I've made a few food missteps since I've been here, including buying some wheat "crackerbread" that I'm convinced contains 80% Styrofoam. Seriously - I filled up my sink to do dishes the other day and the cracker floated on top of the water and NEVER sank. I have found a few snack foods I am going to miss upon leaving already though. Simba "sunbites" pretzels come in several different kinds of flavors and shapes - the chutney flavored, fish-shaped pretzels are pretty good but my favorite are the sweet chilli flavored. For sweet snacks, besides drinking lots of "iced coffee" when I'm out (here that means a blended coffee milkshake), I've grown fond of Bakers Red Label Lemon Cream Biscuits. They have a really tangy flavor rather than just being cloyingly sweet and they taste like real lemon even though the frightening ingredient list says the flavoring is artificial but "nature identical." Most items that would contain corn syrup (high fructose or otherwise) in the United States - thanks to our overproduction of corn - contain sugar here because of the sugar cane grown and processed in South Africa, particularly in this area. So Coca-cola products, which dominate the carbonated beverage market here, all contain sugar rather than corn syrup. In terms of fast food, the US chains that have made it over here are McDonalds (of course, right?) and KFC. There seem to be KFCs everywhere, although they don't serve the fried chicken with side dishes, instead customers get chips (french fries).