October 13, 2005

When Did We Move Back To EUROPE??!?

Sorry for the lack of blog entries — things got busy for a while there (still are, in fact). Anyway, one of the things that happened while I was away was my stepping out of our front door to find this on the doormat:

. . . most of what's left at our front door goes straight to the trash (realtors' flyers, grocery-store circulars, and the occasional Spanish-language newspaper), but here was news we could use. And to think that somebody went to the trouble to come up with this advertising campaign, print the bags and coupons, and leave this free sample in our average suburban neighborhood — obviously it's been decided that now is finally Nutella's time to shine in the American market. Only a few years ago, I can remember having to drive from supermarket to supermarket until I found the lone very special store that had jars of Nutella on the shelf.

Maybe they'll have to translate das große Nutella Kochbuch.

What's next? Hanuta? Smarties (these Smarties, not those Smarties) in racks next to the checkout? Jars of Rote Grütze in the dessert aisle? Bring on the European grocery invasion!

Posted by Kevin at October 13, 2005 09:42 AM

I should add that my ideal world would have both kinds of Smarties available on every grocer's shelf, worldwide. Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: Kevin at October 13, 2005 10:49 AM

Hehe. I'm in the same position, only the other way around. I'm desperately looking for a store that carries Mountain Dew and Red Fusion in Germany.

I have resorted to importing the stuff from home which is sort of insane (especially, since the USPS is charging me a premium for the privilege).

Posted by: JJ at October 16, 2005 01:06 PM
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