American expat says bagels in Australia are dull and dense

American Expat Reveals the ONLY ‘Sad’ Truth She’s Noticed Since Living in Australia: ‘It Makes No Sense’

  • An American expat shared a side of Australia that ‘doesn’t make sense’
  • Ashleigh moved from New York to Tasmania for college
  • In a now-viral TikTok video, she said bagels Down Under were ‘sad and dense’
  • She was also confused by Aussie Street parking signs and power outlets

An American expat has revealed the ‘sad’ truth about life in Australia that ‘makes no sense’ to her.

TikToker Ashleigh, who goes by @coffeeenut online, moved from New York to Tasmania for college and noticed bagels Down Under tasted different than in the US.

In a short video, she said: “Things in Australia that really don’t make sense to an American who just moved – bagels, moving on.”

She says Australian bagels are “so sad and dense”, but she loves the cafe culture.

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In a short video, she said:

TikToker Ashleigh moved from New York to Tasmania for college and noticed bagels Down Under aren’t the same compared to the US

In the United States, bagels are a popular breakfast option that is often topped with cream cheese and butter.

But Australians prefer bacon and egg rolls or avocado on toast with coffee first thing in the morning rather than a bagel.

The short video has since gone viral and has been viewed 1.2 million times with hundreds of comments.

A woman asked how Ashleigh liked Australian coffee, and she replied, “Australian coffee is way better than most Americans.”

Some expats have agreed and say they struggle to find decent bagels in their cities, but others said Melbourne and Perth are full of bakeries that sell delicious bagels.

“Melbourne is covered in bagel shops, a few suburbs have a large Jewish population with large family bakeries!” one person wrote.

“As an Australian who has visited America many times, you are right!” You do bagels better,” another wrote.

Despite the differences between the United States and Down Under, Ashleigh said she made “a good choice” in moving internationally.

In other videos, Ashleigh said she was also confused by Aussie Street parking signs and power outlet switches.

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