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Самые невероятные версии ваших любимых закусок из Америки

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Каждый человек знает, что жители Америки очень любят наслаждаться не самой полезной пищей. Они любят ее так сильно, что просто не могут не поделиться своей любовью к еде с другими странами по всему миру. Хочу заранее предупредить вас, что очень скоро вам придется столкнуться с рядом закусок, о которых вы никогда не слышали. Итак, пристегните ремни, ведь мы отправляемся в путешествие по миру самой странной вредной еды, о которой вы никогда не слышали.

1. Фраппучино со вкусом сладкого картофеля от Starbucks

Когда американцы слышат про сладкий картофель, практически каждый из них вспоминает про День Благодарения. Тем не менее, в странах Восточной Азии сладкий картофель используется в качестве ароматизатора в самых разных блюдах (их количество просто невозможно себе представить). В 2019 году японское подразделение Starbucks представило местным жителям сезонный напиток, который содержит в своем составе сладкий картофель и получил название Sweet Potato Gold Frappuccino.

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Стоит отметить, что этот удивительный напиток содержит небольшие кусочки засахаренного сладкого картофеля, а также натуральный мед и сладкий картофельный сироп. Те, кому удалось попробовать этот, без всякого сомнения, интересный напиток, отмечают довольно интересный вкус напитка. Удивительно, но компании удалось найти идеальный баланс вкуса сладкого картофеля с неповторимыми нотками крепкого эспрессо.

2. Печенье OREO со вкусом жареных крылышек и васаби

Если вы не знаете, то печенье Oreo — это удивительно популярный десерт, который состоит из двух круглых печенек и сладкого крема, намазанного между ними. Мне очень нравится эта сладость, поэтому я всего беру ее с собой в путешествие, а также наслаждаюсь как дома, так и на работе. Тем не менее, если вы вдруг окажетесь в Китае и захотите печенье Oreo, вы будете поражены тем, с чем вам предстоит столкнуться. В 2018 году производитель печенья Mondelez выпустил Oreo с двумя весьма необычными вкусами.

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Если вы не знаете, то печенье Oreo — это удивительно популярный десерт, который состоит из двух круглых печенек и сладкого крема, намазанного между ними. Мне очень нравится эта сладость, поэтому я всего беру ее с собой в путешествие, а также наслаждаюсь как дома, так и на работе. Тем не менее, если вы вдруг окажетесь в Китае и захотите печенье Oreo, вы будете поражены тем, с чем вам предстоит столкнуться. В 2018 году производитель печенья Mondelez выпустил Oreo с двумя весьма необычными вкусами.

3. Газировка Fanta со вкусом бананового йогурта

Для начала давайте согласимся с тем, что подавляющее большинство видов газировки, включая Coca-Cola и Sprite, не очень полезны для нашего здоровья. Тем не менее, поразительным остается то, что Fanta решила разработать специальный полезный напиток с добавлением йогурта со вкусом банана.

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Удивительно, но для японцев в этом нет ничего удивительного, ведь они давно наслаждаются газировкой со вкусом йогурта.

4. Пряное мороженое со вкусом табаско от McDonald’s

Мы понимаем, что многие любят острые закуски и блюда, но вы когда-нибудь слышали об острых напитках? В 2017 году, рамках сотрудничества между американской компанией Tabasco, которая занимается производством острых соусов, и McDonald’s в Гонконге была выпущена ограниченная версия очень острого (НЕВЕРОЯТНО ОСТОРОГО) шоколадного напитка с добавлением соуса табаско.

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Когда десерт был представлен широкой общественности, люди были удивлены тем, что речь идет не о гамбургере или картошке фри, а об удивительном мороженом. Самые смелые из них решились отведать новый десерт, но сообщили, что в нем не было ничего удивительного. К тому же фанаты острой пищи заявили, что в десерте не хватало по-настоящему острого соуса.

5. Чипсы Lays со вкусом зеленого карри и том-яма с креветками

Компания Lays прославилась тем, что производит отменные чипсы с самыми удивительными вкусами: от лука до мяса на гриле. Тем не менее, существуют и другие ароматы. Так, например, в 2019 году Lays выпустила ограниченную партию новых ароматов для своих потребителей в Таиланде.

