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Canned Horror (a.k.a Cheeseburger in a Can)

Some of you might remember my previous post on the infamous Cheeseburger in a Can. They’re sold by a company in Germany, and they weren’t taking direct orders directly from America. A couple months ago, my wife told me she had a friend in Germany that could order this oddity for us. I asked for two cans, and they arrived earlier this week. Why two cans? One was for our collection of weird food, and one was…to eat.

Here’s how the product looks according to the Trekking Malhzeiten Online Store:

cheeseburger in a can

Looks appetizing, right?

Did the actual canned cheeseburger possibly resemble that picture? Not even close.

Cheeseburger in a Can

As you might expect, the lettuce, tomato, and cheese that appear in the promotional image are nowhere to be found.

How did it taste? I thought it was pretty gross. The meat didn’t taste like a burger at all and was more like a sausage patty in both flavor and texture. The top bun piece looked fairly normal, but when you removed the burger from the can, the bottom bun was soggy and disgusting. There was a fairly strong cheese-like odor, as well.

Overall, I thought it was like a really disgusting school cafeteria hamburger. It was so bad that I actually needed a beer…at 11am. I don’t normally drink, and when I do it’s not first thing in the morning, but I really wanted some alcohol to disinfect my mouth. Luckily, I had some leftover beers from a party still in the fridge.

(For the record, my wife didn’t think it was as bad as I did, but the general consensus was that it was disgusting.)

Here’s the full picture set:

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Luckily, I made it up to my stomach later in the day when we went to Chez Maman in San Francisco for dinner and treated myself to this amazing burger topped with Gruyere, bacon and an over-easy egg:

Burger with Gruyere, Bacon and Fried Egg

14 replies on “Canned Horror (a.k.a Cheeseburger in a Can)”

That canned cheeseburger is TERRIFYING, and this comes from a guy who for a while found solace in vending machine/throw in the microwave cheeseburgers. thank the GODS that you threw us the Chez Marman burger.

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Good lord, Arnold. I almost lost my lunch looking at those pictures. What’s the opposite of food porn?

Again, we come back to the old saying… If can, can. If no can, no can.

That canned cheeseburger. NO CAN!!!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO CAN!!! PLEASE! IT’S TORTURE!!

I’d eat a prune before that – and I HATE prunes…

Dude, that burger in a can looks nasty. Who would have known they’d come up with an idea like that. bah…

How was that burger at Chez Maman? The only time I had a burger with an egg was in Absinthe. The egg adds a nice touch.

Yikes! This is just wrong, wrong, wrong. I can’t believe you guys actually ate that thing! I guess that’s the joy of having your own food blog.

Bon appetit!

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