Saturday, September 08, 2007

Weird Foreign Groceries

Slept in longer than expected so missed most of my sight-seeing time in Zurich. But did managed to get in some local shopping, having most fun in the food and wine shops. D'uh. Go figger.

Shopping bags were 30 francs (about 27 cents) each @ Migros.

Bought some truffle paste to bring home.
Ick. Dyed eggs aren't just for Easter anymore. These were on the shelves. NOT in the refrigerator.

Lots of food in tubes. Fancy mayos, tomato sauces, salad dressings, meat spreads, weird. Like one big giant flavoured toothpaste aisle.

Pre-trimmed perfectly shaped bread for toast and toasted sandwiches.

Bought a range of chocolates and truffles to bring home per numerous requests. Also some yummy sunflower seed bread with a couple of fancy cheeses. Check back here soon for the in-room picnic post.

Did not spend much time in the drugstore section. There is nothing more dehumanizing and depressing than having to settle for foreign tampons or pantyhose. Some things are just best sourced locally.


At 6:24 PM, Blogger whitenoise said...

Yeah, but the restaurants in ZRH are fabulous...

At 6:27 PM, Blogger whitenoise said...

Kinda sucks being stuck in a hotel room past midnight local time when you're wide awake and 6 hours out, doesn't it. ;-(

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

So I probably blew the ZRH opportunity, but next 4 nights about 1.5 hrs outside the city and I think there is a mountain resort dinner one of those nights.

At 7:15 PM, Blogger whitenoise said...

Never been out of the city. Can't even remember the names of the local restaurants, it's been a few years.

The crew hotel is on the side of a mountain, great jogging/biking trails. But the oddest thing about that hotel is the farm attached to it. If you leave your window open- you wake up to cowbells once the livestock starts to move around.

"Heidi, I'm hoooome..."

At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm - tomato paste in a tube. Probably easier to get out than the tiny can it usually comes in!

At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Fenderbender said...

I used to get tomato paste in a tube around 1985, at a place on the Danforth, maybe the earlier incarnation of Sun Valley, it was great, so handy

At 11:00 PM, Anonymous spy said...

Those tubes look neat... Never really thought about it much but I bet you can put many things in tubes like Nutella or peanut butter, jam, mustard, etc.!

I wonder if the eggs are preserved or chocolate or something.

At 1:50 PM, Blogger raymi lauren said...

mmm foodpaste i hope you got me something.


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