Monday, May 14, 2007

Square Watermelons and Prawn Pringles

Traveling to another country is so great for so many reasons... but one of the best things about it is that even the little everyday stuff can be so different!

We went to a grocery store and these were a few items that we saw.The infamous square watermelons! I forgot to look at the pricing... arr... These crazy cute little toys that are so miniature that they are rendered useless ... although this would be a treasure trove for a doll house maker... DAMN... I just realized that I once saw that there was a huge market for this stuff on ebay... should have bought some!
Pringles that are tiger prawn, sea salt or thai flavored... they had the ones that you find in the US also...

Ok... don't get me wrong, even though Taiwanese people are much skinnier, they eat A LOT for all meals... but it looks like chips are practiced much less... Ok... so if you look closely... These grapes are super expensive. The bottom bunch is labeled 900 TWD, whereas the top one is 2400 TWD... AND 33.26 TWD= 1 USD... you do the math...
And, no, they aren't super huge grapes... they looked pretty normal too... and I bet the one on the bottom even has seeds!

I don't think that grapes are usually this expensive. This was located inside an expensive SOGO grocery, and the fact that they're Japanese may play a role... Are Japanese grapes really that delicious? I don't know... I feel so deprived. All I can do is take a picture... :(

4 comments:

Andy said...

You were RIGHT NEXT TO my HOUSE!!!

did you remember which one it was???

Giddy Bloom said...

damn... you live in a rich area... uhh... it was on Chung-Xiao E. Road... you live in a big condo? yea... the shopping there was crazy... beautiful clothes but way too much for what I was willing to pay for. But my friend is used to that kind of shopping...

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