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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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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#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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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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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

True Blue
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1 month ago

Yeah main milk bar ice cream brands are Streets and Pauls

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My O My
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1 month ago

Langnese in germany

Elvira Kreft
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1 month ago

ola in the Netherlands

Saint Thomas
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1 month ago

In Belgium as well

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Ann S.
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1 month ago

ALGIDA in Poland (same heart logo)

Eglė Bukauskaitė
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1 month ago

Same in Lithuania (although it's not a self-sufficient brand - in partnership with a local brand)

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Tiari
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1 month ago (edited)

Well - this is not an American thing. Unilever is a dutch-british company.

Aciddiamond
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1 month ago

In Belgium and the Netherlands it is called "Ola"

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Disa Påhlman Tiwe
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1 month ago

GB glace

Sian Edwards
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1 month ago

Hi Scandinavian!

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Algida in Greece

Radek Suski
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1 month ago

It's called Lagnese in Germany and Algida in Poland. Frigo in Spain and Lusso in Switzerland

regi stra
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1 month ago

Lagnese in Italy, it sounds like Lasagna :) here its called Algida, and its an Italian brand, founded in Roma in 1946, and bought from Unilever in 1998,

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Nubis Knight
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1 month ago

That's Langnese in Germany.

Martina Cesarini
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1 month ago

The original name is Algida. It's an italian brand

Baron Simone Von Bianco
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1 month ago

No, the original name is "Heartbrand" and is an universal logo/name used by Unilever (the main company) to reunite under the same roof all the ice cream manufacturing companies they've bought. The logo is then used with the Algida name for us in Italy, as Ola in Belgium, Langnese in Germany and so on.

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Bianca Ribeiro
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1 month ago

Kibon in Brazil

Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

"Holanda" in México :D

Farzana Essop
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1 month ago

In South Africa we call that brand Ola

Aciddiamond
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1 month ago

Belgium and the Netherlands as well!

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cassiushumanmother
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1 month ago

That's because unilever has bought a lot of brands over the world and they kept original names. In France it's Miko since 1951, named after an associate son "Michel" (Mik) and the end of his dog's name "Ko".

Vicky Zar
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1 month ago

Langnese is the original name. It's a German brand, started in the 1930s by Karl Rolf Seyferth, who bought the biscuit factory (from 1888) of Viktor Emil Heinrich Langnese in Hamburg.

Scott McKinnon
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1 month ago

Wall's in actually the founding name. Started in UK 1922. Became part of what now is known Unilever who purchased the main ice cream manufacturer in each country, kept the local name but aligned the heart logo. When they launch in new countries that didn't have an ice cream market they launch the brand as Wall's since it's the original.

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Marta Dyrgała
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1 month ago

In Poland it's ALGIDA 🍦🇵🇱

3 MEGABYTE CHICKEN
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1 month ago

Ola in south africa

NMN
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1 month ago

each place it has a different name. When traveling through Europe I thought it was fun looking what each country there called it. When arrived in US took me a while to find it tho, but wasn't amused when I found it, comparing all the names, is one of the most bland and uninteresting

Teacher Alice
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1 month ago

Frigo in Spain!

Joana Martins
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1 month ago

It's Ola in Portugal.

Alonso Victoria
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1 month ago

Holanda in México

Daria B
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1 month ago (edited)

Algida in Italy, Eskimo in Croatia. Before the 2010s at least. ♡

regi stra
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1 month ago

the original name is Algida, its an Italian brand founded in Roma in 1946

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Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

Streets in Australia.

Drishti Pillai
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1 month ago

"Kwality Walls" in India (same logo); it's a really popular brand here. Idk why it's spelled Kwality and not quality though.

Monday
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1 month ago

It's not the worst ice cream...but I wouldn't describe it as quality either

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Anna Dekiert
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1 month ago

Algida in Poland!

Elisabet Larsen
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1 month ago

Frisko in Denmark.

Beli Keshini
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1 month ago

Eskimo in Austria

Santhe van der Meulen
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1 month ago

"chocolate chip flavour". Could that be... Stracciatella???

stripper dream
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1 month ago

It's Selecta in the Philippines. All heart brand ice creams are owned by Unilever.

PurpleUnicorn
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1 month ago

And in Ireland it's called HB. Logo is the same whatever the local name

Sofie
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1 month ago

In Sweden it's the same logo but instead of Wall's it's GB Glace.

Łukasz Mirosław
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1 month ago

Unilever's 'Heartbrand'. It cames in nearly 30 different names around the World.

Elise van der Velde
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1 month ago

Ola in Dutch!

Teresa O
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1 month ago

HB in Ireland, Olá in Portugal

Noa Adler
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1 month ago

strauss in Israel

Tina Hansen
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1 month ago

Frisko in Denmark

Mackie McHeath
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1 month ago

And "Ola" in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Rodrigo Farias
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1 month ago

In Brazil it's Ki-Bom

Jaz Jensen
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1 month ago

'Streets' in Australia. Same logo

Flisey
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1 month ago

Streets in NZ

Shinobi Shabby
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1 month ago

Ola in South Africa

Isolde Hastings
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1 month ago

IT IS STREETS

John Carr
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1 month ago

HB here in Ireland. Was jointly named for the founders Hughes Brothers and their farm, HazelBrook farm. Started in 1926. Was then sold to......Unilever!! and marketed under their Heart Brand logo.

sabocat
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1 month ago

They're called something different in every country, most astonishingly immorally "Eskimo" in some.

Shirori Crimson
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1 month ago

They are called Selecta in the Philippines. LOL

Nina Hellström Malmberg
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1 month ago

This brands history started in sweden 1934. After a few procurements by other companies it is called GB-glace (glass) here since 1942.

regi stra
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1 month ago

cant agree, look on Wikipedia. its an Italian brand founded in 1946 and bought in 1998 from Unilever

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Vaida Kuodytė
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1 month ago

Seems like this brand has a different name in nearly every country. Algida in Lithuania, which sounds like a crappy 90's local garage business started by a dude named Algis :D

Teacher Alice
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Frigo in Spain!! And its famous frigo pie (strawberry foot shaped icecream)

Sara Mahou-Perron
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1 month ago

Lusso in Switzerland

lola
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1 month ago

It’s Algida in Poland

Strahd Ivarius
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1 month ago

The brand name depends on the country, like Miko in France, but all belong to Unilever

regi stra
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1 month ago

since 1998, but before was totally Italian brand, founded in Roma in 1946

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Charlotte A.
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1 month ago

GB Glace in Sweden, I thought it was a Sweden only company... You learn something every day :) (Googling it, it seems it was Swedish until bought by Unilever in 1996)

Jaana Kaurisalo
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1 month ago

Used to be same in Fnland.

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Melis Gülsen Ötnü
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1 month ago

Its "Algida" in Turkey

Edward Monks
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1 month ago

Wait, Walls is called Good Humor in the states? wtf, thats such a weird choice of name

Dave P
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1 month ago

They have a different name in most countries. Good Humor formed partnerships with local companies to make their products, they use the good humor logo but local companies name.

Dani Ela
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1 month ago

ESKIMO in Austria

elia 84631
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1 month ago

Algeda here

Katka Papežová
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1 month ago

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Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

Wall's (UK) = Ola (BE + NL) = Lagnese (D) = Algida (SP) = ...

Valinka
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1 month ago

It's called Miko in France, Lusso in Switzerland, Eskimo in Austria, and so on...

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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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