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Компания Lays решила вдохновиться зеленым карри и супом том-ям с добавлением креветок, которые и стали основой для нового вкуса. Хочу признаться, что чипсы со вкусом креветок звучат интересно. Несмотря на то, что отзывы о чипсах были неоднозначными, подавляющее большинство блогеров признали, что достать пачку заветных чипсов оказалось крайне непростой задачей.

6. KitKat со вкусом сладкого картофеля

Перед вами еще один пример необычного использования сладкого картофеля. Несмотря на то, что сладкий картофель впервые появился в Америке, он стал важной частью азиатской кухни, а также обрел невиданную популярность в Японии. На первых порах его использовали в качестве замены рису, но постепенно стал одним из самых важных ингредиентов японской кухни.

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Компания KitKat решила черпать вдохновение в одном из самых популярных блюд из сладкого картофеля, которое называется дайгаку. Результатом работы стала шоколадка со вкусом сладкого картофеля, которая собрала сотни восторженных отзывов.

7. Мороженое McFlurry со вкусом дуриана

Каждый знает, что McFlurry — это торговая марка мороженого, которое представлено в ресторанах McDonald’s по всему миру. В разных странах встречаются совершенно удивительные наполнители для этого десерта. Совсем недавно компания McDonald’s предложила использовать в качестве наполнителя дуриан, который является одним из самых популярных лакомств в Азии.

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Мороженое McFlurry со вкусом дуриана было впервые представлено в Малайзии, после чего появилось и в других странах Юго-Восточной Азии, став настоящим хитом. Нужно отметить, что этот фрукт известен своим сильным запахом, поэтому он запрещен в гостиницах и общественных местах.

8. Пончики с пряным манго

Скорее всего, каждый раз, когда вы хотите пончики, вы немедленно отправляетесь в Dunkin’ Donuts, чтобы насладиться их вкусом. В кафе представлен широкий спектр вкусов и ароматов: от заварного баварского крема до мармеладных наполнителей. Тем не менее, жители Индонезии были удивлены, когда компания предложила два новых вкуса: пряный манго и пряный ананас.

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Идея сочетания пряных вкусов и фруктов используется в Индонезии не впервые. Клиенты из Индонезии, которые и так любят пряное манго, были приятно удивлены новыми пончиками.

9. Чипсы Pringles со вкусом острой икры

Давайте начнем с того, что Pringles — это торговая марка чипсов, слоган которой звучит так: “попробовав раз, ем и сейчас”. Те, кто пробовали различные ароматы Pringles, готовы согласиться с правдивостью такого слогана. Тем не менее, есть один вкус, который поразил даже самых искушенных клиентов. Несколько лет назад компания Pringles выпустила на японский рынок чипсы с удивительным пряным ароматом.

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Аромат, о котором идет речь, получают путем сбора игры минтая. Стоит отметить, что такие чипсы оказались популярными не только в Японии, но и в Сингапуре.

10. Doritos со вкусом пиццы с креветками и майонеза

Начиная с 60-х годов прошлого века Doritos по праву считаются одной из самых популярных закусок в Америке и Японии. Компания Doritos предлагает самые разные вкусы и ароматы: от приторно сладких до жгуче соленых. Тем не менее, один аромат смог разделить сообщество любителей Doritos.

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Компания Doritos начала сотрудничество с крупнейшей японской сетью пиццерий Pizza-La, и создала Doritos со вкусом пиццы с добавлением креветок и майонеза. Пока одни блогеры сравнивали новые чипсы с “кормом для рыб”, другие наслаждались сладковатым вкусом умами.

Valuable Items That You Can Get Completely Free of Cost

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Before you pull out your credit card from your wallet, remember that sometimes you don’t really have to. You can save hundreds of dollars on basic necessities or activities such as music lessons, museum visits, find free hobbies, food and more. However, some of these free are really free, you need to work a bit to get them free.

1. Music Lessons

Many dream about being a rock star or a great musician, show in front of hundreds or even thousands of people or just play music as a hobby. But first, you need to take some lessons. Music lessons can be very pricey, and your progression depends on the quality of the teacher.

