Irish People Try Surströmming (World's Smelliest Food)

  • Published on Mar 24, 2017
  • "It smells grey. Is that possible!?"
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    Our poor, poor contributors taste test Surströmming. Surströmming is a Swedish delicacy which roughly translates to 'sour herring' and is made by fermenting Baltic sea herring in a can for over 6 months. The smell is infamous for being one of the worst smells in the world. According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food aromas in the world.
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Comments • 3 706

  • tabaks
    tabaks 4 hours ago


  • Andreas Björk
    Andreas Björk 23 hours ago

    I swedish and have never taste or will taste Surströmming. I'm not stupid.

  • Charlz5544332211
    Charlz5544332211 Day ago +1

    1:43 - That is not true :)

  • charles kidney
    charles kidney Day ago

    Lived in Sweden for a while, yeah they had this thing at Christmas where they had all this herring in different sauces. No one really ate it though, but it was there every year, tradition I guess.

  • charles kidney
    charles kidney Day ago

    It can't be safe to eat something that smells that bad.

  • Gweederino
    Gweederino Day ago

    you are not supposed to open it in the open like that. its supposed to be opened under water to avoid the explosion of fluids and smell. when u get over the smell its decent but a very aquired taste.
    also way to go Donal

  • RoyalFury Gaming

    As a Swedish person, I agree it does taste quite awful. But if you eat it with some mayo egg salad, then its not that bad

  • Johnny Geschwindt

    NOT all Swedish people like it! (im one of them) and I feel sorry for the poor bastards doing this indoor

  • Annoying Anomaly

    the girl in green. WHAT A CHAMP lol

  • always question
    always question Day ago


  • mr. man guy
    mr. man guy Day ago +1

    Its shit

  • suddenimpactut
    suddenimpactut 2 days ago


  • Gustavo Arzaga
    Gustavo Arzaga 2 days ago

    Sweden bioweapon of mass destruction

  • J A
    J A 2 days ago

    I think I broke something laughing yelp something bleeding

  • Lunar Childe
    Lunar Childe 3 days ago

    Donal- BEAST MODE *on

  • King Mojo
    King Mojo 3 days ago

    I would like to know who specifically came up with this... I mean who in Sweden sat there and said this was a good idea and thought it was a tasty treat...i couldn't trust anyone that would enjoy eating that

  • J Pennington
    J Pennington 3 days ago

    Funniest shit I've seen on USclip in since 2018.
    This rotten fish is so damn strong that it's against the law in Sweden to bring it on a plane or public transportation.
    It's literally rotten fish in a can with the guts and all. It swells up when you pop the top from all the gases spewing out.
    Summerstrung is typically fish in a can sealed for 1 year minimum.
    Sometimes several years.
    I'd rather eat cat shit covered in ranch dressing than to eat this shit again.
    My ex was from Sweden.

  • Mark M
    Mark M 3 days ago

    Because of this video (mostly, along with some others), I tried some Surstromming this past Christmas. It was... interesting. Eaten with other stuff (flat bread, butter, potato, onions, etc.) it is actually really good. By itself it is a bit extra.

  • John Hargrove
    John Hargrove 3 days ago

    I laughed so hard watching this one it was ridicules

  • Mac McWilliams
    Mac McWilliams 3 days ago

    The atmospheric somber song goes perfect.

  • Julia MacFarland
    Julia MacFarland 4 days ago

    Trailer Park Boys anyone!?

  • Zidlef
    Zidlef 4 days ago

    LOL this one was great tyvm for the laughs HAHAHHAHA

  • Judith Garcia
    Judith Garcia 4 days ago

    Omg! You guys are killing me!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    I’m crying!!!!! I Peed my depends! ...And now I’m crying!

