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20 Foods That Americans Living Abroad Seriously Miss (Some Of Which Are Pretty Surprising)

Hate on American food all you want — but just wait until you don't have it.

American cuisine might get a not-so-great reputation sometimes. But spend a few months living abroad and you might just have a whole new appreciation for it.

At least that's my experience. And thanks to Reddit, family, and friends who have lived abroad, I was able to curate a little list of often-missed American foods.

1. Buffalo Wings

2. Bagels

A half dozen bagels

3. Ranch Dressing

4. Tex-Mex

A plate of Tex Mex food

5. Taco Bell

6. Hot Sauce Selection

7. A Wide Selection of Cereals

A bowl of Fruit Loops in milk.

8. Dr. Pepper

9. BBQ

10. Donuts

11. Copious Amounts of Ketchup

12. Pre-Made Cookie Dough

13. Mac 'n' Cheese

Boxed mac 'n' cheese in a bowl

14. Dill Pickles

A sandwich with a pickle.

15. Flavored Sunflower Seeds

A bowl of sunflower seeds

16. Ice Water

17. Doritos

18. Peanut Butter

19. Movie-Theater Popcorn With Liquid "Butter"

20. Pumpkin-Flavored Things

Anything I missed? Let me know what you've missed while living or traveling abroad below.