The trip to Tesco last night was too much fun not to share. So, come with me on a photo journey of a Thai Wal-Mart!
First off, the item that caused me to finally whip out my camera:
A completely different set of advertising priorities at work!
Next, a trip down the snack aisle. I always enjoy seeing what different chip flavors there are in other countries...
...but these sound really strange! Fruity Pringles?!
Gum flavors can sound strange, too:
Now this aisle's contents might seem strange:
But it's just referring to these:
which you can buy to donate to a monk in exchange for blessings.
You can also pick up some incense in bulk, since you're going to the wat anyway:
Nearby, in the beauty aisle, you'll notice that the main adjectival promise on all of the products is "Whitening"
But they do have some favorites from my childhood:
On to produce!
You've got your lychees and rambutans
Whatever this fruit is...
(Rachel? Miranda? Do you know?)
Which are also available in juice form:
There's some pre-packaged meals for your convenience,
but I'm not sure what those contents are.
More types of soy sauce than we have types of ketchup in America:
Peanut Butter, for those with Western tastes:
And more Pocky flavors than I've ever seen!
Want something sweet for a treat?
Or maybe something savory from this aisle:
That's where I found out what they do with the parts my parakeets didn't eat:
After seeing all of this, you may be surprised to hear that I didn't purchase any of those things. I did, however, buy one of these:
so I can try Thai cooking at home using a tool I got in Thailand.
I'll be going back to Tesco next Thursday, though, so if you want any of the things you see up above, place your orders now!