Is your office lunch getting too boring? Perhaps you want to spice up your life (and ostracize yourself from your officemates)?

Look no further: Inspiration awaits at the Disgusting Food Museum!

For a limited time, locals and travelers will have the chance to see and learn about more than 80 of the smelliest, grossest, and most disgusting foods in the world.



Samuel West

The mastermind behind the Disgusting Food Museum is someone who you might have already been familiar with: Dr. Samuel West, who created the insanely popular Museum of Failure. After the success of his first museum, people kept writing ideas to Dr. West for new concepts, which is where he got his lightbulb moment:




“I started getting all these lists of the weirdest museums in the world,” he said. “And I thought that the only museum that I wanted to visit was the Museum of Disgusting Food.” 

Dr. West, along with his team, spent more than a year researching the world’s most disgusting foods until they finally narrowed it down to about 80 dishes. One of the toughest things during this time was to figure out how to contain the smell of some of the more pungent products. The worst culprit? Surströmming, also known as fermented herring, almost got the team kicked out of the office thanks to its disgusting smell.




“We tested it, and tested it and were almost kicked out of our current office space because of the smell,” Dr. West said. “I think we’ve got it solved, but I’m not sure. It’s one of those things that keeps me awake at night.” 

 

Curious about which foods made the cut? Check out the list below:

  • Surstömming – fermented herring from Sweden
  • Cuy – roasted guinea pig from Peru
  • Casu marzu – maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia
  • Stinky tofu – pungent bean curd from China
  • Hákarl – well-aged shark from Iceland
  • Durian – The (in)famous pungent fruit from Thailand
This museum proves that you don’t have to travel the world in order to become a foodie – just get yourself to Malmo! You’ll be able to smell, touch, and even taste some of the foods mentioned above.




The Disgusting Food Museum, set in the city of Malmo, Sweden, will run from October 29 to January 27, with tickets costing 185 SKR. For more information, check out the museum’s website here.




Luda Berdnyk

Luda Berdnyk

Luda is originally from a tiny city in Ukraine, but moved to San Francisco, California, when she was a child and has lived there for 17+ years. Her interests include traveling, learning about (and trying food from) different countries, hiking, and exploring her city.
Luda Berdnyk

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