Happy Chinese New Year! The whole town is celebrating as we are only a couple hours from China. In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d take you on a tour of our new Chinese supermarket.
This is the first ever real supermarket in town. I was excited to check it out and see what it had to offer. I was hopeful that they might carry something that we previously couldn’t get here… like maybe baking soda or milk that doesn’t come in a box and has a concerningly long shelf life.At first, it looked promising. Everything was neatly organized and priced.But on closer inspection, the bins held some rather unusual snacks…like these unidentifiable chicken bits, shrink wrapped in their juices. We made our way around the various departments in the store. Talia and Elise were quite excited about all the dolls and stuffed animals.But, they kind of gave us the creeps.In the home section, I was able to score these plastic clothespin hangers for drying socks and underwear.The clothing section produced some interesting finds.
We had some good chuckles over some of the super cool packaging. Everyone wants to eat potato chips with that dude. Our most surprising find?Not the preserved quail eggs…or the Chinese Coke,But, Tide laundry detergent! I had just made my own detergent, but it’s nice to know it’s there if I need it.My favorite thing in the whole store was these “your text HERE” tissues. We had a good laugh about the “sample text… your text… your sample here” caption. Surprisingly, though, they are the tissues we now use as they are the first non-perfumed ones we’ve found.
So, although I didn’t find any helpful groceries, and there’s probably only a handful of things I’d ever buy there, it’s nice to have a real store to browse on occasion. The girls think it’s quite the outing and Talia even compared it to her favorite store, IKEA. Wow, not quite how I remembered IKEA, but I’m glad they love it.
What’s your new favorite place to shop? What preserved chicken part would you like to try?