Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pretzels, and Waffles, and Cool Whip, Oh My!

We've been anxiously awaiting the new grocery store in our neighborhood, at the Dubai Mall. Right now we subsist on our local Spinney's which has carried the basics - milk, sugar, bread and the occasional ripe avocado. Any "major" shopping trip is at least an hour round trip and the selection is always sure to disappoint. That is unless you were hoping for date yogurt, camels milk, and hummus, because in that case you would be delighted! So, it was with great anticipation we waited for the new grocery store to open, and when we found it was a Waitrose, we nearly died with excitement!

Waitrose, for those of you who don't know, is a very popular UK grocery store with the stylings of a Harris Teeter or Whole Foods, in other words - decent food! I had the great fortunate of experiencing this delightful place when I lived in London. But would the store live up to our hype?


After a long day of rock climbing Matt and I made an inaugural trip to the store. We first saw the produce and bakery section - what's this seedless grapes and sourdough bread? - yes, and yes! Pre-shredded Mexican blend cheese, and smoked salmon? Keep it coming! Jif peanut butter, Old El Paso Taco Kits, Cool Whip, Miracle Whip, Lender's Bagels! Then came the moment of pure elation, it happened in the frozen food section, Matt's eyes were fixed on one item and mine another, there they were in all their glorious frozenness: Eggos and Super Pretzels. Oh happy, happy day. Breakfast and afternoon snacks have never been so good!

1 comment:

jimdad said...

So WHEN do we get the scratch and sniff feature we've been waiting for on this blog?!!