3 years ago. Apple_Jews. In Asia, for example, eating fried insects is commonplace and, while unorthodox and less common in the U.S., it is a staple of the culture's food and a good source of protein. If you're a '90s kid you probably remember the Nickelodeon show Kenan and Kel and how much Kel loved orange soda, but both you and Kel might not have realized you're drinking a bit of flame retardant with every sip of a citrus flavored beverage. But we can't lay claim to as many American classics as we might like. I don’t think of them as appetizers, especially when mozzarella sticks exist. Americans think of themselves as cosmopolitan eaters, but these foods, loved by international eaters, are just kind of gross. From grits to Velveeta cheese and Hershey’s chocolate, the foods that made the icky list turn out to be kitchen staples in many American kitchens. 2. I don’t know if they ever tasted carboard. We love blueberries for how they sex up practically any crust, dough, or batter, maybe most of all in cobblers and that other all-American favorite, the blueberry muffin. I wanted to ask my friends what it was about our food that made it so American, and the major differences they noticed when they came and experienced our cuisine for the first time. "In some parts of korea people eat dogs, in france they eat horses, and monkey brains were considered a delicacy in parts of asia." France, Italy, Argentina, Russia, and China are just a few that don't get what the fuss is all about. Like the first true original American art form……Jazz, American food took it’s own turns during the 20th Century that set itself apart from Europe in interesting new ways. - Biwton, "I have American cousins. Hershey bars have this dusty texture (like 5 weeks after Easter when you come across an uneaten egg) and the taste isn't very rich. Basically speaking, most of our food comes out of a box, or a drive through window. They were revolting. One of the least flattering images that America is now associated with in France and in other European countries is a ballooning stomach. more like spazz. “Think” Fear Factor and Iron Chef combined and you have THE potentially most disgusting buffet of expertly prepared food delicacies on the planet. Doesn’t change the taste or texture. Posted in r/AskReddit by u/donttouchmybuttz • 4 points and 44 comments I'm especially looking for opinions of people who live outside the usa. That's precisely why peanut butter is so great. 2014-10-15T19:49:00Z The letter F. An envelope. The size of your servings is also gross. The food prices are low in America, making it possible for us to offer huge amounts of food. 1. That would be any cheap Chinese food outside of chinatown. Here are some foods Americans eat that some individuals from other countries apparently find fairly strange. Stay away from those. Your email address will not be published. We are the country that is famous for endless buffets and making everything “super sized.” America has definitely gone overboard, since people in other countries seem to be living just fine with less food on their plate. * The Green bean casserole, tuna casserole, mushroom casserole. Getty Restaurant Etiquette 1. I had to get used to spicy foods and explain to people that not all Hispanics liked spicy foods." That said, many dishes that we think of as “foreign” do have roots in other countries. Let’s see what they had to say. What the president is eating is actually Shave Ice. I used to live for sometime in US,where I worked for sometime in a Mexican food restaurant, which by the way was very popular for its hearty, tasteful and inexpensive fare, and had a considerable size patronage. It may come as no surprise to learn that, due to limited resources, many citizens of poorer countries are forced to eat whatever they can get their hands on. It's so sweet. I’d call myself a pretty adventurous eater, but there are certain delicacies across the globe that I would probably avoid. by Daniella Emanuel BuzzFeed Staff We asked non-American members of the BuzzFeed Community to … Don’t miss more rude American manners that are actually polite in other countries. People in other countries think the same thing about some of the foods we Americans enjoy. Inside voices are actually a thing. I do too. President Barack Obama enjoys a snow cone while on the campaign trail, Aug. 13, 2012, in Denison, Iowa. IT’S NOT A DIP. 14 All-American foods that foreigners find gross. People actually eat them for breakfast?? The other possibility is that Chinese people for some reason thought Garfield was porn. Did you put a lot of research into this writing? ", "I still can't stomach the standard supermarket bread here. (Like Spam. - ilovenewtons, "It's thin, streaky, and tough. Unfortunately, traditional American food products do not have the world renowned qualities of Jazz!! -- Hala, Canada via Lebanon Peanut Butter "Peanut butter, it's still weird to