Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It's the little (overpriced) things...

The big supermarkets in France all have an "exotic foods" section, 
where you can find un-French things like taco kits, HP sauce, Patak's curry paste & PG Tips tea. The packages are usually miniscule 
& the prices quite the opposite. 

 I always like to check out the selection, 
even if I can rarely justify paying the 
"it's-super-expensive-because-it-comes-from-really-far-away" prices.

However, I was très tempted to hand over my hard-earned euros 
when I spotted this at my supermarket last week:
I actually gasped & immediately sprinted over to take a closer look.  
The shoppers who happened to be in the same aisle looked mildly bemused.  
(FQ looked mildly mortified.)  
I didn't care, because, there,
right next to the teeny jars of overpriced Skippy, 
was Ocean Spray cranberry sauce!!!
Could I look more delighted?  Probably not.
I'd never ever seen it in France before, hence my excitement.
And although I didn't buy any this time,
I will definitely be saving my centimes to splurge on some in the future.
(In the meantime, the lingonberry stuff from IKEA actually does the trick quite nicely...)

Happy Thanksgiving to my American family & friends!


  1. It always makes me laugh when I see those kinds of sections in European supermarkets! That and the names - our favourite in Turkey is Azda!

  2. I can't believe that the skippy PEANUT BUTTER is being completely overlooked!

  3. Joyeux thanksgiving.
    On a le meme probleme avec la confiture Bonne Maman et la moutarde Maille.

  4. Have fun celebrating with Camille and Charles. Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone there.


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