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.

100 thoughts on “Americans Try Surströmming (The Smelliest Food In The World)

  1. I remember hearing in anime that some people love natto and some people hate it. I tried it once thinking there was no way it was that bad. It was that bad to me. The mucus-like stuff covering it only made the experience worse. I'm pretty sure even natto can't smell or taste as bad given their reactions. This is one food I'll never try, it seems.

  2. Oh I know that its really bad when the Asian guy starts vomiting. I'm Asian by the way. We have higher tolerance with smelly food.

  3. I see several comments that say that the smell definition "foreskin" is weird. It is not! I'm from Sweden and I have myself smelled and tasted it, "forskin" is the best deffenision of them all! But you never eat it indoors, you eat it outside on a windy day in june with lots of other things on a piece of hard bread, and the amount of surströmming is so small it taste like salt, it's just a little spice. To clear things up a little 😉 we are not crazy… or just a little bit maybe.

  4. The gay guy who says it's smells like foreskin and then said it smells like poop, could it be it's just gay men's foreskins that smells like poop. 🤣🤣🤣
    Well at least I thought it was funny.

  5. It might not smell good. But its not supposed to look like that. There supposed to be whole fish without the head in it and then you scrape of the meat from the bone and skin of the fish.
    There is something wrong with your can.
    This video is really misleading and it is not fair for people who don't know about surströmming.

  6. You realize that that can you have was rancid? That is .. not fermented but spoiled. It's NOT supposed to be in the shape of a soup.

  7. I'll tell you what people got wrong. Like you wouldn't eat salt, or drink vinegar on it's own, surströmming is to consider more of a "seasoning" than a "food".

  8. So at my school last year we had a traditional "get to know eachother" day which involves we have to do different tasks to work together and surströmming was one of those challenges.
    If one person in the group didn't eat one piece, everyone had to take a new piece. So my friend didn't eat his piece so i ate his and my god i regret taking his as it was so damn juice within what ever i chew on, and yes we had to chew on the fish and swallow

  9. You said the most important wrong point by eating it, that the bad smell pushed my puds not to like it.. For this reason You should open it away from the table in a water jar or container, pour the juice out, then bring the fishes into the dish and eat it with bread, butter, kind of Jogurt onions and potatoes as a sandwich..

  10. May I remind you that the people that eat this stuff… in a country that's basically 90 percent forest and mountains, are the same people that block roads and highways, claiming cars have destroyed the world… and we should all ban cars, air travel and slaughter all livestock and become vegan to reduce CO2 emissions…
    I refuse to believe anything that a rotten fish eating halfwit says! I love fish. I love grilled, smoked, baked, basically prepared any way possible fish. But I would not eat rotten fish remains drowned in a mix of bacteria and sewage water… And swedes actually eat this garbage… Friend of mine lives in Sweden and says people actually buy this stuff…

  11. NOTE: This is Buzzfeed American, no one on buzzfeed is a normal american…. well theirs a few on buzzfeed that's normal, but a whole lot are not, ok not many Americans would compare canned fish to Foreskin.

  12. This was made by swedish vikings who had no source of import in the winter and had to get fish and idk about the rest…

  13. 2:03 when you break up with your Roblox girlfriend and your uncle starts crying downstairs

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