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40 Unfortunate Food And Beverage Names
Posted by Jillian Madison

I haven’t had much time to watch the Food Network this week, so instead, here’s a collection of 40 foods and beverages with hilariously unfortunate names. Some of them are foreign, and you can tell things definitely got lost in translation:

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go curl up with some nice Asse and Only Puke. I’ll be sure to take a large glass of Homo Milk so I don’t Chokini.



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    88 Responses

  1. alexis says:

    This totally made my morning less stressful. My whole office loved it!

  2. Specsmachine says:

    Ayds help you loose weight safely and effectively!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBkVuT5pw1g

  3. Jonathan Doan says:

    STOP IT!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I CAN’T BREATHE!!! XD

  4. Numb says:

    This are common on various “engrish” sites… I’m surprised you didn’t show Calpis, which is definitely one of the most common.

    And I could be wrong, but I *really* have trouble believing that the Vegepoo one is real – seems like a ‘shop to me.

  5. Jennifer says:

    We’ve tried the big nuts and the spotted dick. Tasty.

    We came across this one in a small store in Arles, France this last march, and the kid in me needed a picture:

    http://i43.tinypic.com/oktv6b.jpg

  6. serutan says:

    @Numb – I think so, too, since vegemite is an Aussie thing.

    A nit – When Ayds came out (my mom acutally used the stuff
    once), AIDS was far in the future.

    That said, a lot of them were quite funny.

  7. Zach says:

    lol @ all of them.
    & Uh-oh, I have dairyland homo milk in my house right now, should I be afraid?

    • TexSizzle says:

      When I was young, in the 1960s, it was common to have milk containers labeled homo milk to indicate that it was homogenized. I do not remember non-homogenized milk, but my parents do/did. It wasn’t until the next decade that homo came to be associated so strongly with sexual preference.

  8. G says:

    I love Mini Dickmann’s! They’re so good. There is a candy in Eastern European stores in Canada from the Balkans called “Negro”. It’s apparently been around for a long time and it’s black licorice candy. It’s called Negro because its image is a chimney cleaner (chimneys, black candy, negro). But people who aren’t from the region are always so shocked when they see it haha.

  9. Motzi Greps says:

    “Vergina” LOL!

  10. robby says:

    We have a “Cheese-it” clone, its called “Nips”

    they were in the vending machine at my highschool

    you could hear me a few times a week exclaiming how bad I needed some nips ;)

    and yes, some of those look altered…

  11. Sandra says:

    I love Nips! My grandma would always have the coffee flavored nips in her purse. I’m LMAO as I’m typing this comment.

  12. In Puerto Rico there is a brand of processed meats called FUD.
    Because the consumer wouldn’t know that bacon and hot dogs were meant to be eaten unless the label told them so?

  13. Di says:

    hahaha
    My inner 12 year old is very satisfied, thank you very much …

  14. oh_come_on says:

    How come Giada’s never used Fagottini?

  15. Alex says:

    Wasn’t this already posted on FNH or Pophangover? At any rate, it’s still really funny.

    • Betty Crocker says:

      Jillian did a post on the worst business names on Pophangover, and she did a previous post here at FNH on the worst restaurant names, but this is the first time I’ve seen this one.

      I have to admit I giggled like a 12-year-old when I looked at these. I agree with some of the other posts here that the “Vegepoo” one was probably Photoshopped, but the others look like they’re real.

  16. Bad Vanilla says:

    These are so funny!

    Next week at Ina’s card shark game, f@gotinnis (think Martinis with Ina friends). How bad can that be?

  17. Andra says:

    Our local Publix shops carry Cock soup. My friend Donna bought it for me as a laugh and I chuckle every time I see it. I can’t bring myself to taste it though. ;)

    Thanks for the laugh, those are hilarious.

  18. Sandra Lee's Liver says:

    What, no “Looza” juice? Ina uses it. How bad can that be?

  19. froglegs says:

    OMG!! I remember AYDS Reducing plan from the 70′s.

    And I’m quite sure SPOTTED DICK is named for Bobby Fley!!!!

    • Lizzie says:

      I remember it as well. One of my dad’s friends was a pharmacist; he said after 1980 he couldn’t sell the stuff, no one would touch it.

    • Rhonda says:

      I remember my diet of Ayds, Tab and Dexatrim in the 70s trying to lose weight. Those were the good ol’ days.

