Surprise! American icons that aren't American


That's so American ... or is it?

Ahh, what's more American than enjoying a cold bottle of Budweiser while your kids enjoy some Good Humor ice cream? It sounds so "American," right? Surprise! These two good ol' standbys are not American -- or at least not U.S. owned.

Whether they never were American or were simply bought by foreigners, freelance writer Carol Vinzant takes a look at 13 iconic American brands, companies and products that are currently owned abroad.