  • Cody Richey
    Cody Richey 4 days ago

    Irish people are very dramatic

  • Tom
    Tom 4 days ago


  • Alicia Padget
    Alicia Padget 4 days ago

    0:52 her mascara is running from gagging tears....he he he this is funny

  • Larry Rhodes
    Larry Rhodes 4 days ago

    why do I keep coming back to this video?

  • Lisa Romero
    Lisa Romero 5 days ago

    Donal is boss! Ewww

  • Nice Push
    Nice Push 5 days ago +1

    This is what Hillary's twat smells like.
    And you idiots almost voted her for president

    • newbee509
      newbee509 4 days ago

      @nice push- they are from Ireland not the U.S. you bloody imbecile.

  • cunty bollox
    cunty bollox 5 days ago

    My misses tinned that up you inconsiderate pricks

    BMW N54 POWER 6 days ago

    You made my day 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Jennifer Meyer
    Jennifer Meyer 6 days ago

    I like the sad music in the background like its a funeral

  • Lucy T
    Lucy T 7 days ago


  • Lemont D'Ettinge
    Lemont D'Ettinge 7 days ago

    I have a question. Did Facts simply copy all these taste tests off Buzzfeed? I'm no fan of Buzzfeed, but this seems ridiculous

  • Diana Ruman
    Diana Ruman 7 days ago

    "I love fish!" *camera zoom on her mascara streaked, tear stained eyes*

  • Terry Ings
    Terry Ings 8 days ago

    Anything that's bloated the can is never a good sign 🤢

  • Chris Brown
    Chris Brown 8 days ago

    Best part " I really like IKEA"

  • Pamela Fullem
    Pamela Fullem 8 days ago +2

    Omg I'm dying here. You guys are awesome

  • Andrew Tornadoboy
    Andrew Tornadoboy 8 days ago +1

    I would have been projectile vomiting like the kid in The Exorcist LONG before these people lost it.

  • SmittenTheKitteninMittens

    your supposed to open it underwater lol!!!

  • Perla Gil
    Perla Gil 9 days ago +1

    How did he eat that

  • Lexx1976
    Lexx1976 10 days ago

    Imagine suckin a zombies dick and swallow the whole thing (dead for at least 16 months)

  • Jasmin Swart
    Jasmin Swart 10 days ago +1


  • babak shah
    babak shah 10 days ago +1

    even im watching , i almost throw up !!! but why ?

  • Dan elouazzani
    Dan elouazzani 10 days ago +1


  • John Steele
    John Steele 11 days ago +2

    "I love fish! I love fish so much. You ruined fish for me!" Her teary eyes and the look on her face wrecked me.

  • Sheldyn _x
    Sheldyn _x 12 days ago +1

    2:07 d e a d

  • anders blomkvist
    anders blomkvist 12 days ago +1

    I am Swedish, Oh yes I am, and to you who really ate it I just say PERVERTS!!!

    • Micheal Rows
      Micheal Rows 8 days ago +1

      I don't see no PERVERTS... I see PUKING!!

  • Tommy Jay
    Tommy Jay 13 days ago +1

    No women cant do what men do.

  • Amanda Mac
    Amanda Mac 13 days ago +1

    The music in the

  • dpraderio1
    dpraderio1 13 days ago +1

    ok now bring them peanut butter lol.

  • Bridget Darby
    Bridget Darby 13 days ago +1

    Bet his mouth was covered behind the camera

  • Wade Farnsworth
    Wade Farnsworth 13 days ago

    This is one of my favorite ones lol poor Paul had to open it. Nobody Gags better than Irish Jesus!

  • Faulty Heart
    Faulty Heart 13 days ago

    Best opening ever...

  • CooperGal24
    CooperGal24 14 days ago

    Surstromming and Durian, and quite possibly ALL of the other nastiest and stinkiest foods in the world, would make WAY better weapons in wars!
    One whiff and the war's over! No casulties or suffering....With the exception of our noses...! Ech!! XD

    • CooperGal24
      CooperGal24 8 days ago

      Ummm.... Not that I can think of... Maybe have all of the soldiers take a break and sit down to a feast of meals and snacks from around the world, with a cup of tea or coffee on the side?

