I stumbled upon a Buzzfeed article that had a few photos of what the American food section looks like in grocery stores in other countries. How awesome is that? It’s so crazy-cool to see what people around the world think we eat. And I guess that’s what Americans abroad actually buy since the stores stock it.
- Do that many people in the U.S. actually eat Cream of Wheat?
- And Spam? Yikes.
- I love that a U.K. grocery store has Goober peanut butter, but in strawberry, which I’ve never seen here in the U.S.
- There’s quite an impressive Tex-Mex section at a grocery store in Dublin, Ireland!
- They all seem to be stocking our Thanksgiving favorites. Canned pumpkin for pie, for example, and the ingredients for green bean casserole.
- So much Lucky Charms…
- And so much marshmallows…
- Pretty much a sad reflection on how much sugar Americans eat in comparison to the rest of the world.
You guys enjoy!
From the photographer:
“Pork is not allowed to be sold in Saudi Arabia. It is not eaten by Muslims. Coming to Saudi Arabia I never realized how much of it I ate. It has become one of the things I miss about the States. On a trip to Bahrain we were introduced to the Pork Section of a grocery store. Not something you see at all the stores in Bahrain since they are also a Muslim country. It was quite a sight to see.”
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