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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)

I got 57% and my list is now up!

September 26 | Unregistered CommenterWandering Coyote

This is such fun! Although, it's a little scary to see how many of these I've actually eaten. ;)

September 26 | Unregistered Commenterleymoo

I only scored a 45, I have a long way to go, I better get baking!!!

September 26 | Unregistered CommenterReeni

Wow, this must have been a lot of work. Awesome list, so many things I've never heard of that I now feel I must try! I think I scored fifty eight, but I'm not sure now. I decided to also italicize the things I had made, just to liven things up a little more ;)

September 26 | Unregistered CommenterPinky

What! No Little Debbie Cakes?

Do you allow substitutions? Green tea ice cream for green tea cookies? Is there a charge?

I'll post this on my blog so I don't break the chain:


September 26 | Unregistered Commenter27Susans

Oh my lawd, you should have this list on your sidebar always.
Great pyramid, btw.

September 26 | Unregistered CommenterJeanna

Yum! I now have a list of things to eat that I didn't even know I wanted to try. http://www.penguinbot.com/blog/view/3" REL="nofollow">Here's mine! I've had 61.

September 26 | Unregistered Commenternoisy penguin

What a relief. Love the artwork! Love the List. My kind of food. Something I know. Yep!

September 26 | Unregistered CommenterAmyRuth

You have such an unstoppable ability to twist everything into a discussion about sweets! :-)

September 27 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

You've done it again Jesse. Amazing! I've added way to many to my "to taste" list. Although, I must confess it gives me great satisfaction to say, "Cakespy Made Me Do it!"

There's an award for you over at my blog:)

September 27 | Unregistered Commenter~~louise~~

Nice Cakespy Ilove it and many of your sweeties I lovetoo, I think you are the best, love thid ides!!!xGloria (I love the pyramid!!!) ji

September 27 | Unregistered CommenterGloria (Canela)

Tres Leches is one of my favorites too and I have a yummy recipe that I madeto My frist year blog! xxGloria

September 27 | Unregistered CommenterGloria (Canela)

This was fun! 37 for me...thanks for sharing this.

September 27 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey

How FUN! I had to include this in my blog too! Thanks for sharing.

September 27 | Unregistered Commenterbakerslove

wow. Ummm...should I be cheering or blushing at my score? ;) I have sampled 81 out of the 100.

I just HAD to go and see how many I've tried...


September 27 | Unregistered Commentermamabeck

great list! i've tried most, and looked up a few that i've never heard of!!

September 27 | Unregistered Commentersteph- whisk/spoon

This was so much fun! I really enjoyed it- I have posted it on my blog. I have lots of yummies on my "to eat" list!

September 27 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I enjoyed your list! Great job with some of those obscure ethnic/regional specialties. I've tasted 60-something. Here's my link:
I've also linked back to this post (I think)

September 27 | Unregistered Commentern.o.e

I was pleasantly surprised...http://krabstitch.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">On my blog I scored a 62 on the Sweet 100 and 51 on the Omnivore 100...I didn't realize I was such a foodie!

September 28 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

I've had to edit mine again, because I've actually had lots of Mexican Wedding cakes, I just didn't know that's what they were called. So, I'm up to 57 now. I'll have a British 100 up on Tuesday!

Here is my http://retorte.blogspot.com/2008/09/sweet-100.html" REL="nofollow">list.

September 28 | Unregistered CommenterWandering Coyote

49/100. better than i was expecting! i'm going to try buckeyes next.

September 28 | Unregistered Commentersara angel

I've tried 43 of the desserts. I have no clue what I am making next. Donuts seem very tempting thought!

September 29 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

49/100!!! when i first scanned the list i thought i was going to do more poorly, but not bad! this list is so brilliant. what about red bean soup--- a chinese dessert soup! when we were kids we looked upon it with painful dismay, and another chinese friend of mine would take it home and freeze it into fudgesicle-like things. now i love red bean, present in many asian desserts. i love that daifuku is on the list!

September 29 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

I thought I would maybe break 50 but 63 items it is. Not to bad I think. I will have to find some of the other ones to try.

September 30 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
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