Indian food items that are banned abroad


Addiction is dangerous, and when we talk about addictions, we are not just talking about the alcohols, cigarettes. People have many various kinds of addictions from craving to have a ketchup with every meal to having junk food daily or to drinking an energy drink after the workout, so on and so forth.

Many a time, a bad addiction becomes a part of our daily lives & we usually fail to realize its side effects until it starts harming our health. But food? Well, that’s the weakness for most of the  Indians and sometimes despite knowing the side effects, we continue to consume it because – “aadat se majboor”. But there are some countries in the world that have banned the food items that we consume on a daily or regular basis only because they have determined hazardous ingredients in them.

Here is a list of Indian food items that are a banned abroad:

#1 samosa

Indian food items that are banned abroad

Somalia’s al-Shabaab group (jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa) has banned samosas as they assume that the three-sided snack resembles the sign of Christian Holy Trinity.  Its appearance is said to bother and offend militant Islamists.

#2 Ketchup

Indian food items that are banned abroad

After observing that the teenagers were consuming too much ketchup, the French government decided to ban its use in the school Cantin as they believed it was hampering the taste of their traditional food.

#3 Kinder joy

kinder joy banned abroad


Kinder Joy has been banned by US Authorities because they worry that the toy that comes embedded with pack could be swallowed or consumed accidentally by the kids.

#4 Mountain Dew

mountain dew banned

Mountain dew is banned in more than 100 countries as it contains brominated vegetable oil that can cause fatigue and memory loss.

#5 Raw Milk

US and Canada Government has banned Raw milk, along with raw almonds as it causes the threat of salmonella.

#6 jelly sweets

Jelly sweets that are made from a thickening ingredient called konjac that is a choking risk for kids and hence, is banned in the EU and rest of UK

#7 Bhaang

bhaang banned abroad

Consumption of Cannabis has banned in many parts of the world, and as bhaang contains a huge quantity of Cannabis, it’s banned in a lot of places.

These are the top 7 Indian food items that are banned abroad.





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