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Unusual Canned Foods From Around The World (45 Pics)
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    177 Responses

  1. RD says:

    I’ve seen canned escargo before–when I went to culinary school people would cook the escargo and stuff it in shells that had been used before–but the escargo posted here looks incredibly nasty.

  2. HeWhoseNameMustNotBeSpoken says:

    huitlacoche is a naturally occurring mold that happens on corn and is considered quite a delicacy by many Latin American cultures…meso Americans (think Mayas and Aztecs) are generally credited with having started cultivating this type of fungus as a foodstuff.

  3. Byrdie says:

    Huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on corn; it’s flavor is supposed to be very similar to truffles. It’a a delicacy south of the border. I’ll stick to mushrooms, thank you very much. I love the hot dog in a can!

    How many millions of bones are in a rattle snake? I can only assume by the time you “remove bones” you might as well eat the cheeseburger in a can and forget about it.

    And I’m sorry, but I didnt’ realize that fish had balls.

    • carmen says:

      it’s called fishballs but it’s not actually a fish’s ‘ball.’ Think of it as meatballs. Are they the balls of an animal? it’s just sausaged meat. It’s the same for a fish ball, minced sausaged fish

  4. Dani boy says:


  5. April March says:

    Turnpike Quality Creamed Armadillo on the Half Shell. A favorite at all Roadkill Cafes.

  6. Kittykitty says:

    It’s veritable smorgasbord of dubious culinary delights. I think it’s safe to say there are some things that should NEVER be canned. The canned Russian herring looks more like canned Russian sea monster. I have, however, had rattlesnake and Cajun gator – fried, not canned. Not bad, but then I’ve always had a taste for game.

  7. ssun says:

    No. Just no.

  8. Judith says:

    What is the lard doing in this mess? It at least is not as useless as the other stuff. It makes the best biscuits and the flakiest pie crust. I could understand if you had a can of Crisco pictured ,that stuff is just nasty.

  9. Kyle says:

    You all need to visit a grocery store in China to see some of the gems they sell there. Talk about monkey butt.

  10. sara says:

    i have officially lost my appetite. but some of this stuff is normal, like liverwurst and scungilli, and lard i guess but even thinking about that stuff makes me sick.

  11. Ang says:

    every single image i just saw made me want to gag..this is disgusting!

  12. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Nothing says lovin’ like a cheeseburger out of a can.

  13. DerekLutz says:

    Nice to see bamboo worms come in barbeque flavor. How about sour cream and onion bamboo worm industry?

  14. RaleighRob says:

    Fortunately the only canned food I buy is veggies (especially various legumes) and the occasional can of Tuna.

    Just about anything else is….ewwww.

  15. taylor says:

    i honestly went to the bathroom and threw up after seeing that cheeseburger…everything else was really gross, but for some reason seeing that cheeseburger made me lose it…literally.

  16. Chris says:

    That canned Russian herring scares the crap out of me.

  17. Jessi says:

    WTF? Did these people capture these images at Andrew Zimmern’s grocery mart? haha Wow, amazing stuff. I think the most disturbing was the canned whole chicken. I’ve seen the canned eel and the canned wild boar in Europe (Netherlands) before. I think Andrew Zimmern should do an all canned food themed Bizarre Foods.

  18. Freezezzy says:

    The canned herring scared me, but the reindeer paté just made me laugh my ass off. I love the fact that they labeled it as being made from a relative of Rudolph, and that you can enjoy it at Christmas time.

    What’s next? Bunny paté for easter?

  19. tardigrade says:

    The grass jelly’s not bad, but it’s not worth going out of one’s way to find. IMHO, of course. I’d like to find some of the canned huitlacoche: it’s supposed to taste like truffles, but I’ve never had enough of either to really detect any taste.

    Chacun a son gout, and all that: some of the stuff looks slimy, which is why we find it so off-putting, but we eat a lot of things that other cultures find disgusting. Sometimes it’s just the name: call that liver spread pate and it sounds a lot better.

    I may never eat brains again after seeing that cholesterol leve, though! And do Russian herring really have teeth like that? The ones I had in England looked like normal fish.

    • kayk says:

      I used to have a can of those brains on my desk at work,. till the can started bulging suspiciously. I didn’t want to come back from a long weekend and find brains splattered all over the place.

