Worst thing you were ever double-dog-dared to eat! (Or dumb eats cause drunk)

Watching one of my favorite cartoons, Clarence, and at the end of an episode Clarence challenges his friend Sumu to eat a dead frog floating down a creek who’d they intitally thought was alive despit it’d been floating on its back for a while bonking his head on rocks lol. Sumu says “Done!” So funny.

So QT3’ers, were you ever dared to eat something unsavory, or downright disgusting? If someone dared me I was always too chicken but one thing I did try once after reading a book was ketchup on a big worm. I think I was 7 and it was gross. From the chewy skin to the squishy organs. I can’t remember if I swallowed it. I’m pretty sure I didn’t.

I did the ghost pepper challenge thing a while back. That kinda sucked, but not as badly as I was afraid it would.

Tinned silkworm larvae. I declined the initial generous offer to try one, but alas I was surrounded by friends (so I thought) who wouldn’t hear of my refusal to eat what looked like liquid diarrhea with bits of brain tissue poking out.

It tasted like a cross between stinky socks, sweaty armpits and household dust. Needless to say, I won’t be having another one.

There is a game popular in the british military. It’s called ‘sticky biscuit’. I refused to play, mainly cause my muscles were big enough to allow me that opt-out.

Edit: sorry, i mixed up the name. The game does actually involve a ‘shit on a biscuit’ but the name is more pleasant!

I was roped into eating spicy crickets at my last job. Tasted like stale spices and not much else, but felt like spiders running down my throat. That’ll be the last time I eat crickets.

jpinard, did your ketched-worm adventure come about after reading How to Eat Fried Worms? One of my favorite gross-out books from my childhood :-D

We paid a kid a dollar to eat a black pez we found under the chemistry lab table.

When I was a teenager and first started drinking, my friend Jay and I went to his parent’s apartment, stinking drunk. Tequila sunrises. So, tequila drunk. We were really hungry but his parents were asleep. No cooking allowed.

We ended up making peanut butter and ketchup sandwiches. Eventually we did wake his parents by loudly vomiting in the bathroom.

Yep that was it lol.

I remember one time when I was like 5 I had one of my Mom’s pie tins. I made a dirt pie from our sandbox and got my sister to eat a “slice” of pie. As an adult I feel terrible now knowing cats and raccoons routinely like to use kids sandboxes as their bathroom. In my defense as a little kid, the sandbox did look very clean lol.

Ah insects, the future of food for humanity. I think a lot of it is in the preparation and familiarity of eating them? I ate insects in the jungle, a number of times, from large dinner plate sized stick insects (the females were best, boiled and had abdomens full of very tasty eggs (tastes like a normal yolky chicken-egg), the legs you eat like crab, and tastes about the same too, yummy!) to sticky not-that-flavoursome plump bark grubs.

I suspect for hard-shelled insects like grass hoppers, the best way to eat them (and benefit from their nutrition) would be in some kind of powder form you sprinkle onto other food? To avoid all the sticks-in-throat issues?

The pinnacle of all dare-to-eat is

But… did you eat it? LOL. An interesting fact about maggots and this kind of fiid ties into MRE’s a bit. With those hard-tack biscuits a lot of soldiers did not sift the maggots out after dunking them in water or coffee. They actually welcomed them. The reason? It was often their only source of protein.

No need to quote my whole post in the reply, just press the reply button on my post. There is no value in seeing the exact same info duplicated right below the original post.

I’m new to all this stuff and still learning. Sorry.

Not a problem, just full quote wasn’t warranted there IMO. You can also edit your post if you want, by clicking the and the edit pencil that appears.

Cool. That is another nice feature I’m not used to on most forums :)

Because the larvae in the cheese can launch themselves for distances up to 15 centimetres (6 in) when disturbed, diners hold their hands above the sandwich to prevent the maggots from leaping. Some who eat the cheese prefer not to ingest the maggots. Those who do not wish to do so place the cheese in a sealed paper bag. The maggots, starved for oxygen, writhe and jump in the bag, creating a “pitter-patter” sound. When the sounds subside, the maggots are dead and the cheese can be eaten.

served with a strong red wine.

It better be.

I wouldn’t touch it if was served with heroin.

Yeah, that cheese is the top of my “foods I’m not going to eat” list. I heard about it a long time ago on one of those foodie shows and nothing about it seemed appealing in anyway.

I’m willing to try just about anything, but… NOPE.

I just experienced Morbier* cheese for the first time, which has a fairly strong aroma of rotting meat, and a strong enough taste of the same to put me right off ever having it again. And I love strong cheeses, but it just reminds me of the rotting remains of the chicken necks I feed my crocs.

However, nothing on this planet would persuade me to try that shit up thread.

*Apparently named after a village in France, who clearly decided that centuries of being teased about their morbid name decided to create a cheese that says “fuck you” to the world.

OK you have to explain why you decided you wanted to eat that cheese and what kind of setting it was in. Dinner? Sampling at a cheese shop? etc. If you have a time a full story would be wunderbar cause I cannot imagine even sniffing such a cheese! :)