- Sometimes the same snack or food product will go by different names in different countries.
- “Cool American” Doritos and “Cool Ranch” Doritos are the same flavour but with different names in different countries.
- Called “Frosted Flakes” in the US, the popular cereal is called “Frosties” in other countries.
It’s no secret that the words for your favourite food and drinks can have an entirely different translation when you are travelling to a new place.
For example, ordering a side of “chips” at a British restaurant means that you’d like some French fries with your meal, but doing so in the US could score you a bag of crispy potato chips (also known as “crisps” in the UK).
So, it should come as no surprise that brands like to switch up the monikers of some of their most popular food items to appeal to their local customers around the globe and boost sales. So when travelling you can still get many of your favourite hometown treats – they’re just masquerading under a different title.
Here are eight foods that have different names around the world.
Called “Frosted Flakes” in the US, this cereal is called “Frosties ” in the UK, Japan, and other countries.
Although Tony the Tiger still represents Kellogg’s sugar-coated cornflakes in both the US, Japan, and Europe, the cereal is called “Frosties” in Europe and Japan but “Frosted Flakes” in the US.
Although Americans know “Dove” chocolate, it is known as “Galaxy ” in several countries.
You’d have a hard time finding Dove chocolates outside of the US. In the UK, Ireland, the Middle East, and India, the sweet confections are sold under the “Galaxy” branding.
Outside of North America, you probably won’t find the name “Lay’s” on your chip bags.
Getting your hands on a bag of Lay’s is no easy task outside of North America. If you’re in the UK, you can enjoy popular US flavours and unique new flavours with a bag of Walkers, but you should look for “Sabritas” in Mexico, “Tapuchips” in Israel, and “Chipsy” in Egypt.
You can enjoy “Rice Krispies” in the US, but you’ll want to ask for “Rice Bubbles” when travelling to Australia or New Zealand.
Popular in the US, Rice Krispies cereal doesn’t go by this name in every country. Even though the mascots Snap, Crackle, and Pop are a staple in every country, Australians and New Zealanders refer to the crackling cereal as “Rice Bubbles.”
In the US, you’d order a “Diet Coke,” but in Europe you’d ask for a “Coca-Cola Light.”
Craving a can of Diet Coke in Europe? Make sure to request a “Coca-Cola Light.” You can also expect the beverage to taste slightly different than in the US, as many countries have different regulations and preferences for artificial sweeteners. Coca-Cola Light is sweetened differently from country to country and the drink goes by that name in countries where “diet” isn’t typically used to describe foods and beverages.
You can find DiGiorno frozen pizza in the US, but it goes by “Delissio” in Canada.
In America, the Nestlé-produced frozen pizza goes by “DiGiorno” but goes by the moniker “Delissio” in Canada. Both names share the same slogan but with their respective name inserted: “It’s not delivery. It’s Delissio/DiGiorno!”
“Cool American Doritos” will satisfy your “Cool Ranch” Dorito cravings.
It turns out that putting ranch on everything has been deemed an American thing to do – although this flavour of Doritos is simply called “Cool Ranch” in the US, these chips have been dubbed “Cool American Doritos” in some European countries like Iceland, the Netherlands, and Denmark.
The US and Canada have different names for a popular boxed macaroni and cheese.
The boxed Kraft favourite goes by “Kraft Dinner” in Canada but goes by “Kraft Macaroni and Cheese” in the US. In Canada, the boxed dish has even garnered its own nickname: KD.
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