a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Unexplained Snacks of America

The Morning News
Australian Matt Roden guesses what’s in the boxes of America's popular foods.

A lot of American television and movies are shown here in Australia, and for the most part any Stateside pop-culture references made are either previously known or easily decoded. Food and beverage references, however, are an entirely different matter. A lot of the bigger and better brands are already out here – Oreos, Big Red, we’ve even got a few McDonalds. A lot that aren’t available here are still easy to work out – Drake’s Coffee Cake and Junior Mints, for example. But buffalo wings? Bear claws? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? What are you doing, shots of sandwich spread now? Here’s a few of America’s unexplained foodstuffs deciphered by an unknowing Australian.