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American Living In UK Lists Things That Taste Different Here

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American Living In UK Lists Things That Taste Different Here

An American living in the UK has listed some of the various foods and beverages that taste different on this side of The Pond. Watch here:


Lisa Dollan, from Georgia, USA, is now living in Yorkshire, UK, meaning she is now presumably eating far fewer corn dogs and far more rhubarb and Yorkshire puds.

But while the cuisine may be different, which foods that are widely devoured both here and in the US taste different?


Lisa spilled the beans on her TikTok account, where she has amassed more than 537,500 followers.

In her frankly bizarre Georgia-meets-Yorkshire mishmash of an accent, she explained: "Sweets - ie candy - you don't realise it until you've lived in the UK a while and then you go back and taste an American sweet, that you realise you can taste the artificial flavours more.

"Pickles, or you guys say gherkins. We have the big fat sour pickles, I miss those, I like the big fat sour American pickles. Do you guys have those here anywhere? I really miss those, I love those. You guys seem to be sweet."

Hmmm, big fat sour pickles - anyone know where Lisa can get those?


She continued: "Chicken tastes different here, I think that's for obvious reasons.

"Pop, like Coke and all that. On the fountain, like in a pub or whatever, it tastes sweeter here, and it tastes more poppy. Pop pop pop pop. You know what I mean? Like, it's got more fizz or something, I don't know.

"Sour cream, all things cream really. Y'all sour cream is just creamier, I can't describe it, it's just like mmm - it's so much nicer."


Well there you go folks, don't go taking our apparently super creamy cream for granted.

It's not just our creamy products that Americans living in the UK appreciate. Imgur user Chimichanga007 explained that he moved to the country for work for a couple of years and admitted he developed 'survivor's guilt after experiencing living in a sane country compared to America'.

Claiming the difference between the nations is like 'night and day', he reeled off a list of reasons why he think the quality of life is better in the UK.

It reads as follows:

  • "Free ATMs everywhere. Banks aren't making loot preying on the poor with fees like USA."
  • "Tons of paid holiday at every job."
  • "Public right of way walking paths all over the place."
  • "10 dollar (£7) prescription drugs."
  • "OTC [over the counter] drugs way cheaper."
  • "Modern and plentiful public transit."
  • "Less expensive and better quality fresh veg and meat."
  • "Cops that seem like servants not lunatic power trippers."
  • "Workers take their breaks religiously."
  • "Went to the ER and I got emotional because they treated me like a human being and I wouldn't go into debt. (Getting emotional makes them embarrassed though so don't recommend)."
  • "Feeling that's hard to explain but imagine you know that everyone you know, your neighbours, random strangers, kids, moms, grannys, everyone you see everyday is covered and can go free to a doctor or ER [emergency room], taking care of each other."

Nice not having guns everywhere as well, isn't it?

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/yorkshire_peach

Topics: Viral, Food, Interesting, Community, TikTok

Jake Massey
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