Thursday, November 01, 2007
What's New at Jumbo
You can tell it's shopping day at Casa Fuse. Jesus, my talent at shelf-gazing is limitless. Here are some new (to me at least) products worth writing home about.
Maggi Seasoning: Praise the lord. Finally, I can now get this nectar of life in Argentina! Woohoo. For the uninitiated, Maggi Seasoning is like the Cadillac of soy sauce. If aroma could be bottled, this'd be it, folks. As a kid growing up in Phnom Penh, I lived off of blocks of French butter and bottles of Maggi, smearing/dousing liberally on hot, crusty baguettes and steaming white rice. I needed nor wanted anything else. Since my mother did not nurse me (passing me off to nannies with dry boobies), I fondly look back at Maggi Seasoning as my breastmilk equivalent. The one I bought at Jumbo is actually a Danish import. The big bottle version was marked at a criminal $60 pesos! [Insert emoticon googly eyes.] Thank God I have visitors coming.
Curry Ketchup: After my disappointment with the Picante Ketchup, this one actually delivers. Granted, the curry spices aren't strong, but noticeable nevertheless. As a condiment slut, I will place this one in my "good enough" file.
Yogurt: OK, this one is a stretch in terms of deliciousness. It's just that the yogurt here sux if you're used to the all-natural, no-gelatin-added, organic schmancy stuff from Whole Foods. Still, this has no added sugar, which is enough for me to keep buying. Bonus: The cute little glass jar makes a nice carafe for my Kinder egg toy collection.