People Left Disturbed After Seeing How Crabsticks Are Made And They Never Want To Eat Them Again

By Haider Ali in Food On 11th July 2023
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Crabstick eaters are swearing off the food forever after learning how it's made, and if you knew the real story, you may as well.

There is a proverb that goes, "Everyone wants to eat sausages, but nobody wants to know how they are made."

That's because the procedure isn't exactly the most enticing thing in the world; it entails some grinding, a significant amount of blood and gore, and even some offal for good measure.

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Nevertheless, a large number of people continue to eat sausages every weekend and, in certain areas of the world, every day.

Crabsticks are another popular snack meal, although you might want to skip the explanation of how they go from the sea to your plate.

You can witness how crabsticks are made in a viral video that just went popular on YouTube. Once you see what is behind that door, you won't be able to forget about it.

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You won't be able to remove this grey, frothing substance once it has entered your grey matter.

So without further ado, how about we really find out how this s*** works?

It begins with some meat.

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It's simply frozen fish meat, not crab meat as you would have been made to believe.

The Alaskan pollock species make up the majority of the grey meat.

The meat is then put into a mixer and mashed up, followed by the addition of other ingredients like egg whites and wheat, which is then, you guessed it, mixed up again.

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This results in the production of a paste-like material that has hints of clay or building putty.

Have you yet lost your appetite?

The next stage is to obtain that goo and feed it into a device that produces just one lengthy strip of meaty material. 

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This strip is then spun together and weaved into a rope to mimic the texture of crab or lobster meat.

Then some of that stuff is sold off as surimi or imitation crab flesh, and other pieces are coated in the orange-colored shell that you might identify with crab or lobster, and then they are sold as crabsticks.

It is obvious that many people are dissatisfied with their newfound knowledge.

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One person commented: "I will never purchase this ever again! Thank you for opening my eyes!"

Another said: "I always thought this stuff was disgusting, now I KNOW it is."

Some people, however, weren't as disappointed.

Another said: "I always thought this stuff was disgusting, now I KNOW it is."

Some people, however, weren't as disappointed.