A recent online discussion among men involved foods they can’t bring themselves to eat. From beef tongues to Haggis, these are popular foods men say they can handle, despite others despising them.
The ingredients in chitlins vary depending on who makes them. Some people use pig intestines, while others use goat, lamb, and cows to form buttery meat.
While one person claims, “If we ever run out of a protein source and have to resort to bugs, I’m out,” another individual admits they ate a dried grasshopper. They weren’t too bothered by the legs and antennae tickling their throat.
3. Beef Tongue
Lots of men protested tongue. However, beef tongue fans say the meat is tender and tasty. Although they took a minute to deal with the fact they were eating a cow’s tongue, once they processed that information, they enjoyed the meal.
Balut is a fertilized duck embryo eaten boiled or steamed that many men are unwilling to touch. Someone writes it tastes like chicken soup. Someone else claims balut tastes delicious. They only had one poor experience consuming it, which resulted in the beak lodging in his throat.
Durian stinks. The smelly fruit has a poor reputation considering its odor, but those who enjoy it believe the fruit evokes tastes of caramel, whipped cream, garlic onions, cheese, and vanilla all in one bite.
6. Raw Oysters
Oysters divide food critics. One half turns their cheek thanks to the smell and the fact the oysters are still alive, but those who favor the seaside delicacy love the slimy, earthy treat.
Haggis consists of a sheep’s lung, liver, suet, and spices stuffed in a sheep’s stomach. Now, the casing is not always a real sheep’s stomach, but the dish has fans worldwide. “It was savory and then oatmeal-y. Not bad,” an explorer recalls.
This dish is the lining of a farm animal’s stomach, such as a cow or pig. While countless men object to consuming it, one states, “Tripe and some tendon make for god-tier pho,” a tripe devotee expresses.
9. Rocky Mountain Oysters
Depending on where you visit, this dish varies in name. In Canada, they are called Prairie Oysters. Colorado nicknames these bull meatballs Rocky Mountain Oysters. They’re either like calamari or chicken nuggets, depending on who you ask,” a foodie dishes.
Numerous men admit they won’t touch lutefisk. But one admits, “We have it for Christmas every year (Wisconsin). I like it with Lefse. Put a very small amount in it, and it’s pretty decent. Definitely good in small amounts. The taste and consistency get most people. Think really messy Jello but fish.”