10 Gross American Foods Abroad


Peanut butter

The combination of sweet jelly and nutty peanut butter may seem odd to those unfamiliar with this classic American snack.



These cream-filled sponge cakes with a long shelf life can be seen as overly processed and lacking nutritional value.


Cheese spray

The concept of canned cheese that can be sprayed onto food may be off-putting to those accustomed to traditional cheese varieties.



This Southern dish made from ground corn can be seen as an acquired taste, especially for those unfamiliar with its texture and flavor.


Root beer

The distinct flavor of root beer, with its combination of herbs, spices, and sweetness, may be polarizing to those who haven't grown up with it.


Jell-O salads

Mixing gelatin with various ingredients like fruits, vegetables, or even mayonnaise can be seen as unusual or unappetizing by some.


Deep-fried butter

The idea of battering and deep-frying sticks of butter may be perceived as excessive and unhealthy by individuals from other culinary traditions.


Biscuits and gravy

The combination of fluffy biscuits topped with savory white gravy made from meat drippings can be unfamiliar to those not accustomed to this Southern staple.


Corn dogs

Hot dogs coated in a cornmeal batter and deep-fried may be considered strange or excessive by individuals from different cultures.



A Pennsylvania Dutch dish made from pork scraps and cornmeal, which is then fried, can be seen as unusual due to its ingredients and preparation method.

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