A few weeks ago my favorite grocery store chain here in town, Lidl, was having “American Week” special. They were selling all sorts of foods that are “American” in their eyes. Now this is not the first time they have done this. 2 years ago was my first experience with their “American Week” and even now I still giggle at some of the products they are selling.
Microwave popcorn in not very popular here in Poland compared to the US. But this one was a “sweet” version and was AMAZING! I think we ate the whole box in one weekend. Yes, you can get peanut butter here year round but that week the price was good as it expensive over here. The mini brownies reminded me of Little Debbie brownies from the US. Now I cannot remember seeing Ketchup Mayo french fry shaped chips in the US but my kids sure liked them.
We are HUGE Hawaiian pizza fans and we were all over these. The prawns are something they have every sale and my oldest daughter loves them. Now cookie dough ice cream is something that you do not find here and we had to get a few of these. All most as good as Ben & Jerry’s from back in the US. The pepper wrap that was unique to say the least.
Ranch dressing is another thing you don’t find here either and you can’t eat carrots and salads without it. Just a few bottles came home with me that day. The brownie cake was something new and well, make sure you have a glass of milk with you if eat it as it was rich!! Now kids favorite thing out of everything, American style snack box.
Living in Poland now for 2 years, I am not missing my American groceries as much as I used to but there are the little things like ranch salad dressing that I do still miss. But luckily there are things like that week’s promotion that make life a little bit easier here in Poland.
What food can you not live without? Me, chocolate in any form but luckily I can find it in every country!