I don't want to buy American stuff in the UK
Posted on July 8, 2009 by yankeebean
I recently found this awesome website called American Soda where you can buy American food online and have it the next day. With essentials like Hidden Valley Ranch, Cheetos and canned pumpkin… this is a really really really really REALLY awesome store…
But right after I found this site, it occurred to me that I don’t really want to buy any of this stuff when I’m in the UK. I think what I actually MISS about these American beauties is being able to go out and buy/see them – and for it to be normal. Does that make any sense?
It not like I want to buy a bag of Nestle Toll House Morsels and make the biggest be-all-end-all-giant-batch of chocolate chip cookies ever. What I MISS is being able to mention Nestle Toll House Morsels and have everyone know what I’m talking about, or to go shopping and see them at the grocery store, or to go to my Grandma’s house and see them in the pantry.
I guess, if I put the shoe on the British foot for a minute, the same goes for English stuff in America. I don’t really want to go back to the States and drink squash, or eat Marmite, or have baked beans for breakfast. Although I would do all those things, I certainly wouldn’t object – I just wouldn’t go out of my way.
Although, having said all that, I can feel my first American Soda order brewing beneath the surface – even if it’s just for the ranch dressing…