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21 Bizarre-Looking Foods That’ll Make Picky Eaters Squirm

Pickled pigs feet, anyone?

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the weirdest foods they've ever seen. Here are the intriguing results.

1. Piure

What it is: A seafood with a coral-like surface. You eat the inside.Tastes like: A soapy sea urchin. "It looks like a rock, but inside there’s a red ball of goo. People love it or hate it."—camilacamposf
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What it is: A seafood with a coral-like surface. You eat the inside.

Tastes like: A soapy sea urchin.

"It looks like a rock, but inside there’s a red ball of goo. People love it or hate it."

camilacamposf

2. Pickled pigs feet

What it is: Pigs feet that are salted and smoked, then preserved in vinegar brine.Tastes like: Bologna or ham soaked in vinegar.“When I was a kid, they were sold in ice cream trucks. My mom used to eat them all the time. Whenever she bit into one, juice would drip, making a mess.”—Hazel A. Boomer, Facebook
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What it is: Pigs feet that are salted and smoked, then preserved in vinegar brine.

Tastes like: Bologna or ham soaked in vinegar.

“When I was a kid, they were sold in ice cream trucks. My mom used to eat them all the time. Whenever she bit into one, juice would drip, making a mess.”

—Hazel A. Boomer, Facebook

3. Pacific geoduck

What it is: A giant saltwater clam that looks... phallic.Tastes like: A savory, crunchy, clam. "So creepy."—luciaf49
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What it is: A giant saltwater clam that looks... phallic.

Tastes like: A savory, crunchy, clam.

"So creepy."

luciaf49

4. Koolickles

What it is: Pickles brined in Kool-Aid powder.Tastes like: Pickles mixed with Kool-Aid, creating a tart and unique flavor every time. Bless.—charlied45
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What it is: Pickles brined in Kool-Aid powder.

Tastes like: Pickles mixed with Kool-Aid, creating a tart and unique flavor every time. Bless.

charlied45

5. Balmain bug

What it is: A slipper lobster, which is a relative of regular lobster, with longer antennae.Tastes like: Lobster. 😋—PHM8
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What it is: A slipper lobster, which is a relative of regular lobster, with longer antennae.

Tastes like: Lobster. 😋

PHM8

6. Decaisnea, aka "dead man's fingers"

What it is: A blue, flowering, fruit-like plant.Tastes like: Gelatinous watermelon."You open them up and the pulp inside is 'sweet and gelatinous' — yum! I don’t know why it hasn’t caught on."—nocobat
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What it is: A blue, flowering, fruit-like plant.

Tastes like: Gelatinous watermelon.

"You open them up and the pulp inside is 'sweet and gelatinous' — yum! I don’t know why it hasn’t caught on."

nocobat

7. Buddha's hand

What it is: A citrus-y fruit.Tastes like: A sweet lemon with a hint of lavender."Looks so creepy!"—oliviap44
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What it is: A citrus-y fruit.

Tastes like: A sweet lemon with a hint of lavender.

"Looks so creepy!"

oliviap44

8. Huitlacoche, aka "corn smut"

What it is: A plant disease that causes fungus to grow on corn. It is used in quesadillas and soup.Tastes like: An earthy mushroom."Appetizing name, eh? It’s equally as disturbing to see, especially when it comes in a can."—crystalg4
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What it is: A plant disease that causes fungus to grow on corn. It is used in quesadillas and soup.

Tastes like: An earthy mushroom.

"Appetizing name, eh? It’s equally as disturbing to see, especially when it comes in a can."

crystalg4

9. Lato, aka "sea grapes"

What it is: An edible algae eaten as a snack or in a salad.Tastes like: Edible seaweed. —deejoo01
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What it is: An edible algae eaten as a snack or in a salad.

Tastes like: Edible seaweed.

deejoo01

10. Finger limes

What it is: A citrus-like fruit that is not technically a citrus. Confusing, but it looks yummy!Tastes like: A more ~wild~ lime.—shannonantoinetteb
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What it is: A citrus-like fruit that is not technically a citrus. Confusing, but it looks yummy!

