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Feb 16, 2007 03:02 PM

What's in the can? Canned food....

I'm curious what are some of the stranger foods you've seen in a can? For me it's a caipirinha in a can, seen in Rio. Also, Pho broth seen in a grocery store.

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  1. As I mentioned on a different forum - in Scotland it is quite easy to find canned haggis. Basically tastes like stuffing - with unidentified gristly bits.

      1. Spotted dick. No kidding

        1. Apparently Worthington Foods make canned veggie meats. Like vegetarian Spam.

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          1. re: piccola

            they also make fake chicken breasts and swiss stake (sic) and skallops (sic). I actually grew up on the swiss stake and 'rediburger' which is the fake ground meat, and periodically get a craving for it -- my 'normal' husband thinks it is the foulest stuff ever though.

            1. re: orangewasabi

              I've been dying to try the skallops ever since I read about them. But they're not easy to find.

              1. re: piccola

                are you a hard core vegetarian? because they're pretty darn funky.
                I know a couple places that carry them -- but none in the NY area, sorry. That said, I bet if you called your local Seventh Day Adventist church, they could tell you the closest source. There must be some nearby somewhere

                1. re: orangewasabi

                  I'm not vegan, if that's what you mean, and I'm not a Tofurkey kind of girl either. In fact, I rarely eat fake meats, except at Asian restaurants. It's more of a curiosity thing.

          2. larvae. (found in Korean markets) my dad loves the stuff.