Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Eating and Shopping in Canada

For me, the AKIC 2010 Canadian Odyssey has been about eating; for Jenny, AKIC 2010 C.O. has been about shopping.

I have reacquainted myself with some old favorites like Tim Horton's donuts, cottage cheese,  A&W Mozza Burgers,  Canadian Chinese food, toasted bagels with cream cheese (which Jenny has taken a liking to), Smarties (which Tony has taken such a liking to that it has become a pacifier for his parents), Spitz brand sunflower seeds, and the Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait.  All are as good as I remembered except for the DQ treat which I found too rich to enjoy (Jenny bought a medium sized chocolate ice cream sundae from DQ and found it so large, rich, and sweet she couldn't a quarter of it).

Jenny finds the shopping in Canada to be so interesting that it is hard for us to pull her from the stores.  She has been to London Drugs, Zellers, Walmart, Safeway, Real Canadian Superstore, Dollarama, and Canadian Tire.  She finds the prices to be expensive for those on a Chinese salary, but the selection to be amazing.

Personally, I found going into a Walmart in Chilliwack for the first time in over five years to be wonderful.  Locals would say the store was nothing special which shows how Canadians take their affluence for granted.  One such Walmart  in Wuxi would be a godsend for this Wuxi expat.

1 comment:

junkpile joe said...

I guess after visiting DQ and sampling a "medium" concoction, Jenny must now understand why obesity is so prevalent in North America.