An American who lives in London posted this picture he took in his supermarket.
“American – food from home” rings really true to me. It’s all here: pop-tarts, Jif peanut butter, maple syrup, lots of different M&M products, Butterfingers, marshmallows, Twinkies, Oreos and a large variety of Hershey’s.
Normally you cannot find any of these items in England, or Germany, and I am sure many other European countries.
After a few days in Europe, and getting only European food, I have many a time craved a simple PB&J sandwich.
Even though I don’t actually use many of those products (for instance Twinkies or Hershey chocolate – which Europeans despise), just looking at the familiar brands would give me a warm feeling when living in culture shock.