There is an Asian supermarket near my house. I am sure I have written about it before. I go there to grab Japanese candy, (as Heide knows I like so much) samosas, Vietnamese coffee, chocolate milk, lettuce, rye bread, and numerous other things. I enjoy it because it takes me back to another time in my life. Also, as it has so many things that I have never seen before, I get the chance to walk around a little wide eyed.
There are a number of things that I am dying to try, but have never bought. Sometimes it is because I know that the price is cheaper somewhere else. Sometimes it is because I think the price is too high for what I would be getting. Of course, sometimes it is because I have no idea what the heck it really is.
Today, because I stopped for bread, I decided to buy one of those things I have been looking at. Maybe I was feeling that “it’s about time….” (which is so much fun when I have to teach that to my students) I have been trying different kinds of ice cream and frozen yoghurt things lately, so this is sort of a continuation of that.
This is available widely, but my Korean students have encouraged me to get it before. I just haven’t because there was never enough room in my freezer, or I felt that I shouldn’t eat so many sweet things. Also, banana is one tough flavour. If they get it wrong, it just tastes like horrible chemicals.
I could have chosen another flavour. They had a strawberry kind, a peach kind, and a ….green kind (Thanks to Google, I know that this was melon flavoured) From those choices, banana is my sure fire winner. Melon would be my second choice…a distant second choice.
So, happily, I report that it tasted quite good and the banana flavour was quite good and quite strong. I should also point out that the square shape was not as awkward to consume as I feared, though a little awkward. From an environmental perspective, it probably ships in a smaller container because of this.
So, to recap, it isn’t the food that is Today’s Perfect Moment. That honour goes to taking a risk and finally getting something I had been planning on for quite a while. That it tasted good is merely a side bonus.