Lets start with: Abalone-like. Is that kind of like fake crab? Mostly I’m just amazed that they don’t have to say what it actually is on the label. Is there an Abalone shortage that we are now forced to buy Abalone-like? 😉 Or are they saying: You will like of Abalone and it’s just a misplaced descriptive? Either way…it made me scratch my head, as did the tin next to it on the shelf: Giant Top Shellfish? Mmmmmmmmm……Anyone have any ideas? This next one I just loved the packaging, it looks like something you’d find in the 1940’s all wrapped in brown paper and twine. If I drank Chrysanthemum tea this is for sure the brand I would buy if only for because I am a sucker for good packaging and I love the copy. I mean who doesn’t need a good liver soother after a wild night out bar hopping? Buy 2 give one as a gift.This next one is just a great combo platter of odd translation, I think the brand is Two Happy Swallows as in the birds but as printed it kind of sounds like, both of you will really want to swallow this. and you can swallow knowing that you will not be contaminated with RHODAMINE B (what ever that is). Lastly I thought I would leave you with this jar of: Preserved Grinded Snake-head Fish in brine. I understand what they mean when they say grinded, but someone put next to snake head it starts to sound like a Harry Potter story or something…This concludes our second installment of Strange and Unusual Food Products of the Week. Given the vastness of this topic I’d like to open it up to reader participation. If you see something while out shopping take and picture and send it to me! I’ll include all reader submissions in my next post.
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