Top 5 Awkwardly Named Grocery Store Products

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Why am I slapping the woman who gave birth to me again?
Bizarrely named foreign foods (e.g., Spotted Dick) are always good for a laugh, but what about the weird monikers that grace the labels of products on our own shelves? Here are five awkwardly titled domestic grocery store products. Bet you can't ask Grandma to pick them up at the store for you without blushing.

5. Foulds Macaroni and Cheese. Either way I pronounce this name suggests something not quite right. "Foul" macaroni and cheese? "Fool's" macaroni and cheese? Just reading it on a grocery list makes me cringe. I'll stick to Kraft.

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Doesn't quite come trippingly off the tongue.
4. BAWLS Energy Drinks. Given that one of their slogans is "It takes BAWLS to be unstoppable," I'm sure this company is well aware of its product's double entendre. And though I have no idea about the quality of these beverages, I won't risk trying them lest I accidentally tell the world how much I enjoy BAWLS.

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Nothing like getting drunk off of feline urine.
3. Walker & Sons "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun Seasoning. Yeah, I get that this name derives from the expression, "X so good, you'll want to slap your mama." Oh wait, no I don't. Delicious food has never made me violent (bad service, on the other hand...). I can't imagine backhanding my mother for dishing up some spectacularly seasoned fried chicken, but given the popularity of this product, I must be in the minority.

2. Professor Phardtpounders' Colon Cleaner Hot Sauce. Nothing wrong with wanting to flush out the system with a little spice. If, however, you are feeling a bit stuffed up and simultaneously jonesin' for some hot sauce, do you really want to announce it to the world? Don't answer that.

1. Cat's Pee On a Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon Blanc.

"Honey, I'm going to Spec's. Want anything?"

"Oh yes! Can you pick me up a bottle of Cat's Pee? We're fresh out."

Enough said.

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I didn't think the term made sense either but after reading this from their website it now does -  To the folks who came into the deli asking to take home the Cajun seasoning, TW would often proclaim, "When you use this seasoning, the food tastes so good, it'll make you want to go home and slap ya mama, because she could never make anything taste that great.”  


We bought a packet of that soup as a joke for a friend. :) I'd add the whole "Bimbo" line of bread products to this discussion. I still can't see them in the store w/o snickering!


At Kroger in the ethnic food section is a flavored soup mix by Grace…it’s called, Cock Flavored Soup Mix. Thank goodness there is a picture of a chicken on the front.


The "slap ya..." is really a good one to use to blacken fish and shrimp, however please note it does tend to lean to the over salty side but brings a nice level of heat in each bite.  Steer clear of the "slap ya shrimp boil" product is its just terrible and very expensive.  You are better off either making it on your own or buy the cheap boil ones as they work even better. 

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