I love grocery shopping in other countries. You never know what you’re going to find when you look around. Some things are familiar, others are odd, quirky, or unusual.
After the gym tonight, I popped into Hypermart, a local Indonesian grocery store, to pick up a few things. As I wandered the aisles, I started to notice the differences in stores here and back home, so I snapped a few pictures.
You can buy a bunch of random frozen food in bulk, such as hot dogs, french fries, fish fingers, chicken tenders, and strange colored meats. This idea really grosses me out…all the germs (plus the weird mystery meats)!
Looking for some fruit covered in styrofoam and plastic wrap? Check! If only nature had a way to protect the inside of the fruit…;)
How about some oil in a large bag? You’ve got many, many choices of brands!
If you’re craving a Jell-O like snack in a small plastic container, look at all of the colorful choices you have to choose from!
Buying small quantities of rice in Asia is hard to do. Hope you like a lot of rice!
To ward off the would-be thieves, all the jars of Nutella have anti-theft sensors on them. Who would have thought Nutella was such a hot commodity?
If you’re in the mood to try some different kinds of meat, you can grab some chicken heads or feet. Ewwwwww!
Think all cheese needs to be refrigerated? Think again! You can buy some disgusting processed cheese right from the aisle.
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in the grocery store?