me." When I arrived in the US I had to get used to its food, which for me tasted badly, especially the fare served in buffets, I even overheard American patrons in Mc Donald’s joints refering to its food as unsavory food that tasted like cardboard. Which foods are considered normal to Americans but others think are gross? It's the one food I miss from the U.K." - bloodyhellalex, "Why would I want a loaf of meat? Like all cultures, some American customs simply don't translate well, or they seem perfectly normal up until you think a little too hard about them and suddenly realize how weird they really are. All the more for me! Our food doesn’t exactly have a good reputation abroad; we might be best-known for exporting McDonald’s Big Mac hamburgers overseas. This thread is archived. America is made up of a homogenized version of the worlds people and it is reflected in our food stuffs. "American bacon looks weird to me, it's too thin and every time I see a picture of bacon that someone who lives in America has made they've always cremated it. From grits to Velveeta cheese and Hershey’s chocolate, the … - tigersmadeofpaper, "Casseroles made with "cream of" anything soup. There are a ton of foods that are super popular in the United States that can barely be found in other countries… or if they are found, they’re usually referred to as American foods. While most countries have their own beloved fast-food options, American chains are the most popular on Earth. Other foods on the gross list as selected by non-Americans include Twizzlers candy, beef jerky, grits, corn dogs, biscuits and gravy, meatloaf and bacon. - homovore, "Ice with syrup passes for food?" That gravy is disgusting! Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Used to, as I was to spicy food in my country, the thing that I missed most was my home’s tasteful, spicy meals that my mom used to cook. Mar 27, 2017 Chip Somodevilla. Some people like blood pudding, marmite, gin, haggis, dogmeat, all kinds of things. Not so fast, friend…others think that it’s actually kind of weird… In these funny tweets, people from other countries talk about food Americans eat that they think is weird. One of my friends from Sweden had never tried Macaroni and Cheese before, so we made him some (to be fair, it was Kraft). “That’s not ideal for a breakfast meal. Not everyone understands the combination. Here are some dishes you These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car, This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021, New Policy For Cars Used Less Than 49 Miles/Day, © Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo; Anthony-Masterson/Getty Images; Ray Lego/Getty Images, © Julia Ewan/The Washington Post/Getty Images, which we first discovered on Thought Catalog, which American foods they considered gross or weird. One user reported, “It tastes like plastic and cancer.”. He said, “Now I understand why so many Americans are overweight! At least not in Los Angeles. Tomorrow: a central bank governor explains that American financial crisis months are … American cheddar, Mozzarella Etc. There are some glaring inaccuracies in this piece, Cheese Whiz does not come in a can, grits are called polenta in Italy and more popular than bread in some Italian regions as well as Romania and Bulgaria. “They were revolting,” homovore wrote. If anything, people DO find that gross. It's along the lines of other American food that is either too salty, sweet, or apparently mushy. From worms to fish eyeballs, these are the grossest foods people eat around the world. No, not “shaved ice”, just shave ice. He liked it a lot! Published on 1/25/2017 at 7:47 PM . - pokeySoakins, "Twizzlers are so weird. This is dangerously good!” Cool article! Megan Willett-Wei . It indicates the ability to send an email. Daniel Gross is reporting from Japan this week and next. The other thing that freaks me out about Chinese food in the west is when you get 4 people sitting around a table, each ordering an individual dish with rice, like a sweat and sour pork and rice etc. Granted I haven't had it, but it looks gross." Baseball Isn't Uniquely American Pastime Anymore, What Americans Fear Most--And It's Not Ebola. I think most foreigners just focus on the image of the food, balance of nutrition, and combination of taste. 30 "American" Versions Of Foods That Gross Out Non-Americans . They taste like soap. It tasted like plastic and had the texture of worn shoe sole. In America, we eat over a billion pounds of peanut butter a year. You'd be amazed to learn what disgusting things many people eat by choice. I also googled the company in the photo, Tropical Sno, and their website says they don’t call their products “sno-cones”, the call them Shave Ice, even in Illinois and Kansas City. Which foods are considered normal to Americans but others think are gross? You’re not alone… many American foods baffle people from other countries. share. Impressive how they took a bit of cow and made it entirely inedible." Check out some of the top Reddit responses below. Snow cones are crushed ice out of a machine put into a cardboard cone and flavored with syrup while shave ice is actually shavings from block ice done by hand every time, placed into a plastic “cone” with a brim to catch the drippings, and then flavored with different syrups. No wonder why many kids struggle with obesity.”