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Jan 30, 2010 01:07 PM

Cheeseburger In A Can: What?

Our dear German friends have a cheeseburger in a can that you boil then open the tin to find a steaming fresh cheeseburger. Why?

How about a burger cooker that you hook up to your tailpipe, place the cheeseburger in the attached plate, then drive to cook. I am not sure that it won't kill you.

Other delights I have seen include haggis in a can, bacon in a can, Armor brand pork brain in milk gravy (in a can), spotted dick in a can (seriously? Suet pudding with currents? In a can no less?), silkwork pupae in a can, and the evil whole chicken cooked in a can.

This stuff does not make good chow. It's enough to freak out Andrew Zimmern. What is the oddest thing you have seen?

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  1. Mm, a culinary delight, all.
    I've had haggis stuffing in a can, not the actual stuffed stomach, quite nice and savory, but not so weird, though (I thought.)

    What's the first photo, the chicken? Kinda skivie lookin'.

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    1. re: bushwickgirl

      Is that a large can, or a small chicken ?

      Does the cheeseburger come with a bun in the can, or just the beef and cheese ?

      And isn't there a recipe for cooking fish on your engine block while driving around ?

      1. re: dump123456789


        Pretty small chicken from what I have seen. Actually ran across that product in a store. I suppose on some odd expedition to a frozen tundra would be a good use for the canned chicken, but I do not know many that are exploring the North Pole.

        The cheeseburger comes complete with everything anyone would need who desires a cheeseburger in a can, including a bun and pickle. See the video below. Notice the young German lad scraping the goo off the bun with the can's lid. The video has a catchy tune.

        1. re: DallasDude

          Yuck. I would consider buying a can to keep in my office as a joke, but I really don't see myself eating one of those things, even as an experiment.

          (The song reminds me of Yama-Ha by Humpe Humpe from the 80s. In that song, the lyrics consist of a list of Japanese company names, just like this song lists American fast food companies.)

    2. There's a pic of pickled pig snouts (in a jar) on Flickr. From the picture, it looks like a product from Dietrich's Meats (in PA Dutch country).

        1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

          Pretty much a very different product. Look at the video I list above.

        2. At Pied de Cochon in Montreal, Duck in a Can with foie gras.

          1. Heinz Spotted Dick in a can or their Treacle Pudding are both perfectly good. Just steam and add custard.