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A couple weeks ago, I decided I was in the mood for cheerios and bought the normal ones. I was then very confused when it was not at all sweet. Turns out what I'm used to is honey-nut cheerios, which was the only kind we had back in the Philippines. Here you get (no-adjective) cheerios and honey-nut? what is this.

And then the other day, I was putting together a grocery list. [personal profile] zorkian suggested I buy Captain Crunch. I knew that name! So I put it on the list...

Turns out canonical Captain Crunch is actually called Captain Crunch Berries, and just plain old Captain Crunch is weird.

I knew I was going to run into culture shock in the move over here. I just didn't expect it to be the cereal that got me.

(But at least I have Lucky Charms <3)

Date: 2017-01-04 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] swaldman
Nor is a Twix a Twix, or a Mars a Mars.
In general we don't do peanut butter in chocolate bars here... OTOH, our chocolate bars actually have cocoa in them :-P

Date: 2017-01-04 12:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pne
Really! I didn't realise that with those bars.

Oh yes, US chocolate is a different thing.

On the other hand, I've heard that UK chocolate and continental European chocolate (or at least German) are different again, and that some things which can be sold in the UK as "chocolate" could not be in Germany.

Complicated!