April 25, 2013 at 9:52 AM ET – Canned food: just how bad can it actually get? Ernesto Acosta AKA Big Ern of West Texas and his friends decide to find out, after receiving a gift can of Surströmming in the mail from Finland. So how bad could a can of fish be? Here’s how bad.
Surströmming is herring that is caught each spring, and left to rot for two months in barrels. It is then canned and allowed to ferment for another six months. And although some people in Sweden enjoy the taste, the smell from simply opening the can is too much for most people to stomach. In this video, friends Big Ern, Ricky, Alex and Matt of Andrews, Texas attempt to sample the fermented Swedish fish.
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