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Rather than British foods you miss in America, what US foods would you miss if you moved back home?

We live in London and the US foods I wish you could get here in the UK are:

Bloomin onions - delicious

Sweet potato chips (ie french fries) - better for you than ordinary potato and taste nicer. Also baked sweet potatoes (I know I can make them at home but I wish you could get them in restaurants)

Peanut butter sauce on ice cream - OMG

I also prefer the American idea of having cream or half cream for coffee instead of just milk like in the UK
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California Pizza Kitchen's BLT pizza on an ultra thin crispy base. That's it.
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Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
Rather than British foods you miss in America, what US foods would you miss if you moved back home?

We live in London and the US foods I wish you could get here in the UK are:

Bloomin onions - delicious

Sweet potato chips (ie french fries) - better for you than ordinary potato and taste nicer. Also baked sweet potatoes (I know I can make them at home but I wish you could get them in restaurants)

Peanut butter sauce on ice cream - OMG

I also prefer the American idea of having cream or half cream for coffee instead of just milk like in the UK
What are bloomin onions?

We were talking about this at dinner last night, Mexican food as a collective. There are very few Mexican restaurants and no taco stands or even chains like Sharkeys, Chipotle. Maybe it's a good business idea.

Nothing else I can think of.
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What are bloomin onions?
http://www.dailyfork.com/Outback%20Bloomin%20Onion.jpg

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I looked at that, and googled it, I have to say it looks like serious heartburn to me. I won't be in a rush to give it a go.
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Love those Blooming onions.
But I'd miss Chicken fried steak and country gravy. Also Biscuits and country gravy.
Now I need to learn how to do those things from scratch so I will be able to make them in the UK
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goldfish...
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goldfish...
Do you mean the crackers? I'm lucky enough to work right near a shop called Partridges that sells quite a few American products including Goldfish crackers, so I'm able to get these in lots of varieties for DH, as well as Yorke peppermint patties, Kraft mac 'n cheese and lots of other US candy bars.

One thing they don't stock that DH misses is a breakfast cereal called Product 19.
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yep those are the ones..




extra cheddar..yum, perfect snack for in between meals..

but I have to admit I needed to google product 19 cereal, I've never heard of it before..or seen it.
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Product 19 sounds like a sci-fi food.
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Product 19 sounds like a sci-fi food.
Secret Agent Product 19, please meet Double Agent Special K. Please report to Captain Crunch. LOL

I recently re-discovered Captain Crunch cereal. I loved it as a kid, and love it still as an adult. Probably 100% sugar, but hey, I eat it with Silk Soy Milk so it's *kinda* healthy!

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Do you mean the crackers? I'm lucky enough to work right near a shop called Partridges that sells quite a few American products including Goldfish crackers, so I'm able to get these in lots of varieties for DH, as well as Yorke peppermint patties, Kraft mac 'n cheese and lots of other US candy bars.

One thing they don't stock that DH misses is a breakfast cereal called Product 19.
I don't think they do that anymore....
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Product 19 sounds like a sci-fi food.
Product 19 beats Froot Loops anyday. Also Kosher and Pareve.
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Originally Posted by lisag8070 View Post
yep those are the ones..


extra cheddar..yum, perfect snack for in between meals.
Between meals? A big bag of goldfish and a couple of Sierra Nevada pale ales has often turned out to be dinner for me.
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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
Love those Blooming onions.
But I'd miss Chicken fried steak and country gravy. Also Biscuits and country gravy.
Now I need to learn how to do those things from scratch so I will be able to make them in the UK
Oooh biscuits and gravy. I've become quite the fan of American diner food in general, corn beef hash, home fries, chicken fried steak, southern fried chicken, etc. Then there are things like BBQ (I tend towards Kansas city style thanks to the wife), burnt ends sandwich, ribs, brisket, smoked mystery meats.

On the other end of the scale, sushi. I mean really good sushi. As far as I know the UK doesn't really have sushi beyond supermarket rolls and a few silly conveyor places neither of which are ever very good.
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