Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WTF Wednesday: Sassy Souse, Neuticles, Safari Teddy

Hello Wednesday, hello WTF!

If you tuned in last week, you may remember reference to livermush, and a livermush festival.

Perusing my grocer's freezer, I happened upon an entire section of liver loaves and was intrigued by its neighbor named "Souse." 

Marketed as "Sassy Souse." Upon investigation, it's also known as head cheese. I cannot imagine a more disgusting food label than "head cheese." I can see why they are going with "souse" instead.

 It seems to contain, pork, pork tongues, pork hearts, pork skins, a bunch of carcinogenic preservatives, pickles, and wheat gluten. Fully cooked, ready to eat, a delicious sandwich meat.


 Moving right along to dog balls. Neuticles (slogan: "It's like nothing ever changed.") are prosthetic testicle implants that you can get for your male dog when he is neutered. There are some hazy allegations that they may help the dog's self esteem, but the main purpose seems to be the owners like the way they look, and owners who would not neuter because they want their dog to have balls, will now neuter and implant these fake balls instead.

As if that weren't WTF enough already, they sell neuticle-related items like...earrings. Dog ball implant earrings. 


Ending on a more vintage note, here's a late 80s to early 90s crop top half t-shirt with a Jeep Wrangler-driving, pith helmet-wearing Teddy bear on African safari.

It's a size XL and in glorious condition.


As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

For more vintage wtf wonders (for sale), click here: vintage wtf


Anonymous said...

Neese's Liver Souse,Pudding,Mush....I think I'd love it. They may be killing you with the ingredients but from where I come from it doesn't look like they are stabbing you with the price. Seems reasonably priced to be able to buy anything that is fully eddible for $2 and change. A real deal. I'll see if I can find it in my neighborhood store on Long Island.....NOT.

Anonymous said...

You have a nice assemblege of WTF's today. Thanks for sharing.

skippy haha said...

@AnonyDAD - if you can't find any at king kullen, send down a cooler full of bomsters and i'll fill it with neese's fully edible delights and return. honestly it sounds a lot like chicken roll. i ate a LOT of chicken roll as a tot and i turned out okay. i don't think chicken roll exists anymore.

@Anon - thank you!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes....Weaver Chicken Roll and did you survive?
We knew how to live !!!!

kid D said...

They seem to have an obsession with liver in your part of the country

Anonymous said...

don't think i'll be tasting in of that souse. wtf.

skippy haha said...

@AnonyMOM - i remember the chunks of chicken floating in that sandwich meat! how DID we survive?

@kidD - there is a pig obsession - something about 'whole hog'? not sure which animals' livers are in livermush or liver pudding though. pig or cow? hmmmmm.

@Anon - yeah, i'm with ya there!

Unknown said...

Souse loaf is something that I like. It has a gelatin base due to the predominence of skin. Gelcaps in medicine use animal derived gelatin and so do gummy bears. All three melt if you heat them so make sure you eat your souse loaf chilled.

Offal, basically guts was not looked down upon historically. If somebody actually knows how to prepare food they can use anything as evidenced by history.

I am not saying that souse loaf is by all means healthy. It is high in cholesterol and sodium. However, you are probably going to die in a car crash, die of cancer, have a heart attack from old age, or even have a fatal accident at state park.

Do not worry about what food is made from. If you have a problem with preservatives quite using antioxidants because that is what most food preservatives are minus nitrites.