Shopping Around the World

27 Feb

My friend Fozzie and I have scheduled a group posting today of Shopping Around the World.   We thought it would be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.Here are our prices for the following from our area – Georgia USA.

This month we are working RANDOM CHOICES of the items mentioned.  List what is your favorite of the random item and price.  Let’s see how many things we can recognize in *your* area.

 Items to price this month:

  • Random condiment of your choice.  Friends – I’m shaking my little piggy head here on this one.  Why do you ask?  Well, I stumbled into the kitchen – the land of the unknown to this oinker – and looked in the cabinet.  What I found was shocking and took me back a bit.  You see one of dad’s favorite condiments is… well… perhaps I should show you. See, this brings many questions to this pork butt’s mind.  Exactly where and what does he season with this item I’m not sure.  But it’s one of his favorites and he says it costs around $3.49 a bottle.  I think that’s kind of cheap for butt kickin’ – just saying.


  • Random frozen meal of your choice.  This one is SO easy.  In our freezer here at the Hotel Thompson, you will *always* find a Hungry Man television dinner.  Chicken is mom’s favorite and turkey is dad’s.  Do you remember these dinners?  Mom can usually find them on sale at our local Kroger for $2.00 each.  Not bad for a complete dinner with dessert, huh?  Yeah, mom knows they are full of bad stuff and carbs but every once in a while, it takes her back to