Grocery Store Adventures


Trying new foods and snacks is not a particularly daunting task, but it still takes some nerve.  I mean, if you buy something you hate, you feel like you wasted your money.  That might not weigh heavily on you, especially if the actual price was not particularly expensive.  However, it might subconsciously make you a little less anxious to make that purchase in the future.

As for me, I like taking food risks at the supermarket.  I like them less at restaurants.  Again, it might be a cost thing.  It also might be a “ruined my whole night” thing.  I am not exactly sure.

A minor part of my adventures this year is to try some food things that I haven’t before.  Mostly this will involve food that isn’t from Canada.  Fortunately, I have a wonderful grocery store a few hundred metres away that seems to sell food from the world.  It bills itself as an Asian grocery store, but they seem to have lots of food from Mexico, Colombia, and Turkey (to name a few).

My students recommended this chocolate milk beverage to me and I jumped on it when I saw it in the store.  I was looking for something sweet and this seemed like a good idea.

As far as food adventures go, this one is not a raging success like the Melona banana ice cream bars.  Those were excellent.  This drink is …..slightly less than average.   It’s initial taste is good, but the aftertaste is a little off.  I think it is sweetened using something other than sugar.

Honestly, I grew up with Nesquick, so it is hard to drink something else.  I have tried Ovaltine, and Milo….and I just didn’t like them.

However, I won’t let it put me off my food adventures.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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