These photos were taken by a friend who is a chef in the galley of a hospital ship that is currently docked somewhere in Africa. I assume that this marvelous looking stuff is on board, but really I do not know.
I think that it's odd looking name is probably a function of the fact that it is heavily season with asafoetida.
No wait, asafoetida has only one "s" in its prefix and the ass. on the face of the boxes has two :)-