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Camel in a Can and 6 More Weird Canned Meats
Daily Beast ^ | 01.05.14

Posted on 01/07/2014 1:41:37 PM PST by nickcarraway

You can’t believe it’s not donkey? As Chinese eaters reel from Walmart’s fox-meat scandal, plenty of other beasts are still available—in 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. Wait—you didn’t 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.

Camel

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.

A Cheeseburger

The $6 item comes with a bun and burger along with cheese, ketchup, pickles, and requires about 10 minutes of cooking time. The pictures aren’t completely discouraging, but an online reviewer couldn’t 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.

Rattlesnake

For just $14.50, Dale’s Wild West Smoked Rattlesnake, “A True Western Delicacy!” can be yours—all 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.

Cajun-Style Alligator

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.

Bamboo Worms

We’re 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.


TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: camel; camelmeat; chinawalmart; donkey; donkeymeat; foxmeat; meat
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1 posted on 01/07/2014 1:41:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Camel in a can?

Hmmm.

Next they’ll be passing through the eyes of needles...


2 posted on 01/07/2014 1:46:40 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: nickcarraway
I remember whole cooked chickens in a can back in the early 1960s.
3 posted on 01/07/2014 1:47:02 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Potted Possum has always been one of my personal favorites.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 1:47:26 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: nickcarraway

5 posted on 01/07/2014 1:49:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway
The Bob & Tom Show Camel Toe Song (Original version)
6 posted on 01/07/2014 1:49:54 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 4yearlurker
Did it look like this?

7 posted on 01/07/2014 1:50:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway
What! ..No Haggis!

8 posted on 01/07/2014 1:51:14 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m so glad I keep kosher.

Though I guess I could eat a giraffe in the can.

Though I would not.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 1:52:23 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: nickcarraway

“One hump or two?”


10 posted on 01/07/2014 1:52:51 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: nickcarraway


11 posted on 01/07/2014 1:53:16 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

12 posted on 01/07/2014 1:54:15 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 1:54:45 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 1:55:17 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve had the canned rattlesnake. Guess I’ll try the BBQ scorpions next.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 1:55:28 PM PST by CH3CN (Gone Galt 05/25/13)
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To: BenLurkin

weird


16 posted on 01/07/2014 1:56:35 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway
A Whole Chicken

I remember these from decades ago. Never bought one, though.

17 posted on 01/07/2014 1:56:55 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: nickcarraway

do not look up Chinese or Korean dog meat market


18 posted on 01/07/2014 1:57:18 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin

Hmm, that looks like the generic brand. The name brand is probably much better.


19 posted on 01/07/2014 1:57:37 PM PST by CH3CN (Gone Galt 05/25/13)
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To: Doomonyou

20 posted on 01/07/2014 1:57:52 PM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

They must be BIG fans of the prancersise lady.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 1:57:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

22 posted on 01/07/2014 1:58:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

I suppose if it had a long shelf life, it might be an okay prep food. But why not just store canned cooked chicken?


23 posted on 01/07/2014 1:59:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: shibumi
you bite it, it bites you back...
*yikes* that's a incredibly photo.

24 posted on 01/07/2014 1:59:16 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: BenLurkin

Blech!!


25 posted on 01/07/2014 1:59:26 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: WayneS

Some sort of canned bread?

26 posted on 01/07/2014 1:59:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: shibumi

In Russia — Canned Fish eats you.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 1:59:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: WayneS

28 posted on 01/07/2014 2:01:00 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin

Well....all I can say is, I don’t think I’ve ever been hungry enough to eat that.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 2:01:30 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: BenLurkin

I was hoping that was fake but it has a competitor

30 posted on 01/07/2014 2:02:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 4yearlurker

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.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 2:02:10 PM PST by sheana
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To: CH3CN

Variety

32 posted on 01/07/2014 2:03:21 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Now THAT’S good eatin’!


33 posted on 01/07/2014 2:03:56 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Hmmm...Probably a good thing I didn’t post her...uh... pic.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 2:04:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: shibumi

That looks like it might bite back.


35 posted on 01/07/2014 2:04:24 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: DemforBush; KC_Lion; Revolting cat!; Darksheare

36 posted on 01/07/2014 2:05:35 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway
Silkworm Pupae…in a Can


37 posted on 01/07/2014 2:06:30 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: DemforBush
As long as we're showing pics of...interesting tinned foods...here's the entrees from a Russian MRE!

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.

38 posted on 01/07/2014 2:06:54 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: RJS1950
Star Meat
39 posted on 01/07/2014 2:07:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: BenLurkin

Reminds me of the Unnngh! thread!


40 posted on 01/07/2014 2:09:34 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL...yeah, I’d say that’s a good thing....blech!!


41 posted on 01/07/2014 2:12:04 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: GeronL

I knew I shouldn’t have clicked. It’s a tossup between those and Helen Thomas. Actually, they’re both more toss-your-cookies...


42 posted on 01/07/2014 2:12:31 PM PST by antidisestablishment (Islam delenda est)
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To: capydick

They seem to like those in Korea


43 posted on 01/07/2014 2:13:15 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway

Light up a Sterno and pass the ketchup!


44 posted on 01/07/2014 2:13:55 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeeesh! The tiny bits in Campbell’s Chicken Noodle are bad enough.


45 posted on 01/07/2014 2:14:17 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GeronL; DemforBush; KC_Lion; Revolting cat!; NicknamedBob; NoCmpromiz; null and void

“Cultural delicacy” ping?


46 posted on 01/07/2014 2:14:22 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

lol.

This article doesn’t even mention the live baby turtles and live baby octopus you can buy in grocery stores over there


47 posted on 01/07/2014 2:16:31 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


48 posted on 01/07/2014 2:18:59 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Darksheare
Live Crab Vending Machine


49 posted on 01/07/2014 2:19:23 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


50 posted on 01/07/2014 2:22:30 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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