Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

Some tasty, some not so much
Some very local or seasonal
And most are not winning any health awards :)


Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup
is classic American comfort food
( image via Nation's Restaurant News)


I've jotted down a list of foods that are rarely found in the other country
See if any of these are your comfort food, trigger a memory, or just make you want to hurl :)

AMERICAN 
FOOD, SNACKS, ETC

Velveeta Cheese
Cracker Jack (baseball food)
Tater Tots
Grits
Cinnamon Rolls
Biscuits & Gravy
Loaded Potato Skins
Buffalo Wings
Indian Taco
Sloppy Joe
Corn Dogs
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches (PB&J)
Mac & Cheese
Grilled Cheese
Philadelphia Cheesesteak
Buffalo Burger
Frito Chili Pie
Chicken Fried Steak
Jambalaya
Tex-Mex


PB&J, mac & cheese, and quesadillas
are staples for many American kids


Mexican food still is on our dinner menu 
at least once a week at home - yum!


Yep, that's 'cheese' in an aerosol can
(image via Toccata)


U.S. DRINKS

Eggnog
Tang
Kool Aid
Minute Maid Lemonade
Root Beer
Light Beers



AMERICAN SWEETS

Molasses
Chocolate Chips
Cool Whip
Bubble Gum
Candy Corn
Milk Duds
Junior Mints
Nutter Butter
Twinkies
S'mores
Funnel Cake
Ice Cream Cake
Fried Ice Cream
Banana Split
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Key Lime Pie


S'mores are an American tradition on every camping trip
(image via Wikipedia)


AMERICAN ESTABLISHMENTS

Diners
Hamburger Joints
Doughnut Shops
Frozen Yogurt Shops
Mix-In Ice Cream Parlors
Drive Thru Fast Food (drive thru laundry, banks too)


COMMON US INGREDIENTS

Cilantro
Cinnamon
Peanut Butter
Melted Cheese



Often made in the UK with leftovers: Bubble & Squeak
(image via BBC)


BRITISH
FOOD, SNACKS, ETC

Coleman's Mustard
HP Steak Sauce
Hula Hoops
Walker's Crisps in chicken, bacon, and steak flavors
Welsh Cakes
Hot Cross Buns
Haggis
Scotch Egg
Jellied Eels
Wide variety of potatoes
Pancakes with lemon and sugar (yum!)
Marmite on toast
Beans on toast
Yorkshire Pudding
Chip Butty
Jacket Potato with Tuna
Fish & Chips
Bubble & Squeak
Plowman's Lunch
Bangers & Mash
Cornish Pasty
Toad In The Hole
Meat Pies
Sunday Roast



Scotch Egg
(image via BBC)


DRINKS IN THE UK

Large variety of tea
Tizer
Ribena
Pimms
Hot Toddy
Alcoholic Apple Cider
Shandy
Mulled Wine


(personal photo)


UK DESSERT

Treacle
Yorkies
Digestive Biscuits
Jaffa Cakes
Millionaire Shortbread (love!)
Fairy Cakes
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Christmas Pudding
Bread Pudding
Spotted Dick
Victoria Sponge Cake
Banoffee Pie
Cream Tea (scones, clotted cream served with tea)


Spotted Dick
'Spotted' refers to the currents and 'Dick' is slang for pudding
(via RecipeWise)


BRITISH ESTABLISHMENTS

Pubs
Gastropubs

MORE COMMON IN UK

Curry/Indian Food
Lamb
Use of root vegetables


What would you add to the list?


Any thing you couldn't live without in a foreign country?

 
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