Sunday, August 07, 2005

Shop 'til you Drop

These are some of the interesting (read : odd!) things we have seen in the shops since we have been here. (Bear in mind that a lot of them are imported and are not from the UAE) - we found the products and names "interesting" to say the least :

* Dried egg whites
* Coffee flavoured sugar
* Roasted branch and twig tea (from China)
* Blocks of dried seaweed - red, yellow, green and orange (also from China - "interesting", those Chinese!! )
* Butter flavoured oil
* Ghee (melted, separated butter) - very popular for cooking - in bottles and tins
* Oil for cooking, called "Parachute Oil"
* Spaghetti length macaroni (remember those from the olden days??)
* Square noodle tubes
* "Siblings" Pineapple Jam
* Yam Jam
* Jerk Sauce
* Snake Oil for hair grooming
* Garlic and onion flavoured dried bananas
* Tinned cheese
* Marshmallow flavoured tea
* Foul Madams - a kind of bean - very popular
* Blood oranges - with bright red juice - yes, looks like blood!
* Liquid licorice to make a hot drink
* Coconut jam and date jam (yummy!!)
* Flavoured Coffeemate - including cinnamon, vanilla, caramel - real yummy!
* Pomegranate molasses
* Brown cream soda (saw white cream soda in the UK!) Tastes like green
* Sit Still hairspray
And ...
* Virginity soap - restores your virginity while you shower!!

Will keep you updated on any new "interesting" products we find ......


JR said...

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Lulu said...

Post your email address here and I will contact you.

Anonymous said...

It is extremely interesting for me to read that post. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such themes. I love to read stories like this. By the way add more pics :)