Actually the Ambrosia creamed rice pudding situation is beyond a joke. The last time I went to Tesco there were 4 tins for Â£1 but here one dented tin will cost you $3.99. The Ambrosia custard is a real bargain (not!) though at $2.99.
Heinz beans are $1.65 or you can buy "American" beans for 50c. The difference is like eating Lidl beans in comparison but without any flavour. That's the same for everything though and don't even get me started on what they call bread. No Hovis or equivalent here.
And, oh God, the chocolate. The first time I encountered American chocolate was on a holiday to Florida back in 2000 (previously I had stuck to Guylian). I bought what looked like a Cadbury's bar (same packaging but it ends there), took one bite and spat it out exclaiming, "Dog chocolate!!!" I then went into a British food store there and told the guy what hapenned. He said, grinning, "Tastes like shit, don't it?"
There is seriously something wrong with Americans (who complain about EVERYTHING else!) if they can't get Hershey's or Mars to provide them with decent chocolate! It's got to be against the Constitiution for people to be fed such crap.
Fish and chips are vile here too. The batter is vile, the fish could be anything, and, in a lot of cases, the lazy buggers don't even take the skin off the chips before cooking them! That's when you get chips and not fries, that is.
I've been here 18 months and my opinion about America hasn't changed since about the second week here. It's a case of, "We're America so we'll see how the rest of the world has done things the right way for centuries and then completely ignore it and do it the wrong and most awkward way possible".
Seriously, just think of the mentality that makes people build all their houses out of wood (illegal in the UK btw), and then they build them in earthquake and hurricane zones! It really says a lot, I think.
At least this site is Canadian.
P.S. We don't all like Mr Bean. lol
Last edited by DrBlood (2009-07-20 19:23:13)