Australian Lili Currie living in America says US food contains so much sugar it altered her tastes
Australian woman reveals VERY unexpected effect living in America had on her diet: ‘I almost threw up’
- An Australian has shared how life in the United States changed her taste
- Lili Currie Shared How Her Diet Changed From Living In The US In A Viral TikTok Clip
- She said American food is so sweet that she had to add sugar to meals when she went home
- The actor also said that fresh fruits and vegetables in America are extremely expensive
An Australian woman living in the US has shared how the high-sugar food changed her taste so much that she had to sweeten meals when she got home.
Lili Currie, who lives in Los Angeles, explained during a visit to Australia how to add sugar to her food because she was so used to sweet American products in a viral TikTok video.
The actor and writer said she bought a well-known breakfast cereal that she ate at home at a bodega on a previous trip to New York, but “nearly threw up” because it was much sweeter.
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Lili Currie (pictured), an Australian living in the US, has shared how she had to add sugar to her food when she went home because she was so used to the high sugar content of groceries in America
“I text my mom to check the pantry, send me a picture of the box I usually eat — same brand, same packaging, same size, everything is the same,” she said in the clip.
“Double the sugar and then 30 more ingredients I couldn’t pronounce that just weren’t on it at home.”
Lili said she had become so used to the high sugar content of her favorite Australian breakfast cereal in the US that she had to sweeten it when she got home.
“I went back home after this trip and I had to add sugar and it still wasn’t sweet enough,” she said.
The expat went on to say she was shocked at how expensive fresh produce is in the US compared to Australia and recalled one time she tried to look for cough tablets that didn’t contain an ingredient that is banned and restricted in many countries.
“The last time I was sick I went to six different pharmacies to find cough lollipops with no red dye 40 in them, which is illegal in Australia, illegal in the UK, illegal all over Europe,” she explained.
“I couldn’t find one meant for sick people, this is medicine for sick people.”
The expat said she was shocked by how expensive fresh produce is in the US and recalled one time she tried to find cough tablets where no ingredient was banned in many countries.
Lili’s video quickly garnered more than 1.9 million views and hundreds of comments from viewers around the world.
“There’s sugar in EVERYTHING, especially corn syrup. It’s in places where it doesn’t have things like bread??,” one follower wrote.
“Other countries ban many American products because they don’t meet foreign standards. Don’t start me with cheap fast food!’ a second claimed.
‘So true. I really miss the food of Brazil. For the same money of one Big Mac meal you can buy vegetables for a month. Even the water in the US is bad,” said a third.
‘Idk when you last went to an Australian supermarket, but fruit and vegetables aren’t cheap anymore, it’s so expensive,’ commented one Australian.
Many Americans in the comments said traveling abroad made them realize how unhealthy American food can be.
“When I traveled to Switzerland, my eczema disappeared and I felt healthier…until I came back to the United States,” one traveler reported.
“Bro, I’ve lived in Australia for six months AND YES I WOULD HAVE IT REVERSE. I was in the Gold Coast,’ said another.
‘I’ve been to the Netherlands and when I came home to the US I couldn’t swallow anything I always ate and I didn’t understand why,’ replied a third.