8 Famous Packaged Foods That Have Different Names Around the World

Published October 14th, 2020 - 06:43 GMT

Some brand names are very popular, but these brand names vary from one country to the other. Although some products have nearly identical packaging, they have different brand names in different countries/ regions.

Here are 8 popular foods that go by different names around the world.

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1. Kellogg’s cereal: Frosties/Frosted Flakes:

1. Kellogg’s cereal: Frosties/Frosted Flakes: Although the character on the package “Tony the Tiger” looks the same on most of the boxes, it has different names in different countries. This popular brand of cereals is called "Frosted Flakes" in the US, while this same cereal is called "Frosties " in the UK, Japan, and other countries.

2. The Chocolate bar: Galaxy/Dove:

2. The Chocolate bar: Galaxy/Dove: This well-known chocolate is known in America as “Dove” chocolate, while in Jordan and other middle eastern countries, the UK, Ireland, and India it is known as “Galaxy”. If this is your favorite chocolate and you’re in the U.S. make sure you look for “Dove” chocolate, it looks nearly identical.

3.The Potato chips: Lay’s/Walkers

3.The Potato chips: Lay’s/Walkers: If you’re in Egypt and want “Lay’s” Potato chips, look for “chipsy”, and if you’re in Mexico, look for “Sabritas”, and if you’re in the UK, look for “Walkers”. It comes with different flavors, but has the same taste of the popular potato chips you’re used to.

4.Kellogg’s cereal: Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles

4.Kellogg’s cereal: Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles: Known as “Rice Krispies” in the U.S. and “Rice Bubbles” in Australia or New Zealand. Both boxes of cereal feature Snap, Crackle, and Pop but have different names in different countries.

5.The Beverage: Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light:

5.The Beverage: Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light: If you’re in the U.S., you’d order “diet coke” while in Europe it’s called Coca-Cola Light. Both would most probably come in a silver can. People who drink this beverage say the diet coke tastes different than the coca-cola light. However, the company claims that it’s the same product with different names.

6.The Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno/Delissio

6.The Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno/Delissio: Known as “DiGiorno” frozen pizza in the U.S. while it’s known as "Delissio" in Canada. Although they have different brand names, they share the same slogan: "It's not delivery. It's Delissio/DiGiorno!"

7. Doritos: Cool ranch flavor/Cool American flavour

7. Doritos: Cool ranch flavor/Cool American flavour: The ranch flavored Doritos are called “Cool Ranch Doritos” in the U.S., while it’s called “Cool American Flavour” Doritos in some European countries as the word “ranch” is considered an American thing. Therefore, the word “ranch” was replaced with “American,” yet it still has the same zesty flavor.

8.Kraft’s boxed Macaroni and Cheese: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese/KD

8.Kraft’s boxed Macaroni and Cheese: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese/KD: The popular "Kraft Macaroni and Cheese" goes by this name in the U.S. while it goes with the name "KD" (Kraft Dinner) in Canada. The name “KD” was derived from customers in Canada who started calling it “KD” instead of “Kraft Dinner” so the company decided to go with it and changed its branding on the packages to KD.

1. Kellogg’s cereal: Frosties/Frosted Flakes:
2. The Chocolate bar: Galaxy/Dove:
3.The Potato chips: Lay’s/Walkers
4.Kellogg’s cereal: Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles
5.The Beverage: Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light:
6.The Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno/Delissio
7. Doritos: Cool ranch flavor/Cool American flavour
8.Kraft’s boxed Macaroni and Cheese: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese/KD
1. Kellogg’s cereal: Frosties/Frosted Flakes:
1. Kellogg’s cereal: Frosties/Frosted Flakes: Although the character on the package “Tony the Tiger” looks the same on most of the boxes, it has different names in different countries. This popular brand of cereals is called "Frosted Flakes" in the US, while this same cereal is called "Frosties " in the UK, Japan, and other countries.
2. The Chocolate bar: Galaxy/Dove:
2. The Chocolate bar: Galaxy/Dove: This well-known chocolate is known in America as “Dove” chocolate, while in Jordan and other middle eastern countries, the UK, Ireland, and India it is known as “Galaxy”. If this is your favorite chocolate and you’re in the U.S. make sure you look for “Dove” chocolate, it looks nearly identical.
3.The Potato chips: Lay’s/Walkers
3.The Potato chips: Lay’s/Walkers: If you’re in Egypt and want “Lay’s” Potato chips, look for “chipsy”, and if you’re in Mexico, look for “Sabritas”, and if you’re in the UK, look for “Walkers”. It comes with different flavors, but has the same taste of the popular potato chips you’re used to.
4.Kellogg’s cereal: Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles
4.Kellogg’s cereal: Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles: Known as “Rice Krispies” in the U.S. and “Rice Bubbles” in Australia or New Zealand. Both boxes of cereal feature Snap, Crackle, and Pop but have different names in different countries.
5.The Beverage: Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light:
5.The Beverage: Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light: If you’re in the U.S., you’d order “diet coke” while in Europe it’s called Coca-Cola Light. Both would most probably come in a silver can. People who drink this beverage say the diet coke tastes different than the coca-cola light. However, the company claims that it’s the same product with different names.
6.The Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno/Delissio
6.The Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno/Delissio: Known as “DiGiorno” frozen pizza in the U.S. while it’s known as "Delissio" in Canada. Although they have different brand names, they share the same slogan: "It's not delivery. It's Delissio/DiGiorno!"
7. Doritos: Cool ranch flavor/Cool American flavour
7. Doritos: Cool ranch flavor/Cool American flavour: The ranch flavored Doritos are called “Cool Ranch Doritos” in the U.S., while it’s called “Cool American Flavour” Doritos in some European countries as the word “ranch” is considered an American thing. Therefore, the word “ranch” was replaced with “American,” yet it still has the same zesty flavor.
8.Kraft’s boxed Macaroni and Cheese: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese/KD
8.Kraft’s boxed Macaroni and Cheese: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese/KD: The popular "Kraft Macaroni and Cheese" goes by this name in the U.S. while it goes with the name "KD" (Kraft Dinner) in Canada. The name “KD” was derived from customers in Canada who started calling it “KD” instead of “Kraft Dinner” so the company decided to go with it and changed its branding on the packages to KD.