People Debate What the USA Would Taste Like If The Country Had A Flavor
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When you go to the food court in any of the fast-disappearing malls across America, you may find cuisine from many parts of the world.


Italy is epitomized by its delicious food staples, pizza, and pasta. Let's head to Sbarro's.

Craving Chinese food? Panda Express and other similar knock-offs using stereotypical names have got you covered.

But what is the taste of America? Is any food, distinctly American? Even hot dogs are a cultural import from Germany, as are hamburgers.

Maybe those tailgate party staples are distinctly American after they've been popularized in the heartland.

Expanding on the notion of the flavor of America, Redditor SalmonSoup15 asked:

"If American was a flavor, what would it taste like?"

Likening the flavor of America to condiments was the first thing that came to Reddtors' minds.

The Very Definition

"It IS a flavor: it’s how ranch gets named in some European countries."

– ToBePacific

"I was in the Caribbean when I found out Cool Ranch Doritos are called Cool American in some countries."

– BeTooLive

What's In It?

"Ranch dressing is an American salad dressing usually made from buttermilk, salt, garlic, onion, mustard, herbs, and spices mixed into a sauce based on mayonnaise or another oil emulsion. Sour cream and yogurt are sometimes used in addition to, or as a substitute for, buttermilk and mayonnaise. The dried version on chips is delicious."

– BreakfastTequila

The German Interpretation

"In Germany, American dressing is Thousand islands."

– BonScoppinger

Effect On Buffalo

"Buffalo is appalled to learn this."

"Edit: This comment was about blue cheese vs ranch. Go search "ranch" on any buffalo-related subreddit (r/buffalo, r/buffalobills)."

– fatloui

Let's Not Forget...

"BBQ"

–Senator_Chickpea

"With beer, whiskey and cigars!! Murica!"

– IrishWhiskey556

What U.S. teenagers haven't participated in this atrocious soda trend?

The Everything Elixir

"You know when you used to mix every drink at the soda machine as a kid?"

"Like that."

– juspassinby12

Washingtonians Call It:

"WA state here."

"We called them 'Graveyards.'"

– anon

It Does Sound Toxic

"We called them 'suicides'"

"Edit: love hearing all the different names. I wonder if it's a geography/generational thing? I grew up in the Midwest in the 80s."

– greenvillain

Candy You Can Drink

"We called it skittles soda."

– suckmytoes27

The taste of America wasn't necessarily thought of as anything that would be beneficial to our health.

The Ingredients Found In All American Junk Food

"Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, milk solids, ascorbic acid, xanthum gum, red dye #5, MSG, marshmallow fluff, and hollow point bullets."

– GlitchyMcGlitchFace

Vegetable Oil Jacuzzi

"Deep fried."

– billybobjimmyjoe

"That deep fried bar and grill taste. Where it's good dipped in ranch, but after a basket of any deep fried food... it just tastes and feels heavy. Like way too much of whatever it is."

– zXster

Interestingly, having grown up in Los Angeles–where authentic Mexican food was in abundance–I associate the flavor of America with chili con carne in chili colorado sauce.

Additionally because of my Japanese heritage, I also associate teriyaki sauce–which my dad marinated chicken skewers in for our backyard BBQs–with 'Murica.

My American flavors are a kaleidoscopic mish-mash of different cultures. Because aren't we supposed to be a melting pot anyway? Or so I've thought.

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When we think of iconic movie quotes, there are several which come instantly to mind.

"Here's looking at you, kid."

"Love is never having to say you're sorry."

"I'm gonna make you an offer you can't refuse."

Appropriately, the ones that might haunt us the most, are those delivered by villains, who linger in our memories not only by their creepy attire and presence but by their devious choice of words.

Frightening us long after the credits stop rolling.

Redditor N_the_character was eager to hear what the Reddit community considered the best quotes from both Hollywood's legendary villains, as well as some lesser-known antagonists from film, TV, and video games, leading them to ask:

"What's the most bada** villain quote?"

Benedict from Last Action Hero

"Benedict to youg Danny in 'Last Action Hero':"

"I should tell you that I have killed people smarter and younger than you."- S-Markt

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Donquixote Doflamingo

"Pirates are evil?"

"The Marines are righteous?"

"These terms have always changed throughout the course of history!"

"Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values!"

"Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right!"

"This very place is neutral ground!"

"Justice will prevail, you say?"

"But of course it will!"

"Whoever wins this war becomes justice!"- TimeisaLie

The Man with the Midas Touch...

"Goldfinger after Bond says 'Do you expect me to talk?'

"'No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die'."- Hunk_Studly

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The Last Airbender's Azula

"Dai Li: 'You've beaten me at my own game'."

"Azula: 'Don't flatter yourself. You were never even a player'."- herculesmeowlligan

Inigo Montoya, watch out!

"'Good Heavens, are you still trying to win?'"

"-the six fingered man."

Video game villains shouldn't be forgotten, ask Ghaul

“'You are not brave, you’ve merely forgotten the fear of death'."

"'Allow me to reacquaint you'.”- KentuckyBourbon94

The Good, the Bad, and the one-liners

"'When you have to shoot, shoot'."

"'Don't talk'."

"Tuco, 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'."- jpablo680

Whiterose of Mr. Robot

“'Because Phillip, I had to ask you twice'.”- Lontano64

The final frontier indeed...

"'A true victory is to make your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place'."

"'To force them to acknowledge your greatness'."

"Gul Dukat, Deep Space Nine."- hamdingers

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A true villain will have you quaking in your boots with just one look.

But it's with their words that they really get you.

And how they instantly go from being merely villains, to legends.