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Utopia Talk / Politics / (OT) Surströmming
Borthas
Member
Wed Jan 23 03:53:59
Has anyone ever tried that shit?
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 23 04:05:33
Only had the misfortune of smelling the secondary odor from people who had eaten it hours earlier sitting in a bus. Everyone who came into the bus asked ”what is that smell?”, ”it smells like a gas leak!” this was natural gas bus. I was working as security and I had no idea what the gas smelled like! So after going up and down the bus sniffing, a pair of elderly couple giggled and told me, ”if you are wondering what the smell is, it is us, we ate surströmming”.

That should be enough for you to get a fairly good picture. It is basically spoiled fish, just that the bacteria responsible are harmless. They are however so effective that NO OTHER LIFE FORM can survive together with them.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 23 04:11:54
And mistaking it for a gas leak I found out was understandable since propanic acid and hydrogen sulfid are some of the products of the fermentation process. That and butyric acid, the one that forms when butter goes rancid. Horrible horrible smells all in their own right, let alone together.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jan 23 11:04:23
this lady enjoyed some
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9Pjsm_1536685205
obaminated
Member
Wed Jan 23 11:34:08
that video is unreliable. why is she retching at the smell but the guys behind the camera are giggling? can't smell that bad. also, tw, it is not surprising you fell for it.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jan 23 11:41:08
i think real... maybe they had nose plugs

all videos suggest surströmming is quite repulsive
obaminated
Member
Wed Jan 23 11:46:31
she is hamming it up for the camera.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 23 12:31:28
You can hear that he is covering his nose/mouth. Not everyone is as sensitive to horrible smells you know. That is legit surströmming.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 23 12:32:17
Usually you pick the person that you know will react like this for this kind of video.
Paramount
Member
Wed Jan 23 12:56:17
Most people tend to run away from the smell of Surströmming. It is usually old people who likes to eat it.

First time I got to smell it, I ran. It was my grandparents who opened up a can of Surströmming at our summerhouse. I was kinda chocked that they were going to eat something that smells so bad. But people who has eaten it says it taste good.
Paramount
Member
Wed Jan 23 13:20:25
Lol, yeah that video is legit. That is how people generally react to Surströmming. The lady did good though. She is strong. She managed to remain close to the Surströmming and even tried to eat it.

It was many years since I smelled any Surströmming so I don’t know how I would react to it today. Maybe I can stand the smell better today now when I’m a bit older, but when I was a kid I just ran away. My instincts told me to get away from it.
Paramount
Member
Wed Jan 23 16:07:54
Anyhoo. It is an old Swedish tradition, a part of our culture, to eat Surströmming. And I think if people wants to come here to Sweden and live here and be a Swedish citizen, then they must adopt to our culture and learn to eat Surströmming. They don’t need to eat it all the time, but once in a while. Like, one time per year.
jergul
large member
Wed Jan 23 16:11:38
Para
A natural part of any citizenship test I think.
Paramount
Member
Wed Jan 23 16:12:10
Yup.
Borthas
Member
Wed Jan 23 19:00:39
Inside or outside, it seems horrible...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmu7bHj81WI
Billah
Member
Wed Jan 23 23:25:58
The most popular food in the Roman Empire was garum. Pretty much the same thing.

Natural MSG.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu Jan 24 01:54:43
Paramount
Show me how it is done, I need a citizenship lesson.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu Jan 24 01:55:26
”My instincts told me to get away from it.”

lol :,) indeed.
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