100 Foods List

As a kid, I was a pretty picky eater.

Brussels sprouts smelled like farts, coconut made me think of eating hair, and meat took WAY too long to chew. Basically, if it wasn’t battered and fried, covered in ketchup, or had a cartoon character on the outside of the box, I wanted nothing to do with it. Luckily as I grew up, I started giving the foods on my “yuck” list another try and by the time I discovered blog world in 2010, I was pretty open to trying anything.

I’m a curious person by nature. For the most part, I live by the “try everything once twice” motto and over the last few years, I’ve become quite the adventurous foodie. I’m also a lover of lists…or should I say checking things OFF lists…so when I found this little gem on Facebook one day, and realized I’d only tried about a third of the items, I knew I had some work to do! I’ve been ticking off items steadily for the last year or so but I figured now that I’ve hit the halfway mark, it’s time to share…

Click on the a green item for a link to a post where it’s featured!

100 Foods List

100 Foods to Try Before You Die:

  1. Abalone
  2. Absinthe <- Root beer spiked with absinthe = HEAVEN!
  3. Alligator <- Not bad, but a bit chewy!
  4. Baba Ghanoush
  5. Bagel and lox
  6. Baklava <- Not a fan…much too sweet for my tastes!
  7. Barbecue ribs
  8. Bellini
  9. Bird’s Nest Soup
  10. Biscuits and gravy
  11. Black Pudding
  12. Black Truffle <- Omg, you haven’t lived till you’ve had truffle!
  13. Borscht
  14. Calamari
  15. Carp
  16. Caviar <- Basically like eating a spoonful of salt! Ick!
  17. Cheese fondue
  18. Chicken and waffles
  19. Chicken Tikka Masala
  20. Chile Relleno
  21. Chitterlings/Chitlins
  22. Churros
  23. Clam Chowder
  24. Cognac
  25. Crabcake
  26. Crickets <- Unless it’s a matter of life and death, I’m not THAT adventurous!
  27. Currywurst
  28. Dandelion wine
  29. Dulce de leche
  30. Durian
  31. Eel
  32. Eggs benedict <-Not sure I’ll EVER understand the fascination with hollandaise.
  33. Fish Tacos 
  34. Foie Gras <- Interesting and glad to check off the list, but not a fan.
  35. Fresh Spring Rolls
  36. Fried Catfish
  37. Fried Green Tomatoes
  38. Fried Plaintain
  39. Frito Pie <- One of my favorite school cafeteria dishes…served in the bag! 😀
  40. Frog’s Legs <- Seriously tastes like chicken!
  41. Fugu (pufferfish)
  42. Funnel Cake <-Gag! I can’t even stand the SMELL!
  43. Gazpacho
  44. Goat
  45. Goat’s milk
  46. Goulash
  47. Gumbo <-Homemade is the BEST!
  48. Haggis
  49. Head Cheese
  50. Heirloom Tomatoes
  51. Honeycomb
  52. Hostess Fruit Pie <- I’ve never had a Twinkie either…I don’t think I’m missing much!
  53. Huevos Rancheros<- Even better on flatbread pizza!
  54. Jerk Chicken
  55. Kangaroo <- Jerky. Tasted kinda like scallops. A little weird.
  56. Key Lime Pie
  57. Kobe Beef
  58. Lassi
  59. Lobster
  60. Mimosa <- With my favorite cheese-lovin’ foodie!
  61. Moon Pie
  62. Morel Mushrooms
  63. Nettle Tea
  64. Octopus
  65. Oxtail Soup
  66. Paella
  67. Paneer cheese
  68. Pastrami on Rye <- Not a fan of pastrami…tastes like vienna sausage. 
  69. Pavlova
  70. Phaal
  71. Philly Cheesesteak <- I refuse to count this until I’ve had an AUTHENTIC one!
  72. Pho
  73. Pineapple and cottage cheese <- Really? This is on here?!
  74. Pistachio Ice Cream <-Pistachio HONEY to be exact…I die!
  75. Po’ boy
  76. Pocky
  77. Polenta
  78. Prickly Pear
  79. Rabbit Stew
  80. Raw Oysters <- Actually, the only way I really like oysters!
  81. Root Beer Float
  82. S’mores <- Didn’t try my first one until I was 23! 😯
  83. Sauerkraut
  84. Sea Urchin
  85. Shark
  86. Snails <- A LOT better than I thought they’d be!
  87. Snake
  88. Soft Shell Crab
  89. Som Tam
  90. Spaetzle
  91. Spam <- Practically grew up on the stuff…fried and slathered in ketchup is the best!
  92. Squirrel
  93. Steak Tartare <- Not for me, but I LOVE a good ceviche!
  94. Sweet Potato Fries
  95. Sweetbreads
  96. Tom Yum
  97. Umeboshi
  98. Venison
  99. Wasabi Peas
  100. Zucchini Flowers

Are you an adventurous foodie?

What items would you try and which ones are deal breakers?

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