Twinkies: These sponge cake snacks filled with cream are known for their long shelf life, but their artificial ingredients and sweet taste can be off-putting to some international tastes.
Cheez Whiz: A processed cheese spread often used on snacks like nachos or as a dip. Its bright orange color and artificial flavor can be surprising to those unfamiliar with it.
Scrapple: A traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dish made from pork scraps and cornmeal. It's sliced and fried, but its unique ingredients can be unappetizing to some.
Livermush: A Southern dish made from pig liver and parts, mixed with cornmeal and spices. It's sliced and fried, but its strong flavor and ingredients can be challenging for non-natives.
Chitlins (Chitterlings): These are the small intestines of a pig, often cleaned, boiled, and fried. While a delicacy to some in the Southern United States
Grits: A Southern staple made from ground corn, grits have a unique texture and are often served as a side dish. Some may find their consistency strange if they are not accustomed to this dish.