. I think it is gross that you guys eat vegetables and add sugar. If the populations of other countries found McDonalds “icky” then they would close since they do not exist on Government Subsidies. By Kelly Earley Saturday 8 Jul … Which is fine, they can American foods There is so much to love about American food. - movealittlecloser, "A friend of ours sent over some Pop Tarts. The world is truly a diverse place especially when you launch a gustatory exploration of what have become curious ick-factor foods for a modernized, watered-down, American palate. 10 Gross Stereotypes About Different Countries People Actually Believe (10 That Are 100% True) But, even though a lot of stereotypes are false, they're also the ones that are correct. Many of the American foods you may be eating on a daily basis are banned in other countries because they contain compounds that are known to cause inflammation, growth defects and cancer. 25 classic British foods that foreigners find gross James Macsween: “It’s still tasty, spicy and goes great with neeps and tatties but we’ve taken lung out " Getty Images too fat and much calorie. 10 International foods no American would ever eat – … The U.S. has a bad reputation abroad when it comes to what Americans like to eat. 29 comments. Business Insider reports that Reddit recently asked its non-American users which U.S. foods they consider gross or weird. And finally on top of all of this are onions, mustard and Nick’s signature hot … That’s three uncomfortable layers, and they’re all pretty gruesome if you think about it. I will say, it does seem pretty cool to be able to tell someone you’ve eaten alligator before. 10 International foods no American would ever eat – SheKnows Archived. by Daniella Emanuel. What on earth is all that plasticy orangy stuff??? Other countries are often fascinated by American food — and sometimes not in a good way. BuzzFeed Staff. - nanlayo, "Tried this stuff a few months ago. If that’s the best you can do, go back to your cave. Casseroles "Casseroles made with "cream of" … Your email address will not be published. Brain sandwich People can … So we see a Garfield poster at the box office and we think, "Someone's put a By Sarah Weinberg. An /r/AskReddit thread set out to answer what quintessential American foods foreigners think are bizarre. All those thanksgiving goods are pretty out there. 8. All fields required. Root Beer floats — root beer soda with a scoop of ice cream in it — are a special treat to many Americans, but one foreigner called it “disgusting”. It's salty, it's sweet, and the creaminess means you can lather it on things easily. The other reason is that so much of the American diet is processed. But when we read some of the reactions that people from other Some of your favorite snacks and foods here in the United States are completely illegal in other countries. You'd be amazed to learn what disgusting things many people eat by choice. Our eating habits, for example, are quite atypical compared to our friends across the pond. … When the patrons knew of her return from Mexico, because the owner of the restaurant was a she, they would go in a bee line towards her avidly waiting for some of the sweets that she would bring from Mexico, because frankly speaking, they had nothing to do with the kind made in US, which are all gooey, and taste badly. Cheez Whiz comes in a variety of packaging — not important. Spam. 10 American Foods Foreigners Find Disgusting. Even those proudest to be an American … In fact, there are countries where you will have trouble even locating the stuff. Other countries, not so much. Here in Hawaii, nobody would be caught dead eating a “sno-cone” but shave ice is a purely Hawaiian, highly sought after treat. Especially those casseroles that are suggested to be topped with crushed chips." Close. By Kelly Earley Saturday 8 Jul 2017, 9:30 PM. We’ve actually covered this before in quite some detail, but if you’re in the tl;dr club, check out this video below of Japanese people trying root beer for the first time. I think it is gross that you guys eat vegetables and add sugar. I’m from Ireland and have an American friend who lived here who gave us an ‘American Cook Book’ and most of it was made from processed crap..the Cambells soup in Casseroles etc is just weird… Sure, i love processed crap….who doesn’t….and i must be one of the few non Americans who actually likes ‘American Cheese’ which is basically plastic. I find it ironic that Velveeta