General Question

playthebanjo's avatar

What is the worst thing you have tasted?

Asked by playthebanjo (2944points) June 5th, 2008

what was it like?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

36 Answers

Les's avatar

Sorry to all the Aussies and/or Kiwis here: vegemite. God, that really must be an acquired taste or something. What was it like? Bad eggs, or something equally as foul.

wildflower's avatar

I think it’s a tie between squid and oysters. Although I actually quite like sea-food in general.

hollywoodduck's avatar

zucchini pie…my mom used to make it like once a week when I was younger and it was terrible and of course we had to eat it because that was what was for dinner

playthebanjo's avatar

I wonder if Zucchini Pie is worse than Mooseturd Pie


BronxLens's avatar

The agony of defeat

Les's avatar

What about Rocky Mountain Oysters? People say those are a delicacy, but I beg to differ.

robmandu's avatar

Boiled okra, complete with inherent slime and hair.

playthebanjo's avatar

you are correct…fried okra is much better

Harp's avatar

I lived in France many years ago and was a pretty adventurous eater. I had many wonderful things, of course, but two were just awful:

Andouillettes, sausages made from a pig’s small intestine, are a very popular regional specialty, but to me they tasted kind of like…well…the contents of the intestine.

Lapin de Garenne a wild rabbit, well aged. I liked domestic rabbit at the time (I’m vegetarian now), and was expecting a richer version of the same flavor, but no. That was my first introduction to “gamey” flavor. Couldn’t begin to describe it. Poor rabbit.

Since being vegetarian, the worst thing I’ve had to face is durian, a fruit that’s wildly popular in SE Asia. The common description of durian is that it smells awful, but is really quite delicious. Well, maybe I got a bad one, but I’d describe the flavor as what you’d get if you pureed a pineapple with an onion, then let it ferment for a few days.

Wine3213's avatar

@Harp: There must be a rash of bad durian, because the one I had tasted awful. It’s like onion custard!

wildflower's avatar

I don’t know what Rocky Mountain Oysters are like, but the oysters I tried were at a French person’s house, served fresh, had to scrape them loose from the shells – and when I did, it moved!!
It was like swallowing a slug and washing it down with a mouthful of sea water…..still makes me shiver to think about it!!

The squid was in Gran Canaria, served fried and I was 5 at the time, in bed with severe sunburn and fever, thought it was chips (fries) and was utterly disgusted when I bit in to it!!

Notreallyhere's avatar

I would eat anything but liver. I know is a delicacy for a lot of people.

robmandu's avatar

@wildflower, et al who are unfamiliar with the turf-based Rocky Mountain oysters vs. the typical surf-based variety.

Adina1968's avatar

Lima Beans & Liver

susanc's avatar

creamed chipped beef on toast has the wrongest of textures

Les's avatar

Thank you, robman.

Seesul's avatar

MOXIE soda. Bleeeeeeeeeeeeck!

wildflower's avatar

Sounds similar to a certain delicacy served back in the Faroe Islands, called “white kidneys”. In Iceland it’s called HrĂștspungur
Note: do not read the linked article if you’re eating – or about to

Mangus's avatar

Horehound candy.

elchoopanebre's avatar

Most people are alarmed by this but the worst taste I can remember is trying coffee when I was 4 or 5. It was the bitterest most repugnant taste ever.

I still hate coffee. It’s kind of weird to me that so many people love the taste of coffee and don’t even drink it for the caffeine.

exek1's avatar

pork and fish… Any meat except chicken or beef. I eat alot of chicken.

Seesul's avatar

elchoop…then never, EVER try Moxie. It’s like black coffee on steroids and then some.

Mangus's avatar

Wait! Beer!

kevbo's avatar

My HS gf’s snatch before either of us understood what a yeast infection was.

playthebanjo's avatar

wow. Thanks for sharing that, kevbo.

elchoopanebre's avatar

kevbo…you just ruined my appetite

And i’m eating mexican food tonight


buster's avatar

i love most seafood including sushi. but i despise raw oysters. people who eat raw oysters probably eat their own boogers. i dont like duck either. it taste kinda like liver. i do like liver though. weird huh?

proclaimxlove's avatar

shitaki mushrooms… they have a nasty taste and are super chewy.

flip193's avatar

kevbo I dont know what to say

tupara's avatar

@les – I have eaten vegemite just about every day for my entire life, maybe it’s an acquired taste. and @Buster – I’m having raw oysters tonight.(cue: drooling sounds).

skfinkel's avatar

Soda with artificial sweetener. Hate that stuff.

Notreallyhere's avatar

I can’t say or they’ll flag me…. Wait, you’re probably talking about food. Never mind I already answered

thebeadholder's avatar

I got to drink Absinthe in the Czech Republic. Buzz was great but it was like drinking from a licorice gas pump…burning and intense!

JackAdams's avatar

Female Trailer Trash.

Don’t ask for details…

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther