” The US has a bad reputation abroad when it comes to food.
From State Fair monstrosities like deep-fried lobster on a stick to fattening fast food, we’re viewed as gluttons who can’t get enough fat, sugar, and salt.
But it’s not all deep-fried butter and Papa John’s garlic sauce that disgusts our foreign friends.
An AskReddit thread 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.
Check out some of the top Reddit responses below.
1. Cheese Whiz
“It tastes like plastic and cancer.” – Screech-
“I was in a diner in the south, maybe Mississippi. I asked the waitress what it was, and the look she gave me was uncertain and troubled. All I know is, the man next to me had a penchant for it, and the sound he was making while chewing was uncannily similar to that of a child slapping a bowl of porridge.” – yummy_yummy_red_wine
3. Velveeta Cheese
“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.'” – TheMadBotanist
4. Hershey’s Chocolate
“U.S. chocolate or candy is pretty unpleasant to me. 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. Cadbury Dairy Milk used to be awesome, but Kraft bought Cadbury a couple years ago and the recipe seems to be gradually changing.” -Protonbeamface
“Casseroles made with ‘cream of’ anything soup. Green bean casserole, tuna casserole, mushroom casserole. 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. Especially those casseroles that are suggested to be topped with crushed chips.” – InquisitorVawn
8. Root Beer Floats
“My old college friend from Austria thought root beer floats were disgusting.” – pokeySoakins “
While it’s hard to disagree with their dislike of items such as Cheese Wiz or Velveeta , who doesn’t like a good root beer float or biscuits and gravy and don’t even think of disparaging that American classic , BACON … LOL
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