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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lidl's "American" Food

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.

Lidl's McEnnedy brand

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.

Lidl American food

I will admit that I did end up buying three things:

My American food from Germany
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"?


  1. Frozen Waffles, pre-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, M&M's, and reconstituted pork in the shape of ribs with 'authentic' grill marks.

  2. No joke, they had a frozen imitation of the McRib! It was called "Rib Burger."

    I found a picture:

  3. How about Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (the powdered cheese kind)?

  4. Courtney, send me a list of stuff you want me to send over! I hear that Mac and Cheese has a dye that is illegal in Europe and that's why they don't sell it. You need to mail me a kinder egg!

  5. Was the cookie dough ice cream any good?

    It's a bit weird that they dubbed peanut butter "Erdnuss Creme". Hah!

  6. I liked it! The cookie dough was a little crystally (if that makes any sense), but I was very please with the cookie dough pieces to ice cream ratio :)


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