Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 588

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.

I think I could stomach this one (if it were almond butter ;) )

I think I could stomach this one (if it were almond butter ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Nor a Sloppy Joe.

A sloppy joe is a sandwich, consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun.

A sloppy joe is a sandwich, consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun.

Nor a Burgoo, whatever that is.

I like the look of this, though I hear it is often made with squirrel or possum meat..... ugh.

I like the look of this, though I hear it is often made with squirrel or possum meat….. ugh.

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.

Donut Burger

AKA The Heartstopper

AKA The Heartstopper

โ€œConcoctions: Bacon Smores. Burgers between doughnuts. Fried cereal cheese puffs. I mean, I see half these weird food combinations and itโ€™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.โ€ย Jac Connolly, Facebook.

Jello Salad

WTF?

WTF?

I don’t get this one. How is that salad? Just cos it’s green….?

Koolickles

Yuck

Yuck

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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8 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 588

  1. Shauna Rodriguez Vargas says:

    I’m 46 yrs. old and I’ll still crush a PB&J any day! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

  2. EmmaK says:

    You gotta try a Cronut the hybrid of donut and croissant!

  3. Lulu says:

    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.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Peanut Butter (or Almond) and Banana Sandwich. Some people add honey.

  5. iotamanhattan says:

    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.

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