I know that I already talked about food near the beginning of my trip but I thought it would be a good ifea for me to talk about it again because I now have a better understanding of what is good and what is bad and what is weird.
Fast food down here is not very different to in the US. They have McDonald's, KFC, and Subway just like we do. They have a place that is just like Burger King but it has a different name, it is called Hungry Jacks. There is really no difference between the two places except the name, even the logo's are almost identical. Something that I find really funny down here is the sizes of their meals in fast food restaurants. If I was in the US and asked for a medium sized meal I would get a drink that would bearly fit in my cup holder, down here if I asked for a medium sized meal I would get a drink that would fall out of the cup holder if we took a turn too sharp (that means it is small). The size of the meals down here are a lot smaller than in the US but it costs more to buy them so I find that to be really odd and really annoying.
I have come to know and love some of the famous lollies (I hope I spelt that right because last time I got that wrong) which is just candy. Most of the candy bars down here are very similar like Kit Kat and Snickers, but there are a few that are really good that we don't have in the US like Mars and Boost. Boost is the most amazing chocolate bar I have ever had! There is something very similar to Hershey's chocolate down here and it is called Cadbury chocolate. It is also sold in South Africa (I found that out after my sister came home from there) and I think they are made in England. Cadbury is amazing, that is all I can really say about it, when I gave my host family Hershey's for the first time they struggled to swallow it. Now that I think about it I actually showed my host family smores and they did not like them a whole lot either.
Drinks down here are very similar to back at home also. Coca Cola and Fanta are the most popular down here. I have this theory though that Coca Cola taste different in every country and it is all better then the US. It does taste better down here but not by much, the country that has the most amazing Coca Cola would be Mexico, I made sure to by a couple of liters of that before I came home. Something that I have never understood down here is lemonade. It has always confused me and that is because their lemonade is carbonated and comes in can like other soft drinks do. They call their version of lemonade cordial.
As far as main meals go there is really nothing different. BBQ's are pretty popular down here in the summer time and meat pie is very popular in the winter time. MEAT PIE IS AMAZING! Something else that I have aten a lot more of since I came here is asian food. There is a lot of different cultures around here so if you want to eat in the mall half of the restaurants are asian. I have even learned how to hold and use chop sticks properly!