Sunday, June 28, 2009

Would YOU Eat That?

Warning: This post is not for the squeamish!

Ahhh, Summer Camp. At Southeastway, we have been conducting summer camp since the beginning of June. Each week we host a different age group of children and different themes. This past week was Survivor Camp and the kids were grouped in teams and faced various challenges each day. I think a great time was had by all.

One of my favorite activities to plan is the eating challenge. We find some of the grossest food possible and have the teams take turns eating it. Each team sent a member of their team up to the front to face off. One member would pull a piece of paper out of a cup indicating "How Many Bites" and the other would select "What" they were eating. Sounds like torture? Oh, no! These kids are die-hard!!! So here is a pictorial of the menu. I found almost all these goodies at the Oriental market in Castleton. So if any these nuggets look appealing to you and you live in Indy, you can pick some up for yourself! Bon appetit!

I bet your mouth is watering right now! This is sardines mashed up. Smells yucky, looks gross, but the kids actually said it wasn't bad at all.

One of the more repugnant choices: Silkworm Pupae. Ughhh! Yep, comes in a can at the oriental market.

Here is a closeup of the delicacy. One of the kids almost puked on this one. But Ben was a real trooper and choked it down. I was nice and let them bring their water bottles. And if you are wondering, yeah, I tried them. Not a fan, they are pretty rough.

Looks gross doesn't it? But deceit and trickery is part of the game, too. Some thought this was worms, some thought squid tentacles. But really is is just oriental mushrooms. One of the kids passed and gave the other team a point on this one. Just looked too awful to eat. Of course I was going on about how sorry I was that they had picked it. What a stinker, I am!

This is eel. And it actually was not bad at all. The kids took this plate to lunch with them and finished it off and wondered where they could get more. I was really surprised.

Liver pate'. Smelled like cat food. Nuff said.

Yes, those are what you think they are. Crickets. We buy them from a specialty store that carries flavored bugs. These are bacon and cheese flavored.

What is this??? Actually, the ingredients are simple: Bean dip, cottage cheese and pickle relish.
This was another psych out.

And the grossest of the gross. Squid in natural ink. Very, very, very, very, very disgusting.

Our teams had a tie, so a tie-breaker was in order. Miss Linsi made a lovely hors d'oeuvres for a challenge. The contestants scarfed it down like it was nothing. Unreal! So they ended in a tie-both teams were winners in this contest. And now I need to come up with something a little more challenging for the next Survivor Camp!



Linsi said...

What will we ever find that will actually be gross enough for these kids!?

Eva Lyford said...

those look truly, badly awful! Nice job. I'm shocked that they didn't try the mushrooms - I've had those and they are yummy.

For next year, how about adding a traditional Hoosier delicacy - Picked Pig's feet?

dAwN said...

oh my goodness..I would have loved to be a fly on the wall..this must have been a blast.
Dont know if I would try any of them..

dAwN said...

Oh the mushrooms for sure..but the bugs ugh..

Jana said...

I remember pickled pig's feet jelly from my PA Dutch childhood. Sometimes there were pig bristles in it. I never tried it. It was just too gross.

I think you've outdone yourselves. Good luck coming up with worse items. I'm still recovering from looking at the pictures.

HoosierDon said...

Please don't ever cook for me!