The almost-finished makeover of the Price Chopper on Central in Albany includes a new international aisle -- or to be more exact, two aisles that form a whole section. And it's fun! Really, it is. It's like the EPCOT of supermarket aisles. Here are a few things that caught our eye as we were browsing recently...
DuCoco agua de coco - $3.79 for a 3 pack - Brazil
Hi-C never had coconut water juice boxes when were growing up
Burkhardt curry ketchup - $3.29 bottle - Germany
Who knew Germans loved ketchup with curry? In looking into this, we found there's such as thing as currywurst, which sounds like a great idea. And apparently it's kid food in Deutschland.
Podravka rose hip jam - $3.59 jar - Croatia
We're guessing it's high in vitamin C.
McVitie's Hob Nobs - $5.29 can - Britain
We were happy to see these yummy oatmeal and chocolate chookies, err, umm... biscuits.
Coco lychee drink - $1.29 can - Thailand
This might be the first time we've ever seen a lychee-flavored anything in a supermarket around here.
Long Kow Crystal Noodle spicy sesame paste cup of soup - 3.39 - China
It has just a little bit of salt in it: 1,610 mg of sodium or 67 percent of your recommended daily intake
A few more thoughts:
+ The Latin American soft drink section has six different brands of malta drink.
+ You now have a choice about which country you buy canned quail eggs from -- Taiwan or Thailand.
+ We're thinking Dr. Brown's in the Israel section is a bit of a stretch (especially since it's made in NY). Maybe there needs to be a New York Deli section.
+ The Latin section has its fair share of Goya products, but it's not just Goya anymore.
+ There are 48 shelf-feet of tortillas.
+ If you're looking for gallon drum of soy sauce, this is your place.
+ We found a Pakistani curry mix in the Indian section... and immediately contacted the UN so as to divert an international incident.
Price Chopper international section
911 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206
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