Top 10 Unusual Things Sold in Cans

Today I saw something that I could quite believe was real until I brought it. What it was that I saw was mineral water in a can! Not sparkling water to make use of the sealed can, but still water! Well despite the pointless idea with the water this post is inspired by other things that I found that come in a can. I think they might just surprise you…

 


Top 10 Unusual Things Sold in Cans


 

Candle in a can
Candle in a can

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Perfect for use in case of a disaster or maybe just a power cut are this 50hr candle in a can savers! Long lasting and complete with matches this is a great idea indeed.

Can of air
Can of air

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What you are looking at is a very real item that you can buy, open using the ring pull and for a short while close your eyes and imagine you are in the locations the air has come from! Of course, it is more of a novelty gift idea but still something very odd in a can.

Stove in a Can
Stove in a Can

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For people who go camping regularly, this might not that amazing. But I don’t know the first thing about camping, and, therefore, find a cooking stove in a can rather amazing!

Nylons in a can
Nylons in a can

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What you are looking at is nylon tights and gloves that back in the 50′s can in vacuum sealed cans!!! But of course, nowadays they are rarer than unicorn poo and go for thousands when some are found, usually in an old warehouse or cupboard.

Instant Snow in a Can
Instant Snow in a Can

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What at first seems like a rather small can of snow powered is instantly transformed the moment you add water! If fact it can grow up to a massive 10 times its own weight in snow!!! Not bad for a bit of summer snow ball fun at all.

Can of Jew's Ear Juice
Can of Jew’s Ear Juice

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The problem with this is that it’s actually stranger than it sounds! Made with mushroom juice from a Black Wood Ear mushroom, (which local people call a jew’s ear) apparently it has a real earthy taste. Think I might give this a miss.

H2O Water-powered can-shaped clock
H2O Water-powered can-shaped clock

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Things that come in can don’t get much cooler or indeed nerdier than this alarm clock that runs on nothing but water! The clock will apparently last between 6 – 12 months before you need to add more water and no other maintenance is needed.

Remote Control RC Car in a Can
Remote Control RC Car in a Can

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Having brought a few of these myself I know what great fun they can be, and for well under a tenner they can keep both adults and kids amused. Well, they kept me amused for quite a while anyway.

Flowers in a can
Flowers in a can

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Flowers don’t get much fresher than ones that come in a can! But of course, these amazing cans of flowers are a grow your own mini garden and a great idea for a gift.

Canned bird's nest drink
Canned bird’s nest drink

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The Chinese have always seen bird’s nest soup as a delicacy. Made using real nests of cave swifts, the nests are collected and then dissolved into a soup. People who drink it believe that it will stimulate cell growth, raise libido and boost the immune system! So if you feel like you might be missing out on any of those why not get yourself a can of it.

64 thoughts on “Top 10 Unusual Things Sold in Cans”

  1. I saw it on food network and was so shocked that it even exist. Cant wait to see your post on it!

  2. I spend about 6 hrs per day on each post, but sometimes do 2 or 3 a day, that way whenever I get writers block I don’t have to worry for a few days and can relax.

  3. I would love the snow in the can. I do not like hot weather and a can of snow would sure help me enjoy summer better. Your creativity is amazing. How much time do you spend researching this stuff? When do you have time to work or spend time with your family?

  4. I definitely wouldn’t buy the Parisian Air, I’ve already experienced Paris and well my baguette got stolen by a tramp and we sat on the floor for 2 hours in the early hours of the morning waiting for the Eiffel tower to open! I wouldn’t want to be reminded haha 😀

  5. I like the flower in a can best. I have friends who went to Vietnam and they have the best photo ever, of birds in coke cans, head first, so their little birdie feet are sticking out…cooked of course.

  6. I used to buy pantyhose in an egg, why not a can? Some are a little “out there” but I really like the can of snow since it is just add water and it expands. I have some suppliers who offer imprinted flowers or herbs in a can – you would be amazed at the promotional marketing industry comes out with. Also have a supplier who has calculators that run on water. The world of the internet is a fascinating place.

  7. Pretty interesting stuff. I don’t think I’ve ever seen or even heard of nylons in a can. I like the water clocks and the flowers in a can best. Not even going to comment on the ear juice or the birds’ nests other than 🙁

  8. Oh dear! There is a typo on #8 and you’ve lit a cat on fire! Probably not the first time in history, but the first time in a can. 🙂

  9. I agree that the mushroom juice and bird’s nest soup both sound pretty….hmmm…..awful. But the some of the other things sound pretty interesting. Especially of interest is the snow and the clock. Oh, and the flowers are a cute idea.

  10. Did you know you can buy a whole chicken in a can?!? Also I think beer is the most amazing thing in a can lol 🙂

  11. I love the flowers in a can and the water clock looks good too. Not sure I’d like the Jew’s ear juice though!

Which one did you like?