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.

#2

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.

#3

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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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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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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#8

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...

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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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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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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

Kiss Army
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1 month ago

I live in America and I have never heard of this and would never do this... this is an abomination!!

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Nathan Jones
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1 month ago

To the rest of the world - we Americans don't eat this s**t.

T
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1 month ago

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Courtney Christelle
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1 month ago

I'm American and I do not approve this message.

Ms.M.
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1 month ago

EWW. NO! The only stuffed crust pizza I want has cheese in there!

Pusfarm
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1 month ago

Mmmmmmmm!!!!

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LittleMissLotus
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1 month ago

Wow ok our food might be insane but we'd never go so far as to shove a whole damn hotdog in a pizza's crust

SirPatTheCat
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1 month ago

I'd love to agree with you there, but tbh...I feel like somebody would...most normal, well adjusted people wouldn't eat it, but...

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Gerrit
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1 month ago

This is the wurst pizza ever!

Toasty
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1 month ago

Ha ha ha ha!!! Oh man, this really made me laugh. Not going to lie, if I was drunk enough, I would give it a try.

Michelle C
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1 month ago

Where in America do we have hot dog stuffed crust? I need to know so I can avoid it....ew

JessG
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1 month ago

That's...disturbingly gross

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
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1 month ago

American? Thank gawd this doesn't exist in America.

Santhe van der Meulen
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1 month ago

Why??? Why would you do that to that poor pizza?

Eglė Bukauskaitė
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1 month ago

I've eaten saudages or cheese stuffed in the crust - it tastest pretty Okay, takes a lot of real estate, but it has a right to exist 🤷‍♀️

Pseudo Puppy
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1 month ago

Irony: neither hotdogs, nor pizza, are american..... and "tex mex" is the americanised bastardisation of local nations food. ie it's not "american" either....

CatWoman312
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1 month ago

America is the land of unhealthy but not usually disgusting

Anggi Santika
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1 month ago

You know... In some Asian countries stuffed crust pizza is Pizza Hut's specialty?

rgr8
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1 month ago

I don't really think anyone in America does that. I live their, and have never done that, also its sounds disgusting.

Cuddles
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1 month ago

Hot Dog + Pizza = me throwing up in my mouth a little bit.

fuggnuggins
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1 month ago

Same thing as cabannosi. At least that cheap s**t that is often included on meat-laden pizzas in most large franchises.

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Jessica
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1 month ago

I have never ever seen this monstrosity in my life... where in American do people eat hot dog pizza

citi cat
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1 month ago

nowhere! it's germans' idea of american fare. 🤮

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Eepe
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1 month ago

I’m from Texas. That’s not right.

SusanS
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1 month ago

🤮🤮

Andrew
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1 month ago

You shrek's gf?

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Kasia Grzegorczyk-Salach
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1 month ago

Shiiiit I wish our Aldi had this.

Sebastian Praus
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1 month ago

It’s from Austria. You need to go to Hofer to find it 😉

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JustAWeirdoGirlChild
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3 weeks ago

eugh

that one teen who likes ducks
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1 month ago

i live in America and i promise this is not normal this is a terrifying amount of calories

Tina Harbour
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1 month ago

This isn't American, that's an abomination!

Doc Thissen
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1 month ago

Why? Just. Why?

Jane Doe
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1 month ago

There is nothing Tex nor Mex about this - just saying

kkathleen517
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1 month ago

I just threw up in my mouth a little. That foulness would probably be served as dinner in hell as torture

Bacony Cakes
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1 month ago

Ew, fake sausage.

TheWitchNaru
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1 month ago

😱

Mer☕️🧭☕️
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1 month ago

Ew. But why???

Linda HS
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1 month ago

🤢

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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1 month ago

Love that this is what they consider "Tex Mex"!!

fuggnuggins
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1 month ago

American + wogs. Same thing.

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*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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1 month ago

this is a disgrace to tex mex wth

Saico Hipe
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1 month ago

I am wildly offended by the use of the term Tex Mex here

Bob Belcher
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1 month ago

1: Why is this tex-mex 2: how the hell do you pronounce the third word there in black?

BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg, in Korea the amount of times they shove hot dogs on things and call it "American" is just offensive. There is a pizza here from Papa John's that is literally just whole hot dogs, not sliced, on pizza.

Lady Laura
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1 month ago

Ew..... I’ve never seen this here. Lies

oddball0626
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1 month ago

This was never "American style"

NMN
Community Member
1 month ago

I knew a pizza place that had hot dogs as an option for stuffed crusts (other options included cream cheese, cheddar or a local other cheese spread called catupiry). Not related to US at all btw. Had it once, didn't like it, just too much.

Daniel Lewis
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1 month ago

It shouyld be called Redneck Style.

T
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1 month ago

I'm not sure which confuses me more. The "Tex Mex" or the hot dog stuffed crust.

Pusfarm
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1 month ago

To be fair, in Austria/Germany the "hot dogs" are probably much better than in the US. Still a nasty idea.

Sawdust
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1 month ago

So the crust is made of "pigs in blankets"?! It might actually be good!

Aria Evans
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1 month ago

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John-Paul Bitler
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1 month ago

*barfs*

Analyn Lahr
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1 month ago

That's...that's not...what?

Kayla J
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1 month ago

as someone from Texas I had to absolutely laugh

Victoria Lenny
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1 month ago

I love that other countries marker of what is American is what it disgustingly gluttonous.

Troux
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1 month ago

I've never seen or heard of this in America but damn does that look incredibly American style.

Star-Light Star-Bright
Community Member
1 month ago

Just... why

Abbey Neal
Community Member
1 month ago

this is german

Hilary Mol
Community Member
1 month ago

...so this is "Tex Mex" because there are hot dogs and peppers? I'm confused. And nauseated.

KT
Community Member
1 month ago

oh gross

lailyfnoor
Community Member
1 month ago

Stuffed crust pizza is pretty common in where I live

citi cat
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1 month ago

yes, but with hot dogs?! 🤢

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

Schweinefleischwurstchen is a looooooooooooooooog word.

T
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1 month ago

Pork meat sausages

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1 month ago

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Dan Buczynski
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1 month ago

Every time you eat one of these, a bald eagle gets diabetes.

Brigs
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1 month ago

We have the same in SA at the take-away pizza places. They will stuff anything into the crust :-)

citi cat
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1 month ago (edited)

anything❔❔ 🍇

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Max L.
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1 month ago

May you die in hell

Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

That sausage needs yellow cheese inside :D

Anxious Pansexual Nightmare
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1 month ago

I would really like to be able to say that this is disgusting no matter what country you’re in, but honestly, that is something we would do. Probably Texas.

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1 month ago

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WTF, this is not only not American or Tex Mex but is an insult to us. Looking at the box and the language, maybe they need another American occupation to end this abomination

JKE
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1 month ago

American occupation you say? How about you focus on the problems in your own country and leave us the f**k alone for a change? You're insulted? Good!

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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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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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