A Calgary TikToker has revealed how little Americans know about Canada in a series of videos. In one, she asked Americans what a Double Double is and people on TikTok are screaming at their phones looking at the answers.
Spoiler alert: Literally no one she asked in the US knew what Tim Hortons signature drink has been.
The TikToker, @lifeofjadeeeposed a simple question to Americans walking down the street: “If a Canadian asks you to bring him a ‘Double Double’, what do you bring him?”
Although the United States is Canada’s neighbour, it seems to lack essential knowledge about the national favorite — Timmies. For all American readers, a “Double Double” is a Tim Hortons order for a coffee with two creams and two sugars.
The responses were pretty creative, to be honest.
Most Americans immediately seemed panicked be tested on anything Canadian and the answers range from burgers to poutine. A lot of people answered “In-N-Out” for some reason, even though the fast food spot doesn’t actually exist in Canada.
Canadians on TikTok aren’t impressed with the responses.
“Not me screaming Tim Hortons man,” one person commented.
Others were all for the American version of a Double-Double.
“I mean, I wouldn’t be disappointed if they brought me a double cheeseburger instead of a coffee,” someone wrote.
A few people in the comments just seem a little frustrated. One wrote: “Not even close!”
To be fair, some Canadians don’t seem to know anything about the iconic American restaurant chain either.
Someone in the comments asked, “I’m Canadian, so what’s an In-N-Out?”
jade must know
The video series, titled Jade Must Know, was started by Jade Koch, who told Narcity that she’s “always been the kind of person who smiles at people on the street or ends up having strangers start conversations.” .
She took her natural talent and started creating content that took off Youtube and Tik Tok.
She tours locally in Calgary, but also takes her followers on her travels to show other perspectives, like in America. For her first video in the United States, she asked people in California where Alberta was.
“Not a single local I asked knew, and not only that, some couldn’t even tell me where Canada stood in relation to the United States,” she said.
She then headed to Arizona to see if it was the same there, and it never was!
“I visited a college campus, Arizona State University, to see if it would change the narrative. Essentially, the theme was the same: whether they were asked about Canadian lingo or who was our first minister, the majority did not know the answers to the Canadian anecdotes,” she said.
Although Canadians may be disappointed with the responses, Jade said that after each interview, “strangers are a little more informed and we all leave, laughing or having a better time than before the meeting.”