Every few months, the local supermarkets celebrate “America Week” and put out a random assortment of foods, supposedly consumed in the USA. The packaging is covered in stars and stripes and the selection is both familiar and surprising. For example, I have never drank blueberry juice nor have I had blueberry cookies, but Germany seems to think we really enjoy this patriotic berry. However, I do love when I can easily find peanut butter, which the rest of the world really does associate as “typical American”… kind of like Vegemite in Australia… it’s what we are known for. Who knew that all children around the world weren’t raised on PB&J?!?!?
Sadly, I missed out another 4th of July, but thanks to Aldi and Lidl, I couldn’t go far without being bombarded with the American flag as a reminder of what a beautiful place I still get to call home. Happy America week everyone!