Viral TikTok Shows Grocery Store that Sells “Crazy” American Food- Hilarious!

ICT Tac users are suddenly obsessed with the French grocery store Picard.

It’s all thanks to the channel’s so-called “Mad America” ​​week – a promotional event that few TikTokers had never heard of. But after a user, Sarah Donnelly (@sarahdcomedy), released a preview of the store’s “American” offerings, viewers couldn’t get enough.

“I get really excited and really sad when it’s American week in Picard,” Donnelly said. 

While expanding one’s cultural horizons through travel and research is always encouraged, there’s nothing quite like getting to enjoy the fruits of your homeland. As Americans, we are fortunate to experience the different cultures that both unite us and make us unique. Be it the rich Japanese heritage of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo or the German influences of Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country, we have a great wealth of cultural stories, traditions, and cuisine right in our backyard.

But if someone were to come up to you and ask what exactly was American-style food, what would you say?

Donnelly is from the U.S. but lives in Paris, and her video is a tour through the store’s limited-time food items. They feature strange combinations of American staples, including a package of frozen “Pastrami Waffles” and some pretty strange desserts.

“Popcorn ice cream?” Donnelly says, as she zooms in on this novel treat. “No! Popcorn? Yes. Popcorn ice cream? No! Just stop combining things.”

Many of the items, it seemed, were mash-ups of American staples. For example, Donnelly also showed a brownie bar that was somehow fused with cookies and s’mores.

https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahdcomedy/video/7072680990463888646

Many of the items, it seemed, were mash-ups of American staples. For example, Donnelly also showed a brownie bar that was somehow fused with cookies and s’mores.

For what it’s worth, the TikToker had some kind words for several of Picard’s “American” options. In her opinion, the grocery chain has “nailed” some traditional fried foods, such as corn dogs.

The video is the latest in an ongoing trend on the app centered around food-based “culture shocks.” Last year, a British TikToker went viral explaining the surprising differences between American and English restaurants. Earlier, an American woman revealed what happened when she ordered “chips and salsa” at a restaurant in Italy.

Donnelly’s video also sparked tons of hilarious comments. Both Americans and non-Americans had plenty to say.

“American cuisine doesn’t exist anyway so…” one user wrote.

“Wouldn’t think twice if you told me popcorn ice cream and pastrami waffles were being sold at Trader Joe’s,” another added.

“‘Why do you combine things?’ Says the country who combined ramen and pizza,” another added.

Following the excitement over her first video, Donnelly returned to Picard to film a follow-up TikTok, in a clip which shows her tasting the famous pastrami waffles for herself. After some issues that warmed one up, she admitted, “I have to be honest. It’s not bad.”

https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahdcomedy/video/7073095053983485189