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 • 3 887

  • nnfltr
    nnfltr 23 hours ago

    Is it bad that I laughed my ass off at their misery?

  • Lucky Charm
    Lucky Charm Day ago

    After 10 seconds, I'm laughing so hard I feel like I'm dying

  • Nora Daniels
    Nora Daniels Day ago

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂.... Awww shit. Im sorry. That's nasty

  • Joshua Borchardt

    Daaaaaaamnnn. Home girl in the green shirt took a bigass bite.

  • joel simms
    joel simms 2 days ago

    I've been sick to my stomach all morning. I just threw up again watching this. Oh my god!

  • Maria Lebron
    Maria Lebron 2 days ago

    Omg yah made me laugh so much with this video that I was in tears thank you I needed that

  • TeacupPuppo
    TeacupPuppo 3 days ago +1

    Best thing ive seen on USclip!!! Ab workout laughing so hard! Can opening was the greatest. I love these guys! Irish Jesus kills me lmfao!!!

  • Julie Valentine
    Julie Valentine 3 days ago

    They were so funny...I loved the guy in the black track top who crossed himself he was great!

  • Christina Lee
    Christina Lee 4 days ago

    It looks like the unopened tin has expired (hence the raised lid). And why, why, why, why would they eat it on its own??
    The best way to it is to eat small pieces on knäckebröd/flat bread with onion, sour cream, boiled and peeled potatoes with a glass of snaps.

  • Juan carlos Vega cruz

    Dam poor girl I love fish 🐟

  • cheesegyoza
    cheesegyoza 4 days ago

    Put some hot sauce on it!

  • Eric Kort
    Eric Kort 4 days ago

    since its from sweden..have a swedish person do a video on youtube

  • joshua seruntine
    joshua seruntine 4 days ago

    I watch this daily

  • Dennis Karlsson
    Dennis Karlsson 4 days ago

    Haha Donald took it like a champ!
    Greetings from Sweden!

  • TheJason909
    TheJason909 4 days ago

    I ate it yesterday. These people are just being melodramatic..

  • BADGUY 1
    BADGUY 1 5 days ago +1

    Let'em eat Lutefisk!

  • Cristopheles
    Cristopheles 5 days ago +1

    Anyone else turn on subtitles? APPARENTLY IRISH JESUS'S NAME IS PAUL

  • Scott Kilbourn
    Scott Kilbourn 5 days ago +1

    The musical background is very appropriate for the tears shed during the making of this.

  • Robert Biggins
    Robert Biggins 5 days ago

    No fucking way vomit city

  • Mr.Balls_jingle is smooth

    Only one of them survived the rest died of being

  • Tokejuana Worlds Collide

    Have they ever heard of durian ?

  • Hookuh Jones
    Hookuh Jones 6 days ago

    Id rather eat my own ass then that

  • Aaron Barlow
    Aaron Barlow 6 days ago

    Why would Swedish people invent this? A bioweapon?

  • Placaso Wuicho
    Placaso Wuicho 6 days ago +4

    When he tried opening it and the can de-pressurized. I was like that must be bad. Squirting juice.

  • Nazurath
    Nazurath 7 days ago

    And then there was me who cleaned up a suicide that baked in the sun for 3 days while eating a McDonald's cheeseburger. The trick Is I'm dead on the inside lol

  • Alice Desiraee
    Alice Desiraee 7 days ago

    wonder how it taste . 😀 i mean, at my place we have this delicacy where raw fish mix together with rice and let it stay together for 1-2 months bfore consuming it . 😁 i tried it bfore and it actually doesnt taste or smells that bad. 😂

  • Paid Piper
    Paid Piper 7 days ago

    Awesome analysis!

  • James Beasley
    James Beasley 7 days ago

    i feel sorry for u guys and lady's dame that look ruff

  • R B
    R B 7 days ago

    When they were opening the can... poor Jesus with the look of surprise on his face as he dry heaved working the can opener! Have you ever laughed so hard you see spots and start to lose consciousness?

  • Carole Nash
    Carole Nash 7 days ago

    just threw-up in my mouth

  • Dan Goon
    Dan Goon 8 days ago

    I've had this in England, it's not as bad as they make out, the problem is the smell is so strong it last hours. I'd of ate more but it's full of bones

  • Stitch Shifter
    Stitch Shifter 9 days ago +1

    That's how Irish people react to anything that doesn't contain alcohol.

