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Politicians from Britain and America love gushing over how close the two nations are. In fact, it's often described as a “special relationship”.
Yet there are ways that the two countries differ: diaper and nappy, faucet and tap, chips or crisps… you get the idea.
But there’s another big difference: food.
Although American and British cuisines aren’t worlds apart, there are certain things Americans eat that just never caught on across the Atlantic. And vice versa.
Americans on Twitter seem to have a lot of opinions about British food, and about all the American delights we supposedly don’t eat in the UK.
It all started with a tweet about watching the Great British Bake Off.
i love watching the british baking show, where they instruct people to make brownies and then get mad at the contes… https://t.co/gYg6RHq1eh — mattie (@mattie)
Americans began sharing their thoughts on British food, followed by things they take for granted that we (apparently) don’t have.
@Lubchansky My favorite episodes are the ones where people mix chocolate and peanut butter together and they are baffled, simply baffled — Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson)
@Lubchansky they should be banned from assigning american desserts — chas (@chas)
@Lubchansky I just watched an episode where the bakers had to make pita bread. most had never had pita bread and ma… https://t.co/X1xXnwduDf — Will (@Will)
And the finest of this genre has to be the idea that British people don't eat salad...
i’m a ask this now cause they’re all asleep but has anyone ever heard of a british person eating a salad? — Trey Smith (@Trey Smith)
But then people pointed out that actually British people do eat a lot of these things.
Oh, and there's a good reason why some things didn't take off in the UK...
This is a thread of Americans saying the most baffling made up stuff about British people and it is blowing my mind… https://t.co/nw8KrQpkNP — Dr Eleanor Janega (@Dr Eleanor Janega)
@Lubchansky Sorry that we don’t all mainline refined sugar from birth by the truckload, I guess 🤷🏻♂️ — Patrick Swayne (@Patrick Swayne)
@Lubchansky I dont know what this show has done to yall but it’s given you some werid as hell ideas about foods her… https://t.co/Ha0U2aOprg — Marcus Bedson (@Marcus Bedson)
The culinary culture war continues...