Saddam Hussein banned American products from store shelves. Now Iraqi markets are carrying goodies like Gatorade and Pringles and the Iraqi people can't seem to get enough.
Iraqis are comfortable buying the American brands because they know they're of high quality and safe. Importing the goods from Dubai, Kuwait and Jordan has proven difficult recently due to heightened attacks on the highway west of Baghdad but merchants are still optimistic. Not even militants can keep a 14 year old boy from his Froot Loops.