18 Comfort Foods That Only Americans Understand

food & drinks

"I'm on a seafood diet. I see food and I eat it."

1. Peanut Butter


add chocolate =


add jelly =


but really, it's best all by itself:


2. Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's

You can tell a lot about a person by their favorite flavor of ice cream.

3. Home-cooked Spaghetti & Meatballs


Top that off with the holy grail of powdered cheeses...


4. Fried Chicken

Serious Eats

This is best with 5-7 dipping sauces, sometimes mixed together.

5. Funnel Cake

Serious Eats

The best funnel cakes are those ones that come on paper plates at Six Flags with questionable "fruit" toppings and grease stains.

6. Mashed Potatoes & Gravy


The best part of mashed potatoes is that they go with everything.



7. Apple Pie

Keep Recipes

Never trust a human who refuses pie.

8. Hush Puppies

Serious Eats

I think these little fried balls are actually healthy because they have corn in them.

9. Chicken Noodle Soup


Does anyone know why we put Saltines in this? Does anyone know why it tastes so damn wonderful?

10. Grilled Cheese & Campbell's Tomato Soup


Grab a can of Campbell's, a loaf of Wonderbread, some Kraft American slices and you're #winning.

11. Kraft Mac & Cheese


There's just something about these bright orange squishy noodles that rank them higher than the others.

12. Pillsbury Flaky Biscuits

Butter Batter

If you don't enjoy diving face first into a flaky biscuit, you're wrong.

13. Pancakes

Betty Crocker

Layer some butter, add some peanut butter, top it off with Mrs. Butterworth's and ride the waves to Nirvana.

14. Chili

Cooking With Class

Whether you're one of those Wendy's regulars or you've sold your life to the Crock Pot, you know there's nothing better than a hot bowl of chili with all the works.

15. Domino's Cheese Pizza

Skip The Pie

For the barbarians who don't like Domino's: there is literally no way you don't miss ordering pizza 3x per week during your undergrad.

16. Hostess Powdered Donuts


I think powdered-sugar donuts are actually the only reason to take a road trip.

17. Grocery Store Frosting Cookies


Crowned Queen of Narnia for bringing these in for class party.

18. Hard Tacos From Taco Bell


Three packets of hot sauce later and you're a new woman.


At the end of the day, we all want just want to share a great meal, with great people. People who love to eat are always the best people. Now go and SHARE these pictures with your favorite hungry friends!

Peanut Butter

Ice Cream

Home-cooked Spaghetti & Meatballs

Fried Chicken

Funnel Cake

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Apple Pie

Hush Puppies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Grilled Cheese & Campbell's Tomato Soup

Kraft Mac & Cheese

Pillsbury Flaky Biscuits



Domino's Cheese Pizza

Hostess Powdered Donuts

Grocery Store Frosting Cookies

Hard Tacos From Taco Bell