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Foods liked by Americans and Canadians that most other people hate.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Skeletor, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Skeletor

    Skeletor Well-Known Member

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    Agreed Pats. Gross is relative with regard to food.
     
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    Oh my- yes.

    It's the difference between ordering grits in Nevada versus California. :p

    In Nevada you get what you ordered. In California they ask you if this is a joke.
     
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    The perception of what is good is relative
     
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    Skeletor Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'm eating a Philly cheese steak with bacon and it so divine.
     
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    sounds good - did you add sugar? lol I had a chocolate chip cookie for lunch.
     
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    this is a statement that is implied, because i put in my opinion. unless you are agreeing with what i already said. I'm sorry, I am unsure how your statement adds to the conversation?
     
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    Cadburys chocolate is my favourite. But potato crisps are my downfall. Always have been. And so bad for my teeth too.

    Well, bit harsh to rubbish the foods of entire nations I feel. There's lots I enjoy, I am definitely not picky and love simple food like buttered toast and Mcvities rich tea biscuits. With cups of strong tea. Yummy.
     
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    I've always thought it was that cheap sweet cheese sauce that curls many a doomed batch of nachos. :eek:

    When I bring such food back home I always cover them in another cheese. Usually a combination of Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero cheese.

    Tends to dull that sweet taste of that orange paste that probably comes out of a spigot and kills certain lab animals.
     
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    Chocolate is important to me.
     
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    My mother was preparing tacos in early 60s Virginia. No one had a clue about what we were eating. The only way she achieved this was because she did all the grocery shopping at military commissaries. :p

    The very few Mexican restaurants across the Potomac were terrible at the time.
     
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    I find a lot of American food too sweet and didn’t really trus5 what’s in it. Their chocolate tends to be higher sugar, lower milk then Cadbury and just not as good. Pop tarts just taste like sugar to me.

    Always make me laugh when they have to cross out one of your five a day on UK products to comply with food law. Also makes me laugh when a box says unnatural flavouring.

    Although I do like Reeses peanut butter cups.
     
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    Probably cheaper to print that on the wrapper than cite 2,073 chemicals that probably killed many a lab rat.
     
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    Kale chips? I am not joking. I had some that were for Christmas, like peppermint/candy cane, but of course all Kale-Chip-ish made of only good things....... and it looked so gross but when I ate them? Holy mackerel. I went back and bought two more bags.
     
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    Wow. I had to google that to find many links.

    Interesting, though I've never tasted Kale and not had an inclination to do so based on negative comments. Yet it looks like I could buy them at a number of major grocers in the area.

    Course I'm still working up the courage to try one of those veggie-burgers...lol. :eek:
     
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    Some veggie burgers are indistinguishable from regular burgers but it all depends on which veggie burger because they can also be pretty nasty.
     
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    I'm American. I'm also from the South (Tennessee) and a majority of the food down here is either covered or cooked in large amounts of butter, has a lot of unhealthy saturated fats, or is heavily carb based. As a result, most of the population is on the heavier side (me included) and, honestly, it sucks. Lol.
     
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    I suspect that many North Americans hate or would hate many of the foods from other countries. The "foods" you listed are not really representative of most adult Americans' diets. As far as I know, it is mainly children who eat PopTarts, bland American cheese, cheap Hershey's chocolate, and virtually live on peanut butter, but plenty of adults suck down soft drinks all day long. American desserts usually are sickeningly sweet compared to European desserts.

    Taste is relative to many things - socioeconomic standing, custom, location, food availability, what they ate as children, etc. - in all countries. Dr. Pepper and root beer definitely are an acquired taste and the least popular of soft drinks in the US. Both of them are flavored with sassafras leaves, perhaps native only to the US.
     
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    Do you mean me? I'm from the UK originally.

    This is weird... you quoted @Moonhart44 but it was actually me who wrote that.

    Not living in the US, I don't know these products, but I'm not a fan of these heavily processed foods. I've heard Brits complaining about American cheddar, I'm assuming it must be a lot different from the British cheddar that they are used to.
     
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    My experience of american food is limited but what I have tried was all weirdly sweet. The bread, the cheese etc... stuff that isn't supposed to be sweet. Except for Hersheys chocoloate, which tasted like vomit.
     
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    The beyond meat burger is the closest sadly in the UK the dreaded Quorn is used, whoever thought it's a food must have no sense of smell, had a vegan sausage roll yesterday ,it still managed to be bland.
     
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