The pufferfish, known as the delicacy ‘fugu’ in Japan, is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime dish, given the fact that it has the chance of still carrying the deadly fish’s fatal poison if handled and served by an untrained professional. Given that context, it’s no wonder that fugu is strictly regulated all over the world.
Josh Scherer, the Mythical Chef for Good Mythical Morning, has always had a fascination with fugu, so much so that he’s developed a line of fugu-flavored chips with flavor scientists at MSCHF.
“I’ve always wanted to know what pufferfish (fugu) tastes like, but, on account of the fact that it can kill you, it’s mostly illegal in the US.,” wrote Scherer on a recent Instagram post debuting a line of ‘Illegal Chips’ that feature highly exotic flavors.
Casu Marzu — sometimes called ‘maggot cheese’ — is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae, and horse meat, round up the trio of available flavors for Illegal Chips.
If these flavors excite you and pique your curiosity enough, head over to illegalchips.com to purchase a few bags for you and your adventurous tastebuds.