The EPCOT of supermarket aisles

price chopper international aisle

The only thing missing is a monorail.

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.

Find It

Price Chopper international section
911 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206

Comments

My British stepfather is thrilled about this and I'm psyched that I can now purchase several types of chorizo and queso blanco in a regular grocery store.

Currywurst isn't kid food, it's everyone food (usually sold by street vendors). I wish it would catch on here. I can't wait to try this stuff out.

I love this section of P.C. I could browse here all day! Some of my best buys: Guava paste for $0.99, and Goya bottled lemon juice- sooo much cheaper than the ReaLemon brand.

Thanks for sharing this info. If you hadn't, I never would have gone down to this PC- now I can't wait!

This is my regular grocery store. I don't like the bright flags, but I do like the selection. I used to get excited when I found Pocky or Pims in a grocery store--now I have an entire world of cookies to try.

Best selection of mexican pantry items in the capital region, i can find "la moderna" pasta, herdez salsas, best tortillas ever are "la banderita" (they don't taste of lime and preservatives as much as other brands) REAL tostadas charras, la costeƱa beans, and sometimes they even stock Gamesa cookies, biscuits and crackers.

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