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Banned Bites: The Illegal Foods Quiz
by Staff
That crazy cuisine may taste great, but is it legal? Take our quiz to see if you can distinguish between legal foods and those that are banned due to safety, scarcity or just plain politics.

What's inside a Kinder Surprise egg?

  • cream filling
  • toys
  • hard candy

True or false: The Kinder Surprise egg ban in the U.S. is rarely enforced for tourists.

  • true
  • false

What country's national fruit is the ackee?

  • Jamaica
  • Bermuda
  • Haiti

What year did the U.S. loosen a total ackee ban to allow some of these fruit to enter the country?

  • 1995
  • 2000
  • 2005

True or false: Eating ackee can be deadly.

  • true
  • false

What makes casu marzu cheese unique?

  • It's blue.
  • It's covered in live maggots.
  • It's dairy-free.

Where does casu marzu hail from?

  • Mexico
  • France
  • Italy

What is foie gras made of?

  • kidneys
  • lungs
  • liver

True or false: Foie gras is illegal to sell in most U.S. states.

  • true
  • false

True or false: It is totally legal to consume horse meat in the U.S.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Cooking pufferfish eliminates dangerous toxins.

  • true
  • false

True or false: All pufferfish are deadly.

  • true
  • false

What is an ortolan?

  • fish
  • cat
  • bird

What accessory do diners need while eating an ortolan?

  • bib
  • napkin
  • gloves

What is the red drum?

  • insect
  • bird
  • fish

True or false: It's illegal to eat a swan in the U.S.

  • true
  • false

What year was Scottish haggis banned in the U.S.?

  • 1971
  • 1981
  • 1991

What ingredient caused haggis to earn it's U.S. ban?

  • sassafras oil
  • veal
  • sheep lung

What percent of Americans consume raw milk at least once a week?

  • 3 percent
  • 10 percent
  • 25 percent

True or false: The sale and consumption of raw milk is banned by the federal government in the U.S.

  • true
  • false

How many sharks die each year due to finning?

  • 7,300
  • 73,000
  • 73 million

True or false: It's illegal to sell shark fin soup in the U.S.

  • true
  • false

What year was absinthe legalized in the U.S.?

  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2013

True or false: The wormwood in absinthe causes hallucinations.

  • true
  • false

Where does the fruit mangosteen come from?

  • Thailand
  • China
  • Japan

How much did Proctor & Gamble spend to develop the fat substitute olestra?

  • $1 million
  • $250 million
  • $1 billion

What country does the Mirabelle plum come from?

  • Spain
  • France
  • Australia

What year were beluga caviar imports banned in the U.S.?

  • 1995
  • 2000
  • 2005

True or false: You can eat a sea turtle but only if you kill it yourself.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Margarine is illegal in Wisconsin.

  • true
  • false