Our Favorite Foods Are So Very Different Whether They're From the US, UK or Australia

by Shasta

I think it's a pretty well known fact that ingredients in foods differ depending on where you permanently reside, but how many know that the difference is such a vast one, by living in the United States vs the United Kingdom,Canada, and even Australia.

Being from the U.S. myself, I actually just ordered some Cadbury Flake from across the pond, YAY for the internet.

Guess I'm going to get my learnin' on today! I'm no dummy though, the FDA and their bogus regulations on the food industry are basically null and void in my opinion, foods made in the U.S. undoubtedly contain way more.....CRAP!

Author Vani Hari aka 'The Food Babe' is putting labels side by side to give everyone a big dose of reality.

Next up! Good ol' Mountain Dew! Gross... Soda in general is so damn horrible for you!

Next up! Good ol' Mountain Dew! Gross... Soda in general is so damn horrible for you!

Doritos...I'm so thankful I got my family "addicted" to healthier chip! Tortilla chips for us!

Doritos...I'm so thankful I got my family

Heinz Tomato Ketchup... Why is the U.S. so obsessed with high fructose corn syrup?!

Heinz Tomato Ketchup... Why is the U.S. so obsessed with high fructose corn syrup?!

Sunny D! Talk about fake a$$ orange juice... We're on #5 and I'm downright furious.

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If you know anyone who buys Sunny D, or likes it – Please tag them. On the left, you'll find the ingredients in Sunny D here in the U.S… . On the right, you'll find a much different version of Sunny D sold in the U.K. As you see, the U.K. version is orange naturally and no colors are added. The U.S. version is dyed with artificial colors Yellow #5 and Yellow #6. You've got to ask why. Do they look different? Although artificial dyes are common in America, that doesn’t make them safe to eat. They’ve been linked to several health issues and require a warning label in Europe. That's one reason the U.K. version is so different. Companies don’t want to slap warnings all over food packages because that wouldn’t be good for business. To make matters worse, they add high fructose corn syrup, cellulose gum, and artificial preservatives to the U.S. version. They’ve found that it's more profitable to take out the offending ingredients out – and sell a safer product in other countries. They keep selling the inferior version here because it’s cheaper to produce and they can get away with it. You see, the U.S. food system allows companies to poison us for profit with risky additives that are banned or heavily restricted overseas. The government allows Big Food to largely police itself, deciding which ingredients, chemicals, and additives are “safe.” This is a terrible policy because it leads to Americans consuming many of the very same additives and chemicals that are restricted in food in other developed countries. Does this outrage you too? Tell me in the comments!

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Cadbury Creme Eggs... Now I know why I ordered Flake from across the pond...Yup.

Cadbury Creme Eggs... Now I know why I ordered Flake from across the pond...Yup.

Of course they've nabbed oatmeal too....Insert palm to forehead. Quaker Oatmeal.

Of course they've nabbed oatmeal too....Insert palm to forehead. Quaker Oatmeal.

Last up...Fruit Loops. You know, I ate these religiously as a child. Now I know WHY I won't allow my children to eat them. Unfortunately it's become so obvious which cereals are TOXIC, your milk literally has a waxy film to it by the end of the bowl. As does your mouth. GAG.

Last up...Fruit Loops. You know, I ate these religiously as a child. Now I know WHY I won't allow my children to eat them. Unfortunately it's become so obvious which cereals are TOXIC, your milk literally has a waxy film to it by the end of the bowl. As does your mouth. GAG.

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