Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum gets a permanent home

Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum gets a permanent home
Notions of disgust vary between cultures, the museum says. Pictured are grasshoppers and Swedish caviar in a tube. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT
A museum dedicated to the world's most disgusting delicacies has found a permanent home after attracting global attention when it launched as a temporary exhibit last year.

At the Disgusting Food Museum, now housed in the Caroli shopping centre in Malmö, adventurous foodies can sample 80 unusual delicacies from around the world. These range from Swedish fermented herring and salt liquorice to Australian Vegemite, from Scottish haggis to crickets. 

“Sharing a meal is the best way to turn strangers into friends,” promises the museum in its promotional material, which invites visitors to “challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible”.

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When the museum first opened last year, its founder told The Local: “We need to question our ideas of disgust if we’re going to consider some of the more environmentally-friendly sources of protein, like insects.”

Thousands of visitors travelled to the museum’s temporary exhibition, which closed in January, but the new larger premises have given the owners the chance to expand the ‘tasting section’ of the museum.

And for those who do find the foods on offer inedible, the museum is prepared with sick bags.

Entry to the museum is 185 kronor for adults, with discounts for students and seniors. 


disgusting – äcklig

stranger – främling

fermented herring – surströmming

exhibition – utställning

discount – rabatt

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