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31 Of The Weirdest Foods In America

Be honest — some American foods look disgusting.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to give us their thoughts on the weirdest foods in America. Here are the oddest of the edible delights:


3. Koolickles

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"Koolickles, which are basically pickles brined in the various flavors of Kool-Aid powder. Mostly found in the Delta region of Mississippi. Google it, it is a real thing."

—Submitted by charlied45b0c7898


14. Tater Tot Casserole

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"Cream-based casseroles. Like this tater tot casserole recipe, which calls for:

Ground beef

Frozen Tater Tots

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can of evaporated milk"

—Submitted by katieb498db7e29

15. Red-Eye Gravy, aka Poor Man's Gravy

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"Red-eye gravy. It is salty ham juices with coffee (or sometimes cola) mixed in. Yuck. I think someone, long ago, spilled their drink in the pan drippings and decided it would do as gravy."

—Submitted by jennyporterw

16. Gumbo

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"I’m from Louisiana, and I think gumbo is really odd. It’s just different types of food mixed together. It has things like crawfish, shrimp, corn, and other random things that we want to put in it. I really don’t care for gumbo, so I never eat it."

—Submitted by Myadeanna

17. Fry Sauce

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"Fry sauce is pretty weird, I guess — it’s ketchup and mayonnaise mixed! And I know it’s only around in certain parts of the U.S. It’s so great, though, I love it!"

—Submitted by mayalynn007


21. Green Bean Casserole

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"Green bean casserole. Tater Tot casserole. Basically any casserole that has ingredients that can't be identified by sight and/or look like they have already been eaten."

—Submitted by Madison Hays, Facebook


23. The Doughnut Burger

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"Concoctions: Bacon Smores. Burgers between doughnuts. Fried cereal cheese puffs. I mean, I see half these weird food combinations and it's just revolting. American food gets such a bad rep and these things explain why. However, I will attest that throughout the U.S. there actually are really amazing homemade and healthy traditional food representing those areas. Not all the U.S. food is a sugar-injected, deep-fried nightmare."

–Submitted by Jac Connolly, Facebook

24. Mayonnaise

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"Mayonnaise is basically just egg yolks and vinegar, mixed. It's too thick for its own good, smells of rotten eggs, and, its complexion is the only thing whiter than Iggy Azalea. 0/10, would not eat."

—Submitted by Spencer Althouse

25. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

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"PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SANDWICHES. Why on earth would you put banana slices on bread?! So weird!"

—Submitted by Makka Arrieta, Facebook


28. Chicken Gizzards

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"Southern food in general can be a bit unsettling for many, even within America, but outside the South: grits, cornbread, boudin, chicken gizzards, crawfish, butter beans, fried green tomatoes, okra (fried, boiled, or pickled), peanuts in Coke."

—Submitted by Andrew Davis, Facebook

29. Pickled Pigs Feet

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"I think this is just a Southern thing, but pickled pig feet and pickled eggs. When I was a kid, people used to sell them in their ice cream trucks. My mom used to eat it all the time. Whenever she bit into it, juice from the pig feet would drip, making a mess. The smell is also unsettling too."

—Submitted by Hazel A. Boomer, Facebook

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