The Strangest Packaged Foods of All Time

From powdered peanut butter to canned cheeseburgers, here's a collection of the most outrageous packaged foods

The Strangest Packaged Foods of All Time
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Ironic as it sounds, there can be an immense feeling of relief that comes along with eating a bag of peanut M&Ms washed down with an ice cold Coca-Cola on a humid summer day in rural China. Take it from a weary world traveler, the availability of certain packaged foods like Oreos and Pringles across the globe provides the satisfying comfort of a familiar taste. 

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It's one of modern civilization's greatest conveniences, and yet at the same time, one of the major advantages of this globalized market is the sheer number choices. To please any kind of palate, a multitude of bizarre packaged foods and beverages exist for those who are willing to look hard enough and be experimental in their tastes. From pickle-flavored popsicles to buffalo wing soda, there are American companies that are urging consumers to take their taste buds for a walk on the wild side.

Although precise production and distribution networks ensure that a vast majority of our favorite packaged foods, whether Cheerios or Oscar Mayer wieners, are available in supermarkets from sea to shining sea, what do you do if the same old Hostess CupCakes you've been eating since grade school become boring? The same old Skippy peanut butter or the identical Wrigley's Spearmint gum can lose its sheen, and you may find yourself on an insatiable quest for variety and new flavors in your packaged goods.

Luckily, there are a number of bizarre packaged foods and beverages out there for those who are willing to look hard enough and be experimental in their tastes. Ever heard of pork brains smothered in milk gravy? (You might've not guessed, but this delicacy is quite high in cholesterol!). Or how about bacon-flavored mints or even canned alligator meat? Click through to find out about these products and others that made this list of the strangest packaged foods of all time.


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MnBob's picture

A few years ago Rainbow Foods had a Ludefisk TV dinner over the holidays. Has anyone tried these? I didn;t.

MnBob's picture

A few years ago Rainbow foods had Ludefisk TV dinners over the Christmas holidays. Has anyone tried these? I didn't !!

tws952's picture

Being an old geezer who grew up in the South, I was served “Brains & Eggs” for breakfast often as a ‘young’un’. Truthfully, they are quite good!

It never occurred to me that they should be considered “Gross”, or “Yucky”, or “Strange”, as, I’m sure many people would describe them.

In the 1920’s and 30’s, my mother, one of eight children in a poor farm family, had to learn early in life how to slaughter and “Dress” their own cows, pigs, chickens, etc., that is if they wanted to eat. (“Dress” in this context DOES NOT mean putting clothes on animals. It means to clean and prepare the critter for cooking.)

Young people today would probably starve to death, rather than kill an animal. To be honest, I might also. I never had the ‘stomach’ for it.

Thanks to the Daily Meal for allowing me to share a piece of my childhood.

Ahhh, memories!!!

dinska's picture

The Canfield's Chocolate Fudge Soda isn't strange at all -- didn't anyone on staff ever drink a chocolate phospates at a deli before? Very close to it, considering out of a can.

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