Have you ever wondered which are the most disgusting European foods? Here’s a list with 9 of the worst ever. We have kindly selected the best recipes for each one, just click on the photos and enjoy!

WARNING: This post contains disturbing images.

Benelux: Head Cheese

Benelux: Head Cheese

Has nothing to do with Cheese. This sort of cat-food-looking speciality is made with flesh from the head of a calf, pig, sheep or cow. The part of the head used to elaborate it varies, but it may contain tongue, feet and heart.

France : Cockscomb

France : Cockscomb

In France (and Italy) people eat roosters’ comb… yum. In the French cuisine cockscombs were used as garnishes whilst in Italy it is still used in a famous sauce named Cibreo.

Finland & Sweden: Blood Pancakes

Finland & Sweden: Blood Pancakes

We used to think we could have pancakes with anything…Until now.
Bloodplättar (Sweden) or Veriohukainen (Finland) are made of pork blood, milk, rye flour, dark molasses, onion and butter.

Iceland: Hákarl

Iceland: Hákarl

Or rotten sharks. The carcass of the shark is buried underground and pressed with stones in order to drain its poisonous fluids. Once emptied they are hung out to dry.

Lithuania & Poland: Blood soup

Lithuania & Poland: Blood soup

We’re now becoming blood-cooking experts. In Lithuania Juka is made out of goose, duck or chicken blood and is served with potatoes or black bread. Polish Czernina, on the other hand, can be made out of duck, hen, rabbit or pig.

Norway: Smalahove

Norway: Smalahove

We warned you.
A picture is worth a thousand words.

United Kingdom:  Haggis

United Kingdom: Haggis

This Scottish sausage doesn’t look particularly disgusting… until you know what it’s made of: sheep’s lungs, liver and heart.

Italy: Casu marzu

Italy: Casu marzu                       

We will never look at cheese the same way.
Casu Marzu is a traditional sheep milk cheese from Italy. It was banned for years and only sold in the black market but nowadays it is a traditional food which is legal to produce and sell. And if you were wondering, it is unnecessary to remove those white worms before tasting it. Yum, protein.

Spain: Criadillas

Spain: Criadillas de choco

Or bull’s testicles. Actually, criadillas can be made of several animals’ testicles you can choose from: calf, lamb, pig and of course bull. They are part of the traditional Spanish “tapas” and are usually dip fried.

Have you ever tried any of these or are you missing a delicious recipe? Let us know in the comments!
Bon appétit!