The United States and Europe have long been compared in many ways, from culture to economics to politics. Both regions have their own strengths and contributions to the world, but there are some things that the United States is “better” at. From fast food to technology to entertainment, Americans have proven time and time again that they excel in a variety of fields. So get ready to explore and appreciate our country’s unique strengths and what makes us stand out globally.
Have you ever been to Europe? What would you add to the list?
1. Milk chocolate
Milk chocolate from overseas is too milky, pale in color, and sweet. But in America, it’s just right.
2. Size of living space
In Europe, the rooms and furniture are very small. If you’re used to American-sized houses, rooms, and furniture, being in Europe can make you feel claustrophobic.
Americans are aware of the current state of jazz music. America’s musical culture is rich, and many people from other countries admire it too!
Although not traditionally an American dish, tacos have become so “Americanized” that they have become a staple of most meals across the country. If you’re in the mood for Tex-Mex, you can’t really go wrong.
5. National and State Parks
There’s nothing like the U.S. national park system. There are more than 400 parks across the country designed to protect and introduce nature, where you can go on a variety of adventures in the great outdoors.
6. Ice in drinks
Nowhere else in the world do we chill cold drinks with ice like we do here in the United States. Is there anything more refreshing than an ice-cold Coca-Cola on a hot day?
7. Meal portion
In America, we like excess. This is one of the reasons people say the amount of food in the United States is huge. Although some people think that’s a bad thing, there are benefits to larger portions.
In America, it’s common to order takeout boxes to take restaurant food home, so you can often get two meals out of one.
America is a country of entertainment. That means Hollywood and streaming services galore. The majority of popular movies and television come from America.
The best tacos are found in Mexico, but European tacos are certainly subpar compared to American tacos. Tex-Mex cuisine is available in the United States, and there are many delicious, authentic Mexican restaurants, especially in the Southwest.
Depending on which country, state, or location you are in, public restrooms in the United States tend to be more accessible than in Europe. why? Because in America you don’t have to pay to use most public restrooms. You might have to order food if you want to go to the restroom at a restaurant, but that’s about it.
You can’t eat delicious barbecue in Europe. Nothing compares to the delicious flavors found in the American South. Brisket, ribs, collard greens, and baked beans are some of the most delicious American-made dishes. America is full of great food and great eateries.
12. Air conditioner
If you live in the US, don’t take your air conditioner for granted. Many members from other countries say that the thing they most envy in America is air conditioning.
Maya (she/they) is a queer entertainment and culture journalist from Worcester, Massachusetts, with bylines in publications such as Pulse Magazine, Horror Press, CM Pride, Fangoria, and Translash News & Narrative. She covers interviews, reviews, summaries, news, and more in the entertainment and lifestyle fields. She loves horror, LGBTQ+ representation, and creativity. They want their writing to entertain readers and encourage them to think critically.