Food·Posted on Jan 15, 201722 Food Quirks Americans Don't Realize Are Super WeirdFrom Easy Cheese to red velvet cake, here's what the French think is kinda strange about American food.by Marie TellingBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Red velvet cakes. yaramaximiano / instagram.com You do you, America, but really, why color a cake red? Especially when it doesn't even taste like anything that's red! 2. Combining sweet potatoes and toasted marshmallows. maucocinadetodo / instagram.com Not gonna lie, sweet potato casserole is delicious, but the concept of combining any vegetable with a melted candy is just very weird. 3. People's obsession with mayo. deebo.von.neckbeard / instagram.com To most of the world, mayo is just a condiment, not a salad dressing, a sandwich spread, or anyone's favorite food. 4. People putting a ton of ice in their water, no matter the season. Joris It's refreshing in the summer, but why put five ice cubes in your drink in the middle of January? 5. Calling this shredded cheese "mozzarella." walmart.com Mozzarella isn't meant the be processed and shredded, it's meant to be eaten fresh. 6. Hawaiian pizza. lizasanjose / instagram.com Pineapple should never be anywhere near a pizza, let alone on top of it. 7. Not getting/taking a lunch break and eating at their desks instead. _thewanderingwolf_ / instagram.com Lunch breaks are the best, because 1) you get to take a break, 2) said break involves food. So why don't Americans take them?? 8. Drinking milk with dinner. Fpg / Getty Images According to old Hollywood movies, Americans always have a glass of milk with their dinner. And that, my friend, is very strange. 9. Drinking their coffee to go. shelleycooney1 / instagram.com Sure it's more efficient, but it's also way less enjoyable than sipping on it at a terrasse. 10. And adding a ton of different flavors to their coffee. ttimmgone / instagram.com Caramel frappuccino, peppermint mocha, gingerbread latte, pumpkin spice latte... What is wrong with just coffee? 11. Deep-frying everything. locolombiana / instagram.com Deep-fried butter? Deep-fried Oreos? America, do you have no shame?? 12. Jell-O, and topping Jell-O with whipped cream. sweetfunkybrown / instagram.com It's transparent and it wiggles. Just the fact that it exists and that people still consume it is mind-blowing. 13. Serving fried chicken with waffles and syrup. omgaz / instagram.com At first, I wondered what kind of monster decided to pair these together. But then I tried it, and now I wonder what kind of genius decided to pair these together. But it's still WEIRD, OK?! 14. String cheese. sandra.kang / instagram.com String cheese is a (weirdly addictive) abomination. Seriously, what do Americans have against good cheese? 15. Frito pie. eatingmywaythroughoc / instagram.com 1) It's not a pie. 2) What is it even?? 16. Three-liter wine bottles. Zach Dixon @zachdixon_ hahaha more wine, 2 three liter bottles and 1 six liter bottle #WineFreaks 03:07 AM - 02 Mar 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite You gotta admire the thirst and the dedication but Americans' love of big portions is a tad weird. 17. Putting a scoop of ice cream in their soda. bungabungabungadahlia / instagram.com Think about root beer floats, really think about them, and tell me they're not weird. 18. Easy cheese. 98.percent / instagram.com Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, can explain or excuse this travesty. 19. Combining peanut butter and jelly. the_ernie_e / instagram.com It's just such a weird combo for non-Americans (even though it kinda makes sense once you actually try it). 20. Snow cones. kavitaali / instagram.com Covering ice with syrup is just weird. Why not just eat an ice cream or a sorbet? 21. Using crackers to eat cheese. siennaswardrobe / instagram.com Crackers are fine but bread is better. 22. And Spam. shirelio14 / instagram.com Gross.