The World in Junk Food

Although the United States gets a bad rap for our love of unhealthy food, the truth is every country has its own unique spin on what we call junk food. Ranging from the truly delicious to the truly disgusting, these 13 junk foods from around the world will make your stomach groan and growl. There are even some easy ones you can try at home!

Scotland – Mars Bar Supper

A Mars Bar is the equivalent of the American Milky Way. Now imagine deep-frying that in batter. Who could resist the melted chocolate, crunchy shell, and the caramel squirting into your mouth as you take that first, unforgettable bite?

Pair this with fries and you have yourself what Scotland calls a Mars Bar Supper! If you haven’t had a stroke just thinking about it, you might actually have one if you try it. Researchers warn this fast food item slows blood flow to the brain minutes after finishing off the last delectable bite.

Czech Republic – SoHo Grande

McDonalds decided the best place to introduce their New York City themed menu was in the Czech Republic. Among titles such as Wall Street Beef, Broadway Chicken, and Brooklyn Classic, the SoHo Grande stands out as a fan favorite.

On top of the traditional grilled beef patty, the burger features lettuce, pepperoni, spicy salami, cheese, cheese sauce, and Mexican salsa. Two questions: has anyone seen a burger like this in SoHo, and what is Mexican salsa?

Canada – Poutine

Our northern neighbors are onto something with the flavorful junk food from heaven called poutine. French fries, brown gravy, and cheese curds come together to form a trifecta of savory goodness even the most refined palette cannot pass up.

Your arteries are probably clogging up just thinking about it. Luckily for America, poutine has slowly been making its way south. Keep an eye out for poutine at your local brewpub!

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