Late last month, I saw a great product on Gizmodo. Basically they are Cheeseburgers for campers, Cheeseburgers in a can or better called Canburgers. To cook these wonders you simply put the can in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes and voilá, you have a nice warm burger. with all the trimmings. So I took myself off to Trekking Mahlzeiten (a great German company) and ordered 4. Over the weekend, I got the urge to try them out, after a few beers on the town with friends. Here are the results
So let’s see what’s in the can …
So you get a pot and put it into the boiling water
So after boiling it looked like this, funnily enough
It wasn’t that easy to get the burger out of the can. Here I am fighting with it, there were ring pulls at the top and at the bottom of the can.
You can see the lovely sesame seeds on the can
Simply the best chef there is ! You can see that there are pickles and sauce on the burger.
Let’s zoom in on this bad boy
The first bite !
Getting stuck in
Maybe I need some beer to wash this down…
The beer helped alot, this was the remains. I almost forgot to take some close up shots of it.
You can see the lovely seeds on the bun. The cheese ended up looking like something out of a sick babies nose
So all in all it was tasty, albeit a little chewy. Now I have 3 more waiting on the counter for another drunken nights cooking experience.
Maybe the next ones will actually turn out like they say they will look more like the picture on their website.
Overall it was tasty enough, a bit better than those microwave ones you get, but probably not as good as what you can get in McDonald’s. I was surprised that there was sauce on the burgers, and that the cheese actually melted. The meat did look ultra processed, and it’s something that would make Heston Blumenthal , but as an alternative to a late night burger it definitely fills the gap. These are certainly nothing compared the CheeseBurger Fridays burgers that got me featured on A Hamburger today (a cool blog about burgers), last year. In fact they have some pictures of canburgers on there too.