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10 all-american foods that foreigners cant stand

Started 1397433265.647 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1397578151.877 by KJPA

10 all-american foods that foreigners cant stand......LOL, and i like all of them.....love some of them!

interesting list and the reasons why:

http://nutrition.answers.com/diets/10-all-american-foods-that-foreigners-can-apos-t-stand?param4=fb-us-mo-health&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=null&utm_content=ssde-null#slide=1

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Buck-i-Nana1397433632.867718 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio

Odd list to say the least. Looks to me like so many other lists that populate the internet just to fill up space. I suspect, based on how the reasons are worded it was an American's list of things HE or SHE dislike that figured it would sound so much more important to claim that foreigners can't stand them.

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Danky1397433769.313551 PostsRegistered 8/4/2013Rockleigh,NJ
Interesting that many of the items on the list are considered "all American"...I don't know a single person who has eaten canned cheese ! That said.....I eat nothing on the list except chocolate and I only buy imported.

Scotnovel1397433991.723614 PostsRegistered 12/31/2013
On 4/13/2014 Buck-i-Nana said:

Odd list to say the least. Looks to me like so many other lists that populate the internet just to fill up space. I suspect, based on how the reasons are worded it was an American's list of things HE or SHE dislike that figured it would sound so much more important to claim that foreigners can't stand them.

I agree, so many of these lists just feed on our generalizations. All women think this way - all men do this - all foreigners dislike these foods. I have been to around 24 countries and almost all of the states - there is nothing that all foreigners like or dislike about American food just like there isn't any list of foods that Americans like or dislike. We are all different and have our own preferences no matter where we come from.

Allegheny1397434205.5531354 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007SW Pennsylvania

Seems they like to eat healthier then we do. There were many on the list that I agree with them, like PB&J, red cake, grits, but I do love my bacon and sausage & gravy biscuits.

NYC Susan1397434353.9574465 PostsRegistered 1/28/2007New York City and East Hampton, NY

I don't put much value on this. My British relatives would definitely disagree with it, and so would friends of mine who live in Asia and elsewhere. I know many "foreigners" who don't fit into this at all.

It's just a generalization, nothing more. Kiss

birkin baby1397434547.34609 PostsRegistered 1/20/2011
On 4/13/2014 Alexia jones said: Interesting that many of the items on the list are considered "all American"...I don't know a single person who has eaten canned cheese ! That said.....I eat nothing on the list except chocolate and I only buy imported.

Hello,nice to meet you. I like canned cheese...especially on those " Chicken n a Biscuit" crackers!!! I also claim grits as my very favorite food. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

sunshine451397434591.23340776 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast
On 4/13/2014 Alexia jones said: Interesting that many of the items on the list are considered "all American"...I don't know a single person who has eaten canned cheese ! That said.....I eat nothing on the list except chocolate and I only buy imported.

LOL, i did in college.....it was a junk food staple.

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lovesrecess1397434785.09313616 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008Texas

cant imagine not liking pb&j! I do see why so many of the other things on the list are turn-offs. I do disagree about breakfast; not all other countries eat fruit for breakfast...DH's uncle has pan-fried perch or cake each morning; he is from Amsterdam and this is quite customary....eggs and beans in Mexico...sausages in Great Britain

sunshine451397435040.60740776 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast
On 4/13/2014 birkin baby said:
On 4/13/2014 Alexia jones said: Interesting that many of the items on the list are considered "all American"...I don't know a single person who has eaten canned cheese ! That said.....I eat nothing on the list except chocolate and I only buy imported.

Hello,nice to meet you. I like canned cheese...especially on those " Chicken n a Biscuit" crackers!!! I also claim grits as my very favorite food. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

lol the canned cheese and chicken n a biskit crackers were a food group when i was younger......and cheap to eat. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

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Pagan1397436100.46983 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008
On 4/13/2014 NYC Susan said:

I don't put much value on this. My British relatives would definitely disagree with it, and so would friends of mine who live in Asia and elsewhere. I know many "foreigners" who don't fit into this at all.

It's just a generalization, nothing more. Kiss

I'm not sure! This British girl agrees that we wouldn't touch at least half of those foods with a barge pole... However I bet that, sadly, we have more foods that Americans would find horrifying!

songbird1397436495.921894 PostsRegistered 12/31/2004

That list was hard reading with all the ads, that's why I usually avoid "lists" on the internet, but anyway....American Cheese is pretty bad. The real good cheese is in Wisconsin. I can't stand Red velvet cake. My teeth ache just looking at it.

chickenbutt1397437163.07723573 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

I wasn't able to see the list, but I can imagine. I think sometimes we are kind of an embarrassment in terms of SOME of the foods that are widely liked, not to mention portion sizes. I see a lot of people complain about portion sizes when they are normal. But people get used to these ginormous portions that are quite embarrassing.

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Clover291397437918.07710370 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008

I don't think other countries have a problem with cereal per se, it's more the kinds that are perceived as "all-American", like anything with funky colors, or marshmallows. Special K is as popular abroad as it is here, but it's not "weird".

