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.

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The Designs On These Lipton Tea Cartons In Japan

The Designs On These Lipton Tea Cartons In Japan

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My O My
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5 months ago (edited)

What is milk tea???

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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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Ms Phit
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5 months ago

Not a bad idea but it wouldn't fly in the US...I can just imagine some trashy jerk grabbing a weapon to defend their right of ignorant eating...

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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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Kimora Cameron
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5 months ago

wow let me just eat this cool american

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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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5 months 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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5 months 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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5 months 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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Kimora Cameron
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5 months ago

are they "netherland" cups in america-

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#8

In Asia We Have Pringle Noodles

In Asia We Have Pringle Noodles

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Drishti Pillai
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5 months ago

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

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#9

How To Piss Off An American

How To Piss Off An American

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Kasia Grzegorczyk-Salach
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5 months ago

hahahahaha

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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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5 months 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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5 months 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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My O My
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5 months ago

Ooo I miss them 🥺

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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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troufaki13
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5 months ago

Smarties in Greece is like M&Ms

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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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Kasia Grzegorczyk-Salach
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5 months ago

Shiiiit I wish our Aldi had this.

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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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Kit Tan
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5 months ago

...wait let me re-read that sentence

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

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

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DC
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5 months ago

That was their name in germany until the nineties, too. Don't know their current name, don't like them.

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#17

Salted Eggs Flavored Lays Chips

Salted Eggs Flavored Lays Chips

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Drishti Pillai
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5 months ago

I'll give it a miss this one, thanks.

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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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5 months 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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5 months 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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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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5 months ago

That is not China. It is either Taiwan or Hong Kong.

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#21

Pringooools Sold In Brazil

Pringooools Sold In Brazil

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My O My
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5 months ago

Is this a football special?

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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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SilverLining
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5 months ago

In the UK they're called bockwurst. The "American style" hotdogs are shorter and made with the worst possible processed meat that has grit in it (pretty sure it's bone) and I hate them. It just makes me think America doesn't care about food quality.

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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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5 months 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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SilverLining
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5 months ago

It is in the UK too

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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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Aga Be
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5 months ago

Also in Poland :-) light or zero

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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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Ann S.
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5 months ago

ALGIDA in Poland (same heart logo)

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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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5 months 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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Kimora Cameron
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5 months ago

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wait so are these sold by pepsi or coca 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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5 months 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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My O My
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5 months ago

I have to try them

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#31

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

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

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Maiun
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5 months ago

Oh my god that looks disgusting

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