Last week, one of the popular grocery stores in Germany, Lidl, was advertising a special “American Week.” They had a bunch of special “American” food products from the brand McEnnedy. Here you can see me in front of the big red, white, and blue display.
I am putting American in parentheses because most of these things aren’t really American food, but rather Germany’s interpretation of American food. For example, you can see me holding the “Hamburger Sauce” and “Sandwich Sauce” above. What the heck is that?
This next one actually is quite American, however. It is called an “American Snack Box,” which is box of onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and chili-cheese nuggets. Mmmm, breaded and frozen goodness.
I will admit that I did end up buying three things:
|Butter-Flavored Microwave Popcorn | Cookie Dough Ice Cream | Peanut Butter|
You might find this a little random, but here is my reasoning:
1. Germany loves sweet popcorn, so it is rare to find buttered flavor.
2. I’ve never seen cookie dough ice cream before in Germany, and it’s my favorite kind.
3. I actually already had two jars of peanut butter, but I am an addict.
What foods do you think a German grocery store should carry for an “American Food Week”?