Another amusing sight from my trip. There’s a small international food store in Venice with various sections – Mexican, British, Chinese etc.
And this is the American section. It made me laugh but I’m also kind of chagrined by it. Is this really the best America has to offer? And what does this say about the way we are perceived? A friend saw this photo and said, “Face it. We are tacky people and the world knows it.” That cracked me up too.
But what really blew my mind was the fact that the Aunt Jemima pancake syrup cost 9 euro. That’s over 13 dollars! I mean, it’s been a while since I’ve had it, but it’s nothing more than caramel-colored corn syrup, right? Not a drop of maple syrup in it (which could justify that price)?
So we've been trying to think of what else should be added to this section. A can of Pringles comes to mind. A Jolt cola. A box of Fruit Loops. Anything else?