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    Updated on May 19, 2020. Posted on Oct 1, 2019

    8 Great Things About American Supermarkets And 7 Things That I, A Brit, Find Very Odd

    Why are there ~17~ different types of breakfast syrup?!

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    1. There are HUGE displays, which makes the whole shopping process so much more exciting.

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    I mean, who doesn't want to pretend they're getting their groceries in a land of giant food?

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    2. Tea comes in giant plastic jugs, and it's in the fridge.

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    Sorry, Americans, but tea should come in bags and is best served hot. This is sacrilege.

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    3. The cereal flavours are light-years ahead of the UK's.

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    For Brits, churros and marshmallows are strictly dessert, but in America it's a whole other story.

    There are even seasonal cereals and ones that are sponsored by celebs!!

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    The UK needs to step up — I need Gemma Collins on a box of cornflakes.

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    4. Dog food looks confusingly like human food.

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    I could definitely see myself accidentally digging into a bag of Sizzlers after a heavy night. Animal food has no business looking this tasty.

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    5. The bags for fresh food come with little twisty ties so your fruit and veg don't fall out.

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    It's a very small touch, but it's so much classier than tying your bags like a heathen.

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    6. The ready meals appear to be completely devoid of any kind of vegetable.

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    I'm not gonna lie, Shells & Cheese looks pretty tasty, but will it help me get my five-a-day? I think not.

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    7. The premade breakfast options are unreal.

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    These are basically Mcdonald's breakfasts from the comfort of your own home. Genius.

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    8. But the English-inspired meals aren't the slightest bit authentic.

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    Tasty? Yes. English? Not really.

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    9. There are various products "with wrinkle guard", which to me suggests you don't have to bother with ironing.

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    Here in the UK, we seem to be obsessed with ironing (you may have heard of a little thing called ironing water). But I think Americans have the right idea here — not ironing is the future.

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    10. You guys don't drink as much as we do, but your alcohol bottles are HUGE.

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    I guess we need more portion control in the UK?

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    11. The bakery cakes look Bake Off–level delicious.

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    I can't get over the fact that these aren't made to order and you can just pick one up off the shelf. LOOK AT THAT FROSTING!

    They're so professional, they even sell individual slices of each type so you can try them all!

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    Tesco could never.

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    12. There's someone to help bag up your shopping at the end of the till.

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    As someone who goes through a whirlwind of panic when I try to pack up my shopping and pay at the same time, I see what you're doing here, America, and I appreciate it.

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    13. The meats are labelled in a pretty unappetising and slightly unsettling way.

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    What's wrong with just saying "organic", guys?

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    14. There are just about as many hot sauces as your heart could ever desire.

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    The UK needs to take note, because four different flavours of Nando's sauce doesn't count as variety.

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    15. But the overall variety of everything is slightly overwhelming.

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    Like, how is anyone choosing from ~17~ different types of breakfast syrup?!