100 Foods To Eat Before You Die

If you're on Facebook, chances are high that you've seen the Food List Challenge being passed around. The makers of the app say, "We think most people will have tried fewer than 20 of these 100 foods to eat before you die." Which I'm sure is just a ploy to get people to click on something that will allow a third party to read their personal information. Being the ornery person I am, I found the list floating around the internet instead, which I present to you below in all its glory.

SquirrelWhat I've seen is that most people have actually eaten around 30-50 of the items on the list, not 20. Like any good overachiever, I come in at 91/100 - only good for a lowly A- that would earn the ire of my Asian parents. (Just kidding. We're grading on a curve here, right?)

Here's the list - post how you did in the comments!

1. Abalone
2. Absinthe
3. Alligator
4. Baba Ghanoush
5. Bagel & Lox
6. Baklava
7. BBQ Ribs
8. Bellini
9. Birds Nest Soup
10. Biscuits & Gravy
11. Black Pudding
12. Black Truffle (I have, however, been obsessed lately with white truffle salt.)
13. Borscht
14. Calamari
15. Carp
16. Caviar
17. Cheese Fondue
18. Chicken & Waffles
19. Chicken Tikka Masala
20. Chile Relleno
21. Chitlins
22. Churros
23. Clam Chowder
24. Cognac
25. Crab Cakes
26. Crickets (I'm adventurous, but I draw the line at insects. I don't even want to look at them, much less put them into my mouth.)
27. Currywurst
28. Dandelion Wine
29. Dulce De Leche
30. Durian (This also happens to be one of my favorite things in the world.)
31. Eel
32. Eggs Benedict
33. Fish Tacos
34. Foie Gras
35. Fresh Spring Rolls
36. Fried Catfish
37. Fried Green Tomatoes
38. Fried Plantain
39. Frito Pie
40. Frogs' Legs
41. Fugu
42. Funnel Cake
43. Gazpacho
44. Goat
45. Goat's Milk
46. Goulash
47. Gumbo
48. Haggis
49. Head Cheese
50. Heirloom Tomatoes
51. Honeycomb
52. Hostess Fruit Pie
53. Huevos Rancheros
54. Jerk Chicken
55. Kangaroo (Granted, this was in jerky form - I'd love to try fresh kangaroo, though they're so cute you have to feel kind of bad eating them.)
56. Key Lime Pie
57. Kobe Beef
58. Lassi
59. Lobster
60. Mimosa
61. Moon Pie
62. Morel Mushrooms
63. Nettle Tea
64. Octopus
65. Oxtail Soup
66. Paella
67. Paneer
68. Pastrami on Rye
69. Pavlova
70. Phaal
71. Philly Cheese Steak
72. Pho
73. Pineapple & Cottage Cheese (I'm counting this because I've had both separately on countless occasions. Putting them together doesn't seem terribly different.)
74. Pistachio Ice Cream
75. Po' Boy
76. Pocky
77. Polenta
78. Prickly Pear
79. Rabbit Stew
80. Raw Oysters
81. Root Beer Float
82. S'mores
83. Sauerkraut
84. Sea Urchin
85. Shark
86. Snail
87. Snake
88. Soft Shell Crab
89. Som Tam
90. Spaetzle
91. Spam
92. Squirrel
93. Steak Tartare
94. Sweet Potato Fries
95. Sweetbreads
96. Tom Yum
97. Umeboshi
98. Venison
99. Wasabi Peas
100. Zucchini Flowers


  1. This is impressive. Understatement.

    If you get snake, don't do it Amarillo, TX at the restaurant with the cowboy that several stories tall. It's a tourist trap of skinny, meatless snakes.

  2. Thanks for posting the list. I saw it on Facebook, but didn't want to use the app to look.

    I had a kangaroo burger in Coffs Harbor, AUS...I thought the meat was really gamey. Too dark and earthy for me.

    1. Kangaroo steak is sooo good! Cairns, Queensland, AUS

  3. Living in Brisbane, Australia my family and I eat kangaroo steaks almost every week. The meat is very lean and it does taste a bit gamey compared to other red meat however it is good for you and also good for the environment. http://www.macromeats.com/Nutrition/AmazingNutritionFacts.aspx

    and if you are in Sydney then a visit to The Australian Hotel is a must. Their kangaroo pizzas are awesome http://www.australianheritagehotel.com/

  4. Any list that doesn't include guinea pig is not complete. If you are ever in Peru, try it. It's the national meat and is delicious.

  5. You don't get points for the 'pineapple & cottage cheese'.. No shortcuts.

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  7. Happened upon this again somehow. I have now tried currywurst, which doesn't deserve to be on such a prestigious list: hot dog with a sorta special sauce.


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