I've had the 'grossest' food in Iowa but have never even heard of the one from Illinois.

I've seen a lot of foods make the gross list. I've tried many of them and some, aren't nearly as bad as they sound, look or smell. When you're a Mom, you see all kinds of food combinations. You even see them go into and come back out of your children. Quite frankly, they even look the same.

And then, there are some foods that totally add up to their reputation.


According to FashionBeans.com, there are foods that every state has that are just plain gross. From 'slippery dumplings, gator tail and brain sandwich,' (sound appetizing, right?) to 'Rocky Mountain oysters,' (you know what those are, don't you?) Iowa and Illinois follow suit with these 'grossest,' weird and even down-right disgusting, foods.


Iowa: Loose meat

"Another very fitting name for what it is, this “sandwich” consists of just beef and bread. Given the lack of shoutouts to spices or any toppings, we’re stuck imagining a very sad taco."

Illinois: Gravy bread

"This is essentially a French dip sandwich since it’s “dipped in the warm vat of beef juice for extra flavor/sloppiness,” except it’s missing a prime component. The meat isn’t in the sandwich for this one; it just creates the juice."
Like you, I don't mind, what is basically described as a 'Maidrite,' but Illinois can keep their gravy bread.