The Most Disgusting Canned Foods

The most disgusting canned foods make Spam look like a well-aged filet mignon. These weird canned foods make fast food look like fine dining. These strange canned foods make Spaghetti-Os look like $100/plate Italian cuisine. From the weird meats to bugs to strange food combinations, these canned foods contain things that most people wouldn't eat fresh, let alone after they've been sitting in an aluminum can for who knows how long on some dusty shelf. Worst canned foods ever.

Everyone loves convenience but there's only so much quality that can be preserved when companies start canning foods like BBQ chicken sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, cheeseburgers and hot dogs. Then again, hot dogs even fresh are not the definition of fine food to begin with.

For many of these canned foods, the dish is considered a delicacy in one part of the world or another. Haggis is wildly popular in Scotland. Duck fat is big in France. Silkworm pupae is sold on the streets in Korea. None of the above are considered close to normal in these parts and we would probably never seen them in cans in the US. Then again, the people who enjoy those weird foods probably frown on the canned buzzard gizzards and canned creamed possum, two foods that also make this list.

What are the most disgusting canned food in the world? Other foods on this list are just weird. Canned huitlacoche is something along the lines of hibernating excrement fungi that grows on corn. Canned birds nest drink is made from actual birds nests. Canned Russian herring is literally a can of fish mouths, complete with big, scary teeth. Whoever decided these things are edible needs to get their head examined.

All of these foods are way worse than the gross foods that other cultures actually love. These strange canned foods are as suspect as recipes that use bodily fluids. These disgusting canned foods are the ones that would stay on the shelves after a catastrophic event when we're all starving. These weird canned foods are just wrong. Yuck!

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    Canned Cheeseburger

    Canned Cheeseburger
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    Why pay only a buck for a fresh fast food cheeseburger when you can pay $6 for a canned cheeseburger? That's the question posted by the Katadyn Group, the Swiss company that produces the cheeseburger in a can. Somehow fast food mystery meat seems delicious in comparison.
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    Canned Pork Brains

    Canned Pork Brains
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    Now we all love canned pork brains, but canned pork brains in milk gravy? That's just obscene. Wait, canned pork brains in any kind of gravy or none at all is pretty gross.
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    Canned Creamed Possum

    Canned Creamed Possum
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    For the unfamiliar, a possum is nothing more than a really big rat. Creaming possum and putting it in a can with sweet potato and "coon fat gravy" does not make it any less inedible. Please tell me people don't actually call this food.
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    Canned Armadillo

    Canned Armadillo
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    Nothing says disgusting like turnpike quality creamed armadillo on the half shell. Seriously, the image on the can looks like someone scooped up roadkill, couldn't sell it to dog food manufacturers so is now selling it on its own. Please let this be some weird redneck joke.
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    Canned Silkworm Pupae

    Canned Silkworm Pupae
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    Remember when people freaked out when "Fear Factor" had contestants eat bugs? This is about 100 times worse. Silkworm pupae, the little creepy bugs sold on the street in Korea, is canned in a gooey substance. There is not enough money in the world that could make us eat this, not even BBQ flavored.
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    Canned Russian Herring

    Canned Russian Herring
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    You never hear people say, "hey, let's go eat Russian food," and the fact that canned Russian herring exists is one reason why. These fish mouths, with sharp teeth and all, are no joke. File this under things we wouldn't eat regardless of whether they came out of a can or not.