"American chocolate" is too much of a generalization. Ghiradelli is liked just fine abroad, but most foreigners can't stand Hershey's for what is perceived as its "essence of vomit" flavor.

Most European countries have casseroles, so I'm guessing that one is about Asians.

Peanut butter isn't nearly as popular as Nutella in Europe.

Biscuits and gravy, and grits, aren't even common all over the US. I have never seen grits on a menu, on the west coast.

Spray cheese? Ugh.

sunshine451397438371.40340776 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

on the list:

red velvet cake

grocery store bread

biscuits and gravy

peanut butter and jelly

grits

chocolate, american

bacon and eggs

spray cheese

casserole

cereal

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. - author unknown

Clover291397442532.41710370 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008

I forgot grocery store bread - American sliced bread is very sweet. It's horrible for savory sandwiches, to a European palate.

stevieb1397442963.9728272 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I'm not all that fond of some of them myself... But CHOCOLATE...? Really...?

Now, shall we talk about some of the things they eat that we don't like...?

Wink

kachina6241397444038.46315479 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
I have to agree with the foreigners on most of them, except casseroles. People in other countries ear pretty nasty stuff too.

Clover291397444300.27310370 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008
On 4/13/2014 stevieb said:

I'm not all that fond of some of them myself... But CHOCOLATE...? Really...?

Now, shall we talk about some of the things they eat that we don't like...?

Wink

It's not chocolate. It's HERSHEY'S. I explained that already.

Marienkaef­er21397444352.357942 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007Beautiful San Juan Islands

Who are the "foreigners" that were questioned?

Anyway, I don't think all of this is accurate.

My Italian great grandmother made a gravy for polenta that was flour based and it had sausage in it, similar to the gravy used in sausage and biscuits.

Also polenta is similar to grits, not the same, but similar. My Italian grandparents, who were big polenta eaters, liked grits.

I think that, as has already been posted, this is very general and like all lists like these, amusing, but to be taken with a dash of salt.

I do agree that European mass market chocolate is generally better. Suchard!

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NYC Susan1397444552.8374465 PostsRegistered 1/28/2007New York City and East Hampton, NY
On 4/13/2014 Pagan said:
On 4/13/2014 NYC Susan said:

I don't put much value on this. My British relatives would definitely disagree with it, and so would friends of mine who live in Asia and elsewhere. I know many "foreigners" who don't fit into this at all.

It's just a generalization, nothing more. Kiss

I'm not sure! This British girl agrees that we wouldn't touch at least half of those foods with a barge pole... However I bet that, sadly, we have more foods that Americans would find horrifying!

But I think that just proves that people are different. Some people in other countries may like something, others may not. It's too much of a generalization to group everyone together.

And, on another note, I have never heard of canned cheese. Is that supposed to be an American thing? Kiss

eta: Never mind. I see that they're talking about spray cheese, which of course I'm familiar with. I don't like it and I also don't like red velvet cake and several other things on the list. I've also never had some of them. And I am 100% American. I think this list is pretty worthless and not based on anything of any value. JMO!

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BeckiWV1397445164.6433339 PostsRegistered 4/12/2011

I always thought (from reading Agatha Christie which makes me an authority, LOL) that in Great Britain at least, they quite enjoy eggs and a rasher or two of bacon. :)

What I took most from the article was that I found it to be so condescendingly written that I wanted to say "stay home and eat your own food then if you don't like it". Just kidding, I swear!

Of course, I realize, like the vast majority of online articles, this should be taken with a big grain of (unhealthy) salt, LOL.

My next thought was, I love grits, I adore grits and no one is taking my grits away. I don't care who doesn't like them.

{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

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Clover291397445797.7110370 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008

I don't know how this one didn't make the top ten: corn dogs. Now that's some nasty on a stick.

stevieb1397446224.8528272 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 4/13/2014 Clover29 said:
On 4/13/2014 stevieb said:

I'm not all that fond of some of them myself... But CHOCOLATE...? Really...?

Now, shall we talk about some of the things they eat that we don't like...?

Wink

It's not chocolate. It's HERSHEY'S. I explained that already.

I get that. I looked at the item, and while American candy bar chocolate isn't the best chocolate, I still can't see saying one 'can't stand' it...

stevieb1397446260.3928272 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 4/13/2014 Clover29 said:

I don't know how this one didn't make the top ten: corn dogs. Now that's some nasty on a stick.

{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

They're pretty bad...

Rainbows a­nd Roses1397447335.60318545 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011
On 4/13/2014 sunshine45 said:

on the list:

red velvet cake

grocery store bread

biscuits and gravy

peanut butter and jelly

grits

chocolate, american

bacon and eggs

spray cheese

casserole

cereal

Thank you for posting this list sunshine.........I could not open what OP put up but my computer is not doing good when I come to QVC. It is fine on FB but not here........anyway I don't care for American chocolate but I do like some casseroles and some cereal and I do like bacon and eggs but since I don't eat pork I don't have bacon but sometimes I cheat once and have a Bacon sandwich.........very rare though. Spray cheese never and grits they are ok.

I love food from different countries..........best. I am looking forward to visiting my son and grandbaby because he said there are real restaurants there of greek food, etc.

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