Wednesday, January 16, 2013


     The snacks here in China reflect the different palate of the Chinese people.  I know that this is the largest market in the world, and US snack companies are trying to get the Chinese as hooked on junk food as we Americans are.  Even some "plain" potato chips taste different than they do back home, less salty.

Numb & Spicy?
 There are lots and lots of European-style cookies available.  Not only because there are many German and Swedish people here (the bulk of the European expats), but also because they are eaten with tea.  The cookie aisles are full of imported cookies in large tins that are given as gifts when visiting other families.  Very few American cookie brands, I've seen Oreos and Pepperidge Farm brands only.

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