American / Russian Snack Swap

The main takeaway from Buzzfeed’s Russo American Snack Swap video clearly stands that Russian Snack foods do not vary greatly from the Western snack foods present in the U.S.  The snack foods more popular in Russia seem to use more natural ingredients such as cane sugar and organic compounds.  As depicted in the video the snacks represented by the American side often use more artificial flavors and ingredients.  The video highlights a mental divide between cultures in that US participants are quick to judge outwardly the snacks presented by the Russians.  But are often pleasantly surprised throughout the video by the flavor and quality of the represented Russian snacks.  Both sides of participation gained a valuable cultural lesson through the video and expanded past certain preconceptions on both sides.