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What the world eats- what country is your house like?

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figwit Sat 27-Apr-13 21:32:33

What the world eats

I would like to think we eat like Italy or Mexico, in reality tis more like USA or UK

marriedinwhiteagain Sat 27-Apr-13 22:51:15

Mixture of Canada and France with not too many soft drinks but plenty of wine and beer. I don't believe the Britain picture was taken after 2000 and feel a little out of step with that.

Very very glad we do not share the Chad diet. Made me very sad.

Coffeeformeplease Sat 27-Apr-13 22:53:23

in the Canadian picture I thought wasn't really enough food for a week. We're 5 but would last 3 days with that amount of food.

OhWouldYouJust Sat 27-Apr-13 22:56:22

Mixture of Canada and Australia. Quite insightful pictures if the quantities are correct, portion sizes vary greatly.

GoblinGranny Sat 27-Apr-13 23:01:44


BreastmilkCrucifiesAFabLatte Sat 27-Apr-13 23:06:26

Turkey. Or Mexico with tea and coffee in place of all that coke.

I'm shock and sad about Chad and Mali too..

fishybits Sat 27-Apr-13 23:15:14

France is closest but with less bread, no bottled water or juice.

Lovecat Sat 27-Apr-13 23:16:59

Cross between Canada and Australia with a lot more broccoli (the only green veg DD will eat) thrown in.

I love the regimented Germanic grocery smile

InkleWinkle Sat 27-Apr-13 23:18:50

I would like to say Mexico but no, we are definitely British.

The French family don't seem to eat much at all!

EarnestDullard Sat 27-Apr-13 23:22:25

Somewhere between Britain and Canada.

As an aside though, I love your username OP grin Did you see him in The Hobbit?

Flojobunny Sat 27-Apr-13 23:26:04

I'm torn between Canada, Poland and India!

Flojobunny Sat 27-Apr-13 23:26:43

Australia seems to be all meat mainly.

thebeastandbeauty Sat 27-Apr-13 23:33:42

The UK picture looks current to me - look at the packaging of the products. It all seems up to date.

Chubfuddler Sat 27-Apr-13 23:34:16

Most like Germany but not quite so much alcohol.

Does the British family not eat any fresh meat? I couldn't even see any packets of frozen meat like chicken breasts or anything, but they have ham and sausages so they aren't veggie.

AdoraBell Sat 27-Apr-13 23:43:39

Without checking I'd say a mix of British, North Américan and Italian (as in pasta). I'm working towards Med and South Américan but dragging family along protesting makes it a bit harder. DD2's reaction To quinoa, fe, was "how much grit do we have To eat?"

QueenMaeve Sat 27-Apr-13 23:51:40

Canada for us, but with more bread. Definitely not USA or Britain, on't buy a lot of packaged stuff really. Also we would have more spuds than any of the other countries

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 27-Apr-13 23:58:40

Italy, Mexico or Turkey but without fizzy sugary bottled crap. Australian one makes me feel a bit queasy and the Japanese shopping is unidentifiable.

BlackeyedSusan Sat 27-Apr-13 23:59:03

we are definitely weird

weetbix or cornflakes in the mornings, milk squash/coffee

then whole meal bread veggies/fruit/barley/brown rice/wholemeal pasta/beans/potatoes

a chicken feeds us for a week. we occasionally have fishfingers. (twice in one week if you left the buggers to defrost on the draining board and needed to cook them all! now!)cheese and soft cheese.

throw in 4 chocolate coins, and a packet (3 or 4 portions) of unhealthy snack for me, maybe a can of cola per week. occasional biscuit for the children.

probably use a lot of oil though. and far too much salt for me.

TeWiSavesTheDay Sun 28-Apr-13 07:09:44

The packaging of the British one looks quite current, just styled in a retro way. Like the fags in the queen mug at the front.

It makes it quite awkward to see what the actual meals they are planning are, because it's all mixed up.

I wonder if they just used one family's shop as an example or if they worked out what was 'average' from grocery bills?

LegoAcupuncture Sun 28-Apr-13 07:18:03

I think we are roughly like the Canada picture.

I'm not shocked at the Australians' amount of meat. When I lived n South Africa we ate vast amounts of meat, especially in summer when we had lots of braais (barbecues).

BeaWheesht Sun 28-Apr-13 07:24:09


Fuckwittery Sun 28-Apr-13 07:25:01

The British one is quite shocking for all the junk food!
Closest to us italy with less bread and no fizzy drinks.
We are also similar to France but its hard to see some of the things on the french table. No pop though I noticed! Or India maybe not as much veg and a bit of fish thrown in
sad how little some countries have, Mali and chad.

BeaWheesht Sun 28-Apr-13 07:28:16

More fruit and veg here though I reckon

chickensaladagain Sun 28-Apr-13 07:36:56


Fresh fruit & veg in Japan are incredibly expensive and something of a luxury item

My parents went last year, their diet is very healthy and they were looking for some melon to snack on -a quarter of a watermelon was around £10!

KentuckyFriedChildren Sun 28-Apr-13 08:05:36

Hmm, I am not sure which I would pick. If I looked a our average shop it would contain fruit, veg, bread, milk, meat, pasta/rice, eggs, flour/sugar/butter and baby milk/wipes. We don't really buy any cereals except porridge oats and no biscuits or anything as I make them myself. We don't buy sweets v often as I find the halloween/christmas/easter ones the kids are given will last for most of the year. No fizzy drinks or squash as nobody drinks them, just coffee. We buy ingredients really I suppose smile I like cooking!

bebumba Sun 28-Apr-13 08:57:12

The Guatemalan picture is closest to our normal shop.

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