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Thanks to the technology that gave us the internet, we can connect with many people around the world. With that, there some websites that can give free music lessons such as MusicTherory.net. Hoffman Academy and Drum ambition have video tutorials and music sheet for beginners. But overall, there are many free apps and websites to learn music, one of them is of course YouTube.

2. Smoke Detectors

The National Fire Protection Association reported that 3 out of 5 individuals don’t have in their house a functioning smoke detector. This report is really shocking and unfortunate, which made some states to make it illegal to live in a home without a smoke detector.

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Luckily you don’t have to go to store and buy one for almost 15$. All you need to do is go to closest fire department, and the firehouses should give you a fire detector with battery replacement services for free.

3. Free Treats For Your Furry Friend

Having a dog comes with amazing benefits like having furry friend by your side, one of the big downsides on take care of dogs is the cost. One of the ways to save money is by subscribe to BringFido and after few days receive sample toys, food and even dog shampoo.

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More than that, if you want to groom your dog, try take him to the nearest veterinary school. They might offer free basic treats like hairbrush, nail treat and even toothbrushing. All you need to do is to call local pet shelter and ask the location of the veterinary school.

4. Wellness Classes

Gym, Yoga and any other fitness classes are pricy and might need spend hundreds of dollar per year to attend. Happily, you don’t have to and there are a lot ways to do them for free. Many Lululemon Athletic stores offer weekly yoga classes, you can even visit sites like MeetUp and join fitness group and workout with them for free.

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The internet is a big resource to find free things, and even workout tutorials and courses. There are plenty of qualified workout instructors on YouTube just waiting to change your life.

5. Free Music

There are many services that streams songs for free. People used to pay for CDs and albums, but these days are over.

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Music is completely free with apps and websites like Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora and YouTube. You can install them on your laptop. Music is now one click away and free.

6. Free E-Books

Most of the people read books. These can be real books or digital books like Kindle. Sure, borrow books from libraries is still a thing (believe it or not), but who want to touch a book that been touched by so many people or pay for expensive membership to a library? The internet strikes once again to the rescue.

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The readers among you are no longer have any excuses avoid reading books. Websites such as Gutenberg.org and the University of Pennsylvania’s online book page have free copyright books. All those books can be read from your laptop or even from your phone.

7. Free Hobbies

If you spent too much time at work you might forgot the life outside and the importance of having hobbies. So instead of spending weekends inside the house and watch tv, YouTube or play video games, why not join a free workshop to boost your creativity.

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Well, some might charge their workshop services for few dollars while other will be free of charge. Stores like Home Depot, Apple, Michaels and A.C. Moore and many others even offer classes to adults and kids completely free without charge.

8. Free Concerts

If you live in small town you will probably struggle with find free concerts to attend to. Many big cities have free concerts at their biggest parks or public stages where local performance arts can show up.

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If you really wish to keep listening to modern day performers or musician that play opera or classical music. You can always volunteer to local concert halls or work at the backstage. You will technically be working but will be able to continue “attend” to concerts for free.

9. Museum Visits

Art, culture and nature are important for our lifestyle and the creativity of our mind. Many museums, zoos and galleries offer free entry.

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People that have student ID, senior citizen card or Bank of America card will have many benefits and can get to more areas for free. For American people it is nice to know that if you have Bank of America card, you will be able to access to over 200 museums on weekend of every month for free.

10. Free Food at Restaurants

We all love food, in the restaurant, in the house or in events. Those food are really pricy after all and we need pay for the ingredient or the food in the restaurants. So how can we get free meal? Bring your mom or veteran relative to almost any restaurant in Mother’s Day or Veterans Day and get free meal.

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Other events that allow you get free food for example, is National Donut Day where Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme and others will give you free donuts. I highly suggest googling these events and write on your calendar those dates to remember when and where you can get free food.

The Crazy Versions Of Your Favorite American Snacks

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It is well known that Americans love a lot of junk food. They love it so much, that they have to share their love to food with other countries around the world. I have to let you know that you are about to see many snacks that you have never seen before. So buckle up and get ready for some of the weirdest junk food you have ever seen or heard about.

