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January 16th, 2013

Calamari or bung?

On the most recent installment of This American Life, themed “Doppelgängers”, the first segment investigated something I never ever wondered but am now incredibly curious about: is pig bung being sold as calamari?

You know, a fine question. I think.

Ben Calhoun told the tale that culminated in a taste test between the two fried products. I won’t spoil the ending but I will mention that there are no confirmed cases of this actually happening – causing one newspaper to suggest it wasn’t worth reporting at all – but the differences between the two don’t appear to be all that significant.

Good times. Don’t know if I’ll eat calamari again. WELL PLAYED, IRA GLASS.

Posted in Food and Beverage

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