Saturday, 2 November 2013

New Zealand Supermarket

I do love visiting foreign supermarkets. It's always fascinating, whether in France or in Holland. Even on a visit to New Zealand you can find a range of exotic delicacies to delight the senses, in one way or another.

Kiwis love feijoa
here it's in yoghurt

Pohutukawa is a lovely NZ native tree with gorgeous red flowers,
 I don't imagine it actually has anything to do with coffee

Hokey Pokey is a crunchy sort of honeycomb
 I don't imagine that the wholegrains counter much of the effect of the hokey pokey

L&P is an iconic NZ soft drink
this is the only one of these products that I managed to try
it was overly sweet for my tastes

Fish and chips is another Kiwi icon
I've never seen packets of frozen fish and chips before
it makes a certain amount of sense

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BooksPlease said...

It's all new to me, apart from the frozen fish and chips which you can buy here (UK) too. I have no idea what's in the other things though.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for sharing the delightful treats...I am intrigued by the frozen fish and chips.


Jackie McGuinness said...

I love visiting grocery stores as well.
Lots of fun items here.

Anonymous said...

Yes, definitely not our typical supermarket here in Southern Alberta. A world apart.

Anonymous said...

Yes, definitely not our typical supermarket here in Southern Alberta. A world apart.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

This is a great display. I don't know any of these foods (kiwi, yes, but not as a flavoring, and fish and chips, though I've not tasted them). Wonder if there are lots of jalapeño foods outside the US.....

Martha Eskuchen said...

What fun to share items of different cultures. Thanks for the food glimpses.

Vicki said...

What a great post! Since I don't travel out of the U.S., I like seeing this type of photo.
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Ginx Craft said...

How interesting. I work with someone from New Zealand, so will have to ask her about Hokey Pokey.

Brona said...

I love the idea of feijoa yoghurt, but I've never tasted it - sounds like a good enough reason for another trip to NZ to me :-)

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I've never heard of most of those but I too have fun visiting foreign markets when I travel. There is a store here in the US called World Market that imports a lot of yummy treats from around the world. They used to carry Buderim Ginger Bears but I haven't been able to find them lately.