tirelesstraveler profile image80
      tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Visited friends in France and they made the biggest ramekin of escargot for each of us.  It was heavenly.

  16. gerrywalker profile image65
    gerrywalkerposted 5 years ago

    Traveling in Spain one time, at a fancy restaurant somebody ordered me half avocado with baby eels.  They were tiny little green things with blue, blue eyes. The eyes were staring at me!  Tasted good. Not like chicken!  they were smoked so tasted like smoked any kind of fish.

  17. Lor's Stories profile image61
    Lor's Storiesposted 5 years ago

    While living in Hawaii I think we ate poi.
    Poi was served in school there.
    It looks like charcoal.
    I'll take peanut butter and jelly any time.
    I would recommend a roasted pig though.
    Ummm

 
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