American foods I’ve never even heard of/never want to eat…
I still have some foods on my American bucket list. Grits – check (gross); gumbo – check (love); S’mores – check (gross).
Like, I’ve never had a PB&J (Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich). Yes, really.
Nor a Sloppy Joe.
Nor a Burgoo, whatever that is.
And here are some of the more crazy foods that I will avoid – some I’d never heard of until a Buzzfeed list of crazy-ass American foods circulated today on my newsfeed.
“Concoctions: Bacon Smores. Burgers between doughnuts. Fried cereal cheese puffs. I mean, I see half these weird food combinations and it’s just revolting. American food gets such a bad rep and these things explain why. However, I will attest that throughout the U.S. there actually are really amazing homemade and healthy traditional food representing those areas. Not all the U.S. food is a sugar-injected, deep-fried nightmare.” Jac Connolly, Facebook.
I don’t get this one. How is that salad? Just cos it’s green….?
If you have a dill pickle, a glass of Kool-Aid and a want for a sweet and sour, the natural thing to do is to steep said pickle into the electrically-colored sweet Kool-Aid drink. That’s what happened in the Delta region of Mississippi, and it’s how the Kool-Aid pickle came to exist. Such things should never have been invented.
I think I need to have a full on Americana food eating party do get this lot down me before I go…… other suggestions welcome! 🙂
I’m 46 yrs. old and I’ll still crush a PB&J any day! Yum 🙂 They go great with Goldfish crackers and chocolate milk. Keeps you young at heart. As for a lot of those other things, never heard of ’em. However, you must try a sloppy joe. This was in regular rotation at mealtimes back in the ’70’s and ’80’s in our house. Ahh, memories.
I have to have one!!
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You gotta try a Cronut the hybrid of donut and croissant!
I’m an American in my 50s and have never seen nor heard of many of the things on that Buzzfeed list. Some of them are from very specific regions (like that pickle thing) or are just weird concoctions people invent to outdo a previous concoction (the hamburger in a donut) often for pure shock value. No one is claiming these things are the least bit healthy and some only surface in the summer at State Fairs. The PB&J (for me it’s always been creamy peanut butter with strawberry jam, never jelly) has been around for ages and if made on a good whole meal bread is delicious and fairly nutritious.
I might have myself a PB&J today!
Peanut Butter (or Almond) and Banana Sandwich. Some people add honey.
Have you had a funnel cake? Fabulous deep-fried concotion, available at State Fairs and other public events. Like a funnel-shaped doughnut. Good for the arteries, obviously, as it’s deep fried and then dunked in sugar.
Oh yes had that at festivals!