10 Foods Shockingly Banned Throughout The World
Have you ever wondered if people in Australia or Europe enjoy that same bag of chips you’re munching on now? Well, that’s not always the case. Some of our favorite foods have been banned in certain parts of the world. We take a look at 10 foods that you won’t find in supermarkets overseas.
Haggis is one of the finest puddings over in Ireland. Unfortunately, this food is banned from being imported to America due to its usage of sheep lung. Some shops in the States do make haggis without lungs, but a true Irish person can taste the difference.
It Does A Body Good
Some people enjoy their milk raw. Unpasteurized milk is a hot seller in select parts of Europe and Asia. The same can’t be said elsewhere, though. The item is banned from being sold in Scotland, Canada, Australia, and portions of the U.S. It’s banned for good reason; it carries bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli.
Betcha Can’t Eat Just One
Olestra is one of the main ingredients used in snack foods such as French fries and potato chips. This fat substitute was banned in the U.K. and Canada. The reason for its banishing revolved around increased bowel problems.
There’s nothing like a good sports drink to get you revved up again. Unfortunately, usage of brominated vegetable oil has caused this beverage to be banned in over 100 countries. The chemical has been linked to mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.
Finger Licking Good
Arsenic is often fed to chickens to make their meat a bit pinker. Europe has banned any chickens injected with this poison since it can lead to cancer.
Salmon is a great source of vitamin D and protein. Farm-raised salmon has brought some major concerns to Australia and New Zealand. Both countries banned the food due to its use of astaxanthin.
Where The Slime Live
Since 2001, pink slime has been used to kill bacteria found in foods such as hot dogs and hamburgers. Its ammonium hydroxide use got this substance banned in Canada and the U.K.
Hotter Than A Pepper-Crusted Samosa
If you want to try a real samosa, you’d have to get one made in Africa and India. This delectable dish can’t be found in Somalia, which banned it because it was considered “too Christian” for many.
The Element Of Surprise
Made in Italy, Kinder Surprise deliver two things that kids love: chocolate and toys. While you can purchase this in Mexico and Canada, it is illegal to ship it to the U.S. The main reason is this edible food contains a non-edible object inside. Since 1938, it has been illegal to sell this kind of product in the States.
We All Like Sassafras Tea
Sassafras can be used to heal wounds and make a salad much better. Its oil, however, is on the same dangerous level as drugs such as MDMA. Since the ’60s, any type of sassafras oil has been banned from being sold anywhere.
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