      I suspect the toothy herring are shopped.

  20. Nathan says:

    Christ… that canned chicken is beyond disgusting. In all honesty that was the most disturbing thing for me.

  21. gourmet pete says:

    Lard is used all the time in baking, it is similar to butter and dripping. Heavy in Sat Fats.
    Heinz stuff is just meatballs – they are OK.
    Webmaster has problem with luncheon meat – it is OK too – just not great. SPAM is luncheon meat.
    Ye Olde Oak hot dogs are just franks in a tin – the bread and onions are not included!
    The rest of the products are eeeeewwwww.

  22. Sam says:

    What is so disgusting about all these things?
    you must have an awful diet to not think some of these things would taste nice.

  23. Beth says:

    I eat canned hotdogs sometimes. Does that make me a bad person? That canned chicken was truly disgusting.

    I really want a cheeseburger now, though. (Obviously not a canned one, though.)

  24. Tracy says:

    Most of what’s pictured here isn’t any grosser than what McDonalds or KFC has to offer…just looks bad. If you really want to know what you eat…better cook it from scratch yourself.

  25. Lucy says:

    I wanted to vom.

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  27. jann says:

    the “fish-balls” is my favorite dinner ever:) every single family in Norway eats this. its tasty, healthy and easy. there is nothing disgusting about it. However, some of that Russian stuff, and the canned chicken was absolutely disgusting!

  28. kimmeh says:

    I like liverspread. And fish balls. And those luncheon meat stuff.

  29. F says:

    the Ligo canned squid is GOOD! the Reno liver spread is tasty as well, especially on bread. Some of these aren’t as gross as one might think.

    (although some are truly disgusting.)

  30. Warren says:

    Huitlacoche, Mexican truffle, corn smut, or whatever name you choose, is quite common in Mexican cuisine in Southern California and Arizona. Most people who have been bold enough to venture beyond taco bell, or the street vendors, have probably eaten it. I admit the canned stuff is not very visually appealling, but the flavor is still good. The fresh product is much better in texture as well as taste. The fresh huitlacoche can be found here fresh at various farmers markets in the summer, and is even grown as far north as Wisconsin. Try it!

  31. Hank says:

    actually, the cheeseburger is trail food, so it’s supposed to be disgusting…

  32. myk b says:

    Actualy Heinz hot beans with balls are great on toast

  33. Matt says:

    Agreed on most accounts but the Loma Linda Fried Chik’n, as that isn’t real chicken, it’s a chicken substitute and a fairly popular product that doesn’t taste so bad.

  34. Jackye Chan says:

    That grass jelly is used in Vietnamese desserts. You serve it chilled with some coconut milk.

    Lard (from pasture-raised animals) is actually good for you. “Lard, although commonly misidentified as a saturated fat, should really be classified as a monounsaturated fat. According to Mary Enig, author of Know Your Fats, lard is about 40 percent saturated, 50 percent monounsaturated, and contains 10 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is also one of our richest dietary sources of vitamin D. ”

    “In 1956, an American Heart Association (AHA) fund-raiser aired on all three major networks. The MC interviewed, among others, Irving Page and Jeremiah Stamler of the AHA, and researcher Ancel Keys. Panelists presented the lipid hypothesis as the cause of the heart disease epidemic and launched the Prudent Diet, one in which corn oil, margarine, chicken and cold cereal replaced butter, lard, beef and eggs. But the television campaign was not an unqualified success because one of the panelists, Dr. Dudley White, disputed his colleagues at the AHA. Dr. White noted that heart disease in the form of myocardial infarction was nonexistent in 1900 when egg consumption was three times what it was in 1956 and when corn oil was unavailable. When pressed to support the Prudent Diet, Dr. White replied: “See here, I began my practice as a cardiologist in 1921 and I never saw an MI patent until 1928. Back in the MI free days before 1920, the fats were butter and lard and I think that we would all benefit from the kind of diet that we had at a time when no one had ever heard the word corn oil.”

