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 • 3 984

  • Austin Mansoon
    Austin Mansoon 15 hours ago

    They should've drowned it in hot sauce. That's how many of us in the South(USA) and also the ghetto deal with nasty food. LOL

  • Austin Mansoon
    Austin Mansoon 15 hours ago

    I wouldn't be able to stay in that room much less bring that anywhere near my mouth

  • GorramDarthKhal
    GorramDarthKhal 20 hours ago

    I've watched seconds 0:10-0:14 so many times. 🤣 It's like he's getting punched in the face with the smell.

  • Nibiru
    Nibiru Day ago

    The intro had me dying bahaha.

  • AssBurgers
    AssBurgers Day ago +1

    That’s racist I’m Swede and I’m offended

  • Lill Doll
    Lill Doll 2 days ago

    I’m shocked they ate it inside, most times you see them take people outside to eat.

  • Bode Gibbs
    Bode Gibbs 2 days ago

    Davey: "It tastes of salt and shite." LOL!

  • Penny Francis
    Penny Francis 2 days ago

    I feel so sick just watching donnal you are awsome

  • Petr Valek
    Petr Valek 2 days ago


  • Matthew Heywood
    Matthew Heywood 3 days ago

    Donal was the man in this video

  • chrismarquez09
    chrismarquez09 3 days ago

    I just threw up in my mouth, watching this shit

  • John Smith
    John Smith 3 days ago

    I love that everyone outside sweden always opens that shit in open air.... open that shit in a bucket of water or the room will smell for days or even weeks

  • Andrew Harper
    Andrew Harper 3 days ago


  • Hamsterfan Gaming
    Hamsterfan Gaming 5 days ago

    That noise Irish Jesus made was his soul leaving his body

  • Deadsilver Moon
    Deadsilver Moon 5 days ago

    2:50....!!!!! omg im crying¡!¡!¡!¡!¡!

  • drumnut67
    drumnut67 5 days ago


  • butch kaminsky
    butch kaminsky 6 days ago

    Air drop that on those crazies in Iran Army!

  • DrDomich
    DrDomich 6 days ago

    00:01-00:16 😂😂😂
    also 00:22-00:40
    Also 00:50-01:00

  • matt holland
    matt holland 7 days ago

    I love the music with it, really adds to the piece. Great work! Now about this Swedish doctor that says we should combat global warming by eating the bodies of our dead. Up for that one?

  • cxloudnai9 :3
    cxloudnai9 :3 9 days ago

    *"the trick is to forget that you're living"*

  • Melody Rosengren
    Melody Rosengren 9 days ago +4

    Sweden isn’t that bad all the time 😬(I’m from Sweden) The farts after is worse.....

    PSYCHRONIC 9 days ago

    The world's most eco friendly riot control method

  • Freedom First
    Freedom First 10 days ago

    It should be Shitstromming..................Why Sweeden, why?????????????????

  • Warren Davis
    Warren Davis 11 days ago

    Y'all are better folks than me...

  • Mushroom Mark
    Mushroom Mark 11 days ago

    I don't get the massive over reacting it's not that bad, I'd say Dorian is worse but still never been so much of a snowflake to react like this over anything

  • Marc Vincent Klitgaard

    How to break up a group 101

  • Guest 666
    Guest 666 14 days ago

    Bombs *America* use: Nukes
    Bombs *Finnish* use: Nokia
    Bombs *Swedish* use: surströmming

  • No Body
    No Body 14 days ago

    She took a massive bite lol

  • Michael Doyle
    Michael Doyle 15 days ago +1

    The opening 1 to 2 minutes made me laugh so much, there were tears galore! I loved the way you all (mostly) ducked under the table when that festering mess was opened. Hats off for at least being there let alone tasting it 👏

  • I’m a Cool Mom
    I’m a Cool Mom 17 days ago

    Laughing so hard

  • Jason Luera
    Jason Luera 19 days ago

    "The trick is you have to forget that youre alive" 😂😂😂

  • possum440
    possum440 19 days ago

    Not even preparing that the correct way. "Let's light a stick of dynamite and hold it for a bit". Clowns are supposed to have a bucket of water, open it under water, drain it there and then finish opening the lid and prepare it AWAY from guests.

  • John Vlad
    John Vlad 21 day ago

    The dude in cap is a legend!

  • Kry DragonFyre
    Kry DragonFyre 21 day ago

    Best opening ever.

  • natedogg1088
    natedogg1088 22 days ago

    Pity invoked... Didn't think it was possible... But you poor Irish bastards...

  • AnimusFlux
    AnimusFlux 22 days ago

    That opening was so chaotic and violent. ha ha ha

  • Elf1 Mirkwood3
    Elf1 Mirkwood3 23 days ago


  • Yoav Simon
    Yoav Simon 24 days ago

    Just to let you know you're not supposed to eat it like that you're supposed to take of the bones in the skin off

  • Brian Hartling
    Brian Hartling 26 days ago

    We need answers Sweden.
    Also, Shannon: Women can do what men can do~ Puts the biggest f'ing sized piece in her mouth! lol

  • Marla Rogers
    Marla Rogers 26 days ago


  • Kargon TheDestroyer
    Kargon TheDestroyer 26 days ago

    Laughs in swedish.

  • Leprechan1
    Leprechan1 27 days ago

    Haven’t laughed so hard in a while.. not good since I’m on a dialysis machine 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🥵

  • Paula Shelton
    Paula Shelton 27 days ago

    It’s supposed to be opened under water.

  • James Tarr
    James Tarr 29 days ago +1

    LOL I haven't laughed so hard in a long time!

  • Aaron Barlow
    Aaron Barlow Month ago

    Are all these videos exaggerated acting for views? It can't smell THAT bad.

  • cute girl
    cute girl Month ago +1

    Wht jesus face while opening can...priceless

  • Gout Lord
    Gout Lord Month ago +1

    The way you went about it made it a thousand times worse.
    The irish are gangsta as f.

  • Elizabeth Hanson
    Elizabeth Hanson Month ago +1

    When I laugh so hard and cry at the same time the opening is just priceless!!!

  • Benjamin Lane
    Benjamin Lane Month ago

    Love the sad funeral music in the background

  • Poinciana B
    Poinciana B Month ago +1

    Do not insult grey!

  • deegee1177
    deegee1177 Month ago

    0:12 Sounds like jesus got sprayed in the face by a skunk 😂

  • Captain Awesome
    Captain Awesome Month ago

    I love how that girl is talking about the taste when she is actually talking about the texture

  • 069220
    069220 Month ago +1

    Hey, you get to burp it up in a while, yum!

  • Mrs. Bennett
    Mrs. Bennett Month ago


  • ufolamb
    ufolamb Month ago +1

    That has got to be the greatest intro to a video I have ever see....ever

  • Gary McAuley
    Gary McAuley Month ago

    Jesus converted to Islam "Al-al, al-al, al-al"

  • odinmp5
    odinmp5 Month ago

    Once upon a time ,a swedish exgirlfriend told me her dad, would make me eat surstromming to see if i was worthy of her. I'm so glad i never got to that stage of the relationship.

  • Mary Rust
    Mary Rust Month ago

    Donal was amazing

  • thomas boyd
    thomas boyd Month ago +1

    Best comment taste like shite and salt im dying

  • Josiah Rickens
    Josiah Rickens Month ago

    Wimps I think I could cause for one reason I have no sense of smell so can't smell it if that's the case