You Won’t Believe What Germans Call “American Sauce”

There are many things Americans might hope our illustrious nation calls to mind to those who reside overseas. Our great writers, artists, and activists. Foreign-aid efforts we've spearheaded. Maybe even some of our shinier pop-culture moments, like Whitney Houston singing the national anthem. But in Germany, when grocery shoppers think of the USA, they think creamy orange salad goop. Because in Germany, Thousand Island dressing is called "American Sauce." Redditor sofiasofiasofialove published a photo of two Heniz bottles chilling in a German market, with the name on their labels promising to get a little bit of mayonnaise-flavored American spirit on your sandwich. Obviously, Germany got the short end of the stick in this cultural food exchange. They gave us marzipan and sauerkraut. And, according to these bottles, we gave them our sixth-favorite salad dressing.

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