1. Starbucks Sweet Potato Frappuccino

Sweet potatoes for many Americans remind Thanksgiving. But for across East Asia, they use sweet potatoes as a flavor for many (even too much) varieties of foods. Starbucks launched in 2019 in Japan a seasonal drink that literally contain sweet potatoes in it and that is named Sweet Potato Gold Frappuccino.

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This drink contains small touches of candied sweet potato along with a honey and sweet potato sauce. People that tasted this interesting drink report the flavor of the drink is quite interesting and they could feel the the sweet potatoes taste with strong taste of espresso.

2. Hot Wing and Wasabi Flavored Oreos

Oreo is a special sandwich cookie snack that contain 2 wafers and sweet crème between them. I love this snake and I love to take it for traveling, to work or just at home. Well, if you are in china and you want an Oreo cookie, you will be surprised what you will find. In 2018, cookie manufacturer Mondelez released 2 weird Oreo flavors.

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Oreo with wasabi and Oreo with hot wing. In the wasabi cookie, the crème is green and mimics the flavor of spicy wasabi. While in the hot wing cookie, the crème is orange and mimics the flavor of the traditional hot wing sauce. Those 2 flavors drove social media apps crazy.

3. Yogurt Banana Fanta Soda

Let’s be honest here, most of the soda drinks such as Coca-Cola, Sprite and many more are not healthy at all. Well surprisingly, Fanta created a special healthy drink that contain yogurt in banana flavor for the Japanese market.

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Well, for Japanese this is not an unusual thing because it is popular to have yogurt in soda drink.

4. McDonald’s Tabasco Infused Spicy Hot Sundae

Many people loves spicy food and snacks, but have you ever heard about spicy drinks? As part of collaboration between Tabasco an American hot sauce company and McDonald in Honk Kong, in 2017, they released a limited addition of hot (VERY HOT) chocolate drink with tabasco.

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When the dessert came out people were shocked that the collaboration wasn’t about hamburger or fires but an actually a Sundae. The brave ones among them that tasted the spicy drink said it wasn’t special and even people there who were fans of spicy food were disappointed because that drink lacked some more spicy sauce.

5. Green Curry and Shrimp Tom Yum Flavor Lays Chips

Lays is known as one of the favorite chip snack company across America with many interesting flavors form onion to BBQ. Well, there are more other flavors, for example in 2019 Lays released a variety of limited edition flavors in Thailand.

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Lays took inspiration from 2 favorite Thai’s foods – green curry and shrimp tom yum , and add them to chips. I am not going to lie, chips with shrimp flavor sound interesting. The reviews for the chips were mixed, but the majority of the bloggers agreed it was a hard challenge to get these high complex flavors into chips.

6. Sweet Potato Kit Kat

This is another use of sweet potatoes in weird places. While sweet potatoes originally came from America, they became important part of the Asian diet and especially in Japan. At first, it was a replacement for rice when the country got low with rice and then slowly became one of the most important ingredients in the Japanese kitchen.

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Kit Kats got inspired by the one of the most popular sweet potatoes dishes, Daigaku Imo and developed Kit Kats with sweet potatoes which won rave reviews.

7. Durian Flavor McFlurry

McFlurry is a brand of flavored ice cream distributed by McDonald over many regions with different unique flavors. Recently, McDonald offered in Asia one of their most popular fruits, the Durian.

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McFlurry with Durian was first launched in Malaysia and then in the rest of Asia and became big hit across Southeast Asia. Funny note, this fruit is known by having strong smell which is why it became banned from hotels and public close areas.

8. Spicy Mango Munchkins

If you want donuts you probably will go immediately to Dunkin’ Donuts to munch them there. It comes in many flavors such as Bavarian cream and jelly filled. In Indonesia, however things started getting hot when they decided to introduce two special flavors, spicy mango and spicy pineapple.

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The idea of combining spicy flavors and fruit is actually popular in Indonesia. Indonesian customers who already fans of spicy mango responded positively to the new spicy doughy treats.

