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(The Takeout)   Every year, German discount chain Lidl celebrates the USA with "America Week" and hawks line of classic American staple foods like Milk Drink Cookie Flavor, Honey Mustard Party Balls, and Cookie Brownie on Chocolate Cake   (thetakeout.com) divider line
    More: Murica, French fries, Scoville scale, Western United States, United States, American cuisine, Fried chicken, Hot chicken, German capital  
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630 clicks; posted to Food » on 03 Jul 2021 at 12:35 AM (21 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-02 8:09:36 PM  
This must be how Mexican people feel when confronted by a Chalupa.
 
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2021-07-02 8:13:54 PM  
Most do sound pretty wretched.

That said though, there's a lot of American bastardization of ethnic dishes...

https://youtu.be/L1dih4az-WI

https://youtu.be/TWSOiZrs3oA

So it's well possible that this is just more of the same.
 
2021-07-02 8:30:59 PM  
What's that you got there? Honey mustard?

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I wanna dip my Party Balls in it!
 
2021-07-02 8:39:09 PM  
I would eat honey mustard party balls right now, but to be fair I have been drinking
 
2021-07-02 8:39:28 PM  
Can they capture the culinary horror of the Golden Corral in a single dish?
 
2021-07-02 8:41:42 PM  
Nobody told them what it means to have Ball Chin?
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2021-07-02 8:51:47 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Nobody told them what it means to have Ball Chin?
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2021-07-02 8:52:11 PM  
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2021-07-02 9:08:44 PM  
Potato nuggets mit bacon sounds suspiciously close to jumbo bacon tater tots, a hot deli bar treat I have had the joy of experiencing.
 
2021-07-02 10:17:46 PM  
Proper American Week requires an AR-15 and an IROC-Z. Do it right people
 
2021-07-02 11:27:56 PM  
I've encountered that on European visits. The stuff looks awful and really captures the Murican processed food look. Ick.
 
2021-07-03 12:51:30 AM  
Partyballchen ist der shoenste ballchen.
 
2021-07-03 12:52:28 AM  
I prefer to shop at Bij.
 
2021-07-03 1:01:21 AM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Nobody told them what it means to have Ball Chin?
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More ball-neck than chin, but same ball-park.
 
2021-07-03 2:13:09 AM  
I doubt that it was intended to be authentic American food. Most likely it's American-styled food created to appeal to the German palate. That's often what happens with international cuisine.
 
2021-07-03 2:21:48 AM  
as the old saw goes, "Gott schütze uns vor Sturm und Wind und Deutschen, die im Ausland sind"

because part of that is they will bring back the most bizarre ideas of how food looks like but not tastes like. poké? in Germany? sure, if'n I had a 3 day weekend to recover?

also, what a Nick in Berlin may look like -

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2021-07-03 6:08:14 AM  
Do they have these ridiculous concoctions in the American LIDL stores? I might actually visit one if so.

I haven't noticed anything like this in their competitor, ALDI.
 
2021-07-03 9:13:23 AM  
None of these really seem all that much like they're making fun of Americans. Just looks like they've visited our stores and decided to make a version of all the things that stood out to them as things they'd never seen before.
 
2021-07-03 11:36:10 AM  

Kris_Romm: Do they have these ridiculous concoctions in the American LIDL stores? I might actually visit one if so.

I haven't noticed anything like this in their competitor, ALDI.


ALDI ain't have any of that nonsense (but they do have a fair amount of their own particular nonsense lol) - I'd probably try on the chocolate salty balls or whatever, if'n I saw it. our local ALDI does have a fairly temptatious gantlet of sweets just as you enter, and it certainly gets worse around any holidays.

I always thought LiDL was only in Europe, but lately one of my puzzle games has been playing ads about how they sell avocados for criminally-low prices, and... *tapatap* - hunh! there is actually one here in NE Phila just down the road from our ALDI. well, that's certainly new.

guess a mini-roadtrip is in order?
 
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