During my recent travels abroad, I was obsessed with the otherness of products in foreign supermarkets. While freely opening myself to new cultures everywhere else, I couldn’t shake my deep-seated Ugly American tendencies in grocery stores, and got so carried away taking pictures and snickering that a security guard in Hanoi escorted me and my camera out the door. Here, at long last, is my complete gallery of snapshots.
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I don’t know if it’s the way it’s coiled like a snake, the hilariously literal name, or the proper British empire spelling, but this one had me laughing. “No, Daddy, I don’t want 50 Centimetres of Licorice! I want one 1 Metre of Licorice!”