Yet another reason to love the Asian grocery
Last night, I did one of my marathon grocery shopping runs, leaving the house a bit after 8:00 p.m., hitting up three stores, and returning home after 11:30 p.m. Ugh. But, grocery shopping, exhausted and alone is better than grocery shopping in 112* heat in mid-day with four kids. Have ice cooler, will travel.
Anyways. My first stop was the Asian grocery store. I just needed a few things — tapioca starch, potato starch, baby bok choy. But, on my way to the checkout, I glanced over a smallish free-standing arrangement of shelves that had candy. Most of the candy, of course, had Chinese or Korean writing on it. But then, my gaze fell over a Galaxy bar. I gasped. Literally. Out loud. “No way!”
I don’t even like milk chocolate, but I absolutely adore Galaxy bars. I’ve never seen them outside the U.K., though. Then, I thought, “Well, bummer. It’ll probably be labelled as Galaxy, but the labelling and ingredients will be all wrong, rather like Cadbury bars in the U.S. are nothing like Cadbury bars in the U.K.” But, no. It was labelled for a British market! Woo hoo!! It was a whopping $1.39 for a 45g bar, but I gladly plunked down my money, and savored every melty piece.
(Wikipedia says that Dove and Galaxy are the same. Hm. Maybe I’ll have to buy some Dove chocolate. I’ll bet it’s not the same, though.)