Some More Random Snack Foods

In Bali, I spotted milk sodas, which just did not sound appetizing to me.  For some reason, I assumed that they were carbonated, but I now see that it says “cultured milk drink,” not “carbonated milk drink.”  Granted, to me the word “soda” still implies carbonation.  I normally love carbonation – I drink sparkling water like I’m a dehydrated European camel – but I don’t think I would want to drink carbonated, flavored milk.  It sounded too disgusting to try, but now I’m wishing I had, just to know what it was like.

In Thailand, I found French Salad Flavored Chips.  I really loved the packaging – if you look closely there’s an Eiffel Tower on the far right of the package.  I get that the Eiffel Tower is to symbolize the French part of the chips.  I’m just not sure what the smiling Asian guy is supposed to symbolize….



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4 responses to “Some More Random Snack Foods

  1. CarolKammen

    Hi Elizabeth Yesterday there was a review in the NY Times of a book called 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman, published by Smithsonian books. I know your interest is in modern foods, and I like hearing about all the strange and curious things you have found, but this book comes from the NY Tenement House Museum group and it sounds well done about early 20th century foods eaten and even abandoned by five or six families of differing ethnicities. Carol

  2. You have a cool blog! It’s always interesting to read someone else’s perspective on food that we take for granted here.

    Incidentally, the Calpico is originally Japanese (not sure where this one Balinese one is made). It should taste like a fizzy but mildly diluted Yakult/Vitagen/yoghurt drink. You can get Calpico in Singapore too, but it may go under the (even more unappetising) name of Calpis.

    • gowiththeebb

      Thanks! (Incidentally, I’ve been enjoying your blog since before I moved to Singapore – it was definitely helpful in learning about the local food scene.) And thanks for the info on Calpico – now I know what I missed.

    • ying

      Hi, happened to come across your blog and just had to comment. Calpis or Calpico is one of my favorite drinks ^^; there are carbonated and non carbonated versions. Calpis Soda is carbonated. Calpis Water is not. There’s also a alcoholic version, Calpis Sour. or you can get the concentrate and mix it yourself. I’m not sure if you can get them in most grocery stores here in Singapore but you will definitely find it in Meidi-ya at Liang Court 🙂

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