Disgusting Food Museum Opens in Sweden

In general, “don’t yuck other’s yum” is a good advice to follow, but sometimes we still can’t help arguing whether Vegemite is a national treasure or something that shouldn’t qualify as a food. This dilemma is the premise behind Sweden’s new Disgusting Food Museum.

Located in Malmö, the museum features 80 notorious food items from all over the world, with the opportunity to smell and taste some of these “disgusting” things. Australia contributes three items –  the Vegemite spread, musk sticks and witchetty grubs – which are exhibited alongside Sweden’s surstömming or fermented fish, China’s stinky tofu, Thailand’s durian fruit, maggot-infested cheese casu marzu from Sardinia, and more.

“Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible,” the Museum said on its website. “Could changing our ideas of disgust help us embrace the environmentally sustainable foods of the future?”

The museum will be open until January 27 from Wednesday to Sunday, with a surcharge of 185kr (AU$28) per adult. If you want to take it to another level, you can also do the group tasting experience for 300kr (AU$46) per person.