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Irish People Taste American Seafood for the First Time

Published On 01/08/2017 Published On 01/08/2017

After staging hilarious taste tests of dozens of American foods like BBQ, burgers, and even classic Thanksgiving dishes, it's a miracle the Irish folks over at the Facts. channel on YouTube haven't run out of unique American foodstuffs to try on camera for the first time. But as you can see in their latest video, it turns out there's a major category they've somehow left unexplored until now: American seafood.

In the brief clip, a small group of Irish men and women are asked to taste mostly ubiquitous American seafood dishes like lobster rolls, shrimp creole, and fish tacos as well as two foods that are far from common fare here, shrimp burgers and crab chowder (yes, crab chowder instead of the ubiquitous creamy seafood soup, clam chowder). Unsurprisingly, the fish tacos, lobster roll, and shrimp creole earned generally high marks with initial responses like "Now I understand why people crave lobster" and "The sauce just sets your mouth on fire in the best possible way." As for the shrimp burger and questionable crab chowder, well, let's just say they were just as weirded out as you are. 

With reactions like "It's what I would imagine eating a brain is like" and "This is what they serve to people in prison," it's clear this particular group of Irish people were, for the most part, unimpressed with the seafood. Sure, not everyone like seafood to begin with, and most importantly, they should visit the US and taste actual American seafood before completely writing it off as bad.

One of the prevailing conclusions from the video, though, is something every American can get behind: "Just tie me to a bed and feed me lobster rolls all day long." Really, who can resist a nice, plump lobster roll?

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and would actually love to try "crab chowder" if it's actually a thing somehwere. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.

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