Traveling can teach us so much about the world. We get to know different cultures, different people, and perhaps the most interesting thing: the weird stuff people find tasty. Borsch chips – why not? Potato jelly – totally. Cheese fish sausages – delicious.
But before you think, “That sounds disgusting” (which it does), give it a whirl. You never know, you could end up falling in love with prawn cheese. Before you hop a plane back to the states, be sure to stock up!
1. Preserved Duck Eggs
Popular in China, these funky eggs are eaten during dim sum, at breakfast, and at snack time.
2. Prepared Shredded Squid
I love calamari, but without any seasoning or dip, this could lead to a serious case of dry mouth.
3. BBQ Bamboo Worms
I”m sure they”re filled with protein…?
4. Gravy Candy
Like gravy so much you could eat it like candy? Wish granted.
5. Wasabi Kit Kat
Because I definitely want my mouth to be on fire when I eat a chocolatey treat…
6. Sandwich in a Can
There”s NO way that”s what it looks like when it comes out.
7. Placenta Drinks
These popular Japanese drinks are believed to give people a more youthful appearance. They”re made with various animal placentas.
8. Asparagus Biscuits
Before asparagus fans get excited, these don”t taste like the green veggie. Instead, they”re only meant to look like them, and taste like black sesame. Lies.
9. Spotted Dick
Don”t let the name fool you. This suet pudding (made with beef or mutton fat) with raisins is super popular in Britain.
10. Seasoned Silkworms
Sadly, these aren”t instant gratification snacks – you have to boil these pre-seasoned silkworms before chowing down.
11. Salty Crab Bites
If you”re a fan of goldfish, these mini crabs you can eat whole might pique your interest.
12. Clamato Tortilla Chips
Popular in Canada, this flavor is part tomato juice, part clam juice.
13. Every Burger Cookies
There are so many questions. Like, are these actual burgers? If so, how many preservatives are in there?
14. Cheese Fish Sausage
I like cheese and fish and sausages. All together in one place? I”m skeptical.
15. Borsch Potato Chips
Fancy some Ukranian beetroot soup-flavored chips?
16. Grilled Chicken Paprika Chips
These actually sound delicious.
17. Prawn Cheese Spread
You”d be surprised to learn this is sold at IKEA.
18. Potato Jelly
Thanks, but no thanks.
19. Shrimp Crackers
I wonder if they go well with tartar sauce.
20. Dried Wild Fish
It”s like the fish form of beef jerky!
21. Fermented Shark Cubes
If you”re looking for something fishy, this Icelandic snack might hit the spot.
22. Scorpion Lolipops
Because why wouldn”t you want a scorpion paired with fruit-flavored candy?
23. Flavored Larvae
Cheddar cheese or BBQ – such a hard choice…
So, what did I learn? Other cultures really love mixing cheese and shrimp together. That, and worms and bugs appear to be snacks of choice in many places. Come on, America, get with the times!
Or don”t, I”m cool with that, too.