Americans abroad have a lot to cope with. As if language barriers and cultural differences don't make your international travels difficult enough, there's also the fact that a lot of your favorite products look different in other countries, too. If you're on vacation in France, for example, and would like to get a pack of 'Sour Patch Kids', you have to look for 'Very Bad Kids' instead. And you won't find 'Rice Krispies' in New Zealand -- they're called 'Rice Bubbles' there. To help you make sense of these (little) nuances, here's a list of alternate versions of familiar products you've left in the United States.

#1

The Designs On These Lipton Tea Cartons In Japan

The Designs On These Lipton Tea Cartons In Japan

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80 Van
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1 month ago

I love when product boxes make a complete picture when they’re together.

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Ideally, companies would only have to come up with a great product and a convincing marketing program and they would have a worldwide winner. But despite the obvious advantages they could gain, many fear that global marketing, as popularly defined, is too extreme to be practical. Mainly due to the fact that customers and competitive conditions differ across countries or because powerful local managers will not stand for centralized decision making.

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Certain Food Items Must Show Their Excess Of Unhealthy Ingredients On The Packaging In Mexico

Certain Food Items Must Show Their Excess Of Unhealthy Ingredients On The Packaging In Mexico

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Hope Floats
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1 month ago

It's a great idea to highlight what some products contain, but I don't buy that the majority wouldn't buy it on that basis..

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So they choose market segmentation. It's the process of dividing a market of potential customers into groups, or segments, based on different characteristics. The segments created are composed of consumers who will respond similarly to marketing strategies and who share traits such as similar interests, needs, or in our case, locations.

Geographic segmentation is actually one of the most common and straightforward types of market segmentation.

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In Holland, Cool Ranch Doritos Are Called "Cool American"

In Holland, Cool Ranch Doritos Are Called "Cool American"

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Tiari
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1 month ago

Well, because nobody knows Ranch dressing in Europe. To this day I have no idea what it’s supposed to be.

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#4

You Can Get Oreo Sticks In Asia. Best Used As A Straw To Slurp Milk

You Can Get Oreo Sticks In Asia. Best Used As A Straw To Slurp Milk

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Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

Whoever thought of this is a genius

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#5

The American Sweets 'Sour Patch Kids' Are Called 'Very Bad Kids' In France

The American Sweets 'Sour Patch Kids' Are Called 'Very Bad Kids' In France

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Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

It's time to eat some very bad kids!

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#6

This Bag Of Ruffles I Bought In Mexico Came With A Hot Sauce Packet

This Bag Of Ruffles I Bought In Mexico Came With A Hot Sauce Packet

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Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

Everything should come with a hot sauce packet imo

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#7

Red Solo Cups Labeled As "American" Cups In Netherlands

Red Solo Cups Labeled As "American" Cups In Netherlands

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Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

Yes because these red cups are in every US soap or movie especially if any teenagers/ college students appear. Outside of that, completely unknown in the EU --- throwaway is white or transparent, unless something specific (say, a panda) drawn on there. Thus, 100% American.

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In Asia We Have Pringle Noodles

In Asia We Have Pringle Noodles

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Monday
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1 month ago

I have questions...

LittleMissLotus
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1 month ago

Yeah where can I get these?

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80 Van
Community Member
1 month ago

I’m listening...

Drishti Pillai
Community Member
1 month ago

Ummm... Idk about this flavor combo....

neighbor.no13
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1 month ago (edited)

Let me explain, there are cup noodles with Pringle flavour. Not made of reconstituted potato. "Pringle" is only the flavour.

Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
1 month ago

But then again they come in different flavors themselves. So why not call them cup noodles with sour cream flavor? I guess it's about advertising 🤷‍♀️

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 month ago

Are these Pringle noodles made of reconstituted potato? I have to look more into this...

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago

Shut up and take my Money!

Lady Laura
Community Member
1 month ago

Yum!!!!!

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

Interesting

similarly
Community Member
1 month ago

I can tell by the packaging that they're Japanese, but I've lived in Japan for 20years, and I've never seen this! What magic is this?

John-Paul Bitler
Community Member
1 month ago

I actually wanna try this

RitaGG
Community Member
1 month ago

Do the noodles stack together? ;-)

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

*gagging*

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
1 month ago

That just sounds revolting.

DKS 001
Community Member
1 month ago

omg jealously here

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 week ago

11.90 for soup?!

that one teen who likes ducks
Community Member
4 weeks ago

why just why?

semelina pitrone
Community Member
1 month ago

flavored?

Jane Doe
Community Member
1 month ago

Ummm ... okay I might try this ...

AflyingSquirrel
Community Member
1 month ago

very true I love to eat them

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Delicious :D

AMANDA SERRANO-MORALES
Community Member
1 month ago

what is that supposed to be ramen or what

Aunt Messy
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1 month ago

*gags*

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#9

How To Piss Off An American

How To Piss Off An American

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Wubbleyew
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1 month ago

Gonna need an explanation on this

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#10

Canadian Kraft Macaroni Has A Fork On The Box While American Has A Spoon

Canadian Kraft Macaroni Has A Fork On The Box While American Has A Spoon

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Kimora Cameron
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1 month ago

what about sporks huh

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#11

In Europe, Budweiser Is A Different Brand Of Beer — So You'll Find American Budweiser Sold As Just Bud

In Europe, Budweiser Is A Different Brand Of Beer — So You'll Find American Budweiser Sold As Just Bud

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Andrei Anghel
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1 month ago

Trademark. And the Czech one is by far better

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#12

In New Zealand, Rice Krispies Are Called Rice Bubbles

In New Zealand, Rice Krispies Are Called Rice Bubbles

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Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

They are Rice Bubbles in Australia also.

