Cold Brew Cereal? Lava Salt? The Weirdest Foods You Can Buy Online

Cold Brew Cereal? Lava Salt? The Weirdest Foods You Can Buy Online

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Cold Brew Cereal? Lava Salt? The Weirdest Foods You Can Buy Online

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Adventurous eaters, assemble! If you think you've pushed your palate to the limits, just wait. There are dozens of bonkers foods online waiting to be tasted, from earthworm jerky to Unicorn Farts. Just remember: What's odd to some is delicious to others. Some items we wanted to share with you — including clam-flavored candy canes and Onion Ring Mints (instead of refreshing breath with spearmint or cinnamon, these hard candies leave eaters with onion ring breath) — are currently out of stock, with no word on when they'll ship. But here are some of the weirdest foods you can shop for online.


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Chocolate Covered Crickets
Bizarre Food

Chocolate Covered Crickets

$3 from Bizarre Food 

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Bizarre Food has rare and odd foods from silkworm pupae ramen to earthworm jerky. But what's better to top off a meal than chocolate-covered crickets — or scorpions, if you prefer? Crickets are remarkably high in protein; they're comparable to chicken breasts in their protein content. So, this dessert is healthy, if you can stomach it.


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Dash Coffee Cereal
OffLimits
Lava Salt
Saltverk

Lava Salt

$13 from Saltverk

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Pink Himalayan salt may have become familiar, but black salt is still a relative rarity. Harvested in Iceland, this black lava salt is mixed with activated charcoal. Activated charcoal naturally detoxifies the body and has other health benefits. No, it won't blacken your teeth. It will simply provide a contrasting — and surprising — garnish for your dish.

Lester's Fixins Outrageous Wild Crazy Unique Flavor Soda
Amazon

Lester's Fixins Soda Pop Sampler

$25 from Amazon

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Jones Soda turned heads in 2003 when it debuted its Thanksgiving-themed Turkey & Gravy Soda, then followed it up with a six-pack devoted to the holiday meal. Not to be outdone, Lester's has assembled a six pack of wacky soda flavors including sweet corn, pumpkin pie, Buffalo wing, ranch dressing, peanut butter & jelly, and bacon. Maybe the flavors hit the perfect savory-sweet balance — or maybe they're just plain weird.


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Edible Tarantula in a bag
Thailand Unique

Dehydrated Tarantula

$10 from Thailand Unique

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This protein-packed snack includes a single tarantula that's been dehydrated and given a light dusting of salt, with its legs tucked in to avoid breakage in transit. "The tarantula is ready to eat from the bag. You can eat every part," the seller says, offering optional instructions to remove the spider's hair. "All venom was deactivated during the cooking and drying process."

Preserved Duck Eggs
Amazon

Preserved Duck Eggs

$11 from Amazon

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These Chinese delicacies, also known as century eggs and hundred-year eggs, are preserved with a mixture of charcoal and quicklime, in which they steep for several weeks or months. Taking a bite requires overcoming what may be, to the newcomer, a rather off-putting appearance: They look rotten and can take on sickly hues of green, purple, and near black.

Python Snake Jerky
Amazon

Python Snake Jerky

$25 from Amazon

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Newport Jerky Co. prepares every type of jerky under the sun, from shark to snapping turtle. Python is perhaps one of the oddest varieties, but the company gives it a cheflike treatment with liquid smoke, teriyaki sauce, and other spices.

Qurut Dry Cheese Snack
Etsy

Qurut Dry Cheese Snack

$27 from Etsy

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Qurut is a favorite snack of Uzbekistan nomads, who pack fermented and dried milk curds for travel. The food follows the Central Asian tradition, which differs from the European tradition of preserving milk by adding rennet and making cheese. The producers claim the snack is rich in calcium and accompanies light alcohol or beer well. If you have trouble buying, it's not that hard to make.


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Red Bean Kit Kats
Cool Stuff Japan
Prawn Cocktail Walkers Crisps
Amazon

Prawn Cocktail Walkers Crisps

$10 from Amazon

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Cool ranch, salt and vinegar, and … shrimp? British potato crisps maker Walkers pushes the flavor envelope for Americans with prawn–flavored chips. (Many reviews remark on the U.K. nostalgia these chips inspire.)

Canned Louisiana Alligator Meat
Amazon

Canned Alligator Meat

$20 from Amazon

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What do you pack for a trip deep into the Louisiana bayou? Canned alligator meat, of course. The meat is cooked in a Cajun gravy sauce, and the manufacturers suggest serving it over pasta or rice.

Unicorn Farts
Amazon

Unicorn Farts

$9 from Amazon

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This may be a gag gift, but it's still one of the weirdest — and most fun — foods you can buy online. The package contains 3 ounces of cotton candy. The mythical, magical snack benefits nonprofits supporting children with neurodiversity, so you can feel good about your purchase.


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