An American woman living in London has revealed what she hates about living in the UK – and it’s not the weather.
Aurora Lofton, known on TikTok as @aurora._victoriaHe often gives his 62,000 followers an insight into his new life in Britain.
He previously spoke about our “confusing traffic signs” and the lack of American-style snacks at the cinema, including butter-dipped popcorn.
The last pet peeve on your list is food shopping and the shelf life of our products.
The video has been viewed by more than 683,000 people and has accumulated more than 2,600 comments.
An American woman living in London has pointed out what she believes is one of the hardest things about living in the UK, sparking another culture clash row.
While chopping tomatoes in her kitchen, Aurora explains: “Let me tell you one of the hardest parts of being an American in the UK… and no, it’s not the weather.”
‘It’s shopping. So I’m used to the American style, which is to add a lot of preservatives to our food.
“It’s not as good for you, but it makes your life a little easier. There’s no consensus on that yet.”
“They don’t have as many preservatives in their foods, which means that when you go to the supermarket, you need to eat that food within the next two or three days.”
Showing off his lunch, he added: “For example, these tomatoes I’m dicing, perfect timing, I bought them like three days ago.”
‘I’m really excited to eat them with salad for dinner. This bread, I bought it at the supermarket the day before I bought the tomatoes, so four days ago.’
Holding the bread up to the camera, he exclaimed: ‘I literally got mold on my bread in four days.
‘It’s crazy for me because now I’ve wasted half a loaf of bread and I hate wasting food.
In a food-related video, he once again compares his lifestyle in America to his new lifestyle in London, where he currently resides, and this time it’s about grocery shopping and how long products last.
‘I absolutely hate it, but it’s something that has actually made me be a bit more proactive with my shopping because every month I was wasting a lot of food and a lot of money.
“It’s actually been very difficult for me and I’m still working on it.”
The American concludes by advising her fellow expats: “So if you’re interested in moving to the UK, make sure you plan your meals and eat them quickly, otherwise it will go bad.”
A surprised Brit commented: ‘Bruh (sic), so you’re telling me that American bread doesn’t go bad? It is made of plastic?
Others advised: ‘Freeze the bread, take it out in slices’ and ‘Put the bread in the refrigerator when you buy it.’
Another joked: “It’s not good for you, but it makes your life easier” is the most beautiful way to sum up the American situation.
One angry viewer exclaimed, “I’d rather learn how to shop better than stuff myself with preservatives and other nasty things Americans put in their food.”
Someone else from the US chimed in: “Honestly, as an American, if something doesn’t go wrong in a couple of days, I stop buying the brand.” Why does my bread last two or more weeks?
Another argued: “I’m from the UK and I’ve never had my bread go bad in 4 days, probably because they kept it somewhere warm and humid.”
Meanwhile, an American joked: “Mold after 4 days isn’t normal though.” It should last at least a week.
A second wrote: ‘Here in the United States. I had a loaf of bread that I left for two weeks and when I came back. No mold.”
It comes just after a US watchdog told DailyMail.com that the seizure of US sweets in the UK should be a wake-up call to Americans about what’s in their food.
Images from the United Kingdom showed workers stuffing American candy and soft drinks (found in virtually every U.S. store) into garbage bags as regulators get tough on American imports.
Candies such as Jolly Rancher, Swedish Fish and Lemonhead contain several additives that are legal in the US but banned under EU and UK laws due to their links to cancer, infertility and other problems.
The watchdog Consumer Reports said the video should trigger a change in food policy in the United States and urged officials here to “do more” to protect adults and children.