  35. Uncle B says:

    Canned chicken meat myself! comes out great! Nice firm gel and good eating meat. I left out the skin, so my home-product looked much better! I have canned fish, game, beef, pork, and even potatoes with my pressure canner. Canning is a very safe and energy efficient preservation method for longer periods of storage for food. I never canned anything i wouldn’t eat in the first place, but I have known some fierce hunger in my life, and can eat damn near anything when far between meals! In the rough times coming to America, folks will raise rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and eat them, grow veggie gardens, compost, and even humanure them, do aquaculture for greens and protein in their diets, and survive, much as the original settlers did, my ancestors stewed ‘prairie dogs’ to stave off starvation, some folks in my family before coming here, ate snails, frog’s legs, cockles and mussels, alive, alive, ho! Funny, how real hunger helps us identify real good food, canned or otherwise!

  36. AngelicDirt says:

    The question becomes… who the hell cans bacon and why?

  37. Phil E. Drifter says:

    There’s nothing unusual about that canned bacon, I’ve had a subscription to Playboy for years and they wrote about it not long ago; plus it’s good for like 6 months or some outrageously long time that you know will never last because who doesn’t love bacon?

  38. zoy says:

    THATS DISGUSTING i want to vomit who is their right minds eats any of this??????

  39. squirli says:

    Ewww horrible stuff lol

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  41. Emil from Sweden says:

    Those fish balls got nothing to do with genitals… It’s just fishmeat rolled together into balls. The come with a delicious dill or lobster sauce and someone did wash the sauce off to take the appetizing photo.

  42. Zachary says:

    Some truly disgusting looking food! I eat the hotdog sausages in a can, they’re tasty. Check out Steve Sneed’s blog for a review of Huitlacoche and some other weird food.

  43. Bill Hurfely says:

    The creamed possum can is an empty can sold by a novelty
    company as a joke.

  44. mandy says:

    Its not that big of a deal that people eat this stuff. Most of its very good and much more nutritious than the junk most eat anyway.

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  46. Assunta says:

    Those roasted silkworms are sold as kid’s snacks in Korea. I know…I worked there for 2 years. They roast them in roadside carts and sell them by the cupfull. They smell awful to a foreigner’s nose. But I’m sure the Koreans must find them super tasty…lots of people buy them. To each his own…hehehe every culture has it’s own share of weird food. I wonder why he include luncheon meat and quail eggs up there though…lots of people eat luncheon meat. And quail eggs taste just like chicken eggs except they are way smaller.

  47. Daniel says:

    Eating american fast food is even more disgusting, artificial and toxic

  48. HAZEL says:


    gggwwhHHH!!! I Feel like throwing UPPPP!!

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  50. Lilly says:

    I’ve eaten some of those things. What’s so weird about conch? Clams come in a can. Crab comes in a can. Tuna comes in a can. So does conch and squid. Big deal. I could be more concerned about clamato.

  51. Jerry says:

    The “Russian Herring” was a can of fish that was found to contain a dog’s jaw, it does not normally look like that.

  52. Ammie says:

    As people have been saying some of the food here are generally normal.
    Also I must include powdered eggs. It is generally used in certain recipes which require raw eggs (and the dish itself is not cooked) so instead the powdered form can be used due to the whole Salmonella raw eggs scare.
    No one eats the egg powder on its own (from what I know at least).

  53. Nici says:

    Dude – Don’t knock the lard!! Krey’s lard was the secret to Grandma’s awesome super-flaky pie crust!! By comparison, modern shortening is a marginal substitute at best.

  54. Howie says:

    The armadillo and possum are novelties- I believe sold empty in crap holes like Stuckey’s and South of the Border( pedro says !)

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  57. loud says:

    The lamb tongues aren’t too bad. theres a lot of “strictly ham cheese tomatoe pineapple pizza eating wusses” on this forum. Harden up!

  58. John B. says:

    Most of this stuff isn’t that bad. Americans tend to be wusses when it comes to food. Europeans, Asians and other cultures use as much of an animal as much as possible. Other items on this list such as powdered eggs are quite common, you just don’t know it’s used quite a bit in restaurants. Canned roast beef is common – just go to Costco! But some of these labels look like they’ve been Photoshopped (fake) but I bet the vast majority of these are real (I think the Reindeer Pate, Heinz balls and Creamed Armadillo are faked). I guess people here haven’t visited Asian or Latin markets before? 90% of this stuff isn’t new to me. I don’t eat this stuff, but it doesn’t gross me out either.

