Shopping Around The World!

Hello!   Two posts from me in one day?  Well, stranger things have happened!    I wanted to pawticipate in my Cousin Bacon and Fozziemum’s “Shopping Around The World” blog hop because I do think it’s interesting to see how DIFFERENT prices of the same stuff can be in different parts of the world.

For my part, this is what the shopping list (popcorn, beer/wine, chocolates/ice cream and random item of my choice) came to when Mom checked the items out in our stores here in Warrenton, Virginia!

1.  POPCORN – my Mom and Dad don’t have it that often but when they do, it’s microwave popcorn…..I like to steal a piece of it from Mom’s bowl and push it all over the living room until it starts falling apart.  I don’t EAT it – I just play with it!

BACONSHOPPINGPOPCORNGood old Orville Redenbacher………………….a three-pack for $3.49

2.  BEER/WINE – well of course I don’t “indulge” but my Mom and Dad have been known to have a brewski (Dad) or glass of wine (Mom) once in a while.  My Dad is the KING OF BREWSKIS though and his favorite is often on sale so Mom gets it for him as a treat (I prefer kitty treats myself)!   My Dad had Warsteiner for the first time when he and Mom were on a river cruise in Germany…….it was on tap on the boat – the bottled stuff is good but not QUITE as good as on tap!

BACONSHOPPING2Dad’s Favorite – Six-pack $8.99

3.  CHOCOLATES – oh dearie me – now this is one of those things that sends my Mom into orbit because she is a self-professed chocoholic.  She loves the stuff……maybe more than she should.  Santa Paws brings her a BIG box of Godiva chocolates every year (or else Mom will write him a nasty letter).   If not Godiva, she likes Ghirardelli!

BACONCHOCOLATE  Watch out candy aisle……my Mom coming through!!!!     $2.69 for 3.50 oz. bar

4.  ICE CREAM – this is another thing that we don’t often have in our house.  WHAT????  NO ICE CREAM????  I know…sinful isn’t it?  And I’m sure “the kitty/me” would enjoy a lick or two or three of ice cream once in a while but do we have it here?  Rarely!   If we DO, it’s gotta be Breyers Cherry Vanilla though!

BACONICECREAM$5.99

5.  RANDOM ITEM – our “random” is one of those things Mom keeps two or three of in our basement freezer for those nights when she just plain does NOT feel like making dinner.  Where would the world be without frozen pizza?  I don’t know and I don’t WANNA know!   Thanks DiGiorno for feeding my parents from time to time!

BACONPIZZA$5.99  (say…….if this is the same price as the ice cream – I vote for the ICE CREAM instead of the PIZZA!!!!!)

So that’s my shopping list for this time around………………..

Hugs,

Sam (who prefers yogurt)

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51 thoughts on “Shopping Around The World!

  1. Hi Sammy,
    Your Dad is MY MAN! Drinking Warsteiner! That’s one of my favourite beers, too, no matter if it is the Pilsener or the Dunkel. I agree with your Dad, draught is best. And fortunately I can get draught Warsteiner – as well as Bitburger [also a favourite of mine] – here in Fredericksburg.
    Have a great day,
    Pit

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    • My Dad loves Warsteiner but hadn’t had it until he and Mom were on the Avalon cruise down the Rhine a few years ago. Mom can buy it at our grocery store for him as a “treat” but he does say draught is BEST with ALL beers. Mom says Bitburger isn’t a familiar name but she’s gonna look in the store – maybe that’s yet another brewski he’ll love!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  2. Sammy what a great list! oh my that ice cream looks pretty darn good..we don’t see much in the way of cherry flavoured anything down under! seems to be more a USA thing…and I did not even DO my shopping list…worst bloghop co-host ever!!
    I have been a tad…hmmm side tracked….oh dear…and I love me a brewski too…on a hot summer day when I am gardening and have no plans on driving anywhere..always the girl scout me 😉 thanks for going shopping this month..best I get my act together 😉 much love Fozziemum xxx

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    • We did our shopping online and it was EASY PEASY……..you have had your hands (and litterboxes!) full lately so you get a break on posting ANYTHING……….!!! Just try to get some rest – if that’s even possible with all that’s going on there………we send POTP to you AND Pickles!

      Hugs, sammy

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      • Sammy thank you..indeed I am trying ..Pickles is great today..but sadly marbles is unwell..this one I am worried about..we have a vet apt this afternoon..paws crossed my friend 😦 Loves Fozziemum xxx

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  3. I so wanted to participate in this but I didn’t set an alert in my calendar and I have fallen so behind lately! Thank you for sharing, I love this post and I will promise Bacon next time to participate – can’t keep up the past few weeks! Lots of love and yummy food to you all on Thanksgiving 🙂

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    • Have a beautiful Thanksgiving Cocco and family – we miss seeing you but around your house, it’s got to be ALL GO 24/7 so we understand about having any time AT ALL for blog stuff!!!! Enjoy your holiday……..

