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World's Scariest Foods

Kopi Luwak

What it is: The world's most expensive coffee. Main ingredient: weasel poop

Where it's served: Japan, the United States, and southeast Asia

Want a bite? Americans and Japanese seem to be particularly enamored of anything difficult or expensive to produce. And both cultures love big-eyed furry critters with little button noses. No surprise, then, that Kopi Luwak is prized in both countries: It's made from coffee berries eaten, partially digested, and then pooped out by adorable Asian palm civets—and priced at $120 per pound. Where do we line up? (You can purchase your very own pooped-out coffee beans on Amazon.com, in fact.) To be fair, the coffee beans do not go directly from civet butt to your coffee grinder: After having been defecated by the cute little mammals, the beans are cleaned and lightly roasted. So in that sense, both consumers and the civet can feel…relieved.

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