First grocery trip

The occasional person may love weekly grocery shopping but odds are that most view it as a chore that they would prefer to hand over to someone else. When you're living in a new country, however, shopping for groceries (at least the first few times) can be quite exciting. As you make your way through all the different aisles your eyes may get overwhelmingly stimulated. So many new packages and colours! You look for those items that you read about or were told about by other travelers. You may even find yourself panicking when the intercom notifies you that the store is closing in ten minutes.

You're likely to also compare prices. Hopefully you're pleasantly surprised and can leave the store with more food than your stomach alone will ever be able to consume (time to make some friends!). If you're not that lucky, you learn to be creative and buy according to your budget (or you make a lot of friends).

Generally speaking, Australia, when compared to Canada as a whole, tends to have higher costs of living. Here are a few items from my first grocery store trip in Oz. I'll let you draw your own conclusions based on what part of the world you live in.

Guacamole! Or not...

Local fruit. Note different prices for ripe and unripe bananas.

Thankful for the sushi I ate right before I left. Note instructions on label.

Tasty Aussie treats. Priceless!



  1. Remember when we went to Foodland EVERY DAY in Hawaii

  2. SG: Yes.. Welcome to Australia.. But at least you can get lots of varieties of Tim Tams, on sale most weeks!! ;)

  3. Reverse chocolate style is up next!