16 Things America Does That Confuses Foreigners
America is the land of the free and for decades has been the one place everyone in the world wants to go to but there are certain things that are unique to America that are not seen anywhere else in the world.
These things will take tourists by surprise and leave them puzzled. These are everyday things that every American faces but never questions as they are acquainted with them but for travelers, these things will leave them puzzled and confused. Today, we’re going to prepare you for your next trip to the land of freedom by letting you know about 16 things that you will only see in America.
1Massive sized food portions
If any country in the world likes food, it’s America. The food industry is one of the largest in the world ad food is an important part of American life. Add to this the American motto of bigger is better and you’ve got yourself some massive portions. From pizzas that are 20 inches in diameter, to burgers that weigh 3 pounds to even 350 pounds (at Mallie’s Sports Bar & Grill), America loves massive sized portions.
2Deep fried everything
Fried food is everyone’s favorite. It may be the unhealthiest but deep fried anything is delicious. America took this a little too seriously and you will find almost everything deep fried. From the basic fish and chicken to pickles, veggies, fruits, cookies, ice cream, and chocolate bars, ask for anything to be deep fried and you will probably get it.
3Grape flavored skittles
Skittles is a fruit-flavored candy that is really popular in many countries all over the world. The inside is made up of sugar, corn syrup, and palm oil along with fruit juice and artificial flavors. It is only in America that you will find grape flavored Skittles. Purple Skittles are also found in Europe, but they are black currant flavored.
One of the things that people of other countries do not understand about America is their love for processed cheese. Orange squares of cheese, called ‘Cheez Whiz’ and sprayable cheese from a can, are some products that foreigners do not understand at all. Several Quora users have voiced their dismay and confusion about these unnatural cheese products but Americans love their fake cheese.