  59. Stephanie says:

    i just took a dump that honest to god smelled like cat shit – and i havent eaten cat food since 1991. i’m quite concerned about this, cause last time my boyfriend was kissing me, he pat me a few times on my lower back and i jacked my ass up in the air like i was in heat. am i turning into a kitten?

    • jl says:

      are you for real??????

      you are saying you ate cat food in past

      you now think that would make you act like a cat????

      you have to be kidding

      where part of the country are you from????

      i cant stop laughing after reading about your boyfriend patting your back and you raising your butt in heat like a cat after you stopped eating cat food

      that is the funniest thing i read on here
      you must be a comedienne

  60. Brittany says:

    I’ve eaten the canned bread. It’s just uncooked dough in the can. You take it camping, open up both ends and cook it on it’s side…voila bread. They also make cinnamon rolls like this for camping…think of it as longer lasting pillsbury stuff.

  61. Having eaten Huitlacoche, I can tell you it tastes NOTHING like truffles. It tastes like moldy cardboard with a texture similar to earthworm dirt…


  62. Byrdie says:

    Earthworm dirt AND moldy cardboard?

    FN host responses: “Yummo!” “How bad can that be?” “Off the chain!” “Start with two sticks of butter”

    Real world response: gack

  63. Loqe says:

    That “squid herring” is actually a delicious, if smelly, dish in northern Sweden called “surströmming” served with potatoes, onions, sour cream, flat stone-oven baked bread and a Lot of schnapps.

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  65. Nazreel says:

    And people wonder why I’m a vegetarian!



  67. Dude, there is totally a restuarant about 15 miles from my home at the Breaks Interstate Park called the Roadkill Kafe.. thankfully, they don’t serve roadkill

  68. KRV says:

    FYI – Reindeer meat is awesome ;) There is a reason why people have been herding reindeer for thousands of years.

  69. ? says:

    What’s so unusual about canned hot dogs…? Well, I know hot dogs are just disgusting anyway, but isn’t it normal for them to come in cans?

  70. David says:

    This is so fucking disgusting it’s worth sharing.

  71. nathan says:

    I hate to admit it but I have eaten the caned pork brains its popular with hillbilly’s like my grand mother and father
    my grandfather ate them every morning with eggs
    its hard to imagine but they are pink and gray at the same time and never change in appearance no mater how long you cook them but they don’t taste bad sorta like the stuff inside a bone

  72. Arnie says:

    Still have not had a quail egg….

  73. Fat says:

    I live in England, i think about 5% of that stuff is pretty normal, at least for here. :P

    Canned hotdogs – Tastes just like any other processed meat, like ham/spam.

    Tinned baked beans – How is that weird?

    Lard – used for cooking, durdurpdur?

    Jellied eels – Yes, i’ll admit, gross, but not unusual to see over here.

    Luncheon meat – For sandwiches, not something i like personally.

    Fish Balls – Doesn’t your country have chinese takeaways? Though i have to admit i’m not sure they’re always in cans.

    Honestly, i’ve seen worse over here… so many choices of canned foods, some is alright (about 10%, lol)… some, like tinned burgers, not. I’ve seen a few ‘meals’ in cans too like beef, potatoes and gravy in a can, yuck.

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  75. Sarah says:

    Surstromming isn’t “Squid” herring, it’s FERMENTED herring.

  76. MindStrider says:

    As an Englishman I find quite a lot of those things to be not in the least odd or disgusting! It’s all relative, I guess. Jellies Eels are a tradition. Tongue meat? Sure, I love it. Have it in sandwhiches. Luncheon meat? Yep, that too. Sausages and meatballs in cans, with beans… nothing new there either. Sauasges and baked beans in cans are a good way of getting lunch quickly and easily… what’s wrong with them?

    Guess it’s all about what you’re used to, huh?

  77. MindStrider says:

    Oh, and the other things that “Fat” mentioned? Yep, those too.

  78. Rabbit says:

    I think the thing Americans find odd about the canned beans with balls, and “Bangers” isnt so much what is in the can as how it is labeled. My own juvenile sense of humor had a laugh at the “balls” and “bangers”. Its just not how we would label them, as for the other things, jellied eels? Gross.

