How bad that could be when you are living abroad and being denied to give the food you used to have at your home as it is not hard to find but banned in the country.
In this context, we have made a list of most unusual foods which are outlawed across the world.
A very common snack these which is banned in Somalia. The Al-Shabaab leaders find the three sided snack offensive as it resembles the Christian Holy Trinity and the triangular shape is not compatible with their strict Islamic culture.
Our perfect companion to fries and pakoras, ketchup, is banned from primary schools in France. They believe it poses a cultural threat to traditional French cooking among children as it “masks the flavour of whatever they are eating.”
3. Chewing Gum:
Since 2004, Singapore has put a ban on chewing gums and only a few with therapeutic value are allowed. Gums can be purchased through a prescription from a doctor only. If anyone spits gum on the streets, there’s a fine of $500. The reason behind the ban was because of its sticky nature.
4. Kinder Eggs:
Two of the favourite things that kids want to have, the chocolate and a surprise gift. Their import, however, is banned in the United States as they contain a non-edible object embedded in it. It works as a precautionary means as children might swallow the plastic toy.
It is illegal to sell raw almonds in California as it has been proven that they are one of the reasons behind salmonella outbreaks. People infected with salmonella usually develop high fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
6. Raw Milk:
Unpasteurised milk is banned in 22 states in the US and Canada over concerns about germs – this despite the fact that it is widely available in Europe, Africa and Asia, with advocates insisting it is actually very healthy.