Tastes like: A more ~wild~ lime.

shannonantoinetteb

11. Nattō

What it is: Traditional Japanese fermented soybeans.Tastes like: Bitter, slimy soybeans."It looks like someone stuck a bean up a child's nose who had a terrible cold for a week and the boogers are just running out."—Nichole Sterling, Facebook
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What it is: Traditional Japanese fermented soybeans.

Tastes like: Bitter, slimy soybeans.

"It looks like someone stuck a bean up a child's nose who had a terrible cold for a week and the boogers are just running out."

—Nichole Sterling, Facebook

12. Durian

What it is: A giant fruit with a strong odor and pointy shell.Tastes like: Almond-y custard. It supposedly smells like turpentine or rotten onions, and the scent is so strong, that it's actually been banned from public transportation in Singapore.—goblinqueen13
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What it is: A giant fruit with a strong odor and pointy shell.

Tastes like: Almond-y custard. It supposedly smells like turpentine or rotten onions, and the scent is so strong, that it's actually been banned from public transportation in Singapore.

goblinqueen13

13. Oyster mushrooms

What they are: Edible mushrooms.Tastes like: A woody, pungent mushroom.—Anna Kopsky
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What they are: Edible mushrooms.

Tastes like: A woody, pungent mushroom.

Anna Kopsky

14. Noni fruit

What it is: A pungent fruit known as a "vomit fruit" because of the intense odor.Tastes like: A strong, bitter cheese."It's incredibly healthy."—askabankitty
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What it is: A pungent fruit known as a "vomit fruit" because of the intense odor.

Tastes like: A strong, bitter cheese.

"It's incredibly healthy."

askabankitty

15. Mangosteen

What it is: A fibrous fruit with citrus-like texture.Tastes like: Sweet and tangy with caramel and grass notes. Sounds kinda cool, tbh.—tennillec
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What it is: A fibrous fruit with citrus-like texture.

Tastes like: Sweet and tangy with caramel and grass notes. Sounds kinda cool, tbh.

tennillec

16. Kinhason

What it is: An oyster-and-shell mixture that you boil.Tastes like: Escargot, without the fancy flavors."It's from the Philippines. You go to the ocean during low tide and find sea snails and urchins, cook it, boil in water, and add sugar."—deejoo01
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What it is: An oyster-and-shell mixture that you boil.

Tastes like: Escargot, without the fancy flavors.

"It's from the Philippines. You go to the ocean during low tide and find sea snails and urchins, cook it, boil in water, and add sugar."

deejoo01

17. Ugli Fruit

What it is: It's the literal hybrid of a grapefruit, orange, and tangerine.Tastes like: A mix of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine, y'all!—fizzydreams and signemanath
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What it is: It's the literal hybrid of a grapefruit, orange, and tangerine.

Tastes like: A mix of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine, y'all!

fizzydreams and signemanath

18. Lion's mane mushroom

What it is: It's an edible mushroom.Tastes like: Shrimp or lobster with a lighter flavor. Seriously.—laural470
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What it is: It's an edible mushroom.

Tastes like: Shrimp or lobster with a lighter flavor. Seriously.

laural470

19. Percebes, aka "goose barnacles"

What it is: Crustaceans found under rocks near large bodies of water.Tastes like: A mix between scallop and shrimp."They are indeed as delicious as they are UGLY.😂"—jtzimm
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What it is: Crustaceans found under rocks near large bodies of water.

Tastes like: A mix between scallop and shrimp.

"They are indeed as delicious as they are UGLY.😂"

jtzimm

20. Olive loaf

What it is: A lunchmeat stuffed with green olives that can be served warm or cold.Tastes like: Probably a lunchmeat stuffed with green olives, folks.—saraha68
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What it is: A lunchmeat stuffed with green olives that can be served warm or cold.

Tastes like: Probably a lunchmeat stuffed with green olives, folks.

saraha68

21. And Balut

What it is: A bird embryo, usually duck or chicken, that is boiled and eaten.Tastes like: A soupy egg yolk.—marthareubendt
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What it is: A bird embryo, usually duck or chicken, that is boiled and eaten.

Tastes like: A soupy egg yolk.

marthareubendt

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