  79. Mincer says:

    I get those giant hotdogs from the supermarket all the time, i didnt think they were unusual. i thought it was quite normal until i saw the worlds opinion.

  80. Lizzie says:

    I fail to see what’s so gross about any of that stuff. My step-daughter brought home a box of Chinese leftovers that included jelly fish, only reason I turned it down was I was still really hungover from girls’ night. I’m pretty adventurous with food most of the time though.

    As for the beanz and balls, what gives? That sounds quite yummy. Bangers and mash is a really good meal; what could be wrong with sausage and mashed potatoes? Gotta love the British for calling big ass sausages bangers.

    My grandparents who grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, had canned pork brains in their pantry pretty much all the time until they had to stop eating them because of the cholesterol content. They also kept canned bulk sausage, Vienna Sausages and Potted Meat Product in their pantry and stopped buying those for the same reason.

  81. Mike In Detroit says:

    What about ludefish or lyefish those crazy Minnesotans eat ? I am sure Paula Deen’s family has some weird food predilections like possum asshole or swamp critter fritters.

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  83. Christian R. Conrad says:

    nathan, June 12th, 2009: “[Canned pork brains] don’t taste bad sorta like the stuff inside a bone” — the word you are looking for is “marrow”. HTH!

    Loqe, June 11th, 2009: “That “squid herring” is actually a delicious, if smelly, dish in northern Sweden called “surströmming”…” — What Loqe forgot to mention is, it has nothing what-so-bleeping-ever to do with squid (where the bleeping bleep did you get that stupid caption from???); it’s just plain fermented herring.

    I’ll agree on the “smelly”; as for the “delicious”, I’ll join tardigrade: “Chacun a son gout, and all that”.

  84. Chunja says:

    Grass jelly ain’t that bad. It’s not that disgusting either.

    Russian herring scares the crap out of me, though.

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  86. Brian says:

    No matter what the food is, canning makes almost everything look less palatable, often very unappetizing to the eye.
    If you haven’t eaten pork in many weeks or months, then open a canned pork product, it smells like pure Hellish death! Before you critisize the food that you are not familiar with, try that experiment with pork first. It will give you a whole different perspective on “how can anybody eat that?”
    Several, but far from all, of these contents are not only actually tasty, but to me not even as odd as the post would suggest. I’d like to try the reindeer in making a spaghetti meat sauce as I know the venison version can be very good.
    Insects can be very similar to shrimp tails, that doesn’t sound so bad now does it? Lobsters are the sea versions of cockroaches; same family, look it up, it’s true!

  87. Samantha Lewis says:

    I eat the Fried Chik’n it’s vegetarian substitute.
    That whole company makes soy foods.

  88. Uisgea says:

    “Huitlacoche,” BTW, translates as “black shit.” Thought you might want to know that.

    Years ago, I saw canned tortillas in a North Carolina grocery store. I’m still kicking myself for not having bought some.

  89. Alexander (Russia) says:

    Creamed Possum made my day.

    Russian Herring look scary but think it’s just underground-produced-cheap-shit can of something.

    My dad once bought a staff like this on the open market in Astrakhan. It was labelled as sturgeon in tomato sause))). But inside….))))

  90. matteo says:

    wow molto buono!

  91. Cake says:

    I really think lots of these canned food “look” disgusting primarly because of the “cultural shock” it provides (food people around don’t eat) like for example the canned bugs, this myself I can talk about since I know Huitlacoche and it tastes really good actually, it looks disgusting but once you eat it it’s not bad and well when I see those bugs it’s something similar to someone who migh look at the Huitlacoche for the first time.

  92. Cake says:

    Sorry i meant “food that people around you wouldn’t eat”

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  94. ajz says:

    There’s nothing wrong with grass jelly!! Just an unfortunate translation from its Chinese name. It makes a hell of a dessert.
    But seriously… what happened to eating un-canned (??) hot dogs, beef… whole chicken??!!

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  96. robb says:

    yikes !!
    they’re just gross !!
    did anyone really eat those ?

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  98. Larry Kanyonga says:

    No sabía del huitlacoche estaba enlatada. Se consigue fácilmente en los tianguis en donde venden productos del campo pero no imaginé enlatados.

