15 American Foods That Freak Out the World Why do we like peanut butter and mayonnaise so much, anyway? By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 24, 2012 4:51 PM CDT 62 comments Comments Jars of peanut butter are offered for sale at Armitage Produce on October 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images) (Newser) – So you can't stomach the idea of drinking civet poop with your coffee? Well, just imagine coming to America for the first time and encountering … mayonnaise. Houston Press writer Katharine Shilcutt took a survey of her foreign-born friends and came up with 15 examples of Western food and food customs foreigners find bizarre: Biscuits and gravy: Hala from Lebanon calls them "gross and strange." Peanut butter: Natacha from Chile calls it "weird." Three warm meals each day: The idea "was odd to me," says Iris from Germany, particularly lunch: "To me, people were eating a dinner at 11 and then again a dinner later." Mayonnaise: "People put that on everything," says Pat from Mexico. "Yuck!" Cheese: Miya from China calls it "weird." Free refills: Iris' husband says that the first time she got a free refill after finishing a "giant iced tea," "her head exploded." Click for the complete list.