Butterscotch originated in God’s own county of Yorkshire, England.
2. Canadian Bacon
Obvious, right? Nope. Canadian bacon was first eaten in the UK.
Think this classic originated in New York? It was the Ancient Greeks that first created cheesecake!
4. Chilli Con Carne
Despite its Mexican flavour, chilli con carne was invented in the US of A.
5. Danish Pastries
The first Danish pastries were eaten in Austria - its Danish name, wienerbrød, translates to ‘Viennese Bread’.
6. English Muffin
Contrary to its name, sources say that the English muffin was first used as a vessel for butter in both Germany and the USA.
Texas can take credit for creating the fantastic fajita.
8. Fish and Chips
Think the humble fish supper is a British classic? Think again - fish and chips has origins in Belgium, France, Portugal and Spain!
9. Fortune Cookie
Despite receiving a fortune cookie after a meal at most Chinese restaurants, the fortune cookie originates from Japan and the USA.
10. French Fries
Whether you call them chips, fries or pommes frites, there’s no disputing where these came from; French fries were first eaten - with mayonnaise - in Belgium.
Despite being Scotland’s most famous dish, haggis was first eaten in England.
12. Hot Chocolate
Despite it being hotter than hot south of the border, it’s the Mexicans that we can thank for creating delicious hot chocolate.
13. Kiwi Fruit
Although they share a name with the bird from New Zealand, kiwi fruit originates from China (they’re also known as Chinese gooseberries).
14. Noodle Chop Suey
You might find it in most Chinese restaurants, but noodle chop suey was first created in the USA.
Pasta must be Italian, right? Wrong - pasta was first created in China!
16. Scotch Egg
They might be a British picnic classic, but the scotch egg has evolved from an Indian dish - nargis kebab.
Although it’s a staple on most Indian restaurant menus, the vindaloo originated in Portugal.
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