Germany 2013: Supermarkets and Snack Foods8/15/2013 10:18:00 PM
I'm starting my Germany posts now. Woohoo! It was a lovely three and a half weeks in May and June, and despite the unseasonally cold and rainy weather, it was great spending lots of family time, shopping, and of course, eating all my favourites! Today's post is all about: Supermarkets and Snack Foods! This post is inspired by the lovely Hannah from Wayfaring Chocolate, and her fantastic Snack Review posts. I love reading her observations on the sometimes weird but mostly wonderful snack foods she encounters on her travels throughout the US and Canada.
So, I love German supermarkets. Actually, let's take a step back: I love visiting supermarkets in general, especially in foreign countries. It's so interesting: all the different products, the packaging, even the way the supermarkets are set up. German supermarkets, in particular, are awesome. They're huge and they seem to have zillions and zillions of products, with a seemingly endless array of pork products, biscuits, and dairy. I also love the straightforward marketing. The motto of Treff, for example, is "gut und günstig" (good and cheap).
One observation, which I'm sure the family got tired of hearing: checkout chicks and chaps in Germany don't seem to actually do anything. Firstly, they get to sit down! They scan the items, chucking them to the side of the register, and wait for you to pack your own groceries before giving them the money. The nerve! (That shiz would not have flown back when I was a checkout chick, hehe).
Enough talking: photo time!
|Deli counter in Real|
Fancy a piece of pure pork fat? "Rückenspeck" means "back bacon". Mmm... I have no idea what it's used for, but I bet it would be good for potato salad or even adding richness to a stir-fry, Fuchsia Dunlop style.
Now, let's look at some delicious snacks that I really enjoyed!
Currywurst chips! Delicious. (This brand also makes Emmental flavoured chips and they are awesome).
|Milka Choco Moo|
|Milka Cake and Choc|
|Lindt "Hello my Name is" range|
|Cookie crisp "Chokella Toasts"|
|Fleischkaese im Brötchen|