It’s interesting to see what foods and drinks OK in some countries are but are banned in the U.S. There are a variety of reasons for the banning, everything from they are believed to cause cancer to the FDA just thinks it’s dangerous.
Absinthe is a drink that has been banned in the U.S. for quite a while. Although the banned has sort of been lifted, it hasn’t really. We are allowed to drink only the kind of Absinthe that doesn’t contain wormwood which is the ingredient that is said to cause hallucinations. So, in reality, the Absinthe you get in the U.S. isn’t really Absinthe at all, you must go else ware if you want to try that.
If you want to enjoy “Pigs Blood Cake”, you have to travel to Taiwan to get it because it’s not allowed in the U.S. This Taiwanese delicacy is made from a mix of pig’s blood and rice served on a stick. In the U.S. it is considered too unsanitary, so we don’t get to enjoy it.
Haggis is a delicacy in Scotland, but it’s not allowed here, not in it’s original form anyway. One of the main ingredients of haggis is Sheep lungs which is the reason it’s banned. It also contains the sheep’s heart and liver and it’s cooked in a sheep stomach, and that’s OK as long as there’s no sheep lung in it.
Germany’s answer to our chocolate Easter egg is called a “Kinder Egg” and it’s banned in the U.S. The kinder egg has a milt chocolate shell with a white chocolate layer below that shell. Break it open and out pops a toy. The problem is our government believes our children can choke on the toy, so it’s banned in the U.S.
Our government takes care of us in many ways including what we can and cannot eat or drink. I’m sure there are things that we eat and drink in the U.S. which are banned in other countries.