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Old 07-02-2005, 04:52 PM   #1
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Unique groceries you buy?

what's the last out of the ordinary grocery item you bought?
today i bought these jolly rancher lollipops that are hot and spicy. there are limon, tamarind and mango, and they definately have some kick to them!
i also got these miniature red bananas. they're pretty.
i always buy the wierd stuff. i love to try new things.

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Old 07-02-2005, 05:39 PM   #2
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I bought a sweet/hot chili sauce, I think Vietnamese. It says it is "pour vollailes" which confuses me, because there's a chicken on the lable. Isn't chicken "poulet"???? Haven't gotten out my fr/eng dictionary to find out if that's a specific kind of chicken. At any rate I used it in our freindly neighborhood ongoing chicken wing experiments, and it was great. Today I'm using it in my southeast Asian cucumber salad dressing. bought it in an Asian grocery in Madison. But I have a history of educating customers and clerks in various stores in my life. "What is that?????" is a common question I get when shopping.
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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The weirdest thing that I can think of is Grapples. They look like apples, shape, size and the red/ gold color, and they have the texture of an apple, but ,they taste like grape. Weird.
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Old 07-02-2005, 06:01 PM   #4
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I have seen Grapples in the stores.
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Paul and I went to the local Indian food store today and bought a bunch of things. I've only had Indian food a few times and really don't care for it so.. everything we bought today is "weird" to me.
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:12 PM   #6
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nothing weird that i can think of
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:45 PM   #7
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Fresh leeche nuts. I have seen them in cans, but I had never seem them fresh. I knew what they looked like from pictures so I was very lucky because there was no sign saying what they were. I am so happy I bought them. They were amazing!

I almost bought broccoli flower (I think that is what it is called) yesterday. It is a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. It is a light green color. I have had it before and it was expensive so I decided not to get it.
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lol, geebs, i just bought those today! i only got 6 cause they were 6/$1 and i don't know if i like 'em or not yet. haven't tried them yet. now what on earth do you do w/ those things?

i've had brocciflower before; my Dad used to cook it for dinner a lot when i was a kid. i liked it a lot.
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i just tasted a lychee and it was so GOOD! i have to go buy more! i might just buy an entire case of them.
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i can't find lychees here anywhere. bummer
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