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On Supermarkets

I went to the supermarket yesterday, and was struck by the changes in the food that they carry, and by the way they organise it.

Not that long ago, there was half of one aisle that was devoted to “ethnic” food. We got Old El Paso taco sauce and shells, pappadums and soy sauce. Whee! Coconut milk and won-top wrappers were real novelties.

These days, my supermarket even has an “American food” section with Oreos and Hellman’s Mayonnaise, and this weird fluffy marshmallow spread for toast (no I have not tried it. I just KNOW it is weird). And yesterday I discovered that my supermarket now has a DUTCH food section.

There were 3 or 4 different brands of spekulaas (or should that be OMGSPEKULAAS), sauerkraut (yeah yeah, not so Dutch … work with me …) and a bottle of apple sauce.

And then I saw it. The ultimate.


Sadly, I was doomed to disappointment.

This was not in fact chocolate pasta. It was chocolate pasta in the sense where pasta means paste, so more like Nutella than fettucini.

But still. Hee.


Posted by on June 1, 2008 in food, shopping