      Hugs, Sammy and Mom

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  4. Awesome cousin! Thanks so much for shopping with us this month. My mom and your mom – we know they are already related – ❤ their chocolates. They have Godiva in common. Did you know that when mom/dad got married they had seashell shaped Godiva chocolates on their wedding cake? Small world huh? Great prices and I gotta try me some cherry ice cream now. I'm off to put that on mom's shopping list. XOXO – Bacon

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  5. Sammy I had NO clue that even in the U.S. microwave popcorn is common :o) wow your chocolate has that big nuts too!… and now I have to look for my issue box, because my mom drooled on my keyboard as she saw your ice cream :o)

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    • Hi Easy! Oh yes indeed – microwave popcorn is the only way to go and there must be a bazillion kinds here – one of Mom’s faves is caramel popcorn…..but since she eats everything but the sofa (hahaha) she’d probably eat TUNA flavored popcorn if there was such a thing! Sorry to make your Mom drool – that means you now have a messy keyboard!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  6. You don’t EAT the popcorn, Sammy?! Delilah is appalled — that is one of her favorite foods! That and pizza, neither of which she gets very often. Maybe just a bite or two every now and then. Now for the ice cream… that is Mom’s absolute favorite thing ever!!! She likes plain vanilla though – she says that way she can make it any way she wants. Maybe add Oreos, or M&M’s, or just chocolate syrup, or maybe just even plain! Dad likes to add fruit to his. Such yummy treats on your list!!!

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    • I prefer playing with popcorn but I know there are some cats like Delilah who love it! Ice cream I can eat and I have tried pizza and like it too…………That was Bacon’s list but it just happened to be a good list for us since we love all the stuff on it!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  7. I eat popcorn too Sammy…its good. Your list prices are around the same. Of course yours is in American money which is perhaps a few cents more than Canadian right now. You’ll see when mom gets her act together.

    (((Shoko)))

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  8. Oh Wow Sammy dat same pizza in 8.99 here. Dat’s so funny cuz we fink everyfin’ up norff has to be more spensiv. Da one fing weez learned wiff these SATW postys is dat weez liv in a pawfully spensiv awea. But it is way cool to see. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi n Lexi

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    • That’s a fun blog hop isn’t it? It’s interesting to see all the prices everyone else pays for the same items…………Dad really does ADORE Warsteiner but they don’t have it in every grocery store………just the one my Mom goes to most frequently!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  9. My mom-person favorite beer is Tuborg , it´s a danish beer 🙂
    Mom have checked what it cost´s in Sweden
    1. Three pack Micro Pop-corn $3
    2. 6 Tuborg beer $8
    3. 200gr chocolate $ 2,50
    4. 750ml Ice cream $ 4.50
    5. 550 gram frozen Pizza $5
    So pretty much the same prize here in Sweden 🙂

    XOXO

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    • YES Charlie – you’re right – it’s pretty close to our prices here! My Dad has had Tuborg before – it’s in our grocery store – Mom says she’ll get Dad some next trip!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  10. Hi Sammy,
    Maybe yout Mom should check out Whole Foods. There are a few stores [http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list/state?page=18] in Virginia. I don’t know, though, how close to you. But if it’s not too far: they usually have a good selection of German beers. Btw, Koenig Pilsener is good, too.
    Have a good one,
    Pit

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  11. I axed TW about those things and she said German beer is the bestest and that’’s the going rate for a six pack. She and Pop buy a case of Yuengling (America’s first beer brewed in PA) for $17 and it lasts like 5 months. Gramps would only eat Breyers Cherry Vanilla too. My peeps buy the brand that on sale for under $2.50. They eat Kettle Corn at $1.99 instead of popcorn and don’t eat frozen pizza cos it has too much salt.

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    • CK your folks are smart to get their Yuengling by the case – that’s good brewski (so says my Dad). Frozen pizza is CRAZY with salt and my Mom and Dad shouldn’t eat it – thank heavens they RARELY do but in an emergency it works! I have been known to steal a tiny corner of pepperoni when “SOMEONE” wasn’t looking!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  12. Hi Sammy! On this Thanksgiving eve we are grateful for YOU and your Mom who brighten so many of our days. We love you guys XOXOXOXOXO Oh, and we love ice cream. And pizza. And beer. Well, the Human does anyway. Me, I prefer Fancy Feast 😉 Have a great day tomorrow!

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  13. What a fun post, Sammy! Sorry we’re late reading it. And now, Motor Mommy is off to the kitchen to cook….(are you ready?)….BACON for Thanksgiving breakfast!
    Love, Sundae

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