food/drink 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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Nachos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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

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

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

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

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S'Mores is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
S'Mores

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

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Noodles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Noodles

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

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

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Powdered Donuts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
Powdered Donuts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Artichokes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It

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Crawfish tails is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Foods You Have to Work for That Are Totally Worth It
muddford added Crawfish tails

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