She’s not one to shy away from weird meals, but even for Kate Quilton, kangaroo soup was a hard one to swallow.
The presenter, 39, was explores how tinned food can still be fresh and safe to eat years after being canned on tonight’s episode of Food Unwrapped.
In the episode, airing tonight at 8pm on Channel 4, the food adventurer meets with microbiologist Dr Patrick Hickey, at his mother’s house in Edinburgh, where they inspect different decades-old cans of food.
The group try their luck with different cans, taking a look at how the food has been conserved through the years, until they come across a tin of kangaroo soup the family brought back from a trip to Australia in the 1970s.
After testing the batch to see if it was safe to eat, Kate tried the soup for herself, but she was left retching after trying the meal. Meanwhile, Dr Hickey and his mother seemed to love it.
Kate gave Dr Hickey a look of stunned panic when he revealed to her the soup was indeed safe to eat, before they tried in on the show.
While sceptical, Kate decided to go ahead and try the meal, but could not hide her spontaneous reaction after ingesting a spoonful of the mixture.
The presenter could be seen turning around before gagging and retching after putting the spoon to her lips.
Looking paler than usual, Kate looked back at Dr Hickey and his mother, who were also digging in.
‘Bottom’s up guys,’ she said in a grunt.
While the presenter struggled to eat the soup, the microbiologist and his mother, Frances, looked perfectly content as they ate the meal.
A dumbfounded Kate quipped: ‘Well there you have it, 50 years in the can and perfectly edible, even enjoyable for Frances.
Unphased, Frances confirmed she was a kangaroo soup aficionado, telling Kate: ‘I might have another little tad, mmm.’
Kate Quilton, 39, was left retching after trying 50-year-old kangaroo tail soup on tonight’s episode of Food Unwrapped
The presenter could not hide her genuine disgust after trying out the meal, turning away from the camera to gag
Kate did not seem too happy when she heard she’d have to try the soup, which had been sitting in a tin since the 1970s
Dr Hickey, who was trying tinned foods with Kate, explained his family brought back the meal from Australia
During tonight’s episode, Kate and Dr Hickey also tried their hands at a can of 40-year-old potatoes, but decided to not eat it.
They also passed on a dubious-looking can of hamburgers, but decided to go ahead with the soup, as it was tested in the lab and declared safe to eat.
Meanwhile, in other grim food news, a disgruntled traveller has blasted an ‘abomination’ Wetherspoons meal that he claims ‘would fail GCSE food tech’.
Taking to Twitter the customer shared a picture of his scorched burger with his followers.
Greg Owen, from London, shared a ‘grim abomination’ Wetherspoons meal that he claims ‘would fail GCSE food tech’ online
The budget bar and restaurant is popular with people traveling from Gatwick Airports North terminal
The post which got over 30,000 views read: ‘Eating in the Red Lion (Wetherspoons) in Gatwick (N) is never a ‘great’ experience.
‘However, tonight’s offering is particularly grim. The person who ‘cooked’ this abomination would fail GCSE level home economics cookery. Utterly disastrous.’
The Spoons customer ordered the Empire State burger which includes two 6oz beef patties, American-style cheese, and maple-cured bacon
The meal which is served with chips and six onion rings costs £8.05 with a drink and £9.35 with an alcoholic drink.
He also elaborated in the Tweet replies saying: ‘The chips are squishy and the burgers are crunchy – quite a feat. Almost defies the laws of physics.’