Thursday, June 04, 2009

Unusual Canned Foods From Around The World

All cultures around the world eat canned meat because it is an easy and safe way to preserve it. But their contents, which can often be seen on can labels may be very strange. Check out 72 of the most unusual, questionable, or just plain gross canned foods on the planet.

Poultry:

Chicken


Turkey Chunks


A whole chicken


Turkey


Chopped Chicken Livers


Drumsticks


Fish (and water creatures):

Mackerel in Miso sauce


Whale in curry sauce


Frog legs in a spicy curry sauce


Crocodile in curry sauce


Green crocodile curry


Scandinavian jellied fish


Jellied eels


Squid in brine


Baby Conch


Fish Balls


Mei Fish


Roasted Eel


Cajun Style Alligator


Beef:

Beef tripe with milk


Longhorn Beef


Beef


Processed Beef


Russian Beef


Finely Ground Beef


Beef Dish


Chunked Beef


I'm guessing it's beef, because there is a cow on the front


Beefsteak and Kidney Pie


Pork:

I'm assuming these are pork hot dogs. They could be beef or chicken, or a mixture. Either way they come in brine.


Baked Ham


Pork brains. Check out the cholesterol


Ground Pork


Russian Pork Can


Canned Ham


Stewed Pork


Looks like Chinese Pork


Canned Bacon


Finely Ground Pork


Wild Boar Pate


Deviled Ham


Pork Pudding


Sliced Bacon


Magnificent Pork Meatballs in Gravy


America's favorite, Spam


Insects:

Silk Worm Pupae


Weaver Ant Eggs


Roasted Crickets with Eggs


BBQ Flavored Bamboo Worms


Brown Curry Mole Crickets


Preserved Giant Waterbugs


Preserved Black Scorpians, in a jar


Smokey BBQ Roasted Scorpians


Beaver or snail? Snail


Lamb:

Lamb Tongues


Haggis


Misc Meat:

Reindeer Pate


Quail Eggs


Sausages


Potted Meat No Frills


Smoked Rattlesnake


Fish Hotdogs i think


Vienna Sausage


Armadillo


Breakfast Meat, dont know exactly


Some kind of misc meat


Elk


Buffalo


Roadrunner Meat


Cocktail Weiners in BBQ Sauce


Possum


Meat Pudding
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9 comments :

james emmans said...

great blog, that must have took a lot of effort.

Swede said...

the "Scandinavian jellied fish" isn't jellied at all, it's swedish fermented herring, famous for it very foul smell.

Anonymous said...

found this on Leenks, I saved the canned tripe in Milk. nice one.
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Anonymous said...

This is not unusual
Magnificent Pork Meatballs in Gravy, is typical in Europe, this is similar an hamburguer but with rounded form
Wild Boar Pate, smeared in bread, it is very good, is typical of the Spanish snacks; and typical in France and others countries.
Canned Ham, is the same of Ham york. The most common and current of the supermarket

Anonymous said...

when I find another can of "spotted dick" I'll send that to you. Good job in collecting this rare selection.

Anonymous said...

Smoked Rattlesnake looks good...,i'd like it to taste

hazel veal said...

Ive eaten bout 7 items listed!! tripe in milk my fav!!

Anonymous said...

(Fish Hotdogs i think)

I AM SURE THOSE ARE TUNA DOGS.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm totally late on this article, but the Korean can under "Drumsticks" is not actually drumsticks. It says 소갈비탕, which says that it's a soup with ribs (beef). I'd guess it's probably got chunks of beef in a rich broth from bones.