I made my second trip to the grocery store on my street Sunday night. It’s a small neighborhood store that draws customers from about a two-block area. I thought you might like to see some pictures. There wasn’t anything crazy, but there were several interesting things.
I started out in the snack aisle. There were quite a few interesting snack products, but two jumped out at me.
Beside the snack isle there was a small display with a facial product that I have never seen before.
After the Facial Yogurt, I walked over to the dairy section, where there was a surprisingly large selection of yogurt made for eating (not rubbing on your face). At the time, I didn’t know what it was, so I didn’t take any pictures. It wasn’t until last night that I found out the little bottles of liquid next to the milk were actually liquid yogurt. They call it “fridge yogurt”. Which begs the question, where do they store regular (solid) yogurt?
There was a huge selection of milk, too. The Koreans are much more adventurous with dairy products than Americans. They didn’t limit themselves to skim, 1%, 2%, and whole. There were a lot of different flavors, some of which didn’t seem particularly appetizing when combined with milk.
My last stop was the fruit section. I was surprised by how different the prices were compared to fruits in the US. Grapes were cheaper than at home, but the apples were outrageously expensive. They had two-packs, four-packs, and six-packs of apples. They weren’t available in bulk, but that’s OK, because I doubt anyone could afford more than a few.
I ended up spending less than $25 buying enough groceries to last through the rest of the week. I eat out quite a bit here, because it’s so cheap, but it’s nice to know that I can afford most foods even when the budget gets tight.
Until next time,