Americans Try Surströmming (The Smelliest Food In The World)

Americans Try Surströmming (The Smelliest Food In The World)


– They say that when you first
open a can of surströmming, it’s one of the worst smells in the world. – Let’s not do it then. – I don’t want to. Oh!
– Oh! – Oh!
– You’ve broken the seal. – Oh!
– Oh, God! – Okay, nope.
– I’m not. – Oh God, no!
– Okay, all right. – [Voiceover] Oh my God.
(people retching) – [Voiceover] It’s sewage.
It’s sewage in a can. – [Voiceover] Oh my God
– [Voiceover] I’m out. – [Voiceover] Can we leave?
– [Voiceover] It’s so bad. – [Voiceover] Oh, it’s
coming, it’s traveling! – [Voiceover] Oh!
– [Voiceover] It’s traveling! – [Voiceover] Oh God.
Someone turn on the air! – I have the worst gag reflex. I’m definitely gonna heave.
(retches) – It’s one of the worst things
I’ve ever smelled in my life, and I can’t wait to get out of here. – I smelled this from
outside the building. – I don’t see how you
can eat this indoors. – There’s a lot of
terrible smells in there. – It’s like fish.
– Baby diaper. – Cheese.
– Durian, the fruit. – And dead body.
– It smells like foreskin. – And all these things got together and they were like, “Hey, let’s hang out!” – Like regret, like you smell regret. – And it’s weird because
you smell it at first, and you’re like, “Oh, that smells bad.” – It’s like a national park bathroom that somebody just dumped
a bunch of dog food in. – Then another smell
kicks in, and you’re like, “Oh, that really smells bad.” – No, it smells like
dook. It smells like poo. – Then another one kicks in,
and you’re like, “I’m done.” (retches)
– Have people been puking? – (retches) I can taste it already! (retches) I can’t even look at it! – The tin looks like it’s left over from World War II, honestly. (knife clatters)
– Holy shit. – I think it’s just in a
soup of its own fermentation. – (retches) No, no, I thought there were gonna be pieces, it’s just soup! – Oh, it looks like a booger!
– It’s dripping gray juice. – This doesn’t look like a real color. – Vomit.
(retching) – It looks like when you walk by a sewer, muck and bacteria that has congealed. – Taking it out and putting it on a plate intensified the smell. – Has anyone eaten this actually? (fork clatters) – Nope, not doing it. Sorry guys. You gotta draw the line somewhere. – (fork clatters) It’s worse, it’s worse than you think it’s gonna be. – It does not taste even a
quarter as bad as it smells. – It tastes very briny, extremely salty. – You know, I still don’t
want to eat more of it. I kind of just want to
get out of this room. – I can imagine this
probably tastes better with side dishes or maybe
rolled up in something. (fork clatters) – What the fuck is this,
and where is it from? And how do I never have this again? – (spitting) Scratch
that off the bucket list! – I feel like the smell is so overwhelming that it’s informing my
taste buds to not like it. – (retches) Do I have to swallow it? – No. No, I don’t want to. – There’s kind of a really clean fish taste in my mouth at this point. At the very beginning, it was, I don’t even know what that taste was. (retches) – Why is it hairy? – And there are definitely bones in it. Should I stick this
whole thing in my mouth? – How could this be more heinous? (retches) It is the worst thing I’ve ever eaten, the worst thing I’ve ever
smelled or put in my mouth. And I am not exaggerating. – That is the weirdest thing in the world. – It’s awful. Ugh! – The coolest thing about this is that it’s pretty badass
if you enjoy it and eat it. I mean, not many people in the world, I think, could stomach this. – Yeah, my final thought is that I never want to have this again. So let’s close it, and close
this chapter on our lives. (can lid scraping)
Together. – It’s something that’s
culturally sensitive, and people should respect that someone out there eats this and enjoys it. They must have very, very limited access to their sense of smell because it is the worst food I’ve ever smelled.

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  1. I’m Swedish and while i dont like surströmming, It’s not supposed to look like a soup. If the can is bulging it’s not fermented it’s out of date and rotten. It should not be opened or eaten under and circumstance. Also when you open a can of surströmming you should do so outside in a bowl of water. You don’t just eat a piece of it like that. You put it on bread together with some potatoes, spring onions, some sourcream etc. This makes it much more pleasant, but i still wouldn’t recommend it at all.

  2. The guy with the peachy coloured vest top is adorable. He made me laugh soooo much. Eugene is fabulous as always ❤️

  3. 3:34 it’s endearing how considerate he is being but trust me, we’re more offended about people eating it by itself (and not opening it properly) than your reaction to it :’)

  4. You make it worse then it is. And thats not fair to the people watching this because they will get the wrong image about surströmming. And its not even suppose to look like that. Its suppose to be whole fish without the head in it and you scrape of the meat from the bones and skin and eat it with onions and potatos and other stuff.

  5. YA WIMPS!!! This is an AWESOME ancient Viking Food…
    WAY better than Sauerkraut or Kimchi for Beneficial gut Flora!!!
    😉

  6. "smells like foreskin" yeah probably if you haven't washed your dick in weeks but well apparently he has experience with that xD

  7. The cans they have are old and "Blown"….See how they bulge? Not supposed to be like that. They could have gotten botulism or E. Coli.

  8. They only sell it for pranks and fun movies and for animals, I can not imagine people really like this as actual food. The nose already starts with warning signs.

  9. you're doing it all wrong! xD you open the can in a bucket of water OUTSIDE the house and then you rinse it, then you let the fish soak for some time in fresh, cold water for some time before eating it^^

  10. Sweden's official site has a video which call out this video saying that's not how people eat this. Definitely not right out of the can.

  11. Let’s clear some things out.

    Surströmming isn’t supposed to look like that. They are supposed to come in small fine fillets just like any other fish.

    You eat surströmming with a flat bread, potatoes, onion and sourcream. Not just on it’s own! Even we Swedes would gag If we ate it like that.

    Surströmming is almost like a spice because of its distinct smell and strong taste. The best way I find is to scrape the meat of 1-2 fillets and spread the small pieces of meat evenly across the bread almost as if you are seasoning the food. You don’t want all the seasoning in one place do you?

    And as someone who actually enjoys surströmming i can say that even I think the smell is overwhelming at first. Which is why we open it outside and avoid direct contact with clothes that can pick up the smell.

  12. I tasted it. I liked it. Not even a drop of viking's blood on my body. It smells like a stronger version of terasi (condiment belongs to south east asian). Ate it with bread, delish. Ate it with white rice + red onion, a perfection.

  13. I really dislike this kind of video. Firstly, they eat it in the wrong way. Secondly, they are disrespectful for a different culture. Finally, their exaggerated reaction is annoying.

  14. This video made me laugh so hard that I'm simultaneously crying and coughing. Damn you, surstromming! I don't even have to be near you to be affected by you!

  15. 0:54 "It smells like foreskin"
    As long as you clean your penis its no different than a circumcised one.
    You've been chompin on some dirty foreskins. Maybe you should stop blowing homeless people.

  16. It’s fermented fish, guys! LOL! It’s a way to preserve food.
    Now I don’t feel so bad about what I’ve had growing up in the Philippines.

  17. It's old I love surströmming I eat a hole bottle by my self.
    You ned potatoes and onions and gräddfil I don't now what it's cald in English it's like hard milk and cream
    And hard bred whide sheese and a beer 🍻 if you do this then it's so lovely to eat

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