If you’ve ever watched the Food Network, you know that presentation is key. As those painfully wealthy chefs say, “We eat with our eyes first.”
And that’s why this list of well-loved delicacies is a little bit confusing. We don’t think twice about chowing down on scallops, passionfruit, and chili dogs, but perhaps if we spent more time looking at them before stuffing our faces, we’d be a little more critical.
1. Blue crab
Nothing like digging into a pile of legs that appear to have been pulled from a giant, alien-faced insect!
It looks awful before you crack it open, and even worse after.
Scallops look much less terrible by the time they make it to our plates.
Passionfruit is delicious. It’s just a shame that it has to look like lumpy mucus.
Slimy, limp, and full of tentacles, raw squid is truly a sight to behold.
As it turns out, one of the most expensive food items on Earth also looks like a turd.
Why did anyone think of eating these in the first place?
One of the most beloved spices around the world also happens to look like a cross between a craggy tree and dog poop.
Most people wouldn’t eat scorpions, but for some reason, none of us have any qualms with eating these.
Guac is yummy, good for you, and also looks like boogers.
The first person to suck one of these down was probably a little screwed up.
If you turned strawberries green and then replaced their seeds with tiny eyeballs, you’d get the wonderfully creepy noni.
There’s a ton of seafood on this list. I’m sensing a pattern.
14. Chili dogs
Yeah, now that I look at one of these again, I think I’m going to lay off the chili dogs from now on.
This shrimp looks like something you’d smash and pick up with a tissue if you saw it in your house.
I feel like this is what you’d see if you did a cross-section of someone’s liver.
Nothing says “I’m delicious” quite like being slimy and bulbous.
(via The Huffington Post)
Honestly, I haven’t tried a lot of these foods solely based on how they look. Can you really blame me? These things are nasty!