10 American Foods Non-Americans Find Disgusting

Many non-Americans prefer fresh cuisine to Twinkies. Twinkies are long-lasting and contain artificial preservatives, tastes, and colors. Twinkies taste artificial.


American corn dogs—hot dogs on a stick—are a favorite snack. They are cornmeal-batter-fried hot dogs. Its meat-cornmeal combo turns off non-Americans. Its high calories, fat, and nutritional value are also criticized.

Corn Dogs

American lunches include peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Non-Americans find peanut butter and jelly on toast weird and unappealing. Peanut butter's sticky texture and sweet jelly with salty peanut butter are criticized.

Peanut butter-jelly sandwiches

Canned cheese comprises artificial flavors, preservatives, and additives. Non-Americans dislike canned cheese because it's not fresh. Not everyone enjoys canned cheese. Sprayable cheese has no taste or texture.

Canned Cheese


Southern breakfasts include biscuits and gravy. Buttermilk biscuits and sausage-dripping gravy make it. The mix of savory sausage gravy and sugary biscuits turns off non-Americans.

Biscuits and Gravy

Due of its pungent taste, non-Americans dislike root beer. It tastes like cough syrup to some. Sassafras root, rarely used elsewhere, gives the drink its flavor.

Root Beer

Americans love sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving and Christmas. A buttery pecan crust over mashed sweet potatoes. This dish's sugary taste and marshmallow topping turn off non-Americans.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet candy corn. Non-Americans like less sweet or more sophisticated confectionery. Candy corn is heavily processed with artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Non-Americans may find candy corn unnatural or fresh.

Candy Corn

Some non-American cultures don't mix sweet and savory flavors. Some may find jello salads strange because they mix sweet and savory ingredients. Non-Jello salad eaters may not like its jiggly, rubbery feel.

Jell-O Salad

Fried butter is breadcrumb-coated butter balls deep-fried. It's popular at American state fairs and festivals, but non-Americans don't like it due of its high fat content and strange concept of eating deep-fried butter.

Fried Butter