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The Sweet 100

Custom request, food pyramid in color
Recently, a website called Very Good Taste started something of an internet fire with a list called "The Omnivore's Hundred", which listed 100 foods which "every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life." We liked the idea, and inspired by the vegan variation on Hannah Kaminsky's site, we thought--why not make our own Sweet 100!? Like the original, our list includes "fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food"--but in our universe, it's all sweet! (In case any of them are foreign to you, links to pictures and recipes are included; also, for any vegans, feel free to go through the list assuming it's a vegan counterpart). How many have you tried? If you'd like, feel free to follow the same guidelines:

1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions!
2) Bold all of the sweets you've eaten--or make them a different type color.
3) Cross out any of them that you'd never ever eat.
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your "To Do" List.
5) Optional: Post a comment here linking to your results--or just post a comment letting us know how many you've tried, or what you're going to try next!
  1. Red Velvet Cake
  2. Princess Torte
  3. Whoopie Pie
  4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar
  5. Beignet
  6. Baklava
  7. Black and white cookie
  8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars)
  9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies)
  10. Kringle
  11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut
  12. Scone with clotted cream
  13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy
  14. Halvah
  15. Macarons
  16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers
  17. Bubble tea (with tapioca "pearls")
  18. Dixie Cup
  19. Rice Krispie treats
  20. Alfajores
  21. Blondies
  22. Croquembouche
  23. Girl Scout cookies
  24. Moon cake
  25. Candy Apple
  26. Baked Alaska
  27. Brooklyn Egg Cream
  28. Nanaimo bar
  29. Baba au rhum
  30. King Cake
  31. Sachertorte
  32. Pavlova
  33. Tres Leches Cake
  34. Trifle
  35. Shoofly Pie
  36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime)
  37. Panna Cotta
  38. New York Cheesecake
  39. Napoleon / mille-fueille
  40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake
  41. Anzac biscuits
  42. Pizzelle
  43. Kolache
  44. Buckeyes
  45. Malasadas
  46. Moon Pie
  47. Dutch baby
  48. Boston Cream Pie
  49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
  50. Pralines
  51. Gooey butter cake
  52. Rusks
  53. Daifuku
  54. Green tea cake or cookies
  55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop
  56. Crème brûlée
  57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake)
  58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
  59. Jelly Roll
  60. Pop Tarts
  61. Charlotte Russe
  62. An "upside down" dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)
  63. Hummingbird Cake
  64. Jell-O from a mold
  65. Black forest cake
  66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie)
  67. Kulfi
  68. Linzer torte
  69. Churro
  70. Stollen
  71. Angel Food Cake
  72. Mincemeat pie
  73. Concha
  74. Opera Cake
  75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail
  76. Pain au chocolat
  77. A piece of Gingerbread House
  78. Cassata
  79. Cannoli
  80. Rainbow cookies
  81. Religieuse
  82. Petits fours
  83. Chocolate Souffle
  84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
  85. Rugelach
  86. Hamenstashen
  87. Homemade marshmallows
  88. Rigo Janci
  89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)
  90. Divinity
  91. Coke or Cola cake
  92. Gateau Basque
  93. S'mores
  94. Figgy Pudding
  95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
  96. Joe Froggers
  97. Sables
  98. Millionaire's Shortbread
  99. Animal crackers
  100. Basbousa




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Reader Comments (67)

No way!!!
This is just great! I love how you put links, I'll have to go thru all of them to find out my magic number! You're the best!!!

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterClumbsy Cookie

Ha! Great idea - I've still got some work to do in the sweets department. And finally, someone has come up with a Food Pyramid that I can live with!

That is a whole list of food

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterHappy cook

Hmmm...not sure if I am proudor grossed out that I've tried almost all of these...

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

i've tried lots of these but there are a few i've never even heard of. i'm just amazed you did all those links! how long did that take?

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterKrysta

33 out of 100.... not bad!

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterMarthe

Wait a minute....why aren't your bolded and all that stuff! I wanna see what you have had? Have you had it all????? If so...AMAZING! and I have questions :)

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterC.L.

Hey - I created my own version of this last month after doing the Omnivore's 100, too. It's http://retorte.blogspot.com/2008/08/100-desserts.html" REL="nofollow">here. I'll do your list too and post it probably tomorrow!

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterWandering Coyote

Looking at the list, I feel like I've been living under a rock

There's an award on our blog for you

September 25 | Unregistered Commentergiz

Well, I miserably fail at the Omnivore's 100, but I think I'd have a passing score on this one!!

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

I love this idea!! I am going to post mine next week!!

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

I have posted the list on my blog-

I have only had time to bold the things I've had, I'll have to look at the rest of them to see if there are any to cross off. ;o)

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterJ

Now this list I am confident I will be a champion at! HAHA. Thanks for putting it together :)

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterCB

I looked at the opening picture and thought, "That's my kind of food pyramid!"

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterCookie baker Lynn

Aww, I love this! I'm surprised I've had quite a few of these. I'd be interested to see YOUR answers!

I had some fun with it http://seventhnotebook.wordpress.com" REL="nofollow">over at my blog. Thank you!

September 25 | Unregistered Commentercatherine

that is the coolest food pyramid ever!!! ADORABLE....great work Jessie!!!

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Evans

Haha, I did VGT's list, and the British food one, so this is definitely something I'm going to borrow. excellent idea! A quick look tells me I need to hie over to a pastry shop and/or fire up the oven immediately. Oh, my figure is sooo damned...

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I just love the food pyramid! So cute! Great list here!

September 25 | Unregistered Commenterveron

I have had 98...I think my doctor would be horrified :)

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterTartelette

48/100. I flunk. But what fun to look forward to. So many delicious things I had never even heard of. Thanks. Fun post. http://kellijocupcake.blogspot.com/2008/09/sweet-100.html

September 25 | Unregistered Commenterkelli jo

Oh man, I love this. I'm equally surprised with how many of these I've had and how many I've never even heard of.

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

Oh my Tartelette, which ones haven't you tried? Bravo!

Thanks Kelli Jo and Veronica!

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Great list! I've had 75 out of 100. Looks like there is still a lot for me to try!

September 25 | Unregistered CommenterLoulou

I love it. I am so glad you included links so we can figure out what everything is (I had to google a lot on the Omnivore's list...).
My only problem with these lists is that it makes me sad and restless because there is so much out there that I still haven't tried!!

September 26 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
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