Marmite. Love it. Hate it ... But ban it? We uncover the world's weirdest prohibited foodstuffs
OK, admit it, how many of these foods are in your shopping basket?
Our beloved tomato sauce which makes a bacon sarnie complete.
Banned in: primary schools in France
Why: it's seen as a cultural threat to French cooking among children and masks the taste of whatever they're eating, apparently.
Whether you love it or hate it, the black spreadable stuff is a national institution.
Banned in: Denmark
Why: the yeast extract defies a 2004 law that restricts food products fortified with vitamins. They must really hate the stuff.
A Scottish sausage made from sheep's stomach stuffed with diced sheep's liver, lungs, heart, oatmeal, onion and seasoning.
Banned in: America
Why: there’s a law against sheep's lungs in food products in the States. We might not fight this one.
Made from the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened.
Banned in: over 14 countries
Why: force feeding birds to swell their livers to 10 times the normal size is seen as cruel. Well, we’re not going to disagree with that part …
A freshwater fish that puffs up like a balloon when threatened.
Banned in: EU
Why: Let’s just say that if it’s prepared wrongly it’s poisonous. Deadly poisonous.
This isn't your average cheese. It's made in Sardinia with fly larvae (yes, you read that right).
Banned in: America and the EU
Why: it doesn’t comply with hygiene standards and can have side effects including allergic reactions. It probably doesn't taste that good in a cheese and pickle sandwich anyway.
Swedish fermented herring that is considered a delicacy by some and smells like rotting rubbish to others.
Banned on: airlines
Why: apparently it can be explosive and falls into the category of being a dangerous weapon. Who knew herrings could be so hazardous?