McEnnedy American Way
Just when we find ourselves really missing American food, our local store Lidl comes to the rescue. Twice a year they have a promotion called American Week, when they bring in a grand variety of American food and we can go and stock up. It always cracks me up to see what food from America is salient enough to be considered typical American fare, and sometimes I’m embarrassed that if you had no other contact with America and just went to Lidl to shop during American Week, you would think that our traditional food was onion rings, milkshakes, chicken fingers, hot dogs in jars, ketchup, mustard, chips, chocolate-chip cookies, chocolate muffins, huge buckets of popcorn, and soda. Hmmm, so okay, maybe that is some of what we’re famous for, but then, really, no wonder Americans are so fat.
The best part about American Week is that the company which produces all of the food is called “McEnnedy,” which is pretty funny itself, and that they put the Statue of Liberty on every package. It’s enough to warm an expat’s heart.
Here’s what we brought home this week:
Muffin mix with “blueberry sauce”:
Peanut butter (non-hydrogenated!):
Crunchy peanut butter:
I even bought two bottles of peanut oil that were left over from a recent Asia Week. That was a nice find:
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