  20. cloverleaf says:

    I think I am going to use “Cloetta” as one of my nicknames! LOL!! Great stuff, Jillian! :^)

  21. Diane says:

    Is it wrong that I am a middle age woman who laughs like a 12 year old at stuff like this?
    Think I’ll enjoy an icy Pee Cola while I whip up some dinner using the Shitto pepper sauce and whatever that Fart product is.
    *snicker*

    • Diane says:

      Oh, and I need to work the Only Puke stuff in there too. Yummy!

    • Di says:

      ” Think I’ll enjoy an icy Pee Cola while I whip up some dinner using the Shitto pepper sauce and whatever that Fart product is.
      *snicker* ”

      How bad can that be ?
      mwahaha

  22. CEQ says:

    I work at a grocery store, and I once got on the intercom to ask my manager for a price check on spotted dick. good times!

    • cloverleaf says:

      Did the customers giggle? :^)

      • CEQ says:

        Got a few laughs. the only reason I did it was because there were only a few customers in the store. manager thought it was HILARIOUS!

    • littlemissperfect says:

      What exactly is Spotted Dick and what isle would it be on?

      • littlemissperfect says:

        Never mind. I wikipediaed it. It’s a staple in the English cuisine. That’s all I need to know it’s awful.

        • Rik says:

          First of all, it’s not a “staple” in English cuisine. Second – if you’re American, you are no position to talk about disgusting food.

      • Ray says:

        I’ve seen it in Cost Plus World Market stores. Too scared to buy it, though.

      • SaraCVT says:

        It’s a pudding, I do believe, but I’ve never had the inclination (or the opportunity, really) to try it.

      • cloverleaf says:

        Oooh! If Cost Plus World Market carries it, I should get it as a “gag” gift for my MIL for Mother’s Day! Hehehehehehhehehhehhhh. ;^p

  23. Ray says:

    Is this our first instance of this kind of spam-spam-spam-spam-sausage-and-spam here? Guess FNH has hit the big time!

  24. Veganista says:

    I remember Ayd’s, and whenever I sopt the the cock flavored soup and bouillion cubes in the grocery store, I giggle like I’m twelve.

  25. Nick says:

    But…I like Nips. :(

  26. Chloe Duran says:

    I lmao’d at Homo Sausage.

  27. Gypise Rose says:

    I have had Nips they aren’t bad lol that sounded wrong. That’s the only thing from that list I’ve had. Ugh.

  28. Susan says:

    Shitto Pepper Sauce… LMAO!!!

  29. D says:

    this site is hilarious and it’s a daily visit of mine, but i have a question… why do you tag pics with the fnh.com stamp when you obviously didn’t take some of these pics, and they are not your originals?

    most (almost all actually) have appeared in almost the same type of post on various different websites over the years.

    just saying… use the pics, but i wouldn’t tag em like they were yours.

    • FYI: If you read this site regularly, you know I don’t stamp photos that aren’t mine. In situations like this, I do, because everyone knows these photos are not mine. They’re all more widely circulated on the internet than photos of Justin Beiber. I don’t even KNOW who the original owners are, they’re so widely circulated. I stamp them, because dozens of other websites just copy my entire HTML and steal the entire post. It took me a long time to compile those images, and I’ll be damned if people are going to steal the whole darn compilation and claim it as their own!

      If anyone knows the original authors of any of the photos, I will gladly credit them!

      • D says:

        fair enough, but again, this type of post (i.e., funny food names) is not unique to this site either. that’s what i guess i was saying… that it’s not just that the pics aren’t yours, but the idea isn’t either.

        i mean, surely you can’t think you were the first person to post these under the theme of funny food names?

        seriously though not a big deal, and like i said, i’m a fan offering some hopefully constructive criticism… i just feel it’s a good look to give credit where it’s due, even if it means a simple line in the post like, “…i know i’m not the first to do this but…”

      • Excuse me, but where did I claim I was the first to do this? These posts are a dime a dozen on the internet. Everyone does them. There’s nothing original about them. But there are a lot of FNH readers who haven’t seen the photos – which is why they are here.

        If you’d like to continue this conversation, feel free to email me. The comments section really isn’t the place. Thanks!

  30. Lady GaGa says:

    What the dickens is a pork faggot?

    I think sogay water is my favorite, lol

    This website is my jam

  31. Alex says:

    Pocari Sweat, despite the name, is actually a really good drink when chilled. Try it if you see it at an Asian market.

