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Ernie15
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Since the popular thread from 2011 has gone to hell with outdated images, false page redirections and 4 blank pages of deleted posts, I think it's time to start anew for the 2012 community.

I'll start out by posting some strange (but real) sodas I found on Google. You can be the ones to determine whether or not you'd ever try any of them.

http://www.nicegraphics.com/chow/baconfest/syrup.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vYHtyzs8EHo/TlFzwOGlLQI/AAAAAAAAAPI/Jat1mP5hGTE/s1600/milkis_lotte.jpg

http://steveandamysly.tannerworld.com/databank/2006/image_jonessoda_2006_holiday_holidaypack_antacidflavored_review3.jpg

The label on the last one is real, but the flavor is fake. You'll have to learn the Jones way of doing things.

Chips are another favorite when it comes to bizarre flavors.

http://blog.greggman.com/japan/chips-02/american-burger.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dy5n7BPVQgc/TYztnJYUqkI/AAAAAAAARIk/DYnYqOAxDgM/slide_9123_121309_large.jpg

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/mint%20mischief%20chips.jpg

http://cmsimg.indystar.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=BG&Date=20120418&Category=LIVING07&ArtNo=120418015&Ref=AR&MaxW=140&Border=0&Weird-flavors-Bacon-shakes-PB-J-vodka-BLT-chips-debut

^ Those BLT chips are actually not too bad.

And, of course, the Canadian classic...

http://fe.blog.images.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/12/Ketchup_Flavored_Chips-645_full.jpg

If you know of any strange flavors or you just happen to find some online, post them here. Pictures are always appreciated.

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09philj
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Last post failed, let's try again. Can you name the sausage?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Saveloy,_chips_and_curry.jpg

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This is so weird that I thought it might be acceptable to post here.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/first-scented-message-sent-across-the-atlantic/
Anyway, I didn't know where else to post it.

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In case you can't read that, that says "Basil Seed with Honey Flavor",


It looks vile, but apparently the flavor does not match the drink at all. One review actually said it tasted like a banana Laffy Taffy.

Have you ever eaten a Laffy Taffy that looks like this?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JgjkMFxjHeY/UILs0DfGv6I/AAAAAAAABv0/FoDLW8v4DF4/s640/_MG_2880.JPG

Can you name the sausage?


I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say currywurst.

http://www.chefheinzyee.com/uploads/4/3/0/1/4301254/8119136_orig.jpg

The stick in the sausage made me think of it, as well as that strange brownish-yellow sauce, and to confirm my suspicions, I checked the url of the image.

It turns out the image @09philj posted is that of saveloy with curry sauce, which is ultimately very similar to its German counterpart.

This is so weird that I thought it might be acceptable to post here.


That is indeed weird. The capability of the technology doesn't surprise me, but the idea that people probably spent millions of research dollars to send smells over the phone is truly bizarre.

But the most baffling part of all is that they decided to go with "oPhone" instead of "Smellophone".
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apparently the flavor does not match the drink at all


That's a relief, then. But bananas? Bananas, from that strange lumpy confection? As usual, things I can buy in the Asian Market blow my mind again.

I suppose it's okay to drink it now.
Ernie15
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Bananas, from that strange lumpy confection?


The beverage does not contain any actual bananas, but for whatever reason, banana flavoring is added.

You can also probably buy banana ketchup in your local Filipino market.

http://www.nutriasia.com/catalog/local/ufc-ketchup-009.jpg

They go great with banana fries.*

http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lceh1uoiOE1qzc76ko1_500.jpg

*I have never actually tasted either banana fries or banana ketchup, let alone the two together, so I cannot validate the claim that the two would actually taste good together. It's always worth a try, however.
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BANANA fries? I'm not so sure how I feel about this.

On another note: http://www.pinay-american.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/0263.jpg

Boiled mini bananas. I didn't even know mini bananas were a thing.

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Now, I love Marmite, and will happily eat it with a wide variety of foods. This may, however, be pushing it:
https://goodwinsgastrogossip.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/marmite-chocolate-3.jpg

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I suppose it's okay to drink it now.


I lied. It SMELLS like banana Laffy Taffy, and tastes a little bit like it as well, but it also tastes like grilled fish & grass jelly. The texture is really weird, too, it's like swallowing a bunch of tiny bugs. It doesn't taste all that bad, but because of the texture, I would not recommend.
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They go great with banana fries.*


I really must be losing my mind. I saw the small shadow on that plate and I turned my head around instinctively.

