The 10 Most Disgusting Foods In The World


Balut is a fertilized duck or chicken egg that is boiled and eaten with the developing embryo still inside. It is commonly consumed in Southeast Asian countries and is known for its unique texture and strong flavor.

Casu Marzu

Casu Marzu is a traditional Sardinian cheese that is intentionally infested with live maggots. The maggots break down the cheese, giving it a soft and decomposed texture. It is illegal to sell in some countries due to health concerns.


Hakarl is a traditional Icelandic dish made from fermented shark meat. The meat is buried and left to ferment for several months before being cut into strips and served. It has a strong ammonia smell and a pungent taste.


Durian is a fruit notorious for its strong odor, often described as a mix of gym socks and rotten onions. Despite its unpleasant smell, many people enjoy its custard-like texture and unique flavor.


Surstromming is a Swedish delicacy that consists of fermented Baltic herring. It has a notoriously strong and pungent smell, often likened to rotten eggs. It is typically eaten with potatoes, onions, and flatbread.


Natto is a traditional Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans. It has a sticky texture and a strong, pungent odor. Natto is often served with rice and has a distinct flavor that can be an acquired taste.


Escamoles are ant larvae and pupae harvested from the roots of agave plants in Mexico. They are often referred to as "insect caviar" and are enjoyed for their buttery and nutty taste.

Fried Tarantulas

Fried tarantulas are a delicacy in some parts of Cambodia. The large spiders are deep-fried until crispy and are said to have a taste similar to crab or shrimp.

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