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Now as much as many of us love food or are self-professed, proud foodies... there is no reason to eat anything and everything. Some foods, particularly when you visit other countries need to be researched before consumed. You know there is a blowfish (fugu) that is popular in Tokyo that can kill you? You should look up menu items you can't pronounce before you're pronounced deceased.

Redditor u/PanBijo wanted to hear about the times food... became the enemy by asking... What's the most dangerous food you've ever eaten?

I've never really been food adventurous so I don't have to worry. I won't even touch a pepper whose color I haven't looked into. And when it comes to hot sauces, once the name on the bottle starts getting convoluted... I'm out. Apparently some people like to throw caution to the wind with meals.

Orchard Issues

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Turns out, I'm allergic to apples!

Drakmanka

My kid has OAS too. She reacts to certain apples, but not others, which sounds totally crazy. It's such a weird one. She can't have peaches which gives her the sads.

flavourfulbaggie

Shroomed...

Accidentally ate a poisonous mushroom on vacation when I was 5. I was non responsive and ended up in the hospital for a couple of days.

To clarify: Nobody knew it was poisonous until I didn't react to anything later that night when I was already laying in bed. Yeah exactly. I though the hospital was a dream at first and tried to take of my IV and walk away lol. I was on vacation we got a pan full of mushrooms from some friendly locals for dinner. All of them were fine except the one I ate.

Goh2000

Potassium Fail

Bananas. Apparently, I'm allergic to them and didn't know for the first 28 years of my life. My daughter was describing how bananas make her throat itchy and that's when my wife told me that wasn't normal... still love them I'm just a bit more careful as to how many I consume.

Tauqmuk181

Lethal

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Gyromitra esculenta. Poisonous mushroom that can be lethal if not parboiled correctly, but I trust my mom. She makes AMAZING mushroom sauce from them. One of the best thing I've eaten.

Shawikka

Rattled

Fried rattlesnake! The guy didn't tell me it was still filled with dozens of tiny ribs which lodged in the back of my mouth.

I had to reach in with my hand and pull them out before I felt safe to breath again.

Edit: It was lightly flavored and flaky like fish

I'd eat it again.

topkrikrakin

See now, half of those it just makes common sense to be sure about before stuffing your face. I get wanting to try something new... but come on. You know what else is new for a one and only time? A coffin. Just saying. Let's see what else is on the menu.

Like a Kardashian

Those round red and white striped mints they give out at some restaurants. Choked so bad my dad had to stop the car on our way home and check if I was alright. Then my parents banned me from eating those for a few years.

Oh and a few years ago while eating sushi, I accidentally ate a big chunk of wasabi, I didn't see it on my chopsticks. My lips swelled up so much I'm sure the Kardashians would've been jealous. This almost happened again on Saturday.

slytherinxiii

Eating Jaws

Fermented shark. The taste itself was enough to make my stomach quiver, but worse were the flavor burps that lasted for two days that no amount of toothpaste/mouthwash could destroy.

SlowTest2

So my husband and I tried it on our honeymoon in Iceland. We tried it because that's basically the only place in the world we'd try it and it's a traditional food there.

The guy who is us try it told us to imagine it being like a super funky cheese. I had an immediate gag reaction, as soon as it hit my tongue my body said it absolutely wasn't food. However my husband, while it's not a thing he'd just snacks on, didn't think it was bad. But he also like funky cheeses like limburger.

ZZBC

Swole Up

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This one time I had a turkey sausage and I guess I was allergic to something in it because my lips swelled so big I looked like a botched lip filler surgery victim. I ended up going to the hospital and now I carry an epipen.

princess_kittah

MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM. It's a dietary supplement that some people take to treat joint issues. My FIL was taking it and wanted me to try it because it has a very peculiar taste. He gave be a spoon that probably only had 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of the powder on it. I took it, tasted it, it was very bitter, and swallowed.

Within a few minutes my throat began to swell, I had some tightness to my chest and some wheezing plus some hives awhile later. I had started into anaphylaxis. Luckily it didn't proceed too far.

That's how I discovered I was allergic to sulfur and/or sulfur compounds.

It's also what I joke about with my FIL - the time he tried to kill me for marrying his daughter.

rekniht01

Nuts

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Cashew bar. Didn't know your tongue could itch. Or that you could feel your throat closing up. First time I cried in front of my mom in years.

gagearcane

Yeah, I'll stick with my less "sophisticated" palette. My biggest adventure is different sushi roles and even then I'm super careful. But at least I live another day to try something else. And without a debilitating reaction.

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