Heath
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 04:06
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
Amazon (the ultimate "supermarket") sometimes has them cheaper as well.
Mika
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 04:48
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Heath (msg # 67):

Nope. Iíve paid over •3000 for pop tarts shipped from America lol
Heath
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 06:01
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
A box of 36 pop tarts is only 1299 yen on Amazon. :)
facemaker329
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 06:15
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Mika (msg # 68):

Now, see...what you need to do is make some American friends, and have THEM buy stuff and ship it to you...*grin*
Mika
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 06:38
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Heath (msg # 69):

You do realize the shipping is from America to Japan plus fees and tariffs on sugar and things too. >.<
Mika
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 06:38
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to facemaker329 (msg # 70):

Iím trying lol
pitademon
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 06:50
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
Yen....how much is that in American dollars? might be cheaper to send you some from here
btw...how ya been Mika?
bigbadron
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 06:56
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
One US dollar is a little over 104 yen, currently.
Mika
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 06:59
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to pitademon (msg # 73):

Youíre STILL HERE! I love you!!!! I didnít know you were here!!!! I missed you!
Heath
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 07:05
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
For the Pop Tarts, it's about $12 to buy plus about $9 to ship from Amazon--totaling about $21 total. We often compare amazon.co.jp and amazon.com to see which is cheaper to buy and ship. (Amazon Prime saves you a lot on much of the shipping for domestic purchases; I am a member of Prime in both US and Japan.)
Mika
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 07:15
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Heath (msg # 76):

Are you going to argue with availability of print in country japan donít argue with me there I have too many goats I can send to defend myself those prices arenít mine
Jarodemo
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 07:16
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Heath (msg # 76):

Am I the only one here thinking ďpeople still eat pop tarts?! Those things are nasty!!!Ē

Just me, okay.... :)
Mika
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 07:29
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Heath (msg # 76):

How do I post photo of my prime. Lol

37 USD is bad

Want to mail me things I got a lost and covid isnít helping shipping

Jatodrmo I like them and no need to be mean.

Iím sure you like Japanese backs that I would find you disgusting for even saying lol
facemaker329
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 08:39
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Jarodemo (msg # 78):

Hey, I practically lived on pop tarts and granola bars at several times in my  life...my metabolism has shifted as I've gotten older, and now they have too much sugar and not enough protein to take the edge off my appetite for long.  But they did a pretty awesome job 10-15 years ago.
evileeyore
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 14:57
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
facemaker329:
Hey, I practically lived on pop tarts and granola bars at several times in my  life...my metabolism has shifted as I've gotten older, and now they have too much sugar and not enough protein to take the edge off my appetite for long.  But they did a pretty awesome job 10-15 years ago.

Yeah, Pop Tarts were great when I was kid (up till about 25), but yeah, sugar and carbs don't make for a good brekkie.  And now?  Now they just give me headaches (diabetic) if I don't eat them with a proper meal, and if I'm having a proper meal I really don't want Pop Tarts.
facemaker329
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 17:50
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
I wasn't eating them for breakfast...*grin*  I never ate them growing up, my last couple of years of college I had a job that required me to leave as soon as class was over and drive an hour to work, where I was busy for several hours, and then another hour drive back home.  Pop Tarts were something vaguely filling and nutritious that I could eat while I drove, so I didn't have to try and shoehorn food stops into an already over-crowded schedule.
evileeyore
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 19:22
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
facemaker329:
I wasn't eating them for breakfast...*grin*

When I was a kid, i never ate breakfast or lunch, I'd have a brunch, and then dinner.  But sometiems you need a little somethign in the morning... adn Pop Tarts or a small bowl of cereal was 'good enough'.  Now I actually eat breakfast (and lunch) so...


quote:
Pop Tarts were something vaguely filling and nutritious...

I would not describe Pop Tarts as nutritious.  "Vaguely filling" is a reasonable description though.  ;)
facemaker329
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Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 23:46
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
Well...I had intended 'vaguely' as a modifier for both...*grin*
Silverlock
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 01:41
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Eur512 (msg # 64):

I'm a stone's throw from New York, so I've been well supplied for decades. I do recall begging for tea to be sent back in the 90's, though.  I also remember having to translate The Full Monty for my spouse, so the English and American English are still far apart in some ways. I also recall the first time I saw the 7-11 and had it explained to me that the store was always open...always !  Magical.
Mika
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 08:17
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
Imagine learning  when a símore is abs finding a pop tart like it. MAGICAL
Brianna
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 08:40
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
LOL Some of this thread is reminding me of when my daughter was first in the UK.  We used to send her maple syrup because she couldn't find it there, just something watered down.  Eventually the UK caught up and started importing it.  Another thing they didn't have was pumpkin pie; I think they considered pumpkin a vegetable.  She did her best to introduce it to them, not sure how she made out.  Perhaps someone currently in the UK can tell me.  ;-)
Jarodemo
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 10:08
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Brianna (msg # 87):

Pumpkins are very popular in the UK. Every year we buy lots, cut the top off, scoop out the innards and make lanterns... great fun!

What, you eat the inside bit!?!

Lol! Pumpkin is definitely seen as a vegetable here. Personally I donít like it but it you might find it alongside other veggies in a stew, a curry or a soup. Quite popular with vegans I suspect. Pumpkin pie is not common here, Iíve never seen it on a menu or in a store, but I guess people might make them at home, especially around Halloween when a lot of pumpkins are in shops. Rest of the year they arenít common in supermarkets.

My Canadian cousins first introduced me to maple syrup when they brought some over on a visit. We had it on pancakes and I fell in love with it. Before we only had sugar and lemon juice on pancakes. Oddly, after years of trying alternatives including Nutella, blueberries, etc. I now find I prefer sugar and lemon juice. Maybe itís a childhood nostalgia thing...
Eur512
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 16:03
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
Note for Americans...
If you are curious about the possibilities of pumpkin as a savory vegetable and not a pie filling, visit an Afghan restaurant and ask for Kadu.
Mika
 member, 319 posts
Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 21:05
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
In reply to Eur512 (msg # 89):

Or a Japanese one. So many pumpkin soups or grilled pumpkin or pumpkin curry
phoenix9lives
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 21:31
Re: Supermarket verses grocery store
Pumpkin pie is my favorite pie.  But, I've never really seen it as a fruit, or a vegetable.  It's a gourd, like squash and zucchini.  Here, in the US, we also make a sweet potato pie, so pie's not just for fruit.  I have had a pumpkin soup, on a cruise to the Bahamas.  My wife and I liked it