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Items that really, really should be renamed

By: 19 December 2010 No Comment

Yes there are some things that were either named a long time ago or bear foreign names that translate horribly into English.

I’ve attached a couple of photos of such products. I saw these two while my wife and I were shopping at Kroger and submit them as exhibits “A” and “B” — unfortunately named foods that should send their manufacturers back to the “let’s name this stuff again” drawing board.

Both of these items were located in the “international foods” section at Kroger and are from a company called Grace which boasts of making quality goods since 1922. In the case of the first item, it’s not to hard to guess that it was named back then and is the victim of changing definitions.

Yes, we’re talking about the package which, apparently, contains something called cock soup. Ugh. I’ll pass. Chicken soup is much more palatable.

The second photo is of a product that just sounds nasty — fish tea. Fish tea? That just sounds horrible. The item is also labeled as fish soup, but that doesn’t sound just a whole lot better. Perhaps they should discontinue that mess altogether.

These photos, of course, are part of the “just what the hell is going on here?” series here at First Arkansas News. We are absolutely dedicated to finding odd photos, posting them and making fun of them. Stick around for the fun, won’t you?

Ugh. Nasty!

Equally nasty (arguably).

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email =

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