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We all tend to under-think or over-think what we put in our bodies.  There are the people who will ingest copious amounts of fast food on a regular basis without hesitation; others will refuse every potentially tasty morsel of cuisine in order to stick to their allotted calorie budget.

Good food should be experienced, enjoyed and explored, no matter what your tastes, interests or budget – here’s a suggestion of things you should try or retry before you die:

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The World’s Most Expensive Cocktail title is justifiably given to a concoction served in Belfast’s historic The Merchant Hotel.

The cocktail is a Mai Tai, made with the same ingredients as the original, first poured in 1944 at Trader Vic’s, a South Seas-style bar-and-restaurant in Oakland, USA.

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A Manhattan restaurant’s $69 hot dog has been declared the world’s most expensive hot dog by the Guinness World Records.

Restaurant Serendipity 3, which also holds the record for the world’s most expensive ice-cream sundae at $1,000 and the largest hot chocolate at four gallons (15 litres), set its latest record on Friday – National Hot Dog Day in the US.

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Measuring just six inches high, the world’s most expensive pineapple was grown in Cornwall in a glasshouse heated by horse manure.

But while the tiny fruit – cultivated in the pineapple pit at the Lost Gardens of Heligan – may be half the size of the average supermarket pineapple, it carries a much larger than average estimated price tag of £10,000, which covers labour costs, equipment – and urine-soaked hay.

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A Danish restaurant has been named the best in the world, knocking Spain’s exclusive El Bulli off the top of the list for the first time in five years.

Noma, which serves up Nordic specialities – such as radishes in edible soil - in a converted 18th century shipping warehouse on Copenhagen’s dockside, was crowned number one at the annual S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in London.

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A central London restaurant is offering what it claims is the world’s most expensive omelette.

The restaurant, Boisdale, has put a crab, lobster, asparagus and truffle omelette on its menu, costing about ten times the price of a normal omelette.

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Here’s another weird one for the world’s most expensive food list – the world’s most expensive cereal.

You won’t find this cereal in your regular breakfast cereal box, or on the supermarket shelves – and that’s because there is only one unique “Great Illinois Corn Flake.”

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Cheese has been a dairy favourite among many since ancient times – its origins even pre-dating recorded history. It comes in several forms, flavours and textures and can feature in anything from a pizza to a platter accompanying a bottle of fine wine.

But there’s one type of cheese which you’re not very likely to come by very often – the world’s most expensive cheese.

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Here’s an odd one for the world’s most expensive foods list:

Back in 2005, a couple named Mike and Liz started a blog detailing their experience after they had allegedly found a french fry at McDonalds that featured a near-perfect profile of U.S. sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln, as seen on the penny coin.

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As the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water, many of us enjoy unwinding with a hot cup of tea after a hard day’s work.

Tea comes in many forms – such as white, green, oolong and black – and can be packaged in several forms – including as loose leaf tea, compressed tea, instant tea, or as tea bags.

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