iOS app Android app More

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors
GET UPDATES FROM Zagat
 

11 Foods That Will Kill You

Posted: 10/28/11 03:33 PM ET

Halloween is upon us! Folks are flocking to horror movies to see characters laid to waste by paranormal activity and freaky things from outer space, but in real life, the most dangerous creature of all may be on your plate! Watch out for these 11 edibles that can turn from tasty to deadly in a single swallow. Perhaps they should come with a warning, much like the ones that hang on the outside of old haunted houses: Eat at your own risk.



More from Zagat:
NYC's 10 Most Mispronounced Restaurant Names
New York's 9 Scariest Dishes
America's Top Restaurants in 25 Cities
The 10 Most Annoying Restaurant Trends
10 Foods That are Totally '90s
Is the "McRib Craze" Nothing But Hype?

The 'Paralysis Is the Better Outcome' Food
1  of  11
PLAY
FULLSCREEN
ZOOM
SHARE THIS SLIDE 
Fugu Blowfish: Anytime your meal options include choosing paralysis vs. death, might we suggest a simple PB&J instead? Fugu contains a potent poison, tetrodotoxin (emphasis on 'toxin'), that can cause either of those two scenarios when the fish is improperly prepared. That's why only licensed chefs are allowed to cook the stuff -- it requires a precise, involved apprenticeship program. If you survive dinner, perhaps an arsenic sundae and a turpentine cocktail would be the perfect nightcap.

Also see: New York's 9 Scariest Dishes
RATE IT!   |  
VOTE
I'd Eat It
Gross!
CURRENT TOP 5 PICK YOUR OWN TOP 5
USERS WHO VOTED
NEW! CREATE YOUR OWN SLIDESHOW