  99. maja says:

    hey people, it’s realy disgusting products, and a lot unknown for me, but after seeing the canned Russian herring, I know that a lot of goods are exagerated, because that herring never never looks that way, it’s ok like taste it’s a photoshop

  100. kokesh says:

    Squih Herring is swedish Surstromming ( ) – fermented fish in a can, which smells like hell. Must be eaten far away from house :)

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  102. saaikodetsu55 says:

    that stuff rules
    it’s not made from grass
    it has no relation to grass
    it’s just made from a plant whose name is literally translated into immortal grass
    that doesn’t mean it is grass
    someone decided it was just grass though
    The horror
    I know this because I am an asian
    I like it in black tea
    everything else on that list looked disgusting
    but the last three were just funny

  103. News Blog RC says:

    I’d like to try alligator…

  104. Alex says:

    Quail eggs are a quite popular dish here in Brazil. We don’t buy them canned, but sometimes pickled. I don’t think there’s anything disgusting about them, they look just like chicken eggs, but smaller.

    And well, fish balls are just like meat balls, but made of fish, of course!

    But my favourite is the buzzard. dunno why though

  105. ross says:

    the last one looks appetizing ha…

  106. Ed says:

    Where’s the store that sells all this good stuff? Want to go down a stock up now!!!

  107. Jack Youd says:

    You would do well to find someone who HASN’T eaten the Heinz cans (last thing on the list) here in the UK.

    Canned tongue is also a fairly normal thing to see in the UK too, usually old people have it on sandwiches.

    Canned hotdogs are also normal although I find them disgusting.

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  109. Chris says:

    Alligator Cajun Style is fuckin good

  110. SPAM says:

    why is luncheon meat on the list like 5 times. it’s pretty normal stuff that you can find in any supermarket. I mean SPAM is luncheon meat

  111. dwarftossn says:

    I see nothing wrong with canned bacon! So it’s not fresh, but it’s in a can…and thus excellent for the survival bin.

    That said, if I opened a can of anything and saw teeth I would be traumatized forever.

  112. CherryRose says:

    “…That said, if I opened a can of anything and saw teeth I would be traumatized forever.”

    Especially if they were Giada’s! :)

  113. Chrissy says:

    The lard, quail eggs and powdered eggs aren’t that strange.

    I’ve seen the Pork Brains in my local grocery store, too, lol. Ew.

  114. Michael says:

    I’m going to have to ask the makers of Creamed Armadillo on the Half Shell to prove their armadillo meat is really “Turnpike Quality.”

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  122. Vierailija says:

    In Finland we eat lots of reindeer meat. It’s very good. Especially cold smoked!

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  126. Shan says:

    All I can say is EEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!! It’s all disgusting!!! And WTF is up w the teeth in the can??!! It’s scary! The reindeer pate was disturbing…and the whole chicken and the cheeseburger…there are no words…I’ll never be that damn hungry!! Yuck!!

  127. Ravikant Rai says:

    Now, this list was gross as hell for me mainly because of the fact that I’m a vegetarian…lol

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  129. ducuss says:

    a couple of those were just jokes, like the roadkill possum and armadillo. i had those before, they have stuffed animals in them

  130. tarantino says:

    Jillian, a world-traveller with a gourmand palate you are not, as is obvious by your choices of relatively benign foods. What’s ironically funny is how we tend to use gelatin in so many of our canned (and otherwise) food products. “The production of gelatin starts with the boiling of bones, skins, and hides of cows and pigs, a process that releases the protein-rich collagen from animal tissues. The collagen is boiled and filtered numerous times, dried, and ground to a powder. Because the collagen is processed extensively, the final product is not categorized as a meat or animal product by the federal government.” Haha. Joke’s on us- or, we’re the weirdos.

    • Swiggy says:

      Just to let you know, the gelatin that you find in most canned goods is not added, but an actual by product of the canning process. The meat is cooked in the can (seldom precooked) and the gelatin you see is produced from the product itself. This is similar to the gelatin you purchase at the grocers. Don’t believe me? Cook up a roast or ham (not a canned one) then let the juices cool. You can separate them and place them in the fridge. When cooled, you’ll have made your own Jell-O. Now all you need to do is add the fruit flavors and place in a gelatin mold. This has been done for centuries, and why gelatin had once been the pleasure of only the rich.

