Living in the U.S., it is difficult to imagine that people in other countries might consider what we eat “ethnic food”. But this video from Germany shows what the folks (and perhaps expats) in Berlin like to buy in their American food section.
I find this really interesting, especially having lived in another country (Australia) myself. In Australia, in regular, every day grocery stores, there were random American products scattered about, especially in the chip aisle and the condiment aisle (peanut butter is everywhere). But there was no official “American” food section. However, in a gourmet grocery store called David Jones, they had a definite American section.
Check out a photo here.
In it, they sold jars of the peanut butter and jelly that come mixed together, hot sauce, cans of pumpkin pie mix, Crisco, Bisquick baking mix…much like the German store, baking products were really big in this section. In Australia, they eat pumpkin in only savory applications, so the sweet American pumpkin pie is really exotic to them!
Have you ever lived in a country other than the U.S.? If so, what does (or did) the American food section in that country look like?