10 American Foods Foreigners Find Disgusting

Peanut butter and jelly ... seriously?

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Even those proudest to be an American can probably agree on this: Our country has produced some . Anyone who has stepped foot in a and seen unmentionable things go into the deep fryer can attest to that fact. And so can folks from outside the United States. They've got strong opinions on our eating habits, and the good ol' Internet gives them the perfect platform to air their grievances. Here are some of the foods Redditors and Quora users find appalling. Do you agree?

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1. Root Beer

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"My cousin visiting from the U.K. would say: . She explained that the flavor was weird because it was licorice and wintergreen flavor mixed together. She was right, I taste the two flavors now. It's not the same when you know." -

"My German mother hates root beer." -

"That's because it's the flavoring used for cough syrup in many countries." -

2. Chicken and waffles

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" was an entirely foreign and somewhat disgusting concept to a recent overseas coworker who was visiting." -

3. Corn Dogs

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", because, seriously, why would you eat that?" -

"I'm yet to find any food in any local cuisine which would be more disgusting than that." -

"Those coated hot dogs on sticks. I've seen them in movies, they look really weird." -

4. Sweet Potato Casserole

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" is something that will never pass between my lips, you psychopaths." -

"As a non-American, marshmallow-covered yams sound nasty. Why would you take something already sweet, put sugar on top, and cover it with sweet marshmallows?" -

5. Hershey's Chocolate

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"Really not keen on . Tastes okay, then aftertaste of vomit. Gimme dairy-milk all day long." -

"Hershey's is not amazing, it's one of the poorest excuses of chocolate I've ever tried." -

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

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"Not exotic at all, but I cannot get used to the combination of on sandwiches. To me, they fall into completely different categories." -

7. Bloomin' Onions


"As an Australian, I would like to know what in the flying firetruck a has to do with anything, let alone the rest of Outback Steakhouse's menu." -

8. "Burgers"

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"You make and into a burger, and it's weird." -

9. Grits

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"Like wallpaper paste; there is literally no point in the food product!" -

". It sounds like the most unappetizing thing ever. 'I had grits for breakfast' — WHY ARE YOU EATING TINY ROCKS? And after looking at pictures, even tiny rocks looks tastier than that. Blergh." -

10. Processed Cheese

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"What you call cheese is an abomination and an affront to nature itself." -

". Seriously, America?" -

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