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Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!  
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5479 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4867024.stm

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User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5466 times:

Ummmm....April Fools....Ha ha ha???


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User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

Quoting Cha747 (Reply 2):


Ummmm....April Fools....Ha ha ha???

Think I actually heard about that a few days ago, and it's sort of understandable. It really smells awful


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

I thought it was as well, considering its April first, but google the name, and it comes up with a load of websites. Says it makes villages smell like rubbish tips when opened as it really pongs, i never heard of the stuff on BA flights though?

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

If only we could ban fould smellinf PAX. BTW does Singapore's durian ban include on board aircraft? I would imagine so.

YOWza



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User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
I thought it was as well, considering its April first, but google the name, and it comes up with a load of websites. Says it makes villages smell like rubbish tips when opened as it really pongs, i never heard of the stuff on BA flights though?

Well the smell is... special. And I mean since there is pressure in the cans, if they get damaged stuff will come out, and if it does come out it will smell. A lot of people likes the taste (especially combined with lots of booze), but I wasn't that impressed when trying it.


User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9740 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5343 times:

At first I thought the story is fishy, but reading the article about Mr, Madsen dd 5 August 2005, it should be true. At least the fish, the ban by some airlines might be an Aprils fool joke.

Because, classifying it as explosives would indeed require the same for Champagne bottles. On the other hand - AFAIK the Vietnamese fish sauce in its concentrated form is banned as well. That stuff would probably make surstromming smell like a light breeze.



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User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 6):
the ban by some airlines might be an Aprils fool joke.

http://www.svd.se/dynamiskt/inrikes/did_12186390.asp
Basicly the same in swedish published 23 march. No joke... but funny haha


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5262 times:

A swedish couple went to Paris w a can of surströmming and the hotel staff called on a plumber thought they had a problem with the loo.....

Says it all  yuck 

Micke//SWE  Smile



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4069 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5190 times:

The problem with surstromming is that the cans are pressurised. It has always been banned by security at ARN. Nothing new here.

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12957 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 8):
A swedish couple went to Paris w a can of surströmming and the hotel staff called on a plumber thought they had a problem with the loo.....

Says it all yuck

Micke//SWE Smile

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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

At first, I thought they had banned the candy, which we, at least here in the USA, call Swedish Fish. :P


Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

At least these sweet smelling Swedish Fish can still be brought on:



User currently offlineStaggerwing From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4951 times:

I saw a program on the Food Network here in the States that talked about this dish. They said that the importation of this dish has been banned by the government using the phrase, "not fit for human consumption."

User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4867 times:

I've heard surstromming receives the title as smelliest food in the world, how it tastes though, is different story.

User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

I have read the story of surstromming and I can not believe something so disgusting is eaten. Sorry, I usually am not insensitive to cultural differences, but this goes beyond belief, the sense of smell was developed as a defense mechanism, smell and taste tell us is food is fit for consumption, who the heck eats ROTTEN FISH!.

User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4730 times:

So now I'm curious....Johan...do you like surstromming? Does it go with Lingonberries?


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User currently offlineJohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4702 times:
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It goes with sour cream and onion in a special type of thin bread, never tried it with lingonberries  Smile
Surstromming has a vile stench to it, that's true, but I'm not sure it's the smelliest food in the world. While durian steals no 1 for being the smelliest nature made food, I think that the Icelandic Hákartl (sp?) is even worse, it's fish that has been buried for 2 years or so, and then eaten. I tried it, and didn't like it but much like surstromming the taste is better than it's smell. When they opened the pack of Hákartl I wished I had a can of surstromming to gasp air from, lol. Of course all of the above mentioned foods should be banned from the cabin of an aircraft, if you are stupid enough to bring it in your luggage that's your own problem  Smile



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User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 17):
It goes with sour cream and onion in a special type of thin bread, never tried it with lingonberries


Call me crazy but I'd like to try this, where can I get it in US? It seems very similar to other types of Scandinavian foods, my colleague (Norwegian) put certain types of sea foods on the bun with sour cream and onion, I don't think it'll taste that bad. So far I can only find images of this thing from Swedish sites



[Edited 2006-04-02 04:46:54]

User currently offlineTexARN From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

The smell gets you every time, however, the taste is actually nothing like the smell. It is EXTREMELY salty, in fact, it was like eating a salt shaker! It is still awful, dont get me wrong. When the instructions say to open the can under water to dilute the smell, you know it is bad (even when opened under water, it still smells like an outhouse) I can understand why airlines dont want the risk of cans opening mid flight!

User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

http://www.weird-food.com/weird-food-fish.html

This site has all weird sea foods, but I'd disagree over Ceviche, Ceviche is awesome (fish salad) with no fermenting/weird stuff involved.

[Edited 2006-04-02 09:42:08]

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