is one of the highlights. Cheese Whiz, a cheese-like product that squirts out of a can, topped the list. All those thanksgiving goods are pretty out there. Same goes for average burger or hot dog buns." Eating with hands. Piticurally those pickeled things in rural/western bars. I thought, not sure what classified as a typical American food . A new AskReddit thread (which we first discovered on Thought Catalog) asked non-American Reddit users which American foods they considered gross or weird, and some of the responses were kitchen staples that many Americans would consider normal. Tags. It is not at all suprizing that some people in other countries find some of our food stuffs discusting. Other countries, not so much. Bet that sandwich you brought for lunch doesn't look so bad, now. On top of that is the choice of two: cheeseburgers, hamburgers, red or white hots (hot dogs), Italian sausages, chicken tenders, haddock, fried ham, grilled cheeses, or eggs. From the State Fair options like deeply fried lobster on-a-stick to fattening foods, United Nations is viewed as gluttons who cannot get enough fat, sugar, and salt. Inside voices are actually a thing. Cadbury Dairy Milk used to be awesome, but Kraft bought Cadbury a couple years ago and the recipe seems to be gradually changing." Of course, this is just for fun, as INSIDER cannot independently authenticate these answers. 9. -- Elaine, Cuban/Spanish. By Dustin Nelson. The following foods are commonly eaten in America (seriously—probably on a daily basis, too), but have been outlawed in other countries due to their toxicity to humans. There are plenty of foods eaten around the world that Americans think are just plain odd. An image of a … - Protonbeamface, "I tried Red Vines, expecting them to be red ropes of glory. These dishes are not from where you think … From State Fair monstrosities like "fried pickles with chocolate sauce" to fattening fast food, we're viewed as gluttons who can't get enough fat, sugar, and salt. Not that we eat McDonalds, but that so many people seem to eat McDonalds EVERY DAY. Click here to see 20 “foreign” foods that are really American. Here are some of So grits is also called polenta – some people don’t like it, under either name. But like most foods, the . “It has all these different colors and weird tastes, and there are marshmallows in some of it too,” wrote a user called TheInsaneDane. British People Reveal the American Foods They Think Are Disgusting By Dustin Nelson Published on 1/25/2017 at 7:47 PM Shutterstock While America and Great Britain have a … But, people in Florida would disagree. In this beautiful, diverse world where people move around, each country is bound to learn and borrow from other cultures, including when it comes to food. China's internet filtering software certainly seemed to think so. See other tags Tags 27 foods Americans eat that we would never touch Does anyone even know what a Sloppy Joe is? Actually one odd combo of ingredients struck me such as spreading peanuts butter and jam on bread because it definitely looks But what does American food mean to you, and is - InquisitorVawn, "My old college friend from Austria thought root beer floats were disgusting." u/a_harvey. However, when it comes to gross foods, not all are born from utter necessity. iStock/Thinkstock Don’t honk in Norway It’s only used in an emergency—so your … Took me out for breakfast one morning and made me try biscuits and gravy. Posted by. Granted, when someone visits the … On the other hand, all Mexican sweets are natural, without any preservatives, and exists a great variety of them, and even Mexican food is the second in rank in the US market only after Italian food. It may come as no surprise to learn that, due to limited resources, many citizens of poorer countries are forced to eat whatever they can get their hands on. In the states, we all hear about food in other countries that is disgusting to us. 27 foods Americans eat that we would never touch Does anyone even know what a Sloppy Joe is? From State … It's such a big difference that there are even advisories to people traveling to the US warning them of sales tax when shopping. British People Reveal the American Foods They Think Are Disgusting. Most of these foods are not exactly healthy. 75% Upvoted. They taste like cardboard. 30 "American" Versions Of Foods That Gross Out Non-Americans Try not to get too heated. Bet that sandwich you brought for lunch doesn't look so bad, now. save hide report. 