Grocery stores around the world often try to persuade their customers to buy more by having "exotic" displays of foreign products. However, they aren't necessarily accurate. Take the American sections, for example. You can find them in pretty much any country. Wild flavors of Dr. Pepper, chocolate-covered pretzels, hamburger cookies, and of course, Snapple—the cornerstones of every American diet. Continue scrolling, take a look at these shelves, and let us know in the comments if you think this is actually what Uncle Sam eats or the stores have stocked up on too much sugar and are trying to get rid of it!

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KellyShmo Report

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

next edition should totally also contain fries and bacon , this seems incomplete

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#2

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helloitskolo Report

Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this one is mostly ok. Substitute Virgil's for Budweiser, ad some mac & cheese and that's about it.

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#3

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foolishnfading Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 year ago

American supermarkets have a European section- it is called fruit and vegetables

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#4

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talonfast Report

James016
Community Member
1 year ago

I do like cheese crackers

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#5

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erik_kaars Report

Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh yes, the fabulous American week of German supermarkets. Hard to beat in terms of cliché. As a rule, there are hot dogs, consisting of ingredients that you can also buy regularly, popcorn and sometimes brownies. In the end, they just put the American flag on everything and double the regular price and sell it as American food. Just as you know it from the movies...

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#6

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DowntimeDude Report

H Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Now this is a useful thing to stock in the American section

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#7

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MatthewAMullins Report

Jane S.
Community Member
1 year ago

Sugar. It tastes like sugar.

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#8

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wolfman70 Report

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like some fancy American cherry flavoured medicine

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#9

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anarchymarie Report

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

what Sorcery is this?

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#10

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ruinroux Report

Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
1 year ago

The price of American cereal over here is ridiculous. I’ve never tried any, only because I refuse to pay that much for a 330g box of cereal that wouldn’t share between 5 people for the week .

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#11

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ButchandProv Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago

As an American, most of this looks right to me as quintessential American food. But canned black beans? I had no idea those were unique to the USA. I assumed canned black beans were a universal staple.

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#12

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UrsulaV Report

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

I know it's not what it said, but I read this as Vague and Plague and I just had to stare at the wall until my brain restarted.

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#13

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TheRielJVL Report

Pungent Sauce
Community Member
1 year ago

20 years in Colorado and I was completely oblivious to our state’s official marshmallows XD

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#14

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Litzz11 Report

Pungent Sauce
Community Member
1 year ago

HP for the win!

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#15

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supervillain18 Report

Pungent Sauce
Community Member
1 year ago

Dark is better, but the combo is solid.

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#16

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jennafischer Report

Mimi
Community Member
1 year ago

Not too far off lol

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#17

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liz315 Report

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

I see they have a Mexican section too.

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#18

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UrsulaV Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 year ago

I have no objection to that!

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#19

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georgetownsfs Report

Random Person
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

this is the most accurate to actual American supermarkets. Some healthy cereal, some junky, crackers, oil, dressing, cookies, jello, vinegar, pudding. I live in the US and this seems right.

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#20

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Schmiricle Report

Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember Shnapple.

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#21

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Quarkitty Report

Random Person
Community Member
1 year ago

I an truthfully say, as an american, that we have none of this, and I have NEVER heard of this brand. My guess is that it is in Europe and makes "American" food to appeal to the market.

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#22

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fascinathings Report

Jane S.
Community Member
1 year ago

This is cute, but I shudder to think how they tasted.

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#23

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chloerophyll_a Report

Pungent Sauce
Community Member
1 year ago

Baking soda?

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#24

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Kafers8bit Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 year ago

everything in this section is overpriced chemicals

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#25

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kipellis Report

Pungent Sauce
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope.

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#26

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SolomonPastor3 Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the first photo that has Ranch dressing in it. I do think that's a "must" for an American grocery section.

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#27

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its_me_kuba Report

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Twinkies!

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#28

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Maxyma11 Report

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't you guys have anything like jello? Where is this comment from?

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#29

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ButchandProv Report

ComfyPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks about right

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#30

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quarrygirl Report

Susan Widomski
Community Member
1 year ago

All the stores feature representations of sugar galore in the 'American' section. What I find curious is no protein bars.

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#31

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DjionRandon Report

Jane S.
Community Member
1 year ago

The flag ratio to space available seems accurate.

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#32

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agtmadcat Report

Pungent Sauce
Community Member
1 year ago

Canadian GF was oblivious to cornbread, now she demands it.

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#33

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JosephineZRapp Report

Bob Knob
Community Member
1 year ago

Those Jimmy Dean croissants are bomb though.