  131. Tyler Peel says:

    Hmmm… Reindeer Pate! I know a 8 y/o who’s getting something special in his stocking this year! (He’s affectionately referred to as Son of Satan)

  132. Car Ant says:

    Canned Russian herring with teeth sticking out!?! — give me a break ! I have Russian, Latvian, Estonian herring all the time – that pic is B.S. !

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  134. Tom says:

    I have a can of that Creamed Possum in my cabinet. A friend of mine would sell these cans at fairs and festivals. He printed up the labels, and applied it over a can of beans or corn as a gag item to sell.

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  136. 4MIN says:

    Much like I would not eat if only because of the type of product.

  137. abby says:

    its so awfull

  138. melomel says:

    Would’ve been a better post if you hadn’t ripped half of it off from Steve Don’t Eat it and I Hate My Message board.

    Old. Been there. Seen it. Could’ve at least ripped off something from Food of Wrong, for the nostalgia factor.

  139. lordofnothing says:

    Huitlacoche is a kind of mushroom, tipically from mexico, and the yellow things on it are corn,as a lot of things on these pics it looks as nasty cuz its canned, its actually pretty tasty.

  140. Sarah says:

    I’ve had the “fried chick’n” before — it’s actually a vegetarian “meat” and not bad, except for the fact that its overly salty. This is best remedied by getting rid of all the gravy and washing the chick’n stuff off before and spicing it yourself. The best use I found for it was to grind it up and use it in egg rolls and wontons.

  141. what says:

    Great pictures, would have been better with written discription.

  142. wendy says:

    Huitlacoche is corn smut, which is a disease of maize caused by the pathogenic plant fungus Ustilago maydis. It is usually eaten as a filling in quesadillas and other tortilla-based foods.

  143. Myrte Boggs says:

    The ‘big saucy bangers’ looks like my crap.

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  145. Harmony says:

    in case anyone scrolls all the way down here in the future- canned beef in gravy is just like pot roast- it’s really good heated up with potatoes or I personally like it mixed in with rice and peas (better than it sounds!). I would never have bought it in America, but as all of the English commentators have mentioned, tinned meat is defo a cultural thing!
    (Still not going to eat jellied eels, out of a can or not!)

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  147. bill says:

    the sue bee canned chicken makes the best chicken soup there is i wish i could find it here.

  148. NoFace says:

    Liverspread tastes good, btw.

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  151. That’s pretty gross. Should be used on fear factor though

  152. [...] foods than those you are used to.  You are a guest at a home where you are offered a plate full of silkworm pupae, brown curry mole crickets, and roasted scorpions. (OK, it’s probably not realistic that you’d get all that at the same time, but you get my [...]

  153. Catherine says:

    I love alligator!!! It’s yummy but not from a can >_<

  154. Andrew M says:

    Most delicious food , i have ever seen…

  155. arya says:

    It was so disgusting

  156. D says:

    I’ve had the canned squid (too salty) and canned quail eggs (rubbery) before. The canned possum and armadillo grossed me out. I agree with what people said about the fishballs (ground up fish not actual “balls”). They sell those frozen in the Philippines as street food, deep fried on a skewer, then dipped in your sauce of choice.

  157. Kamikola says:

    All of the above are absolutely gross! Not everything is meant to be canned! Canned fried chicken? Come on!!!

  158. Ali says:

    I want to see someone eat surströmming on Fear Factor.
    they have to be the ones to open the can too. No airing that out, ever. I DARE them!

  159. Jeanell says:

    Would love to buy some of the Creamed Possum cans or labels to tie behind my sons car on his wedding day. Can you provide a source for these???


  160. Sarah says:

    I’ve actually had quail eggs and grass jelly. Quail eggs are sort of like chicken eggs, hust smaller with a “squishier” yolk. Grass jelly doesn’t contain real grass, the “grass” is a kind of herb and it actually tastes good. :)

  161. Chrissy says:

    The “Fried Chick’in” is not really chicken it’s vegetarian soy meat substitute. It’s actually pretty good.

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