Some people say you should live every day like it’s your last.  IF I did that, though, I’d probably weigh 300 pounds, always be drunk, and max out all of my credit cards (though on what, I’m not exactly sure yet).


Anywho, this post was inspired by none other than Sam the Cooking Guy, more specifically his Luther Burger video.  Thank you, Sam, for igniting my imagination!


All of these things are foods I’ve never had before, either because they’re a heart-attack waiting to happen, or due to my severe lactose intolerance.


But if, Heaven forbid, I found out I had just weeks left to live, these are the foods I’d finally try:



23 Over-The-Top Foods I Need To Try Before I Die



1. A barbecue bacon cheeseburger with an egg


Fried or sunny-side-up; I don’t really care— it’s a trend, and I’m finally ready to join in on the fun!


2. A barbecue bacon cheeseburger on a glazed donut


Because: salty and sweet.


3. A barbecue bacon cheeseburger with an egg on a glazed donut




4. Korean barbecue



Look, I don’t understand paying a restaurant bill for food I have to cook myself, but supposedly there’s something special about it, and I want to know what that special something is.


5. Pumpkin spice latte


I’ve never had one, on account of the fact that milk obliterates my insides, but one day I’d like to learn if these things are really worth all the fuss.


6. BBQ Bacon Whopper



I’ve still never tried a Whopper, because I’ve had Big Macs, and see no reason to choose something else… but I’m curious to see what Burger King brings to the table.  Plus, I love barbrecue bacon cheeseburgers.


7. Fresh, Parisian, chocolate-dipped croissants

I suppose that means I’m gonna have to travel.


8. A spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, probably with ranch or barbecue sauce

Folks, I have to be honest with you: I don’t understand all the hype around Chick-Fil-A.  I’m from New York, and it’s a fairly new thing here, but whenever I look at their menu, I always find myself feeling underwhelmed.


9. Kalua pork



(Whatever the hell that is…)

…Just kidding!  I first learned about kalua pork when I bought my Instant Pot and joined way too many recipe groups on Facebook.  Long story short, people love making this Hawaiian recipe in pressure cookers, and I want to find out what it tastes like someday.


10. Authentic British fish & chips


Hey, while I’m in Europe, I may as well restaurant hop!


11. Scotch eggs



I’ll also try these while I’m in Europe.

I first learned about Scotch eggs from a Gordon Ramsay video, and they’ve been burned into my brain ever since.


12. Authentic Belgian waffles

…maybe with blueberries.


13. Chicken and waffles

(When I’m back in the States… just no ketchup, please and thank you.)


14. Authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Wow, this is turning into quite the worldwide tour, isn’t it?


15. Seafood gumbo

Fuck it, may as well hit New Orleans, too, amiright?


16. Fried catfish

I probably never would’ve considered this, until I watched Gordon Ramsay hunt one of those suckers down and deep fry it.


And while we’re in the South…



18. Delicious meat sauce made out of a fancy grass-fed steak


Because, much like L’Oreal Paris, I’m worth it.

19. A Blizzard from Dairy Queen

…or one of those similar things from Sonic.  I doubt it’ll taste any different from a Friend-Z, but what can I say?  I’m a sucker for the marketing.


20. Something from Taco Bell that doesn’t taste like cardboard


This is more of an aspiration I have for the Taco Bell brand than anything else— I’ve yet to eat anything at Taco Bell that even mildly resembles actual food.


21. One of those crazy-ass chicken recipes with soda

…Like this one.


22. A falafel

While this one isn’t exactly “over-the-top,” it is hard to come by in my neck of the woods, so some form of travel would be required to try it.


23. Something from that famous halal cart in NYC



The food itself isn’t quite over-the-top, but traveling to Manhattan and putting up with their bullshit certainly is.

But as a rule of thumb, when it comes to exotic foods, you can sign me up for anything that’s deep fried and/ or comes with warm pita bread!


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