You learn a lot about people's food choices working at a grocery store.

You see a lot of weird things too. I'm still mystified by "country scrapple," which is delightfully described by wikipedia as semi-solid congealed pork scraps, but people buy it - but, then again, I'm still a little mystified by iced tea, and having to specify "hot tea" whenever I go to Panera.

But whatever. To each their own. My real point of this daily post is to share today's food discovery, which I found while trying to find a specific brand of hashbrown (another food I've never really understood. I am very much too not-Southern for the South). Mainly, hamburger patties made of "Ground Elk", "Wild Boar," and "Ground Buffalo". And I'm not talking just one or two, tucked away in the bottom of the cooler like the ground Alligator meat I discovered when the freezers in the seafood department failed. No, I'm talking about significant quantities, though I've yet to see anyone buy them.

Proving the next time you hear anyone make fun of foreign countries for what they eat, remember Americans eat pretty wacky things too.
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Ive eaten both kangeroo and ostrich in burgers before both are tasty and a lot healthier than beef
Possibly, but Wild Boar burgers are about the last thing you expect to see in an American supermarket

Edited at 2013-09-01 01:17 am (UTC)
Wild board and elk isn't that uncommon in Sweden. Not that they sell it in your average supermarkets, but in some of them. There are restaurants that will have elk or wild boar on the menu, and when there's a market or a fair, there's often a stand offering elk kebab, or reindeer wok/kebab.
True, but usually about the average "usual" meats I tend to see in the store is Venison. It was just something I've never seen before.