Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Foreign Snacks

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What is it about foreign packaging that makes things so much better than if I had bought them in my own country? When abroad, I love going into the supermarkets to look at the unfamiliar packaging of everyday items. So the other day, I popped into a local Chinese supermarket and picked up these rather photogenic snacks.

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31 comments:

Courtney said...

Foreign packaging looks so much more fun and appealing as apposed to the boring packaging here in the UK! xx

Chelsea Nicole. said...

eep, i know! especially asian countries such as china and japan-they have the cutest packaging!

Susie said...

I agree--foreign packaging is just too cute! When I lived in Scotland, I used to go to the Asian supermarket in Dundee with one of my friends from China all of the time--was super helpful in explaining what different things were and such a great way to try new foods and flavors! xoxox

Shopgirl said...

That iced Green Tea looks interesting. I admit, I do love to go and wander around supermarkets when I'm on holiday :) xx

sacramento said...

The pretty packets, and your eye for beauty and the unknown.
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Sher said...

oh, I agree! I'm a fan of japanese snacks, somehow their packaging is just the cutest:)

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Gawgus things... said...

Hee, hee! These are so cute!! Did they taste as good?! XX

Temporary:Secretary said...

Everytime i go to hong kong, i spend so much money on snacks - i dont even know what they are but if the packaging is this good, it can't be bad! x

E is for Eleanor said...

I totally agree! I love the foreign packaging! Very kitsch and lovely! x

SabinePsynopsis said...

I totally feel the same. Bringing home items from the supermarket used to be one of the best things when travelling. Sadly now that we've got to pay for every bit of luggage I'm hardly doing this anymore.

Wonderful pictures, Paula! xoxo

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

So funny, I've done that! I had a Japanese "custard cream in chocolate" bar and the packaging looked so pretty. The bar was alright ;-) Love from London xo

Style Eyes said...

I love how you see prettiness in things I wouldn't even notice. Very cute packages though.

Fernanda said...

Oh I see I'm not the only one. When I go to Wal Mart I love to search foreign products, there's also a big department store with foreign food I really love to look at (and buy). Japanese, German, Italian snacks and more. I also found a Korean place where they sell products of their country. There's something about those packages because we are not used to cute products. Asia loves to give you appealing products and I love their marketing methods.

There's something amusing about products that even when I go to someone else's house , I always , ALWAYS ask for permission to give a look at their fridge -weird-.

Harriet said...

Aww these look delish, and I do love the packaging! One of my favourite things when on holiday is to tour the snack isles of the supermarkets, but you've reminded me to try it out at home as well!

My Styleadvisor said...

They like to put Anime figures on the packages and cute big eyed monsters. Especially the Japanese.

Meena Dhuga said...

so cute :) and colourful, great photos

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Stephanie said...

haha what a great post!!! so funny!!
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Kate said...

Completely agree with you, they are always much more exciting than our packaging! The iced green tea sounds really good xx

WeShop said...

The pink packaging is so pretty! xx
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Filipa said...

I have never seen chinese packaging! Or was it chinese? anyway, it look awesome- and strawberry puffs? Why don't we have strawberry puffs in uK? I think we should get them to start selling strawberry puffs :) and i like saying strawberry puffs! (say it five times real fast ha!)

nicolette said...

japanese snacks are some of my favorites! i love the cutesy packaging and complete ignorance (aka bliss) in knowing what exactly it is i'm eating.... is that wrong?

love the way these photos are laid out.
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Haute World said...

They look so cute, though not all too foreign to me, since I grew up in Hong Kong. I do love browsing supermarkets in every country I go to. The worst is if you find something you love that you just can't get back home!

Michelle Lee said...

I love cancho it's Korean snack :)

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A Certain Vintage said...

oh these little cookie sweets are really reminding me of something I had as a child, i just can't place them! I love buying white rabbit sweets at my local asian supermarket! xox

Rachel said...

I really, really love those strawberry filled things!

Jenny said...

Hey!Im come from Taiwan!Glad to see u enjoy the Taiwanese snack :-)It feel amazing to see our snack appear in foreign country!\^q^/

Sorry my English isnt well...

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Maria Ana said...

I love packaging! I am always on lovelypackage.com :)

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nina-im-wunderland said...

i really love foreign supermarkets, too. it's so exciting to buy things and you don't really know what it is. it's so mysterious and always a surprise.

BLahblah Abi said...

such cute packaging :) makes the food taste better doesn't it!

Anonymous said...

The middle one is from Korea, the right one is from Taiwan. :)