Food·Updated on Jul 5, 2020. Posted on Aug 23, 201713 Foods That Look Completely Different In America Compared To BritainDid you know "flapjacks" in America are pancakes? I sure as hell didn't.by Jasmin NaharBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Pigs in blankets in America: Getty Images They look like teeny tiny sausage rolls, kind of. Pigs in blankets in Britain: Paul_brighton / Getty Images Ours are sausages wrapped in bacon; a Christmas dinner staple and, no offence, low-key better. 2. Gravy in America: Getty Images This gravy is made with milk, which seems a weird combination to cook with sausages but we eat beans on toast so, IDK. Gravy in Britain: 4kodiak / Getty Images Onion gravy, vegetable gravy, beef gravy...basically all our variations of gravy are slightly different shades of brown, are are 100% sausage free. 3. Biscuits in America: Hipokrat / Getty Images Spongy rather than crunchy, and not something you dip in tea. Biscuits in Britain: Getty Images The chocolate digestive is an iconic British biscuit tbh. (Yes, digestive DOES sound like a weird name for a food but it's great.) 4. Breadsticks in America: Getty Images British people, did you ever see that *puts breadsticks in purse* meme and think, Who likes breadsticks that much? It makes more sense when you see what American ones look like. Breadsticks in Britain: Bit245 / Getty Images Our breadsticks are really crunchy and the kind of thing your mum will buy when company is coming around and she wants to lay out "some nibbles". 5. Bacon in America: Getty Images Or as we know it, "streaky bacon". Bacon in Britain: David Pimborough / Getty Images We use back bacon, which arguably is better suited to putting into a sandwich and having for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 6. Pancakes in America: Mikeygen73 / Getty Images Thick! Fluffy! Eaten with bacon and eggs. Pancakes in Britain: Barryseward / Getty Images Ours are way thinner and not fluffy. On Pancake Day we make these with lemon and sugar on top. Definitely not well-suited to being eaten with bacon and eggs. 7. Chips in America: Getty Images So basically, crisps. Chips in Britain: Getty Images A chunkier version of french fries, and sometimes eaten with gravy, cheese, and/or curry sauce. 8. Grilled cheese in America: Sumnersgraphicsinc / Getty Images The name is SUPER misleading because it's not put under the grill, but fried on a pan instead. Grilled cheese in Britain: Gorkemdemir / Getty Images A toasted cheese sandwich that's grilled, so a more literal interpretation of the name. 9. Pudding in America: Getty Images A creamy-looking sweet food you eat with a spoon. Pudding in Britain: Abpphotography / Getty Images, Cheche22 / Getty Images, Sirichai_ec2 / Getty Images Pudding here isn't a specific food, but another way of saying dessert, although SOME of those desserts have the word "pudding" in the name. It's a little complicated. 10. Milky Way bars in America: commons.wikimedia.org I know what you're thinking, this is CLEARLY a Mars bar, but across the Atlantic their Milky Way bars are made with a chocolate nougat and caramel. Milky Way bars in Britain: commons.wikimedia.org Ours are just all nougat, and are apparently more similar to a chocolate called 3 Musketeers. 11. Jelly in America: Tataks / Getty Images It's what they call seedless jam. Which makes the concept of a "peanut butter and jelly sandwich" sound much less weird than you may have imagined. Jelly in Britain: Edith64 / Getty Images A popular dessert at every birthday party you attended as a kid, usually served with ice cream. 12. Flapjacks in America: Julia_sudnitskaya / Getty Images OK I have to admit it BLEW MY MIND that flapjacks in America are just another name for pancakes. I'd say this must be confusing for them, but in the UK there are about 24 different names for a bread roll depending on where you are. Flapjacks in Britain: Scholes1 / Getty Images A traybake that's cut into bars, made with oats, syrup, and sugar. And sometimes fruit, which makes it ~feel~ healthier. 13. Eggs in America: Getty Images If, like me, you have seen American eggs and wondered why they look photoshopped, it's because they're cleaned and sprayed with a sanitiser before being sold. Also, they have to be kept in the fridge when you buy them. Eggs in Britain: Hadelproductions / Getty Images In the UK, eggs that have been cleaned or washed aren't allowed to be sold! And eggs can be kept out of the fridge as it doesn't really matter. ~The more you know~, amirite?