The Swedish city of Malmö has an unusual new museum called The Museum of Disgusting Food. It’s a collection of some of the strangest and most universally revolting foods collected from cultures around the world.
“The evolutionary function of disgust is to help us avoid disease and unsafe food,” the museum says. “Disgust is one of the six fundamental human emotions. While the emotion is universal, the foods that we find disgusting are not. What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another.”
Here are photos of some of the most disgusting foods in the world (at least according to the museum’s curator):
A Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live maggots.
A Chinese wine that contains dead baby mice.
A Japanese fermented soybean taste that features a strong smell/taste and a sticky, slimy texture.
The caterpillar of the emperor moth.
Also known as civet coffee, this is a coffee made with coffee cherries eaten, partially digested, and pooped out by the Asian palm civet.
Su Callu Sardu
Goat kid’s rennet cheese. The taste is something like gasoline and ammonia mixed with wax.
Spicy rabbit heads
An Inuit food made of little auk (a type of bird) fermented in seal skin.
A savory pudding made by stuffing a sheep stomach with the internal organs and entrails of a sheep, spices, and other ingredients.
Sheep eyeball juice
The Museum of Disgusting Food currently features 80 of the world’s “most disgusting” foods and is open through January 27th. Oh, and there’s tasting sessions too.
Image credits: Photographs by Anja Barte Telin and courtesy The Museum of Disgusting Food