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Cheeseburger in a Can – Revealed!

A little over one year ago, we broke the story on a bizarre feat of German engineering – Cheeseburger in a Can. After much debate over the actual appearance and palitability as described in the catalog, our loyal European reader Nika offered to hunt down the elusive hiker’s meal and answer all of our burning questions. These are her discoveries.

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February 13th, 2017 at 5:54 am eatdatpussy445 says:

I Really Wanna Try It, That And The Chicken In A Can.

January 18th, 2016 at 8:27 am Ralse says:

The buns are horrible, we left them as they are, very bad taste.
The meat is very thick and solid but eadible, not all that bad really.
If you dislike the meat, suggest to use mayo or ketchup.
The burger is all in all not recommended, it tastes quite badly.
Still need to try the cheeseburger but I expect equally bad results.

January 13th, 2016 at 3:39 pm Ralse says:

@ Hallucid you can get it from, at least the new verison of the burger.
It comes in 2 varieties, with and without cheese.
The burger can be preserved for almost 3 years in the can which is not really that much imo.
I bought both versions, will soon try them, it mentions a 'moisture absorbing paper' which has to be removed before consumption.
So I assume the burger will be less 'soggy' as per Nika's test.

November 28th, 2015 at 11:58 pm Dude says:


November 24th, 2010 at 7:46 pm Hallucid says:

Please tell, where can I find this magical food item?

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March 2nd, 2010 at 4:59 pm Rawr I Eat U says:

im still not convinced i mean cmon its a cheeseburger... more like a cheesebooger in this case but it cant b tht bad.... can it? and if it is.. someone throw somone else in jail for raping cheeseboogers... burgers my bad.

September 11th, 2009 at 5:14 pm MrJ says:

I love your experessions! hehe you are cute!

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June 20th, 2009 at 7:01 pm EVILE434 says:

fear it's POWER.

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June 18th, 2009 at 1:43 pm Sam Dude says:

I would've tried it, but I'm a vegetarian, so it would have been barbaric rape of all senses and my moral beliefs.

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June 10th, 2009 at 5:20 pm Teflon Monkey says:

I think Jon's naivety has just been uncovered.. however I choose to think of it as innocence :)

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June 10th, 2009 at 1:01 pm trashbrain says:

Uh.. few weeks ago I saw the canned cheeseburgers and thought about testing them. I won't think such things again.

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June 10th, 2009 at 6:53 am Jonathan M says:

Um, twan, you can't swallow something that is attatched to something.

Have you ever swallowed a chicken-breast while it was attatched to the chicken?

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June 8th, 2009 at 6:48 pm twan says:

Oh dear god, please tell me you didn't swallow that,
if you did this leads me to the the conlusion that you's swallow anything,
which would lead to a predictable, pervy and insulting question.
answer in pm please :D

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June 8th, 2009 at 2:19 am MrMiyagi says:

Since so many people seem to be commenting on this particular post I thought a little investigation was in order along the lines of "What other strange/average food that one normally wouldn't think would come in a can is encapsulated in such a delectable fashion?"

Eh voila! I give you the preliminary result:

The burger tried by Nika and her partner in crime even makes an honorary appearance. Bravo.

Now I won't be volunteering, with the same gusto as demonstrated by Nika, to pick up and document the eating of any of these delicacies (I've survive on a strict diet of ramen noodles and flies caught with chopsticks) but I invite any of the braver DYOGers and Videofantastic-ites (or Forum-ers) to do the honors.

Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more.

June 7th, 2009 at 3:34 pm Grolo says:

Is this "1 girl 1 can"?

June 7th, 2009 at 2:37 pm GERARD PAWLING says:


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June 7th, 2009 at 12:13 am Super Cat says:

You don't look 28 Nika.

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June 6th, 2009 at 4:02 pm nika says:

I think that DYOG shirt is what makes the difference.

Judging by the comments on some other sites, not everyone enjoys photos of people spitting out food. I had no clue such people exist.
Live and learn. :P

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June 6th, 2009 at 3:52 pm wyse says:

I'd say this article has added a pretty woman, which is both interesting and of note :P

June 6th, 2009 at 11:28 am cynnicysm says:

what does that even mean?

June 6th, 2009 at 9:51 am ummmm says:

Way to rip off the other cheeseburger post without adding anything of interest or note. You suck.

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June 5th, 2009 at 4:07 am TopMonkey says:

"bratty looking food spewing creature"

Well...when you put it that way, it makes total sense... ;)

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June 4th, 2009 at 8:23 pm Teflon Monkey says:

On the plus side, you could then eat the can..

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June 4th, 2009 at 6:40 pm nika says:

TM, it *is* strange that using only my posts as a reference you've imagined me as a bratty looking food spewing creature. Something for me to contemplate about. ;)

Cynn, have some respect for cheeseburger in the can and log in.

