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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:11 pm

Ummmm....April Fools....Ha ha ha???
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:26 pm

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
 
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:35 pm

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?
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:38 pm

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

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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:44 pm

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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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:55 pm

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
 
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:05 pm

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 

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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:33 pm

The problem with surstromming is that the cans are pressurised. It has always been banned by security at ARN. Nothing new here.
 
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:53 pm

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

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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:54 pm

At first, I thought they had banned the candy, which we, at least here in the USA, call Swedish Fish. :P
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:44 am

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

 
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:21 am

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."
 
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:42 am

I've heard surstromming receives the title as smelliest food in the world, how it tastes though, is different story.
 
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:50 am

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!.
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:33 am

So now I'm curious....Johan...do you like surstromming? Does it go with Lingonberries?
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:58 am

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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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:13 am

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



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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:47 pm

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!
 
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RE: Airlines Ban "foul" Smelling Swedish Fish!

Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:37 pm

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.

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