Join Kevin, Joe and Toren as we look at some of the grossest things we eat. Hakarl, casu marzu, kopi luwak, popcorn worker’s lung, ambelopoulia, bird’s nest soup, breatharianism, lysteriosis, monkey brains, sweaty cowboys, double down sandwiches, food eating competitions and McDonaldland are all discussed, WITH RELISH!

MUSIC: “Blackstrap Molasses” by Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Jane Wyman, and Jimmy Durante.

Update: We screwed up! The KFC Double-Down Sandwich has 1380 mg of SODIUM, not calories. It has a much more reasonable 540 calories for its original and 460 calories for its grilled version.

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  • Lara

    My favorite example of ridiculous food consumption is the Heart Attack Grill:

    http://www.heartattackgrill.com/

  • Lara

    My favorite example of ridiculous food consumption is the Heart Attack Grill:

    http://www.heartattackgrill.com/

  • banks!

    You ask what Grimace is Joe? Well, I’ll tell you.

    A buddy of mine asked that very question and decided to find out the answer. He called the McDonald hotline and they said…

    He’s a shake fiend!

    Which makes sense because I remember him when he had multiple arms and was called ‘Evil Grimace’ and his sole purpose in life was to steal drinks from people, particularly milk shakes.

    Like some of the other McDonald characters (I’m looking at you Hamburglar), Grimace was altered to be more kid friendly. He stopped stealing shakes and lost the extra arms.

  • banks!

    You ask what Grimace is Joe? Well, I’ll tell you.

    A buddy of mine asked that very question and decided to find out the answer. He called the McDonald hotline and they said…

    He’s a shake fiend!

    Which makes sense because I remember him when he had multiple arms and was called ‘Evil Grimace’ and his sole purpose in life was to steal drinks from people, particularly milk shakes.

    Like some of the other McDonald characters (I’m looking at you Hamburglar), Grimace was altered to be more kid friendly. He stopped stealing shakes and lost the extra arms.

  • Gina Danger

    There IS fake civet poop coffee!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_luwak_simulation

    Love the show. Keep up the good work!

  • Joe

    Gina, that is a great find! Thanks to that I’ve now ordered a couple of bags of “Legendee” artificial enzyme-treated coffee for my wife!

    For anyone else interested in it, I bought it from http://www.handocoffee.com/ in Canada, and it’s available at http://www.trung-nguyen-online.com/ in the USA.

    (Totally non-sponsored links, but if they want to send Caustic Soda some free coffee we won’t complain!)

  • Joe

    Gina, that is a great find! Thanks to that I’ve now ordered a couple of bags of “Legendee” artificial enzyme-treated coffee for my wife!

    For anyone else interested in it, I bought it from http://www.handocoffee.com/ in Canada, and it’s available at http://www.trung-nguyen-online.com/ in the USA.

    (Totally non-sponsored links, but if they want to send Caustic Soda some free coffee we won’t complain!)

  • Elfsar

    Loving the podcast guys. Keep up the great work.
    Check out: The 9 Countries With The Worst Cuisine In The World (PHOTOS): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doug-lansky/the-9-countries-with-the_b_617386.html

  • Mike

    KFC has ruined food with their chicken as a bun idea.
    People are DIY-ing their own stupid foods.

    McGangbang

    McThreeway

  • Mike

    KFC has ruined food with their chicken as a bun idea.
    People are DIY-ing their own stupid foods.

    McGangbang

    McThreeway

  • Joe

    Suck it Double-Down Burger:
    Friendly’s Burgermelt actually has 1500 calories and 79 grams of fat!

  • MissionBrown

    After being vegetarian for the best part of a decade, I saw food inc, forgot all about it and then became (returned to being) a carnivore.

    Fowl and swine hold little interest for my palate, but I sure do like them cows.

  • Fatrick

    If you thought eating mayonnaise to death was bad, try drowning in it:

    http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/27/2686764/mayonnaise-spills-on-southwest.html

    Although no one died, 40 tonnes of mayo is pretty gross.

  • Fatrick

    If you thought eating mayonnaise to death was bad, try drowning in it:

    http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/27/2686764/mayonnaise-spills-on-southwest.html

    Although no one died, 40 tonnes of mayo is pretty gross.

    • Toren

      Too bad there’s no photos or video!

  • Anthony

    Anyone read Roald Dahl’s “the Twits” ?

    Ambelopoulia all over the place.

  • Anthony

    Anyone read Roald Dahl’s “the Twits” ?

    Ambelopoulia all over the place.

  • zebrasindenver

    can i get the song name and artist that is played at 24.00 minutes please, amazing work guys..

  • zebrasindenver

    can i get the song name and artist that is played at 24.00 minutes please, amazing work guys..

    • Toren

      “Blackstrap Molasses & Wheat Germ Bread” by Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Jane Wyman, and Jimmy Durante. Should have been in the ep description, maybe I’ll fix that.

      • zebrasindenver

        Thank you, listening to ‘space warfare’ as I type..

  • Dakota Davis

    Lutefisk! Wikipedia says it’s caustic… reminds me of the pee shark in a way.

  • Chelle

    I was a small child during those scary McDonald’s commercials. Amazing I am not more warped than I am after that. (But Ronald actually still creeps the shite out of me as an adult.)

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