They say all portions of food are bigger in the US. I wouldn’t know, because I rarely eat more than an appetizer. It feels like a meal to me. What I have seen, however, is the cups you get when you buy a soda. At some convenience stores, a 32 oz cup of Coke will cost you less than a dollar. I don’t know the exact prices (comments are appreciated on this), but that’s quite a lot of Coke. For those of you who don’t know how much 32 oz would be in any other country using a normal measurement system: that’s almost a liter (930 ml). Twice as much as a large Coke (biggest size) at the Dutch McDonalds, which will only get you to 500 ml.
Of course, bigger people need more food, so in that way the portions seem just appropriate. And it doesn’t stop at soda. When grocery shopping, packages are pretty large. Every now and then, my family likes ice cream after dinner. This means we get a family pack of ice cream. It’s filled with almost 500 ml of ice, which is pretty decent for six people. Apparently, families in the US average 46 people, as the contents of the family pack in the picture are over 8 times more than the ones I’m used to. That’s quite the family. Imagine feeding all those 46 people fresh vegetables. Thank goodness you’ve got cheap soda to fill ‘m up.
Anyone from a family of 46?