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#13

Smarties vs. Rockets. (Americans Call These Smarties, Canadians Call Them Rockets)

Smarties vs. Rockets. (Americans Call These Smarties, Canadians Call Them Rockets)

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Kimora Cameron
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1 month ago

i thought smarties were like m&ms... or is that just an aussie thing?

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#14

This "American Style" Pizza With Hot Dogs Stuffed Into The Crust

This "American Style" Pizza With Hot Dogs Stuffed Into The Crust

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

I could literally not imagine anything more repugnant

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#15

American (Top) vs. Australian (Bottom) Sour Patch Kids

American (Top) vs. Australian (Bottom) Sour Patch Kids

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Some Cool Guy
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1 month ago

Australian kids are in better shape.

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#16

Cocoa Krispies (United States) = Coco Pops (United Kingdom)

Cocoa Krispies (United States) = Coco Pops (United Kingdom)

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Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

Coco Pops in Australia.

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#17

Salted Eggs Flavored Lays Chips

Salted Eggs Flavored Lays Chips

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Some Cool Guy
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1 month ago

They have some crazy snacks in Thailand, mostly delicious.

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#18

Found These Canned Hotdogs In A Grocery Store In The Netherlands

Found These Canned Hotdogs In A Grocery Store In The Netherlands

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My O My
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1 month ago

As far as I can tell there are 6 sausages in the tin. Not a complete hot dog

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#19

These Lays Classic Potato Chips I Bought In China Are Called American Classic Flavor

These Lays Classic Potato Chips I Bought In China Are Called American Classic Flavor

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Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

In India, we have "American Style Cream and Onion" as a Lays flavor (along with "Indian Magic Masala", "Spanish Tomato Tango", etc...)... Never knew cream and onion was supposed to be classically American haha

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#20

Tomato Flavored Pringle’s In China, Surprisingly Good

Tomato Flavored Pringle’s In China, Surprisingly Good

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Steve Barnett
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1 month ago

In the UK Walkers do a tomato flavoured crisp, which IMO is the best flavour. However, it's only available in certain parts of the country; they’re missing a trick there.

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#21

Pringooools Sold In Brazil

Pringooools Sold In Brazil

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Linus Nilsson
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1 month ago

That was only a special for the world cup, we had them in Sweden as well

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#22

These Sausages Were Culturally Imported From Germany And Became Popular In The United States. Now They Have Been Culturally Exported Back To Germany As "American Style" Hot Dogs (Picture Is From A German Grocery Store)

These Sausages Were Culturally Imported From Germany And Became Popular In The United States. Now They Have Been Culturally Exported Back To Germany As "American Style" Hot Dogs (Picture Is From A German Grocery Store)

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Nathan Jones
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1 month ago

When was this ever popular in the US? I'm 40 and this is the first time I've ever seen or heard of hot dogs in a jar.

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#23

Frosted Flakes Are ‘Frosties’ In Europe

Frosted Flakes Are ‘Frosties’ In Europe

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Saint Thomas
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1 month ago

ET le tigre est en toi, tadadadaaam !

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#24

Axe Body Spray Is Called Lynx In Australia (For Copyright Reasons)

Axe Body Spray Is Called Lynx In Australia (For Copyright Reasons)

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Iván Galarraga
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1 month ago

I have a question, can Lynx be used to attract cougars?

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#25

In Italy, They Have Coca Cola Light Instead Of Diet

In Italy, They Have Coca Cola Light Instead Of Diet

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Anouk Raemen
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1 month ago (edited)

I think it's called Coca Cola light in Europe in general?

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#26

Good Humor (United States) = Wall's (United Kingdom)

Good Humor (United States) = Wall's (United Kingdom)

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Kimora Cameron
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1 month ago

im pretty sure it's called like streets or something in Australia FYI

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#27

Dannon (United States) = Danone (Everywhere Else)

Dannon (United States) = Danone (Everywhere Else)

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Andrei Anghel
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1 month ago

Because French 'Danone' sounds like English American 'Dannon'. With a different accent, though

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#28

Currently In Japan, Saw This Cola Pepsi

Currently In Japan, Saw This Cola Pepsi

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neighbor.no13
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1 month ago

In Asia, we call all these drinks cola. Coca cola, Pepsi cola, Dr .pepper cola....

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#29

One Is Norwegian One Is American

One Is Norwegian One Is American

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

We don't even have that in the UK. We just haven't got the urge

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#30

Canadian Viva Puffs Look Different Than American Made Ones

Canadian Viva Puffs Look Different Than American Made Ones

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Kristin Ingersoll
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1 month ago

I've never seen this product in the US.

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#31

Dr. Oetker (United States) = Cameo (Italy)

Dr. Oetker (United States) = Cameo (Italy)

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Tiari
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1 month ago

Dr. Oetker is not American...

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