American section have recently appeared in some of the markets around the area. It’s generally a funny combination of American and British staples, and although we have embraced Danish products and food, we are still happy to see them.
Generally, the sections include American pancake mix (ours are thicker), cake mix (Betty Crocker in boxes we’ve never seen before!), Dr. Pepper (OMG YESSSS!), and mac ‘n cheese. There is usually BBQ sauce too, but Stubbs (one of our favorites) seems to be everywhere now anyway. so it’s not “new” here. The funny thing is, both American and British products are mixed on the shelves. Grab your cake mix and lemon custard, or McDonalds ketchup (I’m really tempted to buy it now since local ketchup is so different), or try some of the UK’s breakfast treat – baked beans… no thanks.
Someone on the Americans in Denmark page posted this photo:
See that? Left side, 4th row down?! Libby’s Pumpkin!!!!!! Yay! I’m guessing this shop was near Copenhagen, but maybe by November, the passion for pumpkin will spread to Jutland. Let’s hope so! Our local Super Brugsen has a similar endcap (maybe a tad smaller?) I plan to scout it out regularly to watch for pumpkin!
What would YOU stock on the American section shelves? Given this selection, what would you buy? I’m so curious because the U.S. is so big and the tastes are regional.
I’m looking forward to be overwhelmed by choices when I’m in the U.S. this fall. Happy shopping y’all!