15 American Foods Non-Americans Think Are Completely Bizarre, Weird, or Disgusting

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Sometimes, we think our food choices are ordinary until an outsider comes along and points out it is not. These 15 American foods have been described as bizarre, weird, or disgusting by non-Americans who’ve tried and tasted them. Are you surprised by the list?

1. Pineapple on Pizza

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One of the world’s great debates is whether pineapple goes on pizza. Although pineapple on pizza, or a Hawaiian pizza, is known worldwide, one non-American says they find this American food bizarre.

2. PB&J

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This peanut butter and fruit preserve spread on bread is a cheap, easy snack/meal many Americans eat regularly. However, many non-Americans prefer to avoid this particular sandwich and find it quite weird.

3. Big Food Portions

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It is commonly thought that standard American food sizes are more significant than those in other parts of the world. One traveler found the big pizzas and burgers sold in America “disgusting.”

4. Cheese in a Can

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Cheese in a can, also known as Cheez Wiz, is a pressurized soft cheese. Stored in an aerosol can, you press the nozzle, and a string of cheese sprays out. It’s extra salty and used on crackers and chips traditionally.

5. Grits


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Grits are ground corn, usually, the less sweet varieties known as dent corn. It is cooked in liquids like milk, broth, or water and has a thick and creamy porridge-type consistency.

6. Chicken and Waffles

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This sweet and salty dish originated from a combination of culinary traditions, including soul food and Pennsylvania Dutch food. It’s a combination of fried chicken and waffles doused in syrup.

7. Sloppy Joes

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A sloppy joe comprises of ground beef, onions, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and seasonings served on a hamburger bun. Non-Americans aren’t often fans of this delicacy.

8. Biscuits and Gravy

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American biscuits are more of a thick, flaky bread than other parts of the world. White gravy is made from cooked pork sausage fat, flour, milk, and sometimes bits of bacon, ground beef, or sausage that’s poured over the biscuit.

9. Pumpkin Pie

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One traveler shares, “Pumpkin is a savory vegetable where I live… not a dessert.” In America, pumpkin pie is a dessert spiced and served during fall and winter. 

10. Twinkies


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One unpopular opinion shared is Twinkies. Twinkies are golden sponge cakes with a creamy filling, also known as a snack cake.

Who doesn’t like Twinkies?

11. Tacos

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One non-American does not enjoy American hard shell tacos compared to Mexican or “real” soft corn tacos. They say authentic tacos should be fresh and not crunchy.

12. Poutine

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Poutine is a unique dish with crispy fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy. One American even says, “It’s a heart attack on a plate, and I love it!”

13. Butter on a Stick


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Many non-Americans are shocked by this American snack. A stick of butter is dipped in a batter of cinnamon honey and deep fried on a stick, then coated in a sugar glaze.

14. Green Bean Casserole

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Green bean casserole consists of cream of mushroom soup, french fried onions, and green beans. It is an iconic dish often served as a side during Thanksgiving dinner.

15. Corn Dogs


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This popular street food is generally a hot dog sausage deep-fried in a cornmeal batter and skewered on a stick. Some people hate it, but others love it.

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Savor the Adventure: 15 Must-Visit Foodie Destinations on the Planet

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From tacos to pasta and dumplings to koeksisters, many countries and global cities know how to do food well with their delicious cuisine.

Although there are more than 15 food destinations on the planet, these spots are a must-visit and should be added to your travel bucket list if you love eating your way through a vacation.

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15 Countries That Serve up the BEST Street Food Experiences

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There’s something about the vibrance of street food, the richness in flavor, and the rawness of surrounding cultural scenes. Not only is street food more affordable for travelers, but it grants a more authentic experience since this is where natives also gather and convene.

With that said, here are 15 countries serving up the best street food experiences, as voted on by an online foodie forum.

15 Countries That Serve up the BEST Street Food Experiences

15 of the Weirdest Things People Have Ever Eaten While Traveling

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There are many weird and wonderful things to experience while traveling, especially regarding food.

It’s always good to try something new, and below are 15 foods that travelers have tried and tested.

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“I Love It Here!” 20 Best Small Towns in America for Your Bucket List

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“I Love It Here!” 20 Best Small Towns in America for Your Bucket List

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Jordy Johnson

Jordy gave up her home base to travel South Africa and experience more of her country. From that decision, she’s landed work as a travel writer for a magazine that showcases southern Africa and has grown her Instagram travel page, WeTheWests. She enjoys showing locals and foreigners all the beautiful and unique places and experiences South Africa and the rest of the world have to offer.

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