Auchan Shopping Adventures

If you liked the Great Wall Of Cereal, you should see the security-tagged booze selection at the Auchan.

Auchan is a French-owned grocery, which means they have bread that tastes like bread. Stick and I were buying a loaf when the baker shouted at us to wait. I wondered if bread was yet another item that can’t be purchased at the register, but he came back with a fresh baguette for us. Amazing!

There’s also a section of imported food. It’s an eclectic assortment of kimchi jars, Dijon mustard, ketchup, Earl Grey tea bags, pasta, cans of preserved olives and sardines. Anything foreign that doesn’t need refrigeration. No American desserts, but we were thrilled by the European cakes and cookies. (I studied in England and Stick was in the military in Germany, so some of these are home foods to us)

Unfortunately I was fooled by donuts that looked exactly like Dunkin’ Donuts deliciousness, down to the last rainbow sprinkle, but tasted like steamed bread fried in lard. Can’t win them all.

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