20 Strange Foods From Around The Globe
A-Ping (Fried Tarantula) – Cambodia
It is said that fried tarantula came about because people in Cambodia were so poor under Pol Pot’s reign, that they resorted to eating whatever they could. But apparently the big black fuzzy spiders were such a tasty treat that the custom of eating them as a snack has stayed around.
Haggis – Scotland
Truly among the world’s most traditional, yet weird and shocking foods. Basically, it’s a food centered entirely around a sheep – sheep’s heart, liver and lungs wrapped in a suet mixture of oatmeal, suet, onions spices and a bunch of other stuff. All of this is wrapped, traditionally, in the sheep’s stomach. Though they mostly use a different covering, there are also vegetarian versions.
Fugu – Japan
Fugu, or pufferfish, is on this list just because it’s so poisonous. Only specially licensed chefs are supposed to handle this fish, and if prepared incorrectly, it can be fatal.
Bacon-Flavored Jelly Beans
Short of making the list of flavored beans in the Harry Potter books, bacon-flavored jelly beans have to be one of the weirdest yet funniest candies ever. But perhaps they’re good for a quick bacon flavor fix.