We are not talking about big brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, DJI here.
We are talking about some very unimportant Chinese products who attracted a huge number of fans overseas.
1. Lao Gan Ma (Old Godmother) Spicy Chili Crisp Hot Sauce
老干妈 Which is translated into "old dry mother", "Old GodMother", or even "Old fucking mother" with bad translation. It's a quite popular Chinese spicy source with a very corny brand name. I get some old godmother in my kitchen too.
In China, it's considered a quite corny product, with a price of around 1 USD in most of the supermarkets.
The old godmother is a meme in China. When someone wants to joke about how "lascivious" he is, he may say "I can jerk off to the logo of old godmother". :)
On the Amazon USA, the old godmother is sold over 12 USD per pack, with 4-star among 200 ratings.
Someone even commented, "THIS IS CRACK!!"
The WWE champion, JOOOOOOHHHHN CENA! Who gets a ridiculously advanced mandarin level, expressed his love on Old Godmother:
Well, the Old Godmother source also reminds me of the Sichuan source, which was used to promote Mulan movie, and mentioned in Rick or Morty
2. Ma Ying Long hemorrhoids ointment Anal Fissure Antibacterial Cream
Personally, I don't know too much about hemorrhoids ointment, since I have never had the problem. But physiologically, if someone ate too much Old Godmother, he or she gonna need it.
Mayinglong musk hemorrhoids ointment cream has had 1592 reviews on Amazon about how did the cream literally saved their "ass".
Someone commented: "The person who created this stuff should receive a Nobel Prize, an exemption from China's One-Child policy, front row seats at the Olympics, an entire stable of miniature giraffes, and free Ivy League education for their children."
3. Chinese Web novels
In China, if you tell someone you are reading this kind of book, the other will definitely think you are a nerd without any real life.
The Chinese cultivate Immortality, fantasy novels are generally childish but very addictive. It's a category of books very popular among teenagers age from 13 years old to 16 years old. Why not 17 years old? Because if someone is over 17 years old, he or she will find it's such a shame to tell the others that he or she is reading this kind of bullshit.
I have read one while I was 14, it's such a shame, I barely tell the others that I have ever read this kind of book.
The cultivate immortality novels for the boy audience, it's always about, a teen was poor but smart, one day, magically, he gets some magical immortal skills, then, he kills monsters, kills god, kills budda, become very rich, and all the ladies want to have sex with him, including his beautiful younger female cousins. He had 1 wife, 2 wives, 3 wives and so on. Then he had threesomes, foursomes, and some real orgies. Became a true god of the world.
The same type novels for the girl audience, it's always about. A girl was ugly but with a "beautiful heart".... ok, it's a bit similar to the Korean series. So she was kinda a person who dares to be offensive to her boss, then the boss, who is young, handsome, running a company of trillions of dollars, falls in love with her magically because "this girl was the only person who dare to offend me in my life". But the girl rejects the boss in a very fancy restaurant because she can't be in love with a man who is not a virgin, because she is a virgin! Then the boss says: "I'm actually a virgin for girls, because I'm a gay and I have only had sex with men, but your charm turns me from a gay into bisexual" Then, the gay partner of the boss, who is very handsome, young and rich too, whom we can call the boss number 2, comes into the restaurant, and wanted to prevent the girl from "stealing his love", but suddenly, the boss number 2 also fall in love with the girl. At the end of the novel, the girl marries 2 bosses who literally "love each other".
Please don't think the mindset of Chinese people is strange because of those novels. Actually, it's the problem of the mindset of human teenagers.
You may think this kind of book is bullshit, but it actually helped a US man for curing his addiction to Drugs:
On www.novelupdates.com, the readers are urging the translators every day to update the Chinese web novels.
4. Hell Money
The hell money AKA ancestor money, it's a type of money that Chinese burn in front of the tombstone of a dead family member.
In Chinese traditional religion, different from the Christian religion, the Hell is not run by Satan, but a hell god called "King of Hell", who is a part of the administrative system of the paradise. The king of hell report to the Jade Emperor (The king of the gods in paradise, a bit like Zeus). So in hell, the dead people (or ghost) have a society too and need money for sure. We believe that when you burn sth in front of the tomb of a dead family member, he or she will receive it in hell.
Buring the hell money, which is now considered a bad habit in China, because it can cause lots of pollution, and make global warming worse.
But surprisingly, it becomes popular overseas.
Some people named it "Ancestor Money"
Somebody burn the hell money just want to have the feeling of being rich.
Even we have different skin colors, a different religion, and different languages, but regarding the pray, same for everyone, people are always looking for becoming rich, have a peaceful life, have a baby.
What's your favorite made in China product?
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