Are you a foodie with a bucket list?

Life is short, and there is a big, beautiful world out there, with some amazing restaurants and mouth watering foods to sample.

The website Mashed is the ultimate destination for food lovers. They have all the info you need to chow down, from the best and worst foods to order at your favorite restaurants, to what today’s most popular chefs are cooking up in the kitchen. They also like to rank the best of the best.

When putting together a list of the "Foods TO Try Before You Die", you just know that Maine Lobster had to make the cut.

What is it about Maine Lobster that makes it the best in the world? Well, for starters, it's tender, not tough, not too salty, or too chewy. The cold Atlantic Ocean water makes the meat taste sweeter than warm water lobsters.

It is also lower in cholesterol, saturated fats, and calories compared to other types of meat in general. It is also a pretty good source of protein.

Deciding the best foods to put on a bucket list probably wasn't easy, but they broke in down into a very helpful guide that might come in handy the next time you travel, or if you just happen to be a whiz in the kitchen.

The list of categories of food they suggest, is impressive:

Tropical Fruits


Breakfast Items (Shout out to Maine Blueberry Pancakes!)

Chain Restaurants

Deep Fried Foods

Southern Comfort Foods

Iconic British, Irish & Canadian Foods

You will find quite a few ideas, if you are looking to be a little more adventurous with your eating!

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