Banned Bites: The Illegal Foods Quiz
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
- hard candy
True or false: The Kinder Surprise egg ban in the U.S. is rarely enforced for tourists.
What country's national fruit is the ackee?
What year did the U.S. loosen a total ackee ban to allow some of these fruit to enter the country?
True or false: Eating ackee can be deadly.
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?
What is foie gras made of?
True or false: Foie gras is illegal to sell in most U.S. states.
True or false: It is totally legal to consume horse meat in the U.S.
True or false: Cooking pufferfish eliminates dangerous toxins.
True or false: All pufferfish are deadly.
What is an ortolan?
What accessory do diners need while eating an ortolan?
What is the red drum?
True or false: It's illegal to eat a swan in the U.S.
What year was Scottish haggis banned in the U.S.?
What ingredient caused haggis to earn it's U.S. ban?
- sassafras oil
- 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.
How many sharks die each year due to finning?
True or false: It's illegal to sell shark fin soup in the U.S.
What year was absinthe legalized in the U.S.?
True or false: The wormwood in absinthe causes hallucinations.
Where does the fruit mangosteen come from?
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?
What year were beluga caviar imports banned in the U.S.?
True or false: You can eat a sea turtle but only if you kill it yourself.
True or false: Margarine is illegal in Wisconsin.