Disgusting Food Museum

Disgusting Food Museum, Malmö: Hours, Address, Disgusting Food Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Disgusting Food Museum
4.5
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible. Could changing our ideas of disgust help us embrace the environmentally sustainable foods of the future? The exhibit has 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods. Adventurous visitors will appreciate the opportunity to smell and taste some of these notorious foods.
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Daniel A
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
I enjoyed seeing and being able to smell and taste a few of the different foods and drinks on display.
Good information about the origin and history behind every item.
Great to be able to taste the roasted and fried bugs, now I know I will never eat those again! 😅

Only downside in my opinion was that it was very crowded in a small space so it was difficult to move around and look at certain displays.
Written August 14, 2021
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MrsSoilwork
Sandbach, UK42 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
It's expensive to get in here but it's really good fun. The entrance price obviously covers the cost of the fresh foods there for you to try.

The staff will hand you a sick bag on your way in and there were a few people heaving on the way round.
You're encouraged to use smell jars to smell certain foods and can even try some at the end.
Something very different and a lot of fun.
I'd highly recommend it!
Written October 24, 2020
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Laura B
Nashville, TN4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Who knew food could be so provocative and controversial! I generally dislike museums but this one is worth a visit. The museum is sense immersive and thought provoking. You will both smell and try out some of the foods displayed throughout the exhibit. We particularly enjoyed the museum staff. They were so helpful and provided us with some very interesting knowledge both about the museum and the city of Malmo. This was definitely a highlight activity during our visit to Sweden.
Written June 8, 2022
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cocomocha1230
Perth, UK22 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The staff are great and do there job fantastically well. Very friendly, bit of craic and took care of the customers that were struggling.

I’d seen the Museum on YouTube and it seemed great on an interactive level but it’s not so much for 90%. Most of the “exhibits” are pretty benign, an odd flavoured Kit Kat, a Brewdog beer in a novelty presentation, a whisky you can get in most bars, black pudding and haggis and SPAM. PS Haggis doesn’t taste like liver as is claimed, it’s much nicer.

The most ridiculous exhibit that we burst out laughing at as we started saying I’ve eaten most of this segment was Coriander! Coriander! It’s a herb that’s a staple in a lot of cooking across the globe.

The other ones are mainly cheese that smells a bit. A Roquefort was on the list…..

Towards the end it felt like a vegan/environmental messaging museum. I went to be disgusted and switch off not to get a “message”.

The main reason to go is the tasting bar as you leave. Again the staff are great. Had a mix of insects, cheese, fish and hot sauces. We managed most of them. Feel like the bar could be raised on the disgust factor.

It’s not something youd go to twice but the cost for once is pretty steep especially when you’re looking at 20% of the products that you can buy in a supermarket.
Written April 20, 2022
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Survivory
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg931 contributions
Nov 2021
It is truly a one of a kind experience. Amazing really that there are so many really strange and as the name suggests, disgusting, things that are not only food, but in many cases considered as delicatessen.
The museum consists of one room with a few rows of displays. Most of the displays are not the actual food, but some type of replica. Some displays have jars that you can open and smell. You are handed a bag to throw up in if that should be needed. Which it apparently is quite often. The sign at the side of the tasting bar (yes, you can test a few of the dishes at the end of the tour) says that today it was 1 day since last person that threw up on place.
For the price you pay I would expect a bit more, maybe some other interactive displays.
Written November 4, 2021
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Andreas A
Hi Anna, Thanks for your review. Yes, there are indeed many strange and unusual dishes around the world, and we pride ourselves in collecting them in one place. We have tried to have as much real food as possible, around 65% of the items on display are the real thing as eaten around the world, with another 10% being the real thing but not as eaten (for example a real spider, but not cooked, but rather taxidermied). We focus most of our interactivity on the tasting bar, where you can try over twenty different items for yourself, in addition to the 9 smelling jars.
Written November 18, 2021
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Dream62688947905
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Fantastic experience - It was SO interesting and did actually challenge ones view upon what can be ...or should.. be eaten.

I had two kids (8 and 14 years) with me, and this was the first museum ever were they actually wanted to learn about what we saw. It was so fun, and the smell challenges was both fun and good for home videos 👍😂

The tasting bar was great - I never would have thought tjat my youngest would be fine eating bugs and worms. Such a great experience for all of us.

The premises are not very big, but well planned - Expect to use about an hour and a half. We will come again for sure.
Written August 24, 2021
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Anders M
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Amazing museum that tells so much about cultural differences from a food perspective. You learn what might disgusting in one place is a luxury delicacy in another. It's all about how our brains are trained and program to perceive food. An extra plus for the friendly and knowledgeable staff! Worth every star.
Written April 3, 2021
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germantraveler
7 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Reading about this museum being a hidden gem in Malmö, we stopped by to check out ourselves.
I was afraid it would be like a funny museum that just makes you be disgusted a d go home.
The name is what brings tourists there but the vision behind it is what makes them write good reviews!
Had very much fun learning about unusual foods in different cultures and understanding how one's perception of taste and disgust is culturally embossed.
The staff was very nice, helpful and had a lot of interesting facts&stories to tell.
The tasting is not for everyone tho but us as adventurous foodies really loved it!
Not every day you get the chance to try this extraordinary foods for yourself and let go of prejudices spread.

Must go!
Written March 12, 2020
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Elliott G
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
When it comes to original experiences, this one is at the top of the basket. When entering, one cannot fail to notice the “number of days since the last vomit” chalkboard (yes, chalkboard: easier to update). And the photo booth immortalising your expressions of disgust as some horrendous substance is sprayed just under your nostrils is a must. And then, you progress along an impeccably clean & tidy set of exhibits to gaze at (and, if you wish, sniff) truly strange & sometimes revolting culinary bizarreries. Some might be unfair: Époisses cheese from France might be strong, but can it truly rival, say, Korean poo wine? A warning for the sensitive: sniff the smelling samples first from afar. Plunging your nose heedlessly into the jar is an invitation for an update to the aforementioned chalkboard.
In sum, a disgusting yet exhilarating experience, ideal to make your next lunch necessarily light & frugal.
Written August 18, 2021
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Purplekitty1980
Ainley Top, UK55 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
When my partner suggested we visit here I wasn’t sure what to expect. I enjoyed my experience so I would say it is worth a visit. I was surprised to learn of the food items in different country’s and cultures that people class as the norm but to others the thought of eating anything like that is abhorrent.
I was also interested to try the “disgusting” food items at the end of the tour. I don’t think anywhere else I’d be able to sample such delights as dung beetles and crickets and some of the smelliest cheese ever!
Written March 2, 2020
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