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Food Shopping In Germany

So I walked to Germany (yes, it’s that close), and decided to check out the food shopping there too. The Rhein Center happened to have this giant Marktkauf store in it. Let’s explore! I was impressed by the Swiss yogurt selections, but this one is even more freakishly vast. And they have giant sized tubs here. Oh look, the best of the wursts… They too are fans of tube technology. Here, we see tomato paste concentrate in tubes. Ketchup and mayo in a tube. I’m not sure how I feel about this. In addition to tube technology, Germans love packet technology. There are aisles and aisles of packeted foods. In no other country will you see so many purple foods sold. Apparently, McDonalds sells ketchup in Germany. These greens look sickeningly amazing. Um… someone tell me what this giant pointy freak cabbage thingy is… Even more cheese than in the Swiss grocery. It’s too much! But then you look at the giant aisle simply dedicated to butters and spreads. Seriously, it’s frightening. They also like to put their veggies in jars here. Cans are popular too, but you’ll see many more jars than in the US. I wonder why that is? And you can bet your on-time German trains that they’re already selling christmas stuff. Oh dear. Prices are quite reasonable. And the depth and breadth of the offerings here were quite impressive. The germans do their grocery super stores quite well!

Food Shopping In Basel

So the main grocery stores in Switzerland seem to be Migros and Coop. They come in different varieties and sizes. Switzerland has some convenience stores as well, but they’re pretty small. These full grocery stores are a nice size though. Their yogurt aisle shames the US in comparison.
They also have much more sophisticated food tube technology. I believe these are mayonnaise in tubes.
Their pasta seems to prefer coming in bags, instead of boxes.
And they’re fans of non-refrigerated milk.
And it is Switzerland people, so the chocolate selection is ridiculous.
Along with their cheese selections.
Chip flavors include paprika, curry oriental, and mexican.
The laugenbread that I had on the plane! It’s delicious!
Oh, and you can get socks too.

Food Shopping In Dublin

What’s food shopping like in Dublin? I set to find out. There are little convenience type stores all over the place. Like this SPAR. I think they’re open pretty much all the time.
Or this Centra. These convenience stores all carry staple groceries, as well as lots of prepared foods.
But let’s explore this proper grocery store called Superquinn. If you look real hard, you can see the “Cheesemonger” sign!
The Irish love their sparkling waters.
In Ireland, Uncle Ben makes asian sauces. Does he do this in the US? No idea.
These strawberries look amazing. Strawberries in the US look gross compared to these adorable little beauties.
It is Ireland people… there are plenty of potatoes to be found.
Here’s some bread just sitting around. This would never happen in the US.
Some pies just sitting around too, without covers. Again, you would never see this at home.
Brown sauce! You know it’s the UK now!
These eggs are just sitting on a shelf. And not refrigerated. Again, you never see this in the states. Food prices aren’t too crazy here. But you have to remember it’s the Euro. It’s the restaurants that tend to be on the expensive side. And oh, you have to pay for bags.

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