June 4th, 2009 at 5:56 pm cynnicysm says:

you thought she would have a crooked eyebrow?

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June 4th, 2009 at 5:36 pm TopMonkey says:

Yes yes, I know I don't go to the forums often. I hardly have time for DYOG & VF.

However, what has surprised me is this...when we interact with people on line we form visual images of them which are generally ninety degrees out of phase...however, you look just like I thought you would look...and that's just odd...not that you look odd...that you actually look like I imagined you often do you think that happens just from reading posts?

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June 4th, 2009 at 1:10 pm dragonvargon says:

Now that's just false advertising, damn you people that designed those hamburgers.

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June 4th, 2009 at 7:06 am nika says:

I know morhkt, I know. I feel physical pain every time I look at that photo.

And just to repeat once more: it smells exactly as it looks, and it tastes ten times worse than smell and look combined.
It's like some mathematical equation of foulness.

I think it's safe to say that if you're trekking and have a choice between this and berries that have laxative effect - go with the berries.

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June 4th, 2009 at 5:09 am Nebonit says:

:O There are DYOG T-shirts!
:O It exists the myth is busted and why NIKA did you eat it (or at least try it)? It looked disgusting did it smell better then it looked?
You are a brave person to eat something that looks worse than a cheese burger sitting out for 1 week and also being sat on all that time. I am glad I will never experience that. Also I think that if you’re trekking I think a lot of things taste better like the burger.

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June 4th, 2009 at 4:10 am morhkt says:

You shouldn't do weird eyebrow moves like that. It makes them look uneven.

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June 4th, 2009 at 12:28 am jweiss09 says:

Looks like the great accomplishment of capturing the elegance of a cheeseburger in a can is still up for grabs.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:03 pm duckwariorrandom says:

Your braver than me, Nika.

June 3rd, 2009 at 9:16 pm says:

No food ever can look like the picture it seems... and most of the time taste like it... i was hoping for the best though.

June 3rd, 2009 at 8:11 pm Mart says:

Funniest **** ever lolllllll.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 7:11 pm -_-Kurt-_- says:

what did you expect?

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June 3rd, 2009 at 6:40 pm 1supercosmic says:

so basically canburger failed :P

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June 3rd, 2009 at 5:40 pm Frosty says:

I am so getting some. You know.... for sick practical jokes.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 5:03 pm Mokeman says:

A great day for Europeans everywhere.

And here I thought I'd never see the day that they tinned bread.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 4:50 pm nika says:

TM, if you visited forums more often you'd already know how most regular users look like. ;)

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June 3rd, 2009 at 4:35 pm TopMonkey says:

You're not telling me that's nika in those pictures are you?

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June 3rd, 2009 at 2:39 pm super_cereal says:

apparently the hooker beating sham-wow guy was wrong... germans DONT always make good stuff

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June 3rd, 2009 at 2:24 pm Vogel says:

Only in Germany could such happens.. I think you're very brave to actually taste it.
All of a sudden Jaka-bov isn't that bad!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 2:12 pm pulseHEAD says:

Hmmm, it looks no worse than the kababs i eat at 3 in the morning.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 1:29 pm cynnicysm says:

i felt it appropriate to log in for this one.

it. is. about. damn. time.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 1:10 pm Teflon Monkey says:

"My body does not approve of this barbaric rape of all senses."

I don't know how soon I'll be able to work this phrase into a conversation (given it's myself and my friends, probably one to two days), but I guarantee I will do it at the first opportunity.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 12:18 pm zombie from hell says:

I quote from the manufacturer's webpage:

"The cheeseburger, which is marketed under the Trek‘n Eat label, guarantees unrestricted enjoyment in the mountains and in other extreme environments. People in the wilderness who rely on the experience of an expedition food specialist such as Trek‘n Eat in preparing their meals have more of life: more enjoyment, less weight to carry, and more time for doing other things. The canned burger has a shelf life of twelve months without requiring refrigeration."

Wow, they almost had me fooled.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:48 am nika says:

Well, the original post was titled "I can haz cheezburgr in a can?", so I think now we got everything covered and your day is saved. ;)

Btw, just looking at those pics makes me remember the taste in my mouth after taking that one bite..ugh.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:42 am bastian_1343 says:

I was just gonna say. If someone doesn't combine the ShamWow guy and the lolcat-classics in this thread, My day is ruined.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:29 am MrMiyagi says:

Like the inimitable pogo stick (a hot dog that has been wrapped in cornbread batter and deep fried) there are some things that nature itself cries out against.

I'm interested to know what other delicacies-in-a-can come from this manufacturer.

To quote the Shamwow Guy: "It's from Germany and you know the Germans always make good stuff!"

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:55 am The Used Nirvana says:

Yay! nika has reported about the cheeseburger in a can!

Um.....Should I still be afraid, very afraid?

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