15 Popular food items around the world that are different in the US

When it comes to all things culinary, America has always had a way with food. Even when the rest of the world has established a specific term for a delicious dish, when they’re in the States they might need to dig deeper to find the right words to order what they really want to eat. From Great Britain to Australia, there are many food items that differ from those in the USA. Do you like this post? 



One of the main differences between the USA and the UK desserts is what each culture is referring to when they say pudding. Basically, this is because in the UK the term “pudding” is used for any dessert, while there are also specific sweets that contain the word “pudding” in their name. For Americans though, pudding is a creamy dessert served in a bowl or a glass, eaten with a spoon.


If you live in America and have visited Europe or vice versa, you’ve probably noticed that the eggs in supermarkets in the US are refrigerated, but in Europe, all eggs are kept outside the fridge. This is because according to the law, Americans should sanitize and clean the eggs before being sold. Eggs that are sold in European supermarkets are illegal in America.

Milky Way bars

If you are a Milky Way lover, you need to know that in the UK the famous chocolate bars are all chocolate and nougat, while in the USA there is also caramel somewhere in between which makes a Milky Way from the US look more like a Mars bar. Despite their differences, both are really tasty.



You might be surprised, but pancakes are not the same everywhere. If you are in Russia and you order “pancakes” you get a delicious dessert that looks and tastes more or less like French crepes. Be sure to specify that you want classic American pancakes if you want to taste the famous fluffy breakfast food.


Even though a lot of Italians are living and cooking in the USA, traditional “grissini,” or breadstick, took a wrong turn apparently. In the USA, if you ask for breadsticks you’ll get those soft bready sticks with lots of garlic for dipping in several sauces. However, in Italy, breadsticks are crunchy baked sticks of bread that are usually used as a side for wine or salad, or just eaten as snacks.

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