Europe, from his English? North America isn't the only 'west'
I'm 39, British, and never ate that stuff growing up. We made bread or got it from the bakery, ate porridge, not pre-made cereal, and dairy stuff came from the dairy farm at the bottom of the lane. Creme brulee wasn't really a thing in northern England, but we had home-made hot custard with home-made desserts which we didn't eat that often. Two minutes: faster than instant stuff because you won't be fcking around trying to get the lumps out. Why would you waste time and money eating instant puddings?
I've only ever heard of Cheez Whiz on the internet, although there was stuff like Dairylea. We weren't allowed to eat it unless it was given to us out of the house. We weren't the Railway Children or something, just a normal British household ... and Brits eat far more processed shit than the rest of Europe.
Margaret Thatcher invented soft scoop ice-cream and cream in a can, did you know? Which tells you all you need to know about whether you should be eating that sort of food.
The oil 'scandal' may have a good effect because it might sensitise people to the taste of oils: a lot of Taiwanese packaged food such as bread is simply inedible to me because of the smell from the bad oil used. Have you ever walked past that 'bakery' called 'Semeur du Pain' (Sp?) ? It absolutely turns my stomach. I'd rather lick a handrail on the MRT than eat anything from there.