The Craziest Things You Can Buy Canned

From whole, cooked chickens to cheeseburgers with the bun, we’ve rounded up 24 bizarre canned foods you can actually buy
The Craziest Things You Can Buy Canned

Brian Sheehan previews our list of The Craziest Things You Can Buy Canned. The full story is available in the Cook section.

Canned eel can be used in sushi or eaten straight from the can.

When you think of the canned food isle in the grocery store, you probably think of beans, canned peas, and other staples preserved for our enjoyment year round. However, it’s not all beans and soups. We searched the globe looking for some of the strangest canned foods available, from cheeseburgers to a whole chicken shoved into a 50-ounce can.

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Not everything on this list will whet your appetite, but not all are such terrible ideas. After all, there has been a huge push for adding insects to the Western diet of late, something that is already popular in Asia, and these preserved bugs, like the canned, dehydrated crickets that made it onto our list, supposedly taste like cheese puffs — not so bad.

So whether you are looking for a cheap and easy way to incorporate more exotic foods or are just curious about what bag of tricks the canning world has up its hermetically-sealed sleeve, check out these crazy canned foods that you probably won’t find on the shelves of your local Kroger or Winn-Dixie.


Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.