Cock soup to Poo – foreign food brands with names that raise eyebrows in Britain

FANCY the soup of the day? Still fancy it when you find out it’s Cock?

The flavour is a firm favourite in the Caribbean, and is also sold in supermarkets here – though it might shift more if it was relaunched as Chicken.

And Cock soup is not the only food from abroad with a name that raises a smile on our shores.

Here Graeme Culliford amasses some very unexpected items in the gagging area . . . 

Ain't barf tasty

Here’s a snack that goes down well with a few beers . . . and presumably comes back up again just as easily.

Only Puke is popular in Asia and just goes to show the weird names that a trawl of the world’s foods can throw up.

A wee drink

There are tea breaks, and loo breaks, and in eastern Europe it looks like they have combined the two – with a steaming hot cup of Urinal.

Seems less likely that people would spend their pennies on it here though.

A nad idea

When Greek immigrant Diomidis Kiourtsis got to the US in 1918 he brought his recipe for caramelised peanuts.

His son Jim later started a firm to make them – My Dadz Nutz. Though with that name, he deserved the sack.

On the loose

Maybe it wouldn’t be a popular dish to serve to a party of feminists, but people in Asia can enjoy tucking into Soup For Sluts, which is a brand of instant ramen noodles.

Perhaps followed up with a nice plate of tarts.

Fizzy pup

Japanese brand Pet Sweat has a name that will leave you happy to stay thirsty.

Not to be confused with Pocari Sweat, a sports drink that’s been sold in Japan for 40 years, Pet Sweat is actually an energy drink for dogs.

Top of the plops

The next time you fancy trying something new from world cuisine, you might want to start with a tin of Shitto.

And don’t be put off by the name – the spiced black pepper sauce is popular in Ghana.

Heap big success

They’re certainly not to be sniffed at, as Poo snacks are hugely popular with diners in the Far East.

Though it seems doubtful that English speakers would be moved to try them.

Fish hooked

Highly addictive and creating a real buzz, Crack-Sticks are flying off the shelves in European supermarkets.

Oh all right, they are nothing to do with street drugs, but simply the Euro version of fish fingers.

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