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America's Five Favorite Treats That Are Unaccustomed to Immigrants

'30.12.2022'

Source: "50 shades of New York" on Yandex.Zen

Pampering yourself with something tasty is an old mood-lifting trick that has been successfully practiced by people on all continents. Americans have outdone many in their love of snacks. "50 shades of New York" on Yandex.Zen... On the shelves of their supermarkets you can find a wide variety of sweets, snacks and drinks, most of which you will not find in Russian stores during the day with fire. I'll tell you about popular American sweets that are unusual for a Russian person.

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Marshmallow

A very soft sweet marshmallow that every American associates with a picnic. This is because in the USA it is customary to fry it over a fire, and not a single American weekend can do without such a dessert. Marshmallow is planted on a twig, melted over an open fire and eaten between two cookies - it turns out a kind of sweet burger! For me it is wildly cloying, but the locals love this delicacy.

Peanut paste

Perhaps this is the most adored delicacy of American children, as well as their parents. It is unlikely that there will be a family in the USA in which it is not customary to spread the coveted pasta on fresh toast at breakfast. According to statistics, the average resident of the country consumes about one and a half kilograms of this thick sweet mass per year. Pasta even has its own holiday, which is traditionally celebrated on January 24th! Very often on the shelves of supermarkets you can find pasta without added sugar. It is seasoned with cereals, fruit salads and even vegetable dishes.

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Kombucha

Non-alcoholic drink based on kombucha. Yes, yes, the same one that in the 1990s could be found in the kitchen of every second Khrushchev in a three-liter bottle covered with gauze. In the US, the drink is more popular than anywhere else in the world. Economists estimate that half of the world kombucha market is in the United States. Kombucha is sold everywhere, comes in the most unusual flavors, with exquisite additives, and is considered very healthy. To be fair, I’ll say that recently kombucha has also been produced in Russia, where it is also associated with vegan culture and healthy eating, but so far it is not sold everywhere.

Donuts

Insanely popular dessert in America, which the characters of the cartoon about the Simpsons gobble up with might and main. It is to this delicacy that many obese inhabitants of the country owe their shortness of breath. Donuts are incredibly diverse, with incomparable toppings and bright edible decor. Dunkin' Donuts, the most famous coffee and donut chain, has 7 outlets in the United States, and this figure is more eloquent than any of my assurances.

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Rutbir (root beer)

It is a non-alcoholic carbonated drink made from the bark of the sassafras tree. I think it's very sweet, but it's not like anything else. Although, perhaps, remotely, it resembles cough medicine. The closest analogy is our Russian kvass, there is a similarity in color and texture. In the 1960s, root beer makers were banned from using sassafras bark due to its high carcinogen content, and many switched to chemical flavor substitutes, and some began adding acacia bark to root beer. Today, the drink can be bought in any American store, it is not as popular as cola, but there are enough lovers.

I have listed the most favorite goodies of Americans, which may be new to you and me. Now you know what a tourist in the USA should definitely try. By the way, which ones are you looking forward to trying?

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