    • Micheal Rows
      Micheal Rows 8 days ago +1

      +CooperGal24 Are you kidding me?... *Surstromming* and *Durian* is death by torture! On second thought, do you have a *Peace Plan B?*

    • CooperGal24
      CooperGal24 8 days ago +1

      Why thank you! I like to think deviously without any harm to fall on anybody! Everyone's suffered enough pain and tragedy, and one more world war would be the worst.

    • Micheal Rows
      Micheal Rows 8 days ago +1

      Your madness plan is ingenious!

  • Tyler Jirkovsky
    Tyler Jirkovsky 14 days ago

    Oo oo man them sum nasty sprits this is why you ceap the skin on the fish

  • Brandon Myers
    Brandon Myers 14 days ago

    I think they still like it more than peanut butter

  • Danny Wang
    Danny Wang 15 days ago

    This could be classified as a bioweapon. You don't get under the table unless it's for a natural disaster lol

  • Brother Bass
    Brother Bass 15 days ago

    Isn't this dangerous? - I mean I've always heard that rotten Fish is deadly

  • Yulz Garces
    Yulz Garces 15 days ago

    These types of people makes other countries' culture have a bad face. It's disrespectful, they should have researched on how the food will taste, smell and how to eat it the right way.

  • Alice's Rabbit
    Alice's Rabbit 15 days ago +5

    Girl in the green is the real MVP. Damn, girl, that was a huge chunk!

  • akbaa7
    akbaa7 16 days ago

    retard necrophagous ppl. Why eat dead animals?

  • Prime Fly Company
    Prime Fly Company 16 days ago

    Great opening lol

  • ashley williams
    ashley williams 16 days ago

    Literally, Jesus wept, lol.

  • Catapillargirl 20
    Catapillargirl 20 17 days ago

    Did he eat the whole can?!

  • Alexander Sinclair
    Alexander Sinclair 17 days ago

    Lmaoooo go to 2:05 you’ll thank me later

  • tim anctil
    tim anctil 17 days ago

    Background music was perfect!

  • M L White
    M L White 17 days ago

    Funny! The guy in the black cap said you have to eat it like a "gangster". NEVER....

  • James Demott
    James Demott 17 days ago

    Laughed so hard

  • Davey R
    Davey R 17 days ago

    You are meant to wash the fish first, then add potatoes,herbs and other shit before you eat it. You are not meant to eat it straight from the tin.

  • Missingafool
    Missingafool 18 days ago

    I'm Swedish and I loove surströmming! Like many of us I'm brought up on it. We often eat it once or twice a year with hard flat bread, potatoes and chopped onion (sometimes with a bit of sourcream).
    Makes my mouth water watching this.

  • Nicholas
    Nicholas 18 days ago

    New level of respect for Johnny bullshit

  • Joy Sandy
    Joy Sandy 18 days ago

    Thank you for finally doing this! Great watch. You gonna do balut next? 🤣

  • David Alan Goldberg
    David Alan Goldberg 19 days ago +1

    Donal must have a cast-iron stomach.

  • Randy Churchill
    Randy Churchill 19 days ago

    Still one of my favorite facts episodes!!.. 🤣🤣🤣

  • Bakema NL
    Bakema NL 20 days ago

    The background music just completes it all. 🤣

  • Linnea Nordlund
    Linnea Nordlund 20 days ago

    Surströmming is the most disgusting "classic swedish dish" and The smell makes it 100 Times worse, så jävla äckligt 😂😂

  • anton rimfors
    anton rimfors 20 days ago

    That swedish like smel pussy all Day nssty

  • TheOrionStargazer
    TheOrionStargazer 20 days ago

    As an irish American this made me laugh my ass off. I'm still laughing. LOL

  • hend vanduijn
    hend vanduijn 20 days ago

    I am swedish, and I can tell you, NO ONE likes surströmming, but we all eat it 🤣

  • DrumerFunk1
    DrumerFunk1 21 day ago

    Wena y aparece Nano Stern xd

  • Fritz Mulder
    Fritz Mulder 21 day ago

    What a bunch of whimps. I would make breakfast smoothies from it.

