The Strangest Food From Every State

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Montana
> Weird food: Rocky Mountain oysters

You can eat these even if you have a seafood allergy – as long as you’re not squeamish. Rocky Mountain oysters – also known as prairie oysters, cowboy caviar, and Montana tendergroin, among other things – are eaten all over the West and parts of the Midwest. They are bull calf testicles, breaded and fried and usually served with a dipping sauce.

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Nebraska
> Weird food: Raisin pie

Raisins are great in trail mix and in raisin bread, but a whole slice of pie filled with nothing but these already cloyingly sweet dried grapes sweetened further with sugar and bound with cornstarch? Maybe not.

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Nevada
> Weird food: Belly of the Beast Burger

America has no shortage of excessive burger presentations, but this Las Vegas monstrosity, created at a place called Truffles N Bacon, has them all beat. It’s a 10-and-a-half-pound slab of ground beef topped with four sunnyside-up eggs among many other things. It can reportedly feed six to eight diners. Or maybe Joey Chestnut.

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New Hampshire
> Weird food: Grape Nuts ice cream

Those hard little pebbles called Grape Nuts seem like the quintessential cereal for austere New Englanders, lacking color or sugary frosting. In New Hampshire, though, they are turned toward indulgence – not in a breakfast bowl with milk and sugar but by stirring them into ice cream.

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New Jersey
> Weird food: Overloaded Oreo bagel

Another entry in the too-much-of-a-good-thing sweepstakes, this time from the Bagel Nook in Freehold, these chocolate-and-vanilla-swirled bagels are topped with Oreos mixed with cookies and cream cheese. Have your lox on the side.

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