There are plenty of foods eaten around the world that Americans find strange. In Asia, for example, eating fried insects is commonplace, as they are a good source of protein. In South America, eating guinea pigs is a centuries-old practice; they would never be kept as pets. So despite the fact that Americans pretty much think they are the best at everything, there are plenty of foods eaten in the States that other cultures consider strange. [related]
Admit it: You too have looked at spray cheese — that bright yellow, gooey, cheese-like concoction that gets squirted out of a can — and thought, “That’s the grossest thing I’ve ever seen.” Well, you’re not alone. Many American foods baffle people from other countries.
Even American “classics” like corn dogs are a little mind-boggling — a hot dog battered, deep-fried, and then smeared with ketchup and mustard is not a combination many people would turn to for snack time.
Original reporting by Serusha Govender.