Five reasons to love French supermarketsTuesday, 30 September 2014
2. The Treats
When I was a kid, it was all about Milka and Netle Crunch. Even though you can get these everywhere now (and is it just me, or do they taste a little off at home?) they're still the ones I plump for when in France. And don't get me started on the Regal'ad. These chewy little sweets are a little French HEAVEN in flavours like cherry, lemon and raspberry. I always stock up. And Carambars! Mmm.
3. The Fresh Produce
OK, it's not all wine and sugar. I also love the fresh fruit and veg you can pick up. Though, I should admit, it's got nothing to do with the stock (which is actually far better in the local markets or greengrocers). It's all about this...
4. The Butter
Specifically, the salted butter, which comes complete with huge crystals of sea salt and makes most salted butters look like little tiny wimps.
5. The Cheese
Where else can you see such a well stocked and never ending cheese cabinet? You can pick up a wheel of camembert for next to nothing, and there's always a huge variety of almost anything you could wish for. Of course, you can always go to the fromagerie, but it's nice to know there's plenty of the good stuff when you're in with the big guys.
Vive le France!