  • Pockykaktus
    Pockykaktus 9 days ago


  • Michael Felipe
    Michael Felipe 9 days ago


  • jeremy ruh
    jeremy ruh 9 days ago

    I stumbled across your channel watching Brian Ambs channel. Thank you for torturing yourselves to make ppl laugh. Great channel. Will be watching for now on.

  • yellow beard james gibson

    Now that's just mean!!! But funny.

  • Sebastian
    Sebastian 10 days ago

    on behalf of my country, The Morons who has that... "dish" as a tradition, I'd like to say, I'm sorry.

  • creforce
    creforce 11 days ago +1

    I was like laughing like crazy when I saw the title then I watched 20 sec on the video and had to stop because I was laughing so hard.
    yeah am a swed and yes I know what it smells like, and yes there is A way to eat this whitout getting sick.
    but seeing these people like this is killing me.
    Love from sweden.
    BTW love the accents of Ireland.

  • Zander Mollentze
    Zander Mollentze 11 days ago

    Funny how I don't think I'd react to this smell at all considering the job that I do, everything from dirty bebbe diapers, dirty condoms and used feckin' tampons, some people just don't understand that those things are NOT recyclable

  • FrigginJohnny Hammerstickskehd

    0:35 you can hear him about to fuckin toss a sidewalk pizza. Hilarious but Gross.

  • David Cosley
    David Cosley 11 days ago


  • Cal Native
    Cal Native 12 days ago

    Oh fuck, I was laughing so hard... that poor girl in the green took such a huge bite.

  • Rhys Maybrey
    Rhys Maybrey 12 days ago

    Soooo funny

  • Pholiage
    Pholiage 12 days ago

    Well the instructions usually say "Open submerged"

  • Mai N
    Mai N 13 days ago

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why you open surströmming under a tap of running water!

  • Frank Lundin
    Frank Lundin 13 days ago +1

    You should eat it with flatbread and onions and potatoes 😊

  • MyNameIs Ritzo
    MyNameIs Ritzo 14 days ago

    You'd have to pay me quite a bit for me to do that.

  • Nick Dunki Jacobs
    Nick Dunki Jacobs 14 days ago

    best video on the internet by far :o

  • Bill Reines
    Bill Reines 14 days ago

    I’ve watched the first 20 seconds over and over

  • Kaflor
    Kaflor 14 days ago +1

    One of the funniest ever. Wife and I laughed so hard we were crying. Thank you for putting yourselves through that!

  • takemethere78
    takemethere78 14 days ago

    Girl took the biggest bite

  • Tiasftw
    Tiasftw 14 days ago

    Now you understand why there is no crying in Sweden.

  • Lieutenant Dude
    Lieutenant Dude 14 days ago

    The Swedes afaik, eat this in holidays sorta like a dare.

  • Michael Branch
    Michael Branch 15 days ago +1

    I've watched hundreds of ur videos and by far this is absolutely hilarious! I'm lying in bed nxt to my wife who is sleeping and I almost woke her up! I'm FREAKIN dying!!

  • Tash
    Tash 16 days ago +1

    "WE HAVE TO SEE THEM!" *intense GAG*
    best opening to any USclip Video ever.

  • Rob
    Rob 17 days ago +2

    0:11 is like a Renaissance painting. Amazing.

  • Marc G
    Marc G 17 days ago +1

    Save room your having Balut and Durian fruit for dessert😭

  • Stinky
    Stinky 17 days ago +2

    Sad piano is the only appropriate theme for this. Great pick.

  • stevebrownrocks
    stevebrownrocks 18 days ago

    Why, WHY, would ANYONE want to eat something that's stinks so bad?

  • J. Marie
    J. Marie 18 days ago

    I cant!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  • Hamid Abasifar
    Hamid Abasifar 19 days ago

    why even bother making such a shit

  • Fräulein Krause
    Fräulein Krause 19 days ago

    Swedes open the box outside submerged in a bucket of water 😂

  • patron40silver
    patron40silver 20 days ago

    Probably similar to Japanese funazushi.

  • jrfoleyjr
    jrfoleyjr 20 days ago

    If you want to smell something as offensive, take a beef liver steak and let it rot for a week or two. ENJOY!