  • Sarah Herrera
    Sarah Herrera 21 day ago

    2:08 I still haven’t recovered 💀💀

  • David Chamberlain
    David Chamberlain 22 days ago

    Just opening caused that reaction and they still ate it! Hero's.

  • Per Larsson
    Per Larsson 22 days ago

    Frankly, who needs another "stinky fish challange" with coughing and choking foreigners?
    Anyway, here are some basic rules from Sweden when it comes to eating surströmming (or fermented herring).
    Yes, it is smelly and salty, but for some reason surströmming has survived more than 500 years of recorded history in Sweden.
    Fermentation has been used by mankind for thousand of years to conserve food (probably in shortage of salt).
    Surströmming is produced in Norrland (northern part of Sweden) and mostly eaten during late summer or early fall.
    The traditional premier date is on the third Thursday of August. Here are some basic guidelines.
    (1) Surströmming should always be eaten together with good friends.
    (2) Leave your children and pets at some other place before the meal (kids will hate the smell, dogs will love it).
    (3) Always open the tin can and serve surströmming outdoors (for obvious reasons). The can is best opened under water in a bucket.
    (4) Never ever eat surstromming straight from the tin can - and peel off the skin!
    (5) Always be sure to serve the right side dishes with surströmming (use google or see video below). No one in Sweden ever eat just surstromming.
    (6) After every bite, clear your throat with a sip of ice cold Absolut Vodka - blue label, 80 proof (some prefer milk as an non alcoholic option).
    The CHALLANGE is to give surströmming the respect it deserves and it will give you a food experience that will last a lifetime!
    See this link for surströmming being served by an expert in the right Swedish environment to a delighted Jamie Oliver!

  • Eye of Osborne
    Eye of Osborne 22 days ago

    It'd be a good prank to open one of those and leave in someone's car in the heat of day.

  • mrcinemajunky
    mrcinemajunky 22 days ago

    If Lolsy ate the whole can and drank the water Id still kiss that girl full on the lips...gorgeous!

  • alyssa johnson
    alyssa johnson 22 days ago

    Shannon took such a big bite

  • Mike Parker
    Mike Parker 22 days ago

    I have not laughed that hard in a long time.

  • Nickel The Wise
    Nickel The Wise 22 days ago

    oh JESUS, that stinks!!
    (pauses video to make it stop)

  • Anon Banker
    Anon Banker 23 days ago

    That’s background music though.

  • Sean Martin
    Sean Martin 23 days ago

    The music is sooooo perfect. LOL

  • haxpaxed
    haxpaxed 23 days ago

    No no no no no no! You're supposed to open it in a bucket of water! Also, out-fucking-doors!

  • Paula Udell
    Paula Udell 23 days ago

    I'm so sorry,but I laughed so hard I cried! Poor loves.😮

  • Ima Pseudonym
    Ima Pseudonym 23 days ago

    Well their first problem is that they opened and ate it inside. NOT the way to do it.
    Only an idiot would open a can of Surstromming inside...

  • xombieninja
    xombieninja 23 days ago

    The funeral music 😂

  • Chris Maher
    Chris Maher 23 days ago +23

    Watching that poor Irish girl say you ruined fish for me broke my heart.

  • Jason Borden
    Jason Borden 23 days ago

    I am Swedish, and absolutely hate that stuff.

  • Hashmountain
    Hashmountain 23 days ago

    Worse than 1 year fermented stinky tofu?

  • J Stumpy
    J Stumpy 24 days ago

    Dude with the black hat and beard is a fucking BOSS!🤣