Possibly also available for breakfast in the future.


Nothing says breakfast like vomiting up your breakfast.
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I have plenty:

1.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSCLkn3C0w31DP9PHdGUE1Vo8HVsOEfoThPEs66WZGmfnhqoX5qMw

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https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPMij5ttnut_DciTpxIODAeIDELRbipbV8bb3uaxIYQbCEc_FSsw

3.
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrgkl3-eEoRxlzELp46GilR4twGpiiUqg0sGStXHcf45ykBE1R

4.
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQLdbdXgPj4YaTa7y7TWfO8JHsF2XT9hRxw2tq-l22rUpdOYvTjBQ

5.
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTvPaCHZbOIj6I15lNH3OC41mV0Df015koLPI8UwPTUU7ahhr9eEQ

6.
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRNcbOe6XKqm31eD4LWx2qLb2toqKaNPWQhHu8jRbqcMJCkSHZT

7.
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSruptxmdEuhVBHdSVYoK378F78sYs6M3BQ733qG3PtA8qC4D4H-g

8.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ94PQ7BoY9AL9JwSJs3aARVFDV7zXI7-rpbgNd-d9XFWG9qoo7sQ

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I have plenty:


They could have at least put corresponding pictures on the first three flavors. A block of cheese for belly button lint and a chocolate macchiato for cat fur and aluminum foil? They could have found much better pictures to Photoshop onto those bags.
Ernie15
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Boiled mini bananas. I didn't even know mini bananas were a thing.


The Latundan banana, or "apple banana" as it is sometimes referred to, is indeed very real. Like the banana ketchup, you might be able to find these bite-sized bananas at your local Filipino supermarket.

http://www.specialtyproduce.com/ProdPics/2050.jpg

Now, I love Marmite, and will happily eat it with a wide variety of foods. This may, however, be pushing it:


I'd have to have tasted Marmite to truly appreciate how peculiar this chocolate bar claims to be.

I'm sure somewhere in this thread, there's an earlier mention of Marmite crisps (they're chips, my fellow Americans), but I'm not going to look through over 100 pages just to confirm these suspicions.

http://www.taquitos.net/im/sn/Marmite.jpg

I enjoyed this review on said chips/crisps. Apparently Marmite smells like an old shoe.

It doesn't taste all that bad, but because of the texture, I would not recommend.


I'm more turned off by the color than anything. I prefer not to eat or drink anything grey, regardless of what it tastes like.

The texture certainly doesn't help, though. Do they make this beverage anywhere without the basil seeds, do you know, or is that the whole point of the drink?

I really must be losing my mind. I saw the small shadow on that plate and I turned my head around instinctively.


That sounds like something I might do late at night. This site has a way of messing with your head.

4.


Speaking of that fake flavor in particular...

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/ztoothpastex.jpg

Personally I would prefer it as an ice cream flavor rather than a chip flavor, but that doesn't change the fact that I would definitely hate it either way if it were real.
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Looks like a few tasty items have been skipped over completely... can't..resist..compulsion..to..reply...

@ Currywurst
I am an avid hot dog lover and I can tell that sausage is delicious! I'll have to remind myself to find some curry powder to mix with my ketchup next time I'm grillin' dogs.

@ Banana ketchup
I'd give this stuff a try too if I didn't have to buy a whole bottle of it... I want to make sure it's worth buying so I don't have a random bottle of exotic ketchup lying around my pantry. =P

@ Tiny bananas
A banana you can eat in a bite... why haven't Americans become obsessed with these already? =P

@ Marmite
This is a British thing, so I've never tried it, but it looks like shoe polish! How does it taste, @09philj?

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@Skeleton_Pilot, Marmite has a very distinctive taste all of it's own, that most people love or hate, but it's salty. The texture is closer to industrial lubricant than shoe polish.

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I'll have to try this Marmite stuff if I ever visit England... which could happen before I'm 50! I'll also have to re-familiarize myself with the main texture differences between shoe polish and industrial lubricant. =P

I wonder how it compares to the Australian Vegemite...

http://aussiefavourites.com.au/cornershop/images/vegemite175.jpg

"-mite" must be an English-Australian suffix meaning "looking like and/or having similar consistency to shoe polish"... =D

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