5 weird foods through history
Here are five foods that used to be popular but today sound eccentric, to say the least!
#1 Flamingo tongues as a delicacy
In ancient Roman times the aristocracy used to enjoy Flamingo tongues as a reflection of ultimate luxury. The bird was rare and majestic and sacrificing it to the gods was a sign of wealth and status.
#2 Roosters and beer
In the late 18th century beer used to taste bad enough that people added some chicken flavor to it. There was also a superstitious aspect to this practice. People believed that the vitality of the bird would be transmitted to the drinker.
This is a weird one. Ambergris is a fatty substance that is produced deep inside of a whale. It’s believed that it helps the animal pass larger objects it may have inadvertently swallowed. That’s actually how the substance itself gets out of the whale for human consumption.
Although we have seen rodents as vermin for the last few centuries, the ancient Romans had different ideas. They would capture mice and keep them in jars, feeding them nuts to fatten them up to serve as a meal!
#5 Jell-O Salad - A more recent trend
In the ‘50s a craze had started for packaged food. People even went so far as encasing greens and veggies in Jell-O and packaging it to be served as a fun way of getting your vitamins. Luckily that trend has faded.
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