Weird things Austrians… eat… Gabelbissen

On a recent trip to the supermarket, I discovered something I’d never seen before. Something that once again had me questioning the curious things that Austrians eat. So naturally I took a photo and decided it was worth a blog post.

Is anyone else out there interested in trying one of these Gabelbissen snack pots? Apparently they are Typically Austrian (according to advertising on the website) and are touted as THE Austrian classic for small snacks on the go for decades. They are available in six tasty varieties. What’s in them, you ask? Crunchy vegetable salad, mayonnaise, and a garnish of sausage, fish or egg… wow.

Did I buy them, you ask? Did I taste them? No, I did not. I put them in the same category as Jelly Meat and I left it at that. In the same way that I no longer feel any kind of pressure to eat fried tarantulas off the street in Bangkok, or go bungy jumping again, I also don’t need to prove myself to anyone for a try of these snack pots… however tasty they might be.

Apparently I’m not alone though, according to my husband, these should not really be described as classic Austrian snacks, he said he’s only seen them being eaten once or twice in his life! 😉

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