17 Food Challenges That Will Make You Look At Food Differently

What are the best food challenges to do?

If you are a foodie like me, then surely, you share the same burning desire to delight your tasting sensations anytime you see or smell the sweet aroma of food. Now, aside from eating, there is something equally exciting to do with food – food challenges!

One of the best parts of being at home is that you get to eat lots of delicious food. This is precisely why it is the best place to carry out a food-related challenge. There are loads of options, and it’s less of a problem if you create a mess.

However, you should be warned, many of these food challenges are not for the faint of heart. It is entirely possible that you will never look at your favorite goodies the same way again.

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Food Challenges to do at Home

food challenges to do at home

So what are the challenges to do at home with food? If you are willing to risk it, however, here are some food challenges to do at home:

17. Blindfolded Food Tasting Challenge

It is weird just how much you rely on your eyes when it comes to food. For the most part, you first need to identify what you are eating by sight and then taste it. This is why the blindfolded tasting challenge is not for people with trust issues.

Here is how to take the challenge, you are going to pull on a blindfold, and then you will be then handed one food item at a time. Next, you are given a short window to guess what you just tasted. If more than one person is taking this challenge at the same time, the first person to guess the right answer wins the round. If you are taking turns, the person with the highest number of correct answers wins.

Here is a video of the blindfolded food tasting challenge:

What You Need:

  • Blindfold
  • Different foods

16. Smoothie Challenge

Even for the most adventurous eater, the smoothie challenge is a tough food challenge. Although the challenge may sound quite delicious, it is actually the opposite.

You will need to gather a variety of ingredients. The total number is up to you. Half of the ingredients will be items that you actually do expect to find in a regular smoothie. The rest of the items, however, are just random foods that you can find. The grosser they are, the better. Write a list of all of the items on several pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. Whatever you pick out of the bowl must be included in your smoothie. Once you have blended the ingredients together, it is time to drink it.

The person who manages to drink all of their smoothie (and keep it down) is the victor. See it here:

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15. Tin Can Challenge

Everyone’s got at least a couple of tins of food around their house.

It is an easy way to throw together a meal. Well, you will need an impartial third party to remove all of the labels from these cans. After that, they will have to write numbers on these cans. Corresponding numbers will be written on several pieces of paper. The paper will be shuffled together. Each person has to then pick a paper and depending on the number they drew, open up the relevant can. You have to eat a large spoonful of the contents.

You get extra points if you can guess what is in the can. You don’t have to make it quite as extreme as the people in this video:

What You Need:

  • Variety of canned foods

14. Blindfolded Oreo Tasting Challenge

Who doesn’t love Oreos? They are practically everyone’s favorite cookies. However, did you know that there are a ridiculous number of Oreo flavors? This is what makes Oreo the perfect cookie for this food challenge.

The first thing you will need to do is to have someone gather up as many different flavors as possible. Ask them to opt for more surprising flavors so that you won’t be able to guess them as easily. You can do this challenge by yourself or battle it out with a friend. You will have to don a blindfold and taste each of the cookies in turn. This will be a surprisingly difficult challenge as there are lots of different variations.

The person with the most correct guesses wins the challenge. Here is an example of it:

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13. Ice Cream Sandwich Challenge

Ice cream sandwiches are the perfect frozen treat. In this food challenge, however, you will be changing things up.

You need a mixture of ingredients – this includes ones that you would actually use in an ice cream sandwich and ones that you really wouldn’t. Write down all of these ingredients on pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. It’s a good idea to have at least two people trying out the challenge. Now, pick out at least two pieces of paper and read out the ingredients. You know need to make an “ice cream sandwich” with these items.

The person who manages to keep down the really gross combinations is the winner. See some of the interesting concoctions that these two come up with:

What You Need:

  • Different types of food

12. Gummy Food vs. Real Food Challenge

It’s such fun to eat gummy versions of food! It’s like eating miniature versions of food except…not.

This food challenge requires two people to participate and someone else to orchestrate the whole thing. So, whatever gummy food are using, you need to find the real version of it as well. This means that if one contestant is getting gummy worms, the other has to get real worms! It is up to you just how far that you want to take it. Then it is just a matter of seeing who can last the longest when it comes to the more questionable food choices.

This couple seems to be having a lot of fun with this challenge:

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11. Milk Gallon Challenge

This is not a challenge for the faint of heart. On the surface, this challenge seems quite simple.

You have to drink an entire gallon of milk within an hour. You have to drink it straight from the bottle. While it may appear that you just need to chug the milk over a period of time, it is a lot harder than you think. Very few people have been able to complete this nasty food challenge – even less so without throwing up first. Therefore, it is not something that everyone should attempt.

