Here’s something I didn’t know was possible until it happened.
Apparently, if you have a can of soup, and some part of the soup had gone off or was rotten when it was canned, it can ferment inside the can and expand. Eventually the pressure will cause the can to open.
When the can opens it will be spectacular, in a horrible sort of way, looking and smelling like someone has projectile-vomited across your kitchen cupboards. It will literally explode.
We emptied the cupboard and cleaned it three times to get rid of the smell, and then found the lid of the can several days later. It had blown off the right side of the can, bounced off the wall of the cupboard, and landed between some other items in the far left corner at the back.
13 comments on “When soup explodes”
This is most distressing.
How out of date was the soup? Are the other soups in the picture at risk of the same fate?
It was still in date.
Dates don’t mean a thing to soup when it comes to exploding. They make their own rules.
Orange is my favourite flavour of ispaghula husk. Lemon just doesn’t cut it.
The lemon one is fine but the orange one is definitely better. What you really don’t want is the plain one.
When I was 36 years old I had absolutely no clue what an ispaghula husk was until it appeared in some post about explody soup.
Rumours that storing soup near items with high concentrations of ispaghula husk can lead to can explosions are, at best, unproven.
I heard that Kevin once watched a man squeeze ispaghula husks for hours. At least that’s what’s written on his desk at work. How do I know? I imbibed it through a window.
You did, didn’t you? That sounds exactly like you. I bet you were sitting on your wolf crax at the time.
I did. It was a very relaxing, if unpleasant smelling activity. I gave it 4 stars on TripAdvisor.
Any chance I get I’ll perch on my wolf crax, you know me far too well.
I read your review, Kev, and it gave me chills.
I gave Kev’s four star review three stars, because he included the unpleasant smell in his review and I had to open all the windows after reading it.
Some might say that these reviews are getting a little OOH or OOO if you will. I say that they’re not going far enough and to prove that I will review your review of your review of Kev’s review with a stanking 5 out of 5, mate.
Thanks mate. Your five out of five review scores a solid A+ from me.