12 Foods That Are Uniquely Beloved by Americans

Just like other countries around the world, America has well-loved foods. Notably, some foods are only loved by those who live in the US. Non-Americans look at certain dishes, snacks, and other food staples with absolute disdain. On a popular forum, many people discuss those foods that only Americans seem to love.

1. Corn Dogs

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Whether for a snack, a meal, or just something you eat at a fair, corn dogs are an acquired taste. Since hot dogs, in general, are uniquely American, most feel the choice to deep-fry them in cornmeal solidifies that American quality. The combo has a savory and sweet flavor, which many outside the US do not care for. One person says, “Corn dogs are disgusting. I don’t understand how anyone eats them.” Perhaps they need to try the corn dogs at Disneyland because those are scrumptious.

2. Sliced Cheese

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Several contributors mention their distaste for sliced cheese that you can find in grocery stores. One individual claims, “Those slices of ‘cheese’ where each one is wrapped in plastic — there is no way that’s real cheese. Nope, nope, nope.” Kraft Singles are the most popular cheese of this sort, and, indeed, it’s not cheese in its purest and best form, so it’s easy to understand why people in places like Europe would stay clear of it.

3. Twinkies

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You cannot get more American than Twinkies. These snack cakes consist of yellow cake with a cream filling. There is no nutritional value, the taste is not for everyone, and there’s a running joke that they never expire. Someone suggests, “They’re like 90% sugar and are the least enjoyable thing I’ve ever eaten.” I have never cared for Twinkies, so I agree with most users’ assessments.

4. Hot Dogs

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If Twinkies are a sweet treat uniquely enjoyed in the US, hot dogs are the most famous savory treat. Hot dogs are as quintessentially American as hamburgers and apple pie. But what they consist of and how they are made put some people off, especially those from other countries.

5. Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows

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It’s difficult to believe anyone could dislike sweet potato casserole. I prepare sweet potatoes, otherwise known as yams, with brown sugar. Adding marshmallows to the top is a personal preference and one I find to be an unnecessary addition that spoils the dish. It’s therefore understandable why some find it strange and unappetizing. One user remarks, “I saw a YouTube video of people trying traditional American Thanksgiving food, and I was convinced the potato marshmallow casserole was a joke. Surely, it’s not for real?”

6. Ambrosia Salad

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One respondent equates ambrosia salad with the word “Yuck.” Several others denote their extreme distaste for the side dish, likely because of the mix of ingredients. Ambrosia salad is made of canned fruits such as pineapple, oranges, and others of your choice, mixed with mayonnaise, sour cream, or yogurt. It’s a traditional southern dish typically only loved by residents in that part of the United States.

7. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches are an American staple, especially for kids. They are so ingrained in Americans’ minds it’s funny when non-Americans learn about them and are utterly confused. If you ever watch British YouTubers Joel and Lia, you’ll laugh when they try them for the first time. Another shares their confusion: “It’s just weird. There’s no other word to describe it for me.”

8. Candy Corn

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Candy corn is a Halloween tradition in America. But people outside the United States look at the candy with disdain and disgust. But what’s amusing is that even some in the US find it distasteful. One commenter notes, “Many Americans find candy corn questionable (or worse). I think it’s pretty vile.” Another hilariously suggests, “Candy corn can go dive off a cliff with its Peeps friends. It’s gross.”

9. Deep-fried Butter

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The idea of deep-frying anything is a distinctly American invention. Corn dogs and deep-fried cookies are one thing. But deep-frying butter is another story that even some Americans find outlandish. Those outside the US feel even more strongly. An amusing individual expresses, “Whoever decided we needed to batter and deep fry sticks of butter needs their mental health checked.” Indeed, deep-fried butter is like a heart attack on a stick.

10. Hershey’s Chocolate

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American chocolate is much different than chocolate from other countries. Hershey’s chocolate, in particular, had a distinct flavor. Being an American invention that’s been around for years, we love their chocolate bars and Hershey’s Kisses. But the rest of the world is shocked by our tastes. One user recalls, “I immediately spat it out and asked them why they hated me. The worst thing I’ve ever eaten.” Another note, “Hershey’s chocolate tastes like vomit to people who grow up outside of the USA. Somehow, the American people have been brainwashed.”

11. Pineapple Pizza

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Pineapple on pizza is a divisive choice in the US itself. Some love it, while others hate it. But one thing about this pizza topping is that only Americans seem to enjoy it. If you ask Italians, they will tell you that the fruit never belongs on pizza and become very passionate about it.

12. Breakfast Cereals

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While some non-Americans love the cereals the US offers, others rightly question how many are unhealthy and full of sugar. As delicious as these cereals are, they have a point. Someone ponders, “Why are Americans feeding children their entire sugar intake for breakfast in the form of marshmallows?”

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10 Disgusting Foods People Only Pretend to Like

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Food is a fundamental part of our lives; we all have our favorite dishes. However, not all foods are created equal, and some are downright disgusting. Despite this, some people pretend to enjoy them for various reasons, including peer pressure, social norms, or even to appear sophisticated. Recently, an online thread asking people what foods they believe others only pretend to like went viral. Here are some of the top gross foods people only pretend to like.

10 Foods With the Most Disgusting Textures

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The texture is an essential factor that can make or break our experience with food. While some textures are pleasing and satisfying, others can be pretty revolting. From slimy to mushy, crunchy to gummy, many foods can make us cringe just by their texture alone.

Storytime: 10 Snacks People Love That Others Find Disgusting

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Snacks can be a source of comfort and pleasure for many people. From sweet to savory, there is a snack out there for everyone. However, what one person considers delicious, another may find revolting. Taste buds are unique, and food preferences can be subjective. A snack that divides opinions is one that some people love, but others hate.

10 Disgusting American Foods, According to Non-Americans

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America is known for its diverse and unique cuisine, but not all appeal to non-Americans. While some dishes may be mouthwatering to Americans, they can be unpalatable to foreigners. A popular social platform thread gathered non-Americans’ responses about American food they find disgusting.

10 Surprisingly Controversial Food Opinions

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Food is an essential part of our lives, and everyone has preferences regarding what they like. However, some surprisingly controversial opinions can cause heated debates when discussing food. Everyone strongly believes in certain foods, from putting pineapple on pizza to how people like their steak cooked.

This article was initially published and syndicated by The Cents of Money.

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