Bubble and Squeak cakes made with kale, because that’s what happens when you shop at Whole Foods

Bubble and Squeak cakes made with kale, because that’s what happens when you shop at Whole Foods

 Move of Delia, in America we get our recipes from GOD.

Move of Delia, in America we get our recipes from GOD.

Delights of the American Supermarket

Whenever I go on holiday I always enjoy a snoop around the supermarket to see what other countries eat, and this morning I finally got the time to do a slow wander through my local American supermarket. 

I feel I should disclaimer from the top that the UK holds some pretty terrible things - breakfast in a tin and Smash are two easy examples. But in terms of sheer imagination and enthusiasm, the States is way ahead of us.

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Pouches of French Toast Bites. Why bites? I don’t think I’ve ever been faced with a piece of French Toast gloriously caramelised and sweet out the pan and thought ‘I could really do with eating this without a knife and fork, and most crucially out of a pouch’. 

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This Special K Sausage Egg, and Cheese Flatbread disaster seems to perfectly summarise the odd approach to dieting I keep seeing over here. On one of our first breakfasts out I spotted  on the menu a egg white omelette served with low fat mozzarella. I have issue with low fat cheese to begin with, but worse was when I saw someone served it - it was HUGE, literally enough for two people. There seems to be no acceptance that a bit less, with better, healthier, fresher ingredients may be a better option. Particularly when this is clearly going to taste horrible. Ugh.

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Who thought it was a good idea to name their cholesterol riddled pizza after a tombstone? Why not just call it ‘Heart Attack’ and be done with it?

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Two wonderful things here - firstly I enjoy the honesty in a dinner for one being called Hungry-Man. Secondly, the dinner above of Fish Sticks, with Mac and Cheese and a Chocolate Pudding for after. I couldn’t get my head around how disgusting that combination sounds. Also note, the ribs in the Hungry-Man meal and to the left are ‘rib shaped patties’. 

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NOT HOME STYLE TO ME. :(((((((((

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When Americans go healthy. Wolfgang Puck’s creepiness is second only to Bill Granger. I think they might be related. I heard if you say Wolfgang Puck in a mirror three times you get perfectly white teeth.

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I simply don’t know how you make kiddy pasta taste like Cheeseburgers. Or is the label an example of their production and someone just smushes a burger onto a plate of pasta and hopes for the best?

Come back Tesco, all is forgiven. 

 Need a cake of an uncomfortable looking lamb for your party? Whole Foods can totally sort that for you.

Need a cake of an uncomfortable looking lamb for your party? Whole Foods can totally sort that for you.

Saw a cute cupcake shop called @sprinkles. Didn’t know how excited we should be until an American teenage girl behind us screamed “OH MY GOD! SPRINKLES!”

They were very yummy, even if my cinnamon flavoured one looked like a boob.

 Mid morning pick up from @intelliCHI, the pourover was delicious!

Mid morning pick up from @intelliCHI, the pourover was delicious!

Breakfast on the go (to the Social Security Office) from the undoubtedly crappy chain of Einstein Bagel Bros - ALL the bagel flavours, most hilariously with your choice of Shmear. Try saying that with a straight face.

Most excitingly though, DOGGIE BAGELS.

 SO READY #pancakes

SO READY #pancakes

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