Pick 3

The convenience store near Erica’s house identifies itself in three languages (“First Foods”, “La Primera”, and something in Polish(?) I don’t remember) so we made a dinner from the snack foods of three or four cultures:

  • two frozen Stouffer’s dinners (me – turkey and mashed, Erica – Salisbury steak and corn mac and cheese)
  • Cockta – a soft drink imported from Slovenia (“caffiene and phosphoric acid free”). It was flat and the taste makes Erica gag (I thought it just tasted like flat Pepsi).
  • Plantain chips from Miami
  • Sabritones – “Authentic Mexican Chile and Lime Flavor”. (Frito-Lay’s Mexican brand Sabritas controls 81% of the snack food market there.) Tangy!

1 Comment so far

  1. Michael M. (unregistered) on February 28th, 2005 @ 1:07 am

    I felt nauseous after drinking Cockta for the first time. You really “never forget the first one.”

    Interesting tidbit: it was developed when Slovenia was part of communist Yugoslavia, as a “healthy” alternative to the decadent, sugar-infested but popular western soft drink, Coca-Cola…

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