Salticrax and other curiosities
Given that I don’t have a car or phone here in Joburg, I am pretty much housebound. Also, I’m married, so I guess this makes me, quite literally, a housewife. Depressing. Give me a couple weeks and I’ll be hiding bottles of vodka in the oven and snapping at the children, Betty Draper-style.
Today I, along with all of the other desperate housewives of Craighall Park, took a spin around the fancy grocery store (Woolworths) and the normal grocery store (Pick ‘n Pay) and tried to acquaint myself with South African products. Here are a couple of my favorite finds.
“Kids, I made your favorite for dessert! Greengage jelly!”
I googled “Greengage,” which, despite sounding like a medieval wasting disease, is actually a plum-like fruit. Still – gross.
I also saw this, which was displayed alongside instant coffee and hot cocoa, which leads me to believe it is intended to be served hot:
Hot, green cream soda, anyone? Anyone?
My personal favorite find was this charming brand of crackers, which I HAD to buy, obviously:
If finding Salticrax hilarious is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.
Okay, off to cook dinner. Salticrax will be front and center on the table tonight. Delicious.