9. Spicy Fish Egg Flavored Pringles

The Pringles is a potato chips snack brand the use the slogan “Once you pop, you just cant’s stop”. Many people tasted Pringles different flavors and confirmed the slogan. But this flavor surprised many people – a few years ago Pringles released an unfamiliar spicy flavor to the Japanese market.

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The flavor we are talking about is known as mentaiko, flavor that was created by harvesting eggs form fish. Mentaiko’s popularity hasn’t stayed just in Japan but spread as well to Singapore.

10. Shrimp Mayo Pizza Doritos

Since the 60’s, Doritos became one of the popular snacks in America and Japan. Doritos came in varieties of flavors from sweet to salty and even spicy. But one flavor was managed to divide the Doritos community.

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Doritos joined forces with Pizza-La, Japan’s largest chain of pizza restaurants, and created the Doritos with flavor of shrimp mayonnaise pizza. While some bloggers compared the taste to “fish food”, others praised the taste of the slightly sweet umami-rich.

Far far away, behind the word mountains

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A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism.

These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.

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High elevations on mountains produce colder climates than at sea level. These colder climates strongly affect the ecosystems of mountains: different elevations have different plants and animals. Because of the less hospitable terrain and climate, mountains tend to be used less for agriculture and more for resource extraction and recreation, such as mountain climbing.

The highest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest in the Himalayas of Asia, whose summit is 8,850 m (29,035 ft) above mean sea level. The highest known mountain on any planet in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on Mars at 21,171 m (69,459 ft).

Definition

There is no universally accepted definition of a mountain. Elevation, volume, relief, steepness, spacing and continuity have been used as criteria for defining a mountain. In the Oxford English Dictionary a mountain is defined as “a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable.”

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Whether a landform is called a mountain may depend on local usage. Mount Scott outside Lawton, Oklahoma, USA, is only 251 m (823 ft) from its base to its highest point.

Physical Geography states “Some authorities regard eminences above 600 metres (2,000 ft) as mountains, those below being referred to as hills.”

Whittow’s Dictionary

Geology

There are three main types of mountainsvolcanicfold, and block. All three types are formed from plate tectonics: when portions of the Earth’s crust move, crumple, and dive. Compressional forces, isostatic uplift and intrusion of igneous matter forces surface rock upward, creating a landform higher than the surrounding features. The height of the feature makes it either a hill or, if higher and steeper, a mountain. Major mountains tend to occur in long linear arcs, indicating tectonic plate boundaries and activity.

Volcanoes

Volcanoes are formed when a plate is pushed below another plate, or at a mid-ocean ridge or hotspot. At a depth of around 100 km, melting occurs in rock above the slab (due to the addition of water), and forms magma that reaches the surface. When the magma reaches the surface, it often builds a volcanic mountain, such as a shield volcano or a stratovolcano. Examples of volcanoes include Mount Fuji in Japan and Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. The magma does not have to reach the surface in order to create a mountain: magma that solidifies below ground can still form dome mountains, such as Navajo Mountain in the US.

Fold mountains

Fold mountains occur when two plates collide: shortening occurs along thrust faults and the crust is overthickened. Since the less dense continental crust “floats” on the denser mantle rocks beneath, the weight of any crustal material forced upward to form hills, plateaus or mountains must be balanced by the buoyancy force of a much greater volume forced downward into the mantle. Thus the continental crust is normally much thicker under mountains, compared to lower lying areas. Rock can fold either symmetrically or asymmetrically. The upfolds are anticlines and the downfolds are synclines: in asymmetric folding there may also be recumbent and overturned folds. The Balkan Mountains and the Jura Mountains are examples of fold mountains.

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Block mountains

Block mountains are caused by faults in the crust: a plane where rocks have moved past each other. When rocks on one side of a fault rise relative to the other, it can form a mountain. The uplifted blocks are block mountains or horsts. The intervening dropped blocks are termed graben: these can be small or form extensive rift valley systems. This form of landscape can be seen in East Africa, the Vosges, the Basin and Range Province of Western North America and the Rhine valley. These areas often occur when the regional stress is extensional and the crust is thinned.

A small river named Duden flows by their place

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