The first couple of times I travelled to USA I got pretty speechless when I saw all the different kind of foods they have, there is a ton of options when you go to the grocery store. I was also pretty chocked about some stuff I saw on the shelves. Luckily I found the perfect grocery store called Wholefoods market, which is filled up with organic, non GMO, no antibiotics etc. foods and a bunch of vegan choices. I love that place and come there A LOT to get my groceries or just to stroll around and eat a good lunch. So I thought it would be fun to go through some of the USA foods that most danish people would find weird or be scared to eat. 😀
When I saw my husband pull out frozen corndogs from the freezer the first time I got pretty big eyes and looked like a big question. I yelled WHAT IS THAT, “it’s a sausage with fried pancake dough around it”… And yes it maybe doesn’t sound that frightened, but it really is, it looks like a big fried poop on a stick. I do get the concept, maybe if you made them yourself with a really good organic quality sausage and your own batter I would be down with corndogs.
I don’t think I would call this cheese, it is more like an orange thick gravey. It is not stored in the fridge. Velveeta cheese is used for many things but you can mix it in your salsa and eat with chips, use to for Mac and cheese or put over your potatoes and then in the oven. I have never tasted it and I never will, it is waaaaay to scary.
BROWN & YELLOW FOODS
There is a TON of fast food chains, Dairy Queen, Wendys, McDonalds, Burger King, White Castle, Arby’s, Denny’s, Friday’s, Chili’s, Applebee, LeeAnn Chin, Five Guys, Panda Express, Perkins, Red Lobster, and all you see is brown and yellow foods. You can get the biggest plates with only fried stuff, we are talking 4000 calories on one plate. Not kiddin’ – If ya don’t like it, FRY it….
If you find the Cereal aisle at the grocery store you almost get hypnotized with all the different kinds you can get and when you start walking down the aisle you have to search pretty hard to find just one with no sugar added. In Denmark we maybe have one or two kind of cheerios, here you can get them in different colors, rainbow, blue, red, green, purple, pink, a Disney version or 10 and of course they all have a different flavor. Im telling you, it is intenso down Cereal Lane.
CAKES & PIE’S
I never in my 30 years of life seen so many cakes and pie’s as iv’e seen here, it is cake mania. You almost get high on sugar just by walking through all the cakes at the grocery store, there is something for everybody. A bunch of pre made birthday cakes, with a thick thick layer of frosting in all the different colors and with lots of added decorations. They have so many cakes they call ‘A danish’ which have nothing to do with Denmark.
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USA you are wild with all your foods and it was so fun to walk around all the aisle of craziness. If you ever come to Denmark I know there is a bunch of weird foods you would never eat too, like ‘leverpostej’ and ‘Karry Sild’ Ummm… Maybe I will do a blog post about that one day ?!
Have a great day and remember to get your greens in 😛
Love Lou ❤