The Grossest Foods In The World

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Vote up the foods you can't believe people actually eat.

This is a list of the grossest foods that many people will never touch. To some, the dishes listed on here are some of the grossest things you could ever imagine putting in your mouth; others consider them delicacies. What you find appetizing could be a result of your cultural upbringing, or simply your personal tastebuds. It's possible you'll find these foods absolutely nasty, but maybe not.

What are the grossest foods in the world? Take a look here and you'll see arguably the most disgusting foods on the planet.

  • 1
    2,005 VOTES

    Maggot-Filled Cheese

    Casu marzu is a type of cheese that has to be left in the sun until it becomes rotten and full of maggots. The process of producing this cheese is considered a process of finely metered fermentation. Sometimes, when disturbed, the maggot larvae can "jump" for distances up to 5-6 inches—some prefer to scrape the larvae out before consuming for this reason.

    2,005 votes
  • 2
    2,195 VOTES

    Baby Mice Wine

    This traditional Chinese and Korean wine is considered to be a “health tonic.”

    2,195 votes
  • 3
    1,896 VOTES

    Human Placenta

    Some people around the world --- including in parts of the United States and China --- eat human placenta as a supposed way to counteract the effects of postpartum depression and other pregnancy complications. Celebs like January Jones have extolled the practice's benefits, and some women even hire celebrity placenta processors to prepare placenta-based recipes for them.

    In addition to taking your placenta in pill form, you can consume it as part of smoothies, lasagna, truffles, and chili

    1,896 votes
  • 4
    1,737 VOTES

    Blood Soup

    In Vietnam, there's every possibility that you might be presented with the culinary option of eating raw duck and geese blood. It's usually served literally right as the bird is slaughtered, which ensures that the dish is fresh.

    1,737 votes
  • 5
    1,947 VOTES

    Fertilized Duck Eggs

    This is called Balut. It is a fertilized duck egg with an almost developed embryo in it. So how would someone eat this thing? Well, it's as simple as boiling an egg. In fact, that's exactly what you do: boil, peel, dip it in your choice of salt or vinegar, and then eat it.

    1,947 votes
  • 6
    1,460 VOTES

    Tuna Eyeballs

    These are found in East and Southeast Asian cuisine, and are actually good for your eyesight. They are served in soups and with herbs.

    1,460 votes