13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Articles Jun 15, 2019 08:54

You will have to laugh loudly when you see this distinct difference.

1. Pigs in blankets in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

They look like teeny tiny sausage rolls, kind of.

Pigs in blankets in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Ours are sausages wrapped in bacon; a Christmas dinner staple and, no offense, low-key better.

2. Gravy in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

This gravy is made with milk, which seems a weird combination to cook with sausages but we eat beans on toast so, IDK.

Gravy in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Onion gravy, vegetable gravy, beef gravy... all our variations of gravy are slightly different shades of brown, are 100% sausage free.

3. Biscuits in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Spongy rather than crunchy, and not something you dip in tea.

Biscuits in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

The chocolate digestive is an iconic British biscuit tbh. (Yes, digestive DOES sound like a weird name for a portion of food but it's great.)

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4. Breadsticks in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

British people, did you ever see that *puts breadsticks in purse* meme and think, Who likes breadsticks that much? It makes more sense when you see what American ones look like.

Breadsticks in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Our breadsticks are crunchy and the kind of thing your mum will buy when the company is coming around and she wants to lay out "some nibbles".

5. Bacon in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Or as we know it, "streaky bacon".

Bacon in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

We use back bacon, which arguably is better suited to putting into a sandwich and having for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

6. Pancakes in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Thick! Fluffy! Eaten with bacon and eggs.

Pancakes in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Ours are way thinner and not fluffy. On Pancake Day we make these with lemon and sugar on top. Definitely not well-suited to being eaten with bacon and eggs.

7. Chips in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

So basically, crisps.

Chips in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

A chunkier version of french fries, and sometimes eaten with gravy, cheese, and/or curry sauce.

8. Grilled cheese in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

The name is SUPER misleading because it's not put under the grill, but fried on a pan instead.

Grilled cheese in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

A toasted cheese sandwich that's grilled, so a more literal interpretation of the name.

9. Pudding in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

A creamy-looking sweet food you eat with a spoon.

Pudding in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK
13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK
13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Pudding here isn't a specific food, but another way of saying dessert, although SOME of those desserts have the word "pudding" in the name. It's a little complicated.

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10. Milky Way bars in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

I know what you're thinking, this is CLEARLY a Mars bar, but across the Atlantic their Milky Way bars are made with a chocolate nougat and caramel.

Milky Way bars in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

Ours are just all nougat, and are apparently more similar to a chocolate called 3 Musketeers.

11. Jelly in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

It's what they call seedless jam. Which makes the concept of a "peanut butter and jelly sandwich" sound much less weird than you may have imagined.

Jelly in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

A popular dessert at every birthday party you attended as a kid, usually served with ice cream.

12. Flapjacks in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

OK I have to admit it BLEW MY MIND that flapjacks in America are just another name for pancakes. I'd say this must be confusing for them, but in the UK there are about 24 different names for a bread roll depending on where you are.

Flapjacks in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

A traybake that's cut into bars, made with oats, syrup, and sugar. And sometimes fruit, which makes it ~feel~ healthier.

13. Eggs in America:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

If, like me, you have seen American eggs and wondered why they look photoshopped, it's because they're cleaned and sprayed with a sanitiser before being sold. Also, they have to be kept in the fridge when you buy them.

Eggs in Britain:

13 foods have the same name but different properties in the US and UK

In the UK, eggs that have been cleaned or washed aren't allowed to be sold! And eggs can be kept out of the fridge as it doesn't really matter. ~The more you know~, amirite?

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Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasminnahar/heres-what-food-looks-like-in-the-usa-vs-the-uk?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bffbbuzzfeedfood&ref=bffbbuzzfeedfood

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