Foods Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote for which foods are worth it. Consider both how difficult they are to eat and how delicious they are.

What are the best foods that are difficult to eat? Some may say that the best food is the easiest to consume - the foods that grow on a vine as if they’re asking to be plucked and digested. Fruits and vegetables like apples, grapes, and tomatoes are perfectly easy to eat and they’re great for you; no fuss, and no muss. While we love apples as much as the next person, we also really love food that puts up a fuss. Seriously, when was the last time you truly enjoyed chomping into a nice slice of cucumber. Yawn. The kinds of food that people really love are not only the kinds that fight back, but also the meals that take you down with them. You know, foods that you have to work for, but that are totally worth it.

Humans have come a long way since being were cave people. But in our heart of hearts (i.e. the second heart we keep inside our hearts) we’re animals, and there’s nothing that we love more than tearing into delicious food that’s trying to keep us from eating it. Whether it’s because the food is too messy (sloppy joes), or if it’s because the food is seemingly impossible to eat (crab legs, delicious, delicious crab legs), those are the noshes that many are drawn to. Tie on a bib, and prepare to face down the foods that are totally worth the work.

Leave us a comment and let us know if you’ve figured out a way around making yourself look like a fool after eating any of these super messy, difficult to eat foods, and be sure to upvote the hard to eat foods below that are totally worth the very real struggle.
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Crab is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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333 102
Ribs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Ribs

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313 96
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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303 94
Nachos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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307 105
Corn on the cob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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270 106
Burritos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Burritos

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242 97
Ice Cream Cones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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269 117
Pistachios is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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152 49
Lobster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
srappaport added

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223 107
Watermelon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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233 114
Noodles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Noodles

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228 113
S'Mores is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
S'Mores

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204 101
Cupcakes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Cupcakes

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199 103
Breakfast Sandwiches is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Breakfast Sandwiches

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175 92
Dumplings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Dumplings

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183 104
Croissants is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Croissants

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162 100
Powdered Donuts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Powdered Donuts

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184 119
Sushi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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168 111
Sloppy Joes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Sloppy Joes

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191 132
Pomegranates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Pomegranates

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166 113
Meatball Subs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Meatball Subs

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166 113
Chili Dogs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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169 118
Mangos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Mangos

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172 128
Sunflower Seeds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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117 118
Coconut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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115 120
Jelly Donut is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Jelly Donut

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113 120
Bruschetta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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60 78
Crawfish tails is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
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99 134
Artichokes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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84 131
Pho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It