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Aug 1, 2009 10:11 PM

Foodstuffs with unfortunate names

I would like to nominate two:

"Wow Cow" frozen low-carb dessert, due to the existence of "Cow Wow" - which you can read more about at ...

And "Datu Puti" vinegars and fish sauce. (Alas, it's named after a legendary hero of the Philippines.)

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      1. re: SaltyRaisins

        This was the first thing that popped into my head as well. Well played.

        1. re: tobycat

          In the comic strip "Get Fuzzy", when Bucky Katt suggests they order one, Satchel Pooch replies, "I don't DO that any more!".

          1. re: jmckee

            HA HA HA! I love "Get Fuzzy"--poor Satch! But in real life, I have heard people order a "poopy" platter. I say they should get what they asked for. ;)

            1. re: jmckee

              Oh funny! I love Satchel! And Bucky's snaggletooth.

              1. There's a delightful Sichuan Chinese dish called "Ants Climbing The Tree." It's mung bean threads in a light sauce with bits of minced garlic and minced pork, and leeks. Delicious. But unfortunately named.

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                1. re: shaogo

                  The name seems ok to me. I like the Chinese way of naming dishes like this, often evoking things in nature.