Surströmming: trying Sweden’s stinkiest food Some say it smells like a dead body. Others liken it to a dirty nappy. Or a dog bin that hasn’t been emptied for months. However you describe it, the Swedish delicacy known as surströmming (fermented herring) is pretty much the world’s stinkiest food.The world’s smelliest food I know this really isn’t selling it, but it is a well-known local delicacy and (some) Swedes will assure you it tastes much better than it smells. Curious?…