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17 Canadian Foods That Will Make You Say “WTF"

Pork spread?

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We recently asked Canadian members of the BuzzFeed Community to share with us the weirdest creations they’ve come across in the country. Here are some of the most *ahem* unique delights that Canadians feast on:

1. Poutine râpée (boiled potato dumpling with a pork filling)

"Nothing too crazy, but poutine râpée does look pretty weird. We call them 'snotballs'!"—madisontkdo
@ECVManon / Via Twitter: @ECVManon

"Nothing too crazy, but poutine râpée does look pretty weird. We call them 'snotballs'!"

madisontkdo

2. Cretons

"It's like a fatty spiced pork spread usually eaten on toast. Popular in Quebec breakfast."—mel03
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: puresugar

"It's like a fatty spiced pork spread usually eaten on toast. Popular in Quebec breakfast."

mel03

3. Jiggs dinner and blueberry duff

https://twitter.com/restlesshrts/status/715863467907874816
https://twitter.com/KerrioftheNorth/status/711719284506898432

"A heaping plate of chicken/turkey/roast, dressing, salted beef, potatoes, turnip, carrots, cabbage, and blueberry duff. Blueberry duff is kind of like a cake you make in a butter tub that you put on top of the veggies in the boiling pot. And it's all smothered in gravy."

leililly

4. Oreilles de crisse

"It's basically deep-fried pig fat that we dip in maple syrup."—Ria Sdrakas (Facebook)
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: mathoov

"It's basically deep-fried pig fat that we dip in maple syrup."

—Ria Sdrakas (Facebook)

5. Kraft dinner with ketchup

"KD with ketchup and grilled cheese with ketchup? We seem to be a ketchup-positive country." —Ariel Melissa (Facebook)
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: travosaurus

"KD with ketchup and grilled cheese with ketchup? We seem to be a ketchup-positive country."

—Ariel Melissa (Facebook)

6. Prairie oysters (bull testicles)

"I tried them. Not that bad. But still tastes like an organ. Definitely an acquired taste."—Robert Buth (Facebook)
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: wallyg

"I tried them. Not that bad. But still tastes like an organ. Definitely an acquired taste."

—Robert Buth (Facebook)

7. Toutons

"Toutons from Newfoundland! You make fresh bread dough and roll it into balls and fry them in oil until brown. Then you dip them in maple syrup or molasses."—kekelly94
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: st3wy

"Toutons from Newfoundland! You make fresh bread dough and roll it into balls and fry them in oil until brown. Then you dip them in maple syrup or molasses."

kekelly94

8. Lay's Cinnamon Bun Chips

"Surprisingly delicious!!!"—bellacyp4
Candy Canada / Via youtube.com

"Surprisingly delicious!!!"

bellacyp4

9. Cow’s Creamery Chocolate-Covered Chips

"Weird, but good AF."—olivial4377dea01
COWS / Via cows.ca

"Weird, but good AF."

olivial4377dea01

10. Moose heart (a roasted moose heart with stuffing)

"Amazing."—sarahl4965d9942
@MaiseyFinancial / Via Twitter: @MaiseyFinancial

"Amazing."

sarahl4965d9942

Sugar pie

“Maple sugar pie is my new favourite dessert. It’s a French Canadian thing and super delicious. It’s like a giant butter tart without raisins. It’s basically like, 'Eff you fruit pies, we skip the pretending-to-be-healthy step and just admit it, pie = sugar.’"—Teresa Janelle (Facebook)
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: watchmojo

“Maple sugar pie is my new favourite dessert. It’s a French Canadian thing and super delicious. It’s like a giant butter tart without raisins. It’s basically like, 'Eff you fruit pies, we skip the pretending-to-be-healthy step and just admit it, pie = sugar.’"

—Teresa Janelle (Facebook)

11. Fries with "dressing" and gravy

"Dressing is essentially our [Newfoundland’s] version of turkey stuffing, but way better. Also cut-up hotdog wieners because why the hell not. It's the absolute best combo after a night on George Street."—laurak46ced448a
@Kel9118 / Via Twitter: @Kel9118

"Dressing is essentially our [Newfoundland’s] version of turkey stuffing, but way better. Also cut-up hotdog wieners because why the hell not. It's the absolute best combo after a night on George Street."

laurak46ced448a

12. Persians

"Anyone from Thunder Bay can vouch for these doughnut-cake hybrids! Think a Boston cream doughnut without the filling, covered with a pink strawberry icing."—winningwithanwen
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: istargazer

"Anyone from Thunder Bay can vouch for these doughnut-cake hybrids! Think a Boston cream doughnut without the filling, covered with a pink strawberry icing."

winningwithanwen

13. Tourtière

"Uhm, so there is a ground beef (or any meat) pie called Tourtière and my entire family calls it 'French Torture.' It's actually pretty freaking delicious, but who names food after such a ravenous act?"—elled5
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: crd

"Uhm, so there is a ground beef (or any meat) pie called Tourtière and my entire family calls it 'French Torture.' It's actually pretty freaking delicious, but who names food after such a ravenous act?"

elled5

14. Pickerel cheeks (pan-fried fish ​cheeks)

—johnj4e60d7cbe
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: travelmanitoba

15. Poutine burritos

"Because poutine isn't enough, we have to have it in wraps for easier consumption."—crystalroseh
@SmokesBurrito / Via Twitter: @SmokesBurrito

"Because poutine isn't enough, we have to have it in wraps for easier consumption."

crystalroseh

16. BONUS: Sourtoe cocktail (a real severed human toe that’s been pickled and put into a glass of whiskey)

—Arturo Calvo (Facebook)(No, don’t worry, you don’t actually consume the toe itself.)
Sourtoe Cocktail Club / Via Facebook: SourtoeCocktailClub

—Arturo Calvo (Facebook)

(No, don’t worry, you don’t actually consume the toe itself.)

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