It’s known worldwide as the land of the free and the home of the brave, but America still remains a confusing place to many around the world. The self-proclaimed ‘greatest country on Earth’ is a place full of amazing opportunities and contradictions. So today, we’ll look at random things that people outside of the United States think define America.
The world’s most influential nation has more food than it knows what to do with and the people are unique. We’re going to look at the best the U.S. has to offer as well as the stranger aspects of its society. It’s amazing what Americans take for granted that would never happen in other parts of the planet. Find out what people from other countries think truly defines America right here.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Few foods define America more than a good old-fashioned PB&J. It’s undeniably one of the most famous sandwiches in the world, but at the same time, many Europeans don’t get it. Many people across the world don’t know what jelly is. Jam is more popular in Europe and uses whole fruit instead of just juice.
According to the New York Daily News, half of Americans eat peanut butter and jelly regularly. It’s a quick and convenient snack that is popular across all age demographics. Peanut butter became popular during the 1920s because there was a meat shortage after World War I. Then it became the iconic All-American sandwich spread, where it still sits to this day.