Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One Word Wednesday: London

A few years ago I visited London and went on a whirlwind tour of UK supermarkets including Waitrose, Tesco, and Marks & Spencer. These supermarkets are AMAZING as they have a wide assortment of high quality, fresh prepared foods in the refrigerated section of the store. It was incredible to see these clever and very fresh products in beautifully designed packaging that stood out on the shelves.

If you have ever tried to take photos in a supermarket, it is generally discouraged resulting in a spy-like experience of covertly taking bad photos in hopes of capturing the product essence. I purchased bags and bags of products as well, but I couldn't buy the whole store! So apologies for the bad photo quality...but that said, I had so many favorite unique things that I have to do an in-depth post. Coming very soon but here's a teaser:

An example of the stunning premium packaging for this ready-to-cook and serve salmon wellington.

I'm still wishing for this "breakie to go" aka breakfast smoothie with fruit, granola and probiotic yogurt.

Our questions for today:

Have you seen any interesting international products that you wish were available here? What are they?

Have you visited any unusual or interesting grocery store in other countries? What did you buy?