Do you remember the TV show Fear Factor? Well, you can bring back the cinematic fun to your next party with a Fear Factor Food Challenge. And here’s 100 different and disgusting food ideas for you to choose from.
Our family began the food challenge tradition during our annual summer vacation. All 18 of the kids–from toddler to teenager–love it. There’s just something about watching kids eat food that they don’t like that brings a smile to your face. Check it out!
How to play the Food Challenge
Gather at least 10 different foods that will be used for 10 rounds. You can do more or less rounds. It’s up to you. Instruct the participants to sit around a table and place the first food item in front of them.
Announce to the group the item that they are about to eat. To make it extra fun, you can give each item disgusting names instead of the real names. Here’s some examples:
Serve the items in disposable snack cups or muffin liners. Instruct everyone to give the cups back at the end of each round so you can wash them out and re-use them. You’ll probably want someone dishing up the items to the side so each round flows without a break.
As a rule, we told everyone that they can’t wash the food down with water. They have to wait to drink until after they have completely eaten each item. They also have to eat all of each item, not just part.
If someone in the group refuses to eat the food or throws it up, they are out for the rest of the game. The remaining participants at the end of all 10 rounds are the winners. I provided some boxes of candy as a prize.
Pick your poison: 100 food ideas
Alright, now let’s get down to the nitty gritty. I compiled a list of 100 different food ideas that you can choose from. If you have kids playing, you might want to go a little easier on them. But teens and tweens can handle it just as much as the adults can.
You can find tons of gross food at your local Asian store. That’s where half of this food came from. You can also find a bunch of gross stuff on Amazon. Here’s a few:
But here are 100 food ideas to get the ideas flowing (printable below):
A lot of the kids in our group were able to stay in until about round five. But they were out when we served them pickled eggplant. My nephew tried super hard, but in the end he couldn’t hack it and threw up in the garbage can.
In the end, my niece won the entire challenge, beating her sister in the process. She ate half of a freshly fried grasshopper plucked right out of the backyard moments before.
This game is perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, Halloween parties or just for fun with your friends and family. Here’s some other fun party ideas:
- 10 Fear Factor Party Game Ideas
- Hilarious party games for adults
- Kids party games (for the classroom too!)
What food ideas do you have for your next food challenge? Leave your comments below.
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