Skip to comments.Camel in a Can and 6 More Weird Canned Meats
Posted on 01/07/2014 1:41:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
You cant believe its not donkey? As Chinese eaters reel from Walmarts fox-meat scandal, plenty of other beasts are still availablein cans! for dinner.
Chinese Walmart customers in search of a nice donkey for dinner got a shock Thursday, when the retailer announced it had found traces of fox DNA in the Five Spice Donkey Meat product. Waityou didnt realize fox and donkey meat were even considered proper meals? Nor did we. Here are a few other bizarre animal products you can buy, and these come in a can.
A Whole Chicken
Not content to just offer just bits and pieces of the bird, a company called Sweet Sue has managed to fit an entire chicken into a can. Just pot the top and slide it out. It looks, as you can imagine, pretty disgusting.
Can they fit both humps in? A delicacy in much of the Middle East, camel meat is saved for parties and weddings, and the hump is supposedly the most prized part of all. But this can, coming straight from Brunei, seems to be available in bulk, perhaps transforming it into an everyday meal.
The $6 item comes with a bun and burger along with cheese, ketchup, pickles, and requires about 10 minutes of cooking time. The pictures arent completely discouraging, but an online reviewer couldnt give it the stamp of approval. It tastes... not so good. Very bland, kind of like pre-made tomato sauce and a bitter aftertaste, he attested.
Smokey BBQ-Roasted Scorpions
These sharp-clawed creatures, considered a delicacy in Southeast Asia, taste similar to a sea prawn with a slightly bitter taste, according to the description of these Smokey BBQ Roasted Scorpions. The scorpion, a Heterometrus spinifer, is completely edible, despite the arachnid being deadly if alive.
For just $14.50, Dales Wild West Smoked Rattlesnake, A True Western Delicacy! can be yoursall you have to do is remove the bones. You can even purchase a Canned Exotic Meat Gift Set, which includes rattlesnake, alligator, elk, and buffalo. You know, for dinner parties.
With a tempting offer to have your own Survivor or Fear Factor party :), this can of Cajun-style alligator comes pre-cooked in gravy, all you have to add is a bed of rice. Hopefully teeth and scales are not included.
Were supposed to be saving the world by eating insects now, and these larvae are high in protein and fiber, so dig in. Bamboo worms apparently have a taste akin to corn-puff snacks. These creepy crawlies have been flavored with BBQ sauce, but not much can disguise their little legs.
Camel in a can?
Next they’ll be passing through the eyes of needles...
Potted Possum has always been one of my personal favorites.
I’m so glad I keep kosher.
Though I guess I could eat a giraffe in the can.
Though I would not.
“One hump or two?”
I remember reading a National Geographic article in about 1977-78 on rats. One of the things in the article I’ve always remembered is that there was a company set up in the Phillipines that processed and canned rat meat from the giant rats commonly found in the rice paddies. The product was canned as STAR meats (reverse the characters). I still laugh about that marketing ploy.
Canned chicken is likely a throwback to the days when you couldn’t get certain meats year round. It looks like it would be just fine for stews or soup, or out on the camp trail.
I’ve had the canned rattlesnake. Guess I’ll try the BBQ scorpions next.
I remember these from decades ago. Never bought one, though.
do not look up Chinese or Korean dog meat market
Hmm, that looks like the generic brand. The name brand is probably much better.
They must be BIG fans of the prancersise lady.
I suppose if it had a long shelf life, it might be an okay prep food. But why not just store canned cooked chicken?
Some sort of canned bread?
In Russia — Canned Fish eats you.
Well....all I can say is, I don’t think I’ve ever been hungry enough to eat that.
I was hoping that was fake but it has a competitor
When I was a kid our neighbor got commodities. She made the BEST chicken and dumplings and chicken pot pies out of the chicken in a can she got.
Now THAT’S good eatin’!
Hmmm...Probably a good thing I didn’t post her...uh... pic.
That looks like it might bite back.
For the curious: the big round can is Tushonka (stewed/braised pork or beef, beef in this case), the small round can is a type of meat spread, possibly liver-based. The square tins are (I think) ground beef and kasha, and either ground beef or ground pork and rice. Don't ask me which is which, LOL.
Reminds me of the Unnngh! thread!
LOL...yeah, I’d say that’s a good thing....blech!!
I knew I shouldn’t have clicked. It’s a tossup between those and Helen Thomas. Actually, they’re both more toss-your-cookies...
They seem to like those in Korea
Light up a Sterno and pass the ketchup!
Yeeesh! The tiny bits in Campbell’s Chicken Noodle are bad enough.
“Cultural delicacy” ping?
This article doesn’t even mention the live baby turtles and live baby octopus you can buy in grocery stores over there
That’s interesting; it’s still around. I know that I read it in 1978 because I was on an Minuteman alert tour at Minot. I took the magazine home with me to show the wife the article.
A Whole Chicken
***Not content to just offer just bits and pieces of the bird, a company called Sweet Sue has managed to fit an entire chicken into a can. Just pot the top and slide it out. It looks, as you can imagine, pretty disgusting. ***
Bunkum. it is not disgusting and I have eaten the Sweet Sue brand whole chicken. It is very good! The chicken is slightly undersized but it is still good.
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