Foreign Grocery Friday: From Italy's 'Fonzies' to the Borscht Chips of Asia
When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!
This week's feature foreign treat is not a single item but rather a grab bag of oddly-named deliciousness. Jaunted reader Chris Schenk from Vancouver writes that not only has he also become obsessed with with skimming the shelves at unfamiliar grocery stores, but that he's started snapping them too:
I've taken to photographing
snack foods, like some of the other Jaunted souls.
This was from the Roma Termini train station, next to a coffee bar: Fonzies Cheesmania
OMGFonzies! We know Fonzies...
Though Chris confesses to being too wrapped up in a double espresso from said coffee bar to taste Fonzies, we picked up a similar pack from Milano Centrale back in January and can confirm that they are addictive and great for pairing with beer. Fonzies are like if Fritos and Funyuns got together (taste-wise) and formed something that looks like a baked Chee-to. In other wordsthere's no one easy way to desribe them; just get 'em and pop 'em.
Additional shout-out to the "Yonkers"-brand snacks on the shelf below!
Chris was also awesome in sending some additional shots from his Asia travels, including the possibly very yummy Borscht-flavor chips and possibly offensive "Bridelight" butter. Thanks, Chris!
If you'd like to share some of your foreign grocery finds, we'd love love love to see them. Send 'em on over via email here and snack on, my friends.
[Photos: Chris Schenk]