Every state has seems to have a "specialty" in a variety of categories. And food is a big one. But not all state-specific foods are created equal. Some are just downright gross.

Offbeat has selected what it believes are the nastiest foods from each of the 50 states.

I've looked through the list and not EVERYTHING sounds gross. In fact, a few--like hamburger casserole, frozen custard, chicken fried steak, baked beans, and dinner rolls--are really good.

Yeah, dinner rolls.

But I'll have to go along with a few of these items that I've never even heard of, let alone tried, like Akutaq in Alaska.

It's a mushy mixture of whale blubber and berries. I don't even know how to begin to say how disgusting that is.

In Idaho, they put a scoop of ice cream--with toppings--on a baked potato.

Because Idaho.

Do you know what Tomalley is? How about a lobster's internal organs WHICH they eat cold in Maine.

What about a "koolickle?" That's a pickle soaked in Kool-Aid. They love 'em in Mississippi. I have to be honest. I love pickles and I'd give that a try.

There's "liver mush" in North Carolina. Do I need to go on?

And then we have LAMB FRIES in Kentucky. I've never had a lamb fry and I probably never will.

You see, I know what they really are and, well...let's just leave it at that.




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