We live about half a block from our closest grocery store and I go several times a week. (We have a terrible refrigerator and I can't count on it at the moment.) Besides finding the Coles jingle to be getting old (Down, down, they're staying down!), I'm also just tired of thinking about fresh food! Imagine those days when people had to deal with food acquisition daily.
Because the local Cole's and Woolworth's grocery stores have become my second (and third) home, I decided to share some pics that my American friends, in particular, will find entertaining.
For the most part, food is food. Australia, as you know, is a commonwealth that used to belong to Great Britain. Much of the Brisbane area, in fact, is named after people and places in Great Britain or named after local aboriginal tribal names. It's a neat juxtaposition. So, much of what you will see in the grocery store seems very British to me. Biscuits and whatnot...
There are some distinctly Australian items in the market:
|The ubiquitous sausages|
|You can find kangaroo in the markets. Not alot of it.|
We tried it and it tasted like beef.
|Just your basic produce section!|
|OK, these are potato chips, over here called "crisps", |
Honey Baked HAM Flavor!
|Of course the Vegemite.|
Aussies love to take a gigantic spoon full of this...
just to gross me out.
|More crisps: CHICKEN flavored|
I tried them and thought they tasted exactly like chicken...
|If you get down here, try the TIM TAMS!|
|Besides Anzac biscuits (cookies) there are lots of|
different Aussie brands.
Jerry and the kids like a biscuit called Jam Fancies.
I was hoping that cute Lachan, the young, cute checker would be at the store today when I had the camera. He is SO lovely and so sweet.
So, there you are, groceries in Brisbane.