  • Doug Lewis
    Doug Lewis 20 days ago

    I laughed so hard at the intro i passed out

  • Ann Bergman
    Ann Bergman 21 day ago

    Many people in Sweden love surströmming. It was my mums favourite food. I´ve tasted surströmming once. It´s disgusting!!!!

  • GoldenState
    GoldenState 21 day ago

    Poor guys.

  • Roger Limoseth
    Roger Limoseth 21 day ago +1

    OMG im laughing so hard i can't stand it!
    BTW, kinda crushing on Shannon.

  • babykakes robinson
    babykakes robinson 21 day ago

    This is funny 🤣🤣🤣

  • Michael Moore
    Michael Moore 21 day ago

    Hahahahahahah OMG i have tears from laughing ROFL

  • Kim Pettersson
    Kim Pettersson 22 days ago

    Wow... When the Irish act like bigger pussies than the Americans when eating Surtrömming, something is wrong is this world

  • Amber Gordon
    Amber Gordon 22 days ago

    The world has modern refrigeratoration there is no need for nasty shit like that.

  • Cta2006
    Cta2006 22 days ago

    Love the funeral music ….The trick is to forget that you're living … :-) Love it !

  • A Frog
    A Frog 22 days ago

    Being norwegian, sometimes I complain about a pungent stench of burning diapers and moldy cum-vomit..
    That`s how I know..

    Someone in sweden just opened a can of surströmming..

  • Dusk Riffs
    Dusk Riffs 22 days ago

    The sad music is great haha.

  • A maninthestreet
    A maninthestreet 22 days ago

    When Irish eyes are streaming. 🤮
    Pretty girls 👌

  • scaleop4
    scaleop4 23 days ago +3

    that intro had me laughing so hard i almost peed.

  • StrawberryNinja Nibbles

    This intro/opening is golden

  • Wensley Michel
    Wensley Michel 24 days ago +1

    The Fuckinh intro got me dead😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😤😅😤🐒🙂😑🤔😂😏🐵👁🐵

  • Arunabha Das
    Arunabha Das 24 days ago

    This is not the way how it's eaten in Sweden

  • Caseytify
    Caseytify 24 days ago

    I would have told them to bugger off. Then again, I don't like fish in the first place.

  • Chris Eliason
    Chris Eliason 25 days ago

    lol you cant open it on planes?! just eat it like a gangster haha xD

  • Edward Williams
    Edward Williams 25 days ago

    They shoulda got them drunk first.

  • Edward Williams
    Edward Williams 25 days ago

    OMG HA HA HA😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Edward Williams
    Edward Williams 25 days ago


  • Luffaman
    Luffaman 25 days ago

    -why do I want to puke?

  • Marsman
    Marsman 26 days ago +1

    I can only think of two situations that someone could unironically eat this;
    You're either starving or lost a bet.

  • Nyrée James
    Nyrée James 27 days ago

    2:08 and I'm ☠☠

  • War Monger
    War Monger 27 days ago

    I was so angry when I first clicked this and heard all the gagging. I forgot to use incognito, I thought, then I realized it's fine, this isn't pornhub.

  • RockLoving Diva
    RockLoving Diva 28 days ago

    It tastes like nothing but Shite and Salt....ha ha ha

    AUNTIE LORAX 29 days ago

    BEST EVER🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Charles Quick
    Charles Quick Month ago

    I am honestly sorry for you all... My sincere apology's!

  • Kenneth Black
    Kenneth Black Month ago

    Okay Facts gang, would rather eat Haggis instead of Surstromming?

  • Michael Cocaine
    Michael Cocaine Month ago

    You guys and gals are troopers. Amazing. I heard if you open the can under water far away from the table there are ways to make this taste good. But opening it in front of you and then even eat it? Wow, you people are tough!!!

  • Kyle Yates
    Kyle Yates Month ago

    Soon as the can opens they all gag

  • t raven
    t raven Month ago

    God the music

  • Krys Field
    Krys Field Month ago


  • Gerber Bernstein
    Gerber Bernstein Month ago

    Best video on You Tube !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lou
    Lou Month ago

    Soooooo funny best episode ever. Please redo it with Ryan, Dermot, Justine and others it would be so funny. Justine needs a break from Durian fruit. Lol

  • ThomOlausson
    ThomOlausson Month ago

    I am from Sweden and I wouldn't eat that, WHO the hell came up with the idea that rotten fish would taste better than freshly caught fish?
    Hilarious video though!
    Respect from Sweden