The Omnivore’s 100: How Many Have You Eaten?

Do you think you’re an adventurous eater? Are you the type of person who would  eat a snake, or an insect? Would you embrace a bowl of raw ground beef and bite into a snail with excitement? Well we’re about to find out just how adventurous you really are.

Very Good Taste blog came up with a list of foods that they feel every omnivore should eat in their life time, and they labeled it the “Omnivore’s 100. They challenged us bloggers to copy the list, mark everything we have tried and cross off anything we wouldn’t. Bold means you’ve eaten it, crossed out means you wouldn’t touch it in a million years. How fun! I also took the liberty of linking those terms that might not be as self-explanatory to their Wikipedia definitions (you’re welcome!). So far, I’ve only tried 36 out of the 100 foods. It might have basic foods like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on there, but if you ask me this list is pretty ambitious!

So here is the list, along with my results.

Remember: bold means I’ve eaten it, strike out means I won’t eat it.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi (had to look this one up but I’ve actually eaten this)
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (A French cheese)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (one of the hottest peppers in the world)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu ->Honestly, I’d want to try fugu but I’d be too scared to be poisoned (see link for explanation).
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa – I’ve had harissa but not with rose petals
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

I have to say, I had trouble with the crossing out process. The ones I crossed out have a 99.2% chance that I wouldn’t go near it, despite all possible persuasion. Other foods like frog legs, hare, curried goat and oxtail….well, they would take some persuasion but I might actually try them one day. Roadkill and insects, not so much. Overall I crossed off 11 items because they grossed me out.

Now it’s your turn to copy the list, take out the formatting and count how many foods you’ve eaten! If you have a blog, put this up on your blog and send us the link! :) Much credit goes out to Very Good Taste for coming up with this fun and crazy list! I hope you learned something about what’s out there – I know I did!

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  • Arika

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Your list seems pretty adventurous to me!

    The ones I have in red on my blog are items I have tried, but would not try again. I added that rule underneath rule 4. I will try anything ONCE, but it certainly doesn’t mean I’ll eat it again =)


  • Sean

    Mole poblano means mole in the style of puebla. It’s the traditional dark mole made with chocolate. It’s probably what you had.

  • Sean

    Oh — and don’t skip haggis. It’s good!

  • kay


    You forgot the snake wine or scorpion wine, it’s liquor with snake or scorpion inside !

  • Esi

    I’m posting my list next week!!

  • cherie

    I love your article but I did notice that you haven’t tried or added some things you should try to your list. I love to eat bear meat,I dislike pheasant,I would like to try ostrich,meaty squirrel meat isn’t too bad,flour-less cakes are delicious,liver n onions r the bomb.

  • Dude

    Do bugs at 70 miles a hour count? I ride a motorcycle and have caught a few bugs over the years.:)

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