    • jojo says:

      agreed. Pocari Sweat is really nice, better than our Gatorade, in my opinion, the flavor is lighter. Also Asse chocolate (also Japanese) is very nice as well, the inner part is aerated chocolate with tiny bubbles inside so it’s kind of fluffy in a way, not like an Aero, finer than that. Very tasty. so basically, yeah. I’d like some Asse.

  32. Beans says:

    Spotted dick is actually named that because it looks like a spotted dog.

  33. Melissa D'umbass says:

    oh god!! i had a golden gaytime last year while i was in australia. i had to, the name cracked me up so much. given how it looked on the package, i was hoping it’d be similar to a chocolate eclair (best ice cream ever!!) but it wasn’t. boo. i was so immature, i was giggling the whole time i was in at the register paying for it.

    and i also love nips! i love the chocolate parfait ones. i ate waaay too many of them at a desk job i used to have.

    the only other things on here i’ve seen in person is the spotted dick, which i’ll never try because i am so not a dried fruit (especially in desserts) person. oh, and the cock soup, of course.

  34. MissWoogle says:

    Sogay Water is the type of water Ina Garten uses at her dinner parties along with pork faggots and for dessert it’s faggs coffee with milk from Homo dairyland XD.

    Mini-Dickmann is funny, but Dick means fat in German, so it makes sense but in English, it’s funny.

    The Only Puke one is so wrong, I can’t even imagine how did the translation get that bad.

  35. Lee says:

    Canned banana? GROSS

  36. Nuts says:

    In Holland a kind of mars bar with nuts is common, just called ‘NUTS’, also a kind of crisps called ‘crinkle cuts’ which loosely translated to Dutch meant Wrinkled pussies…

  37. papawow says:

    I love this! I’m going to link to it on my site. Thanks!

  38. Phantom says:

    I purchased some “banana fool” baby food when traveling in Ireland, and hoped it wouldn’t affect my baby’s IQ. I saved the label for posterity.

  39. Zack says:

    “Pucko” means “Idiot” in Swedish (where the drink is from). That makes the drink’s place on this list even more amusing, in my opinion.

  40. mist says:

    The Vegepoo ISN’T a shop…it was originally called Vegemite iSnack 2.0. That received so much ridicule that they renamed it…to Vegepoo. Go figure.

  41. GB says:

    I had Pocari Sweat – it was meh.

    Also, the candy “Negrito” – the term “negro” in reference to a black person in certain parts of South America, is seen as totally acceptable (They also think calling someone “fat” is endearing). The addition of “ito” is usually added to words to indicate that they are small or young (sort of like a “cute” nickname). “Negrito” sort of translates to “Little Negro”.

  42. Lena says:

    I’ve actually had Spotted Dick pudding (though I admit, I just bought it for the name). My mum’s from Ireland and said it’s really popular there, and apparently has an intentionally… er, suggestive name.

  43. Lena says:

    I also forgot to add that there’s an ice cream flavour called “Chocolate Orgy” at a local ice cream shop. *insert immature giggling here*

  44. Bela says:

    No mention of turducken?

    I don’t care what anyone says: Mr. Brain’s 4 Pork Faggots in a Rich West Country Sauce was a great movie! One of Hugh Grant’s best!

  45. Your Name says:

    bum bum, dickmanns, chokini and the yayla cemen are so good……

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  47. Heike says:

    I dunno. For me, it’s not as funny when it’s just that it doesn’t mean the same thing in another language.

  48. PHEEBS!!!!!! says:

    Oh well…. IT IS F-FUNNY!!!!!!!! Then again I am only 13 sooooo……. ya. HILARIOUS!!!!!!

  49. PHEEBS!!!!!! says:

    SOOO…. funny. IG. I am 13 and these…. r ok. bye.

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  51. Rik says:

    To be fair, the makers of “Nobby’s Nuts” are fully aware of the implication. We’re English and we live and breathe double entendre.

  52. Peggy says:

    Hey, I’m interested in the Jefferies 2010 comment,,,got Gucci? email me.K? Want to see what ya got…please plesase don’t let this be a joke!
    And this Food thingy just cracked me up, get it, cracked me up? Very dry humor, I know. I’m gona write to my Tassie Friends and see if the Veggie Poo thing is real. Later.

  53. Freezezzy says:

    I guess when your site gets crap like that, it means that you’ve made it (as far as popular websites go, that is).

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