If you’re an American, you may think you have the most refined taste buds in the world. You have all kinds of international fast food at your fingertips, right? You’re a jet setter! You might be shocked to find out that people worldwide actually hate what Americans eat and think the food habits on this continent are gross AF. That includes everything from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to Taco Bell to how Americans eat some of their favorite holiday dishes, like sweet potatoes and green beans. Plenty of non-Americans visit the US and leave unsurprised that obesity is a problem among Americans, especially American children. After all, cereal that is marketed to children is full of marshmallows that basically taste like dust. And who in the sam hill ever thought of putting syrup on fried chicken and laying them down on a plate of waffles?
Quite a few non-Americans think that something is wrong with Americans’ taste buds to tolerate, let alone enjoy, things like Cheez Whiz, Pop-Tarts, and Hershey’s chocolate. But while those popular and sensationalized foods may get a lot of advertising attention, we can’t say that they are staples every American lives on. In fact, there are plenty of Americans who think that a lot of American foods are gross. Like their non-American counterparts, they prefer less sugar, less bread, less ranch, and less sodium. Here are some foods that non-Americans think are very unappealing.
35. Plastic-wrapped cheese slices or cheese that comes in a can is gross.
Iamfromthewater mocks âplastic cheese, saying, “American cheese. That plastic stuff is an instant guarantee that I’m not ordering that food item. Not even my kids will eat it. Why can’t it just be normal cheddar cheese?!” Night_owl37 goes straight for the jugular with this comment: “Gross. Even my five-year-old daughter would rather have blue cheese than that yellow square.”
Coldjeanz was definitely not feeling the love here. “There are people out there who actually like it. That one always blows my mind. And as if the fact that it melts unnaturally easily (sp) is somehow supposed to be a good thing.” And coolreg214’s response that, “Ants won’t eat it, that should tell you something,” is a pretty strong condemnation. Macapagal denounced an entire food group with the following statement when asked what American food was gross. “Spray cheese! And spray oil/butter! Food just shouldn’t be in a spray can, honestly.”