This guy does manage to do it within a ridiculously short period of time. However, he is a champion at what he does. Check out the impressive display here:

What You Need:

  • A gallon of milk

10. The Cinnamon Challenge

The cinnamon challenge will definitely change the way you look at cinnamon forever. It is one of the most impossible food challenges that anyone can attempt to beat.

This crazy food challenge requires you to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon under sixty seconds without downing any liquid alongside. So, if you fancy you can beat the cinnamon challenge, go ahead and take the challenge. If you successfully complete the cinnamon challenge, you will earn the respect of your friends and several others who have failed to complete this impossible challenge.

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9. The Flour Challenge

Flour is the reason why we have so many great things to eat. It is almost certain that you will eat something made from flour today, but surely, none of these things involves swallowing raw flour. Swallowing raw flour is exactly what the flour challenge is about.

Contestants are required to swallow a spoonful of flour with taking water or any liquids.

This challenge is considered to be an impossible food challenge because let’s face it, swallowing a spoon of raw flour is not an easy feat to achieve.

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8. Hot Wing Challenge

The old adage – too much of anything is bad applies.

The hot wing challenge is an extreme food challenge that requires the contestants to eat up a plate of very spicy hot wings without any accompanying liquids. If you are competing with someone else to complete this challenge, the first person to finish the plate for hot wings wins. In a situation where both can’t finish the person who eats the highest number of hot wings wins the challenge.

Here is a video of the famous Hot Wing Challenge:

What You Need:

  • Hot wings

7. The Mentos + Diet Coke Challenge

Do you know what happens when you mix mentos and coke? You are about to find out.

The mentos and Diet Coke challenge requires you to put some mentos in your mouth, and then you have to drink a bottle of coke. What happens next will determine if you can beat the challenge. If you can keep it in your mouth, then you have succeeded where many have failed. Also, I should mention that there is no death associated with this challenge.

Here is a video of the famous Mentos and Diet Coke experiment:


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6. The Banana + Sprite Challenge

The tale of banana and sprite has been with us for a long time.

If you have some bananas and sprite at home, it might be time to confirm what happens when you eat two bananas followed by a can of Sprite. If you are doing the banana and sprite challenge with someone else, the rule is simple – the person who can complete the challenge without vomiting wins.

Also, aside from vomiting, no other major health risk is associated with this food challenge.


What You Need:

  • Banana
  • Sprite

5. Chubby Bunny

The chubby bunny is a fun food challenge you can do at home with your loved ones.

The rules of the bunny challenge is to put continuously put cotton balls in your mouth and then say “Chubby Bunny.” The challenge is to keep putting cotton balls in your mouth until you can not say “chubby bunny” anymore.

The person who can fit the most amount of cotton balls and still say “chubby bunny” wins this fun food challenge.

What You Need:

  • Cotton Balls

4. The Saltine Challenge

The saltine challenge requires you to eat as many saltine crackers as you can in a minute.

Generally, the number is set at 6 six saltine crackers in a minute without drinking any liquids. What makes this chalk extremely difficult is that the crackers tend to dry up the saliva in your mouth, and this makes it almost impossible to finish up the six crackers in sixty seconds.

So, do you think you can beat the Saltine Challenge?

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3. The Ghost Pepper Challenge

Imagine eating one of the world hottest pepper and having to do it without drinking any liquid.

That’s what makes the ghost pepper challenge one of the most difficult and impossible food challenges on the internet. So if you can lay your hands on some ghost pepper and you are feeling invincible, I suggest you sit down and take the ghost pepper challenge.

The general reaction from those that have taken this challenge is that it tastes like a mistake. Based on medical advice, you shouldn’t be taking this challenge.

What You Need:

  • Ghost Peppers

2. Big Meal Challenge

Big meal challenges have been with us since anyone can remember. It is the classic food challenge and it has become so popular among restaurants.

Basically, almost every U.S restaurant has a big meal record and if you break the existing record, they will be happy to cover the cost of the meal.

The meal challenge requires you to eat as much as you can in a set time. For example, eat 10 burgers in ten minutes. Watch his extreme burger challenge:

What You Need:

  • A large appetite

1. Pickle Challenge

Do you love pickles? The pickle challenge requires you to eat up all the content of the pickle jar without spitting it out.

You can set the rules for the challenge. For example, you can set a time limit for each contestant. Also, you can set the punishment for anyone who cannot complete the pickle challenge. For example, you can make sure the loser gets their eyebrows shaved.

So, if you have a jar of pickles and some friends around, you should have some fun with this fun food challenge.


What You Need:

  • A jar of Pickles

Even if you are the biggest foodie on the planet or have the strongest stomach, some of these challenges are going to be quite insane. Do you want to see your friends and family get queasy too? Well, share this link with them.

For more challenges, check out this mega list of challenges to do with friends.