22 Food Quirks Americans Don’t Realize Are Super Weird

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From Easy Cheese to red velvet cake, here’s what the French think is kinda strange about American food.


Red velvet cakes.

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You do you, America, but really, why color a cake red? Especially when it doesn’t even taste like anything that’s red!


Combining sweet potatoes and toasted marshmallows.

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Not gonna lie, sweet potato casserole is delicious, but the concept of combining any vegetable with a melted candy is just very weird.


People’s obsession with mayo.


People putting a ton of ice in their water, no matter the season.


It’s refreshing in the summer, but why put five ice cubes in your drink in the middle of January?


Calling this shredded cheese “mozzarella.”


Mozzarella isn’t meant to be processed and shredded, it’s meant to be eaten fresh.


Not getting/taking a lunch break and eating at their desks instead.

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Lunch breaks are the best, because 1) you get to take a break, 2) said break involves food. So why don’t Americans take them??


Drinking milk with dinner.

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According to old Hollywood movies, Americans always have a glass of milk with their dinner. And that, my friend, is very strange.


Drinking their coffee to go.

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Sure it’s more efficient, but it’s also way less enjoyable than sipping on it at a terrasse.


And adding a ton of different flavors to their coffee.

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Caramel frappuccino, peppermint mocha, gingerbread latte, pumpkin spice latte… What is wrong with just coffee?


Deep-frying everything.

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Deep-fried butter? Deep fried Oreos? America, do you have no shame?


Jell-O, and topping Jell-O with whipped cream.

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It’s transparent and it wiggles. Just the fact that it exists and that people still consume it is mind-blowing.


Serving fried chicken with waffles and syrup.

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At first, I wondered what kind of monster decided to pair these together. But then I tried it, and now I wonder what kind of genius decided to pair these together. But it’s still WEIRD, OK?!


String cheese.

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String cheese is a (weirdly addictive) abomination. Seriously, what do Americans have against good cheese?


Fried foot.

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1) It’s not walkable. 2) What is it even??


Three-liter wine bottles.

You gotta admire the thirst and the dedication but Americans’ love of big portions is a tad weird.


Putting a scoop of ice cream in their soda.

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Think about root beer floats, really think about them, and tell me they’re not weird.


Combining peanut butter and jelly.

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It’s just such a weird combo for non-Americans (even though it kinda makes sense once you actually try it).


Snow cones.

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Covering ice with syrup is just weird. Why not just eat an ice cream or a sorbet?


Using crackers to eat cheese.

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Crackers are fine but bread is better.

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