In another thread, svenpup suggested that we start a new thread for the most disgusting thing we've ever eaten.
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This. Is. That. Thread.
I've eaten a number of disgusting things over the years, but two really stand out in memory. The first was when I was about 12, I was eating some brownies that were in a plastic bag. When I got to the bottom, there were quite a few crumbs left, so I tipped the thing into my mouth and bit down. Something went "crunch" and I got the most awful gooey sensation in my mouth. I spit out half a cricket that was still wiggling. Yuck.
That was bad, but even worse was one time I was at a restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Everything on the menu looked good, even though I don't really care for fish. I couldn't decide what to get, so I got a "Sampler" with a bit of everything. One of the items on the plate was a steamed oyster.
Now I like oyster stew, and I like cooked oysters. Steamed oysters are not cooked. They are not even really oysters. They are shells full of mucus. No one had ever told me how to eat a shell full of mucus, so I just put it in my mouth and started chewing. I almost lost the entire lunch right there on the plate.
The "friends" I was with, once they quit laughing at my distress, informed me that I was a thoroughly uncultured swine, that everyone innately knows how to eat a shell full of snot, and only a complete idiot would try to chew it. The proper way to eat one, I was informed, was to tip the snot out of the shell into one's mouth and swallow without chewing (or even, apparently, tasting.) My response was, "What the h#ll is the point of that? Why would anyone eat something if they didn't want to chew and taste it?" Of course, I wish I had never tasted it in the first place, but that was kind of my point. I guess I really am an uncultured swine.
I'm not sure who came up with the idea that oysters are an aphrodisiac, but that one sure didn't do anything to increase my "interest."
OK, your turn.