Cream cheese from 14 Everyday American Things You Can’t Find Abroad (Slideshow)

14 Everyday American Things You Can’t Find Abroad (Slideshow)

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Cream cheese

Bagel-lovers defend their local favorites to the death, but it is possible to find suitable substitutes abroad; however, cream cheese is a whole other matter. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to find a thin layer of imported Philadelphia at some exorbitant price, but that’s a big maybe. The great American breakfast deficiency doesn’t stop there: maple syrup, hollandaise, and pancakes (no, not those ones disguised as crepes) — these are all neglected abroad, too.