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#34

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anoelocin Report

Pungent Sauce
Community Member
1 year ago

Cholula hot sauce and Stubbs BBQ sauce are about the best there is, really. And what’s with the baking soda??

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#35

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Caleb_Denison Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago

Come on now. Baking soda? Surely this store also sells baking soda. I don't believe that's uniquely American. 😂

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#36

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PlanetofFinks Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 year ago

I am amused at the choice of "French's" for mustard at a French supermarket. I think it's one of the better yellow mustards.

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#37

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lolkristin Report

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

America is so very sweet.

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#38

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LonaPJ Report

Khavrinen
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't see any A&W in that picture, do you?

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#39

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Morrus Report

Jane S.
Community Member
1 year ago

No one wants to pay to overinflated prices for diabetes.

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#40

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rotatingcube Report

Natalie Oleander
Community Member
1 year ago

Never seen hotdogs in a jar... this must be a NY thing

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#41

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WeAreXpats Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought they stopped making Twinkies ages ago?

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#42

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StuWatts73 Report

Khavrinen
Community Member
1 year ago

What is with those "Dino's" jars??? They are in so many of these pictures, and in forty years of shopping I've never seen hot dogs in jars at any supermarket I've ever been in.

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#43

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Meg_Ell_P Report

Khavrinen
Community Member
1 year ago

As far as i can tell, most of this stuff is legit, but I have never in my life seen *jarred* hot dogs in the supermarket. ( Just to the left of the Bisquick. )

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#44

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rosejudson Report

Valisbourne Spiritforge
Community Member
1 year ago

What's with all the Nerds? And I thought Jelly Belly's were British?

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#45

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kevolutn Report

Cain Hargreaves
Community Member
1 year ago

Again with the baking soda! What the heck?

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#46

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buzzfeedtravel Report

James016
Community Member
1 year ago

A1 Sauce is in 90% of the pictures so far

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#47

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EvanEdinger Report

Cain Hargreaves
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay I just want to know what kind of store this is.

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#48

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Couzin_Vinny Report

WoodenLion
Community Member
1 year ago

pam has got the prize for 'most' as i see it in these pictures.

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#49

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quarrygirl Report

kybourbonpearls
Community Member
1 year ago

At least they have some Sweet Baby Rays!

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#50

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kaseeedilla Report

Spittnimage
Community Member
1 year ago

Y'all must like sweets.

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#51

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missginsu Report

lara
Community Member
1 year ago

Finally, a hot sauce section albeit tiny.

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#52

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natkpowell Report

Coleen
Community Member
1 year ago

I think not.

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#53

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finaIdaysofrome Report

Susan Widomski
Community Member
1 year ago

Those cookie doughs do not look like they are American.

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#54

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juliareinstein Report

Camren Mugabe
Community Member
1 year ago

That's not food those are snacks.

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#55

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pervocracy Report

Pheebs
Community Member
1 year ago

You could make like 4 s’mores out of 1 of those marshmallows

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#56

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WaterPM Report

John Leavitt
Community Member
1 year ago

Fluff!

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#57

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SuperCroup Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder who chose these particular items. The others have largely been a product of what people eat on American television, but this is a decidedly southern regional palate.

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#58

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herewasrachel Report

Cain Hargreaves
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, I do. Where's the baking soda?

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#59

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scar__scar Report

Cindy Minnis
Community Member
2 months ago

Lucky charms are priced 12 euro a package in the Netherlands. Insane!

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#60

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caroline_77 Report

gaby Lieb
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL! Americans don't live on Nerds candy!

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#61

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Colm_Keegan Report

lara
Community Member
1 year ago

Whether anyone wishes to understand or "believe" ALL FOOD IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED. If it is fruits and veggies, they are all hybrids aka genetically modified, all protein are derived from hybrid animals aka genetically modified. What it should say, if correct, is screwed with the genes.

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#62

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hils_k Report

Tracey Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

many of those items are not american brands though

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#63

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JesseBering Report

rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
1 year ago

Junk food galore!

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#64

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SirColinBrant Report

#65

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south_slice Report

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 year ago

Kisses cereal!

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#66

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AilishSinclair Report

John Leavitt
Community Member
1 year ago

FLUFF again! Most Americans outside of New England have never seen FLUFF!

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#67

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juliareinstein Report

Cain Hargreaves
Community Member
1 year ago

Awwww yiss: Newman's Own salad dressings! (First time I've seen Campbell's soup in one of these pictures, I think?)

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#68

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cebinks Report

RoseTheMad
Community Member
1 year ago

You can get them a pound cheaper and also not in an "american food" section in B&M in my experience. Thankfully, I got over my addiction to these, but my love of the Penn State sour cream and chive pretzels however, will never go away. ever.

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