Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Taste of America

There is a store in the middle of Amsterdam that sells American products.    It is equal parts amazing (to see such familiar items!) and embarrassing (wow we Americans love processed junk food).  The dutch owner has been at it over 30 years, I had a lovely chat with him today, as I paid through the nose for a tiny box of grape nuts (a birthday gift for O, shhhhhh).  The guy told me his inventory has been refined over the years, based 100% on what sells and what Americans ask for.  Ironically, in this country that prides itself on cheese, processed cheese (cheese whiz, etc) is his top selling item.

To give you an idea on pricing...a box of twinkies sells for 17€uros.  That is nearly $23!!!

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