Monday, January 25, 2010

Carrefour

We just got back from a long shopping trip at Carrefour. Something I thought that was really neat was the shopping cart. Instead of having you insert a coin to release a cart, you insert a key. You could still cheat it if you really wanted to, but everyone just puts in a key with the rest of their house keys dangling. If anything, this is way more convenient than digging out a coin, especially in North America where most people use credit cards and don't carry change.


From Taiwan - Day 7

Something that I find odd here is that eggs aren't refrigerated. My aunt refrigerates after she buys them, but they don't come refrigerated in the stores. They just sit on a shelf along with the bread.


From Taiwan - Day 7

Oooohhh, the bread... so many choices! I found this one section with apple, strawberry, blueberry, & chocolate bread. mmm....


From Taiwan - Day 7

The samples here are awesome. This guy kept feeding us! So different from US/Canada where it's taboo to get more than one sample.


From Taiwan - Day 7

And then the bulk section was also full of free samples. I snacked so much here. This area is set up for snacks people fill their house with around Chinese New Year. You can get these snacks off season too, but I guess they've brought all the CNY snacks to one area to make it easier for people to stock up for the holidays.


From Taiwan - Day 7

I.S.: look at all the drinks! I took this photo for you. Just wanted to let you know that you can still get Milo here + a bajillion other things too =p






From Taiwan - Day 7

oooo, and the bakery was filled with walls of goodies.



From Taiwan - Day 7