I haven’t seen much of the world outside of the United States, save for a couple of trips to Ireland and Canada, but there are some things that I consider to be strictly American. Lay’s, for instance, is a snack brand that I would never imagine I would see in another country. As it turns out, though, many popular American snack brands can be found worldwide.
When encountering American snack brands around the world, you will find that many countries offer different flavors that cannot be found within the United States. It makes sense that in different countries, the flavors are altered to appeal to different cultural tastes. While to foreign taste buds some of these flavors are perfectly normal, to Americans they may seem a bit unusual. After all, it’s not like we can find Wasabi potato chips at the local 7-11! Click here to see the different flavors that American snacks have in different countries.
Fanta: Surprisingly, this beverage comes in more than 90 flavors worldwide! Some of its many flavors, as pictured above, include Blueberry (Indonesia), Watermelon (Greece), and Cantaloupe (Egypt). Other countries offer Fanta that tastes like Melon Cream (Japan), Toffee (Taiwan), and Lychee (Cambodia)
Lay’s Potato Chips: Ketchup is not the weirdest flavor of chips offered by Lay’s. The photos above show Lay’s chips flavored in Kiwi (China), Blueberry (China), and Spicy Curry (Canada). Other countries enjoy Lay’s chips in varieties such as Lasagna (South America), Cucumber & Goat Cheese (Belgium), Spicy Chili Squid (Thailand), and Soy Sauce (Japan).
Pepsi: This popular beverage comes in a wide variety of bizarre flavors! Pepsi Ice Cream (Russia) is said to taste like a Pepsi float. Pepsi White (Japan), is Pepsi mixed with yogurt flavoring. Pepsi Blue (Vietnam) is a fruity soda described as tasting like pineapple. Other foreign Pepsi flavors include Pepsi Cappuccino (Russia), which is flavored like coffee, and Pepsi Ice (Southeast Asia), which has a slightly minty taste.
Oreos: Who knew they made Green Tea Oreos in China? Or Orange Ice Cream flavored ones in Brazil? In Chile, the cookies also come in a Dulce de Leche flavor. Sounds good to me!
Kit-Kats: It may surprise you, but Kit-Kat bars beat out every other snack when it comes to the number of weird flavors. Along with Cookie Dough (Australia), this candy comes in flavors such as Candied Sweet Potato and Banana (Japan), all of which are pictured above. Japan also offers Kit-Kat bars in Apple, Blueberry, Bubblegum, Cheese, Ginger Ale, Kiwi, Pepper, Pumpkin, Wasabi, and Wine!
What do you think, Lovelies? Would you try any of these bizarre foreign snack flavors? I’m not too sure I would!