A few weeks ago I wrote a level-headed article discussing the differences between Germany and America. But in my article I barely brushed the food factor, and while I am normally completely satisfied with German fare, sometimes I feel like I could EXPLODE because I want some American delicacy or other. And yes, maybe most of those American delicacies are junk food. But still.
It all started yesterday. I got a sudden, very strong longing for tortilla chips. I even wrote about it in my facebook status. Germans cannot do tortilla chips. They try, but all of the chips available have really weird spices on them so they aren’t at all compatible to the awesome, crunchy, delicious corn chips that one can find in America. *sigh*
So here is a list of food items that one CANNOT get in Germany (but if one of my German peeps knows where I can find them, then PLEASE comment):
- Tortilla Chips
- Refried beans
- Mexican food in general (Not even Taco Bell quality. If you want a plate of delicious Mexican rice and refried beans, you are out of luck. I rampaged about last falls trying to find a decent Mexican restaurant, but the results were exceedingly disappointing)
- Top Ramen
- Nerds (I remember those little purple and pink candies with longing)
Yeah. Those are the main items that I can think of right now. Except for the annoying lag in technology that goes with living outside of the United States of America. Like how the Chrome netbook testing program is only available within the U.S. borders. And if I wanted to receive a blog via Kindle, I would have to pay the extremely overpriced international service fee.
So for all my American friends, if you want to hit me up with a care package, I would be more than willing to send you my address per email. For all my German friends, if you ever see any of the above mentioned items, just let me know and you will probably get to witness me on a King Kong shopping spree (or at least read about it in this blog). For all my fellow Americans who also live on this beautiful continent, tell me what you miss! C’mon! Hit the comment button! Let’s get all nostalgic in here!