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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)

Oh cool! I was wondering when someone would come up with this list :D

September 30 | Unregistered CommenterY

I have never had a Brooklyn Egg Cream and a Daifuku.
I just love the pyramid drawing btw!

October 1 | Unregistered CommenterTartelette

I'm for 53 out of 100 and there are 3 I'd probably never try. Not too bad I guess... I'm now on a mission to try them all! I do have to say I have a 101th entry. Everyone in the world must try a Berger cookie in their lifetime. You can only find them in Baltimore, MD; but they are a necessary and intrinsic part of civilized sweet tooth society!

October 1 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa Contessa

Vanessa!! OMG! Good entry!! I only recently tried them: http://www.cakespy.com/2008/08/berger-hold-fries-baltimores-famous.html

October 1 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

That's my kind of Food Pyramid!

October 2 | Unregistered CommenterJaimee

67 out of 100 and looking forward to try the rest! Thank you!

October 2 | Unregistered CommenterMadame Meow

I really like the sweets version of the 100 list!!! I will have to get working on it immediately!

October 2 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

I've eaten 71 out of the 100. I have severe nut allergies, so I think I've done pretty well for myself. I really want to try clotted cream. I can't believe I haven't tried it yet...

October 3 | Unregistered CommenterNik Snacks

I've eaten between 54 and 71. There were some things on the list that I'm pretty sure I ate as a kid (we went to a lot of potlucks, fairs, etc.) but have no specific memory of.


October 15 | Unregistered CommenterJennette

Some of these are challenging to those of us with food allergies--especially the prepared-food items like Moon Pies. But I've taken a crack at it in The Soy-free Kitchen:

October 19 | Unregistered CommenterKay Hiller

Oh HOW FUN! I love the pyramid - soooo cute. Although I get a "D" as a grade, that's just good news for what's to come! Check out my list :) Nothing is crossed out - NOTHING!

October 27 | Unregistered CommenterPinkDot

Well, it looks like my magic number is 62%! Thanks so much for creating this list...this is fantastic! :)

See my results here:

November 17 | Unregistered CommenterCeleste

Yay! I finally got around to this awesome list! It's posted here: http://yummysmells.blogspot.com/2008/11/6th-verse-same-as-first.html. Thanks for the great idea!

November 17 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I was surprised at how few of these I had ever heard of much less tried, but I didn't cross out any!

November 18 | Unregistered CommenterKipi

Can you guys pretty please make a post on pralines? I'd love to make some as gifts for the holidays, but can never get them to not be grainy. :( Help, cakespys!

December 1 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I tried to create a link but it wouldn't let me but I have 72!
http://luv2cooktoomuch.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">luv2cook

December 1 | Unregistered Commenterluv 2 cook

I can't believe there has been so much I haven't tried. Love this!

December 13 | Unregistered CommenterA
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