20 Weird Candies We Dare You To Eat

Published August 2, 2014
Updated June 12, 2019

Urn ashes, turkey, smoked lamb. What do they have in common? They're all flavors of strange candies that you couldn't pay us to try.

At some point, we’ve all looked at the candy at the grocery checkout line and wondered, “Who on Earth came up with that idea?” (We’re looking at you, Baby Bottle Pops.)

While many of us have definitely seen some oddities, nothing could prepare us for the candy selection the rest of this world has to offer. From the gimmicky to the gross to the just plain weird, there’s a candy out to satiate your needs. Even the need to eat your uncle’s ashes? You bet. C’mon kids; we’re going to the candy store:

Strange Candies Zotter Soap
Everybody praises chocolate for its silky decadence, but would you still want some Zotter brand even after we tell you that it has pigs’ blood as an ingredient? Source: The Line Of Best Fit

Strange Candies Caramels
Being Genghis Khan is hard work. Luckily these Japanese (of course!) smoked lamb flavored caramels will give you enough energy to keep pillaging. Source: I'm Made Of Sugar

Strange Candies Man Chocolate
There are a lot of unnecessarily gendered items on the market. Shampoo for MEN, tea for MEN, the list goes on and on. However, Japanese-favorite Pocky for MEN takes the cake. The MAN cake. Source: First Food

Strange Candies Urn Ash
Remember that ash-eating fantasy we mentioned earlier? Here's the product that meets those needs. Essentially, it’s a test tube of edible ashes. Psychiatric help not included. Source: The Crazy Candy Shoppe

Strange Candies Pickle Candy Canes
Play a nasty trick on your friends this Christmas and give them these pickle-flavored candy canes. Be sure to tell them it is mint-flavored for the full effect. Source: Accoutrements

Strange Candies Kitten Tongues
Usually you can give somebody kittens and chocolate and they'll fall in love with you. Except if you give them these kitten tongue-shaped chocolates from Prague. Don't do that. Source: Nestle

Strange Candies Grillz
Tired of your homeboys picking on you because you're the only one without a ridiculous grill? Fret no more, because now you can have the satisfaction of having a grill and eating candy at the same time. Source: Obsessive Sweets

Strange Candies Chocolate Scrabble
If there’s anything that “Words with Friends” taught us, it’s that people really love word games. Common knowledge tells us that people also really love chocolate. The US has finally made a product from that combines the best of both worlds. Best not play this in the summer, though. Source: Game Bugle

Strange Candies Rice Candy
Japanese Botan Rice Candy may not seem all that strange, but the wrapper is made of rice paper, making it edible. Although it should be noted that any wrapper is edible if you believe enough in yourself. (We do not endorse wrapper eating. Please do not eat inedible wrappers and sue us.) Source: World Market

Strange Candies Lollypop Dice
The quest to find this lollipop is actually easier than one might have thought. All you have to do is beat a lv. 75 dragon. Source: Candy Warehouse

Strange Candies Thanksgiving
Just don't have time for Thanksgiving this year? These handy little gumdrops have you covered. Source: Wordpress

Gravy Candy
Wash down those Thanksgiving gumdrops with this candy gravy. We fully trust the flavor combo is the best you'll ever experience. Source: Huffington Post

Strange Candies Disappointments
Having fresh breath is always important, especially if the mints you use come from a tin with the president’s face on it. Barack is making sure you don't have to say, "I'm O-bama-self because my breath is terrible, just like the economy. Source: Gadgets And Gear

Strange Candies Narwhal
You won’t learn this in the Museum of Natural History, but narwhals are such magical creatures that their horns taste like arctic mint! Be sure to consume these if you want to claim their magical powers for your own. Source: Accoutrements

Strange Candies Milk
Remember when you were a kid and you thought you could make ice cream by freezing milk? Let's hope that these Japanese candies taste better than that experiment ever did. Source: Amazon

Strange Candies M Berry
These are actually palette changer tablets, meaning that if you eat one, everything you eat afterwards changes taste. Made from a berry native to West Africa, this candy is perfect if you want life’s disappointments to taste just a bit sweeter. Source: Novelty Street

Strange Candies Gummy Bacon
Sometimes our nation's obsession with bacon seems ridiculous. Then we look back on these, and realize that we were right the whole time. Source: Accoutrements

Strange Candies X Ray Fish
Gummy candy seems to come in all sorts of varieties and shapes. However, nobody could've guessed that one of those kinds would be the innards of a fish. Bon appetit! Source: Candy Nation

Strange Candies Turkish
This Turkish candy puts Hot Tamales to shame. What better way to enjoy your candy than to have it literally burn your mouth? (This candy has actually left burns. Eat at your own risk.) Source: City Market

Erin Kelly
An All That's Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she's designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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