5 American Foods Foreigners Find Disgusting, According to Reddit In this thread, the most common word used to describe the taste of Hershey's chocolate is "vomit." The size of your servings is also gross. When I think of alligators, I think of pure fear. * American cheese, and other processed "cheese products" like Velveeta, Cheese Whiz or even Kraft Mac & Cheese. When my French-born niece visited us in the United States a few years ago, she was pleasantly shocked to discover the world of all-you-can-eat buffets and unlimited soda refills at American restaurants. However, when it comes to gross foods, not all are born from utter necessity. Processed food is not unique to the US, but the amount we eat is. Keywords: american food, banned foods, GMO Food, toxic foods Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that their food supply is packed with hazardous and toxic compounds. "I know a lot of folks have already mentioned American cheese, but Velveeta is right up there with Cheeze Whiz on the list of fake 'foods.'" And, while some foods can be identified as gross with a simple glance, others … And finally, Cool American Doritos, which are so delicious other countries decided to adopt: Amazon / TravelinMan4 / Via reddit.com "In some countries, they're called Cool American… I guess the reason why these foods are so Traditionally American, is because USA came into it’s own in the Industrial age, when mass-production was a new possibility….big cities were sprouting up etc.. European and Asian food cuisine, generally contains fresh vegetables and meats and had been part of the culture for hundreds/thousands of years….so to differentiate from the Old World, to make them feel like a real country, they needed their own food types, so industrialisation and capitalism was employed to Cuisine and Americans were proud of their new mass produced food. These are just a few foods … I love many American food, Mac and cheese is actually my number-one favorite dish in US, especially Kraft one! I was so disappointed when I finally tried them." From peanut butter and jelly to cheese burgers, from bacon to bread sticks, we’re all about that life. The waitress told me that its just lard mixed with flour salt and pepper. One thing I think is great about American food, however, is all the regional variety. I have to stop myself from reaching over with my chopsticks and grabbing something off their plates. Three Warm Meals a Day "Three warm meals a day was odd to me. Business Insider reports that Reddit recently asked its non-American users which U.S. foods they consider gross or weird. We've compiled a list of iconic British foods — made out of everything from sheep innards to sea snails — that most people outside of the UK would probably find gross. 10 American Customs That Other Countries Find Puzzling Lifestyle Published Dec 16, 2015 By Laura Caseley Travel to a far-off land with customs … It may also have ice cream and/or azuki bean in the bottom for an extra special treat. Another Reddit user couldn’t believe that Pop-Tarts, rectangular pre-baked toaster pastries with a sugary filling, were considered a morning meal. Juicy bacon is far better!" Though it might seem like most of the things we do are pretty normal, other countries often find American practices to be extremely odd. correctly hit my taste! Foods Americans Like but That Other Countries Think Are Insane July 8, 2019 Leave a comment Camila Villafane A lot of dishes typical to American life are way too much, or in some cases just really confusing, for foreigners. - stw1313, "I had one bite of one when I was in Florida and couldn't eat any more. Chinese (and East Asians in general) don’t like eating with hands. I know what those Campbells soups are like, we get them over here, and the idea of using them as a constituent ingredient in a main meal makes me shudder just from the idea of the sodium bomb. And while many American children love the colors and treats that come in sugary cereals, our overseas friends do not. But I guess hindsight….100 years later tells us that it’s really really bad for us to eat this! We have something for everyone. It is pretty much obesity Cancer on a stick. 17 'All-American' Foods That Foreigners Find Gross. - TheMadBotanist, "U.S. chocolate or candy is pretty unpleasant to me. No other nation on earth has the diversity of food available for their people. - BoChiggedyBoDiddley, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Trump’s pardon of Blackwater ‘Four’ highlights deep divisions over Iraq War, Andrew Yang’s run for New York City mayor is now official. Our Japanese dish is frequently used large variety “People actually eat them for breakfast?”. That doesn’t make them world favorites. This Cheese is So Gross It’s Been Outlawed… Casu Marzu, a pecorino cheese and Sardinian specialty, surely wins among most disgusting cheeses of the world. In fact, many Southerners actually fry up alligator tails to eat as snacks. By The_WB on Flickr 5. "I do think biscuits and gravy are gross and strange." Reddit recently asked its non-American users which U.S. foods they consider gross weird! Answer what quintessential American foods there is so great America, we ’ re all about focus the. Agree with the new Facebook app trail, Aug. 13, 2012, in Denison, Iowa 13,,. 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