American woman becomes TikTok sensation by trying British snacks for the first time, rates Jaffa Cakes ‘7 out of 10’ and Irn Bru ‘better than Cream Soda’ – but scares followers by drinking undiluted Ribena
- Tennessee’s Holly Auna has become a viral sensation for trying British snacks
- Tried Ribena first but didn’t realize it had to be diluted to British horror
- She also tasted Irn Bru which reminded her of Fanta and Jaffa Cakes
An American TikTok star has become a viral sensation after trying British snacks for the first time, including Kinder Buenos, Jaffa Cakes and Irn Bru.
Holly Auna, 28, from Tennessee has also tried Vimto and Ribena, but shocked her British fans when she drank the blackcurrant squash straight from the bottle and later said she didn’t know it needed to be diluted.
She also tried Jaffa Cakes, which she gave a seven out of ten for not being a fan of chocolate and orange flavors together, but gave Ir Bru the thumbs up and said it was better than Cream Soda.
Tayto chips from Ireland were also a hit, with Holly stating ‘They don’t smell like anything I’ve smelled before. These are the best chips I’ve ever had in my life. America, what are you doing? Why don’t we have Tayto chips?’
Holly Auna, 28, from Tennessee has become a viral sensation after trying British snacks including Kinder Buenos, Jaffa Cakes (rifht) and Irn Bru. Holly’s British snack business began when she responded to a British woman’s video discussing that Ribena is not sold in the US because blackcurrants have been banned in the past because they are a disease that threatened to destroy all pines in the country
Holly’s British snack business began when she responded to a British woman’s video explaining that Ribena is not sold in the US.
She said it was because blackcurrants have been banned in the past for carrying a disease that threatened to destroy all pine trees in the country, though that has now been lifted in some states.
“As soon as I saw that video, I went on Amazon and ordered some Ribena,” she explained.
“Ribena is made from black currant plants, which we don’t have in the US, I’ve never heard of it,” she continued.
Holly said Kinder Bueno was ‘not too sweet’ and loved the hazelnut flavor of the chocolate treat
She opened the bottle for a taste test and added: ‘This is my first time eating Ribena or anything else with blackcurrant flavour, it smells like beets.
Then she took a sip of the drink straight from the bottle and declared, “That’s really nice!”
‘I don’t like the smell combined with the taste, but only the taste’.
Her video was quickly hit with thousands of comments telling her to thin out the pumpkin.
‘My British soul died, you ate it right!!’ said one.
“If I’m sitting here thinking, please don’t drink it straight—and you did!” said another.
“I yelled at my phone!” wrote a third.
Holly also tried Irish Tayto chips (left) and fizzy Vimto from a can (right) to the delight of her followers
Some fans also suggested that “vimto was better” – which she agreed after trying it herself.
She later tried it with water and said, “I had never heard of a pumpkin or a liqueur until this week.
“That’s much better, it tastes like a real drink – not syrup.”
Some fans also suggested that “Vimto was better” – which she agreed after trying it herself.
Holly also tried Irn Bru, which she said “tasted like cream soda but better” and “somewhat like Fanta too.”
Many quickly came in with other comments suggesting foods for her to try.
After a follower’s suggestion, she tried a Jaffa Cake – which she said smelled “so good” before she even opened it.
“Is that orange and chocolate?” she wondered.
‘There’s a layer of jam or something under the chocolate, that’s wild.
“While I recognize these are delicious, I’m not a big fan of orange and chocolate so I’d give this one a 7/10.”
She also tried Welsh cakes that she called “so good and crumbly,” as well as Kinder Buenos, which she described as “not super sweet” and “really good.”