The list of seafish being cooked alive, Kobe beef that lives a life comparable to a prince (before slaughter) or a fish so poisonous that only the chef that has been trained for 2 years is endless. but even veg foods are really weird. I am only listed ones that are considered as a delicacy in the developed world. If I add the African/tribal culture then the list is endless.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian (sister of Jackfruit) whose smell is compared to rotten onions, vomit, raw sewage, and sweaty gym socks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiocordyceps_sinensis (mushrooms that grow on caterpillars)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagotto_Romagnolo you have a dog breed that specializes in hunting truffle (a plant)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casu_marzu maggot cheese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak also called as cat poop coffee
I have known children who can go on and on about the Hotlix candy with a scorpion inside or Beanboozled vomit flavored jelly beans. Maybe these items are marked as delicacies and not food items that expired last yeear because each and every one comes with a unique story. I guess it is true: Men never group up. They are the same old weird boys but now with money to burn.