The Most Disgusting Thing Adam Richman Ate On Man V Food

Ever since "Man v Food" premiered in 2010 on "Good Food" in the U.K., the world hasn't been the same. The series follows host Adam Richman as he journeys across America to brave different eating challenges (via Travel Channel). For many, this series is not just a TV show, but as The Guardian puts it, a great conversation starter. From discussing the time when Richman ate hellfire wings at Smoke Eaters in San Jose to the episode when he consumed a 72-ounce steak, there is no shortage of outrageous content to bond over, and in case you're wondering, here are the best and worst "Man v Food" challenges.

While the purpose of the series is not to repulse viewers, there are certainly episodes that are hard to watch. Even Richman, who can down a meter-long bratwurst and remain unfazed, can no longer stomach certain foods. In an interview with The Mirror, the Brooklyn-born star recalled eating 180 oysters in one sitting. "After the oyster challenge in New Orleans, which was over half a decade ago, I think I may have had less than a dozen since," he shared. "It just turned me off." While oysters may have lost their appeal for Richman, this was not the most disgusting challenge for the TV personality.

Richman struggled to pick the most difficult challenge from Man v Food

We all have that friend who claims, "I'll eat anything!" But, for the most part, people tend to have at least one food that they simply don't like. Even famous chefs refuse to eat certain foods, whether they cook them or not. While Ree Drummond can't stand bananas, Gordon Ramsey has a strong aversion to pineapple pizza. However, both of these consumables seem pretty tame compared to the meals Adam Richman ate on "Man v Food."

In an interview with The Mirror, the former TV host admitted that he has "a hard time with consuming anything that is still alive." But when it comes to his toughest challenges, Richman can't pick just one. "I'd put chawanmushi [steamed, savory egg custard] from Japan, and jellied eels from here in London as two of the toughest bites to put down — right along with moose nose in Alaska." Sounds like a three-way tie to us!

When speaking with The Richest, Richman elaborated a little more on these tricky challenges. The reality TV star described the jellied eel as "Fishy, boney eels in a gelatinous substitute somewhere between mucus and Vaseline." The cherry on top of the cake? The dish had "crunchy bones in it." As for the chawanmushi? The custard was "made with cod sperm sacs," making it difficult for Richman to stomach. And we can kind of understand why.