Johnny Walker Blue is not a common American whiskey
February 1, 2009 11:41 AM Subscribe
Which notable products or brands do people in other countries love to buy and consume, even though they are not popular or common in their country of origin?
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A friend of mine travels around the world a lot. Recently he got back from a two week trip to Taiwan. He mentioned that the Taiwanese seemed to like to drink Johnny Walker Blue as if it was common a whiskey and (gross American beer X) as if it was a luxury.
It got me wondering about other brands where this happens. For instance, I consume a lot of European and Asian products, but I have no idea if they're authentic products, or whether they have been marketed to seem authentic. Another example: in college (pre-American craft breweries) we used to drink a lot of Foster's but later discovered that Foster's wasn't popular in Australia.
So, which popular products are used in other countries which are not commonly used in their country of origin?