Those of you who know me well, will remember my obsessive fascination with the broken aisle in supermarkets.
I just can’t kick the habit.
Tonight’s browse at Tesco’s broken yielded an absolute treasure trove. I could hardly get to it on first pass – stronger, taller people kept elbowing me out the way. On second pass, I found wholemeal bread, salmon (boneless!), fresh shrimp/prawn (uncooked!), and even trout en croute (wahoo!).
So that was great. But then Tesco upped the ante.
Introducing, for the first time ever…
THE AMERICAN AISLE!
It was right next to the Irish Aisle, the Indian Aisle, the Thai Aisle, the Caribbean Aisle, the Polish Aisle and the Mexican Aisle. All the ethnicities that really matter to Britons, I guess. Or at least their palates.
I laughed and laughed at the strange selection of American things they decided were most important to import…
I’ve never even HEARD of Baconnaise or Bacon Pop! For the record I think that Brits go far more ga-ga for bacon than Americans do. Never heard of Goober either.
So, the big question is: if you were living in a far off land, what would YOU want to see in your American aisle?