10 Foods That Look Amazing But Actually Taste Terrible

This vibrant tropical fruit with its pink or white flesh and black seeds may look enticing, but its flavor can be quite bland and mildly sweet.

Dragon fruit

Loved by some, disliked by others, black licorice has a distinctive appearance with its dark color and shiny texture, but its strong, anise-like taste can be polarizing. 

Black licorice 

The jet-black color of squid ink pasta can be visually striking, but its taste can be briny and overpowering, which may not appeal to everyone.

Squid ink pasta

Gold leaf or gold dust is often used to add a touch of luxury and visual appeal to desserts. However, it is tasteless and adds no flavor, so it might not live up to the expectation of its golden appearance.

Gold-covered desserts

This large clam native to the Pacific Northwest has a long, phallic-shaped body that may be intriguing, but its taste can be described as chewy, briny, and somewhat fishy, which can be off-putting for some.


With its translucent and delicate appearance, jellyfish salad might seem visually appealing. However, its taste can be quite mild and rubbery, which may not satisfy everyone's palate.

Jellyfish salad

Bubble tea, a popular drink with tapioca pearls, paired with a cheese foam topping might sound interesting, but the combination of sweet and savory flavors can be unexpected and not to everyone's liking.

Bubble tea with cheese foam topping

This cheese is known for its distinct veiny appearance and strong aroma. While many enjoy its pungent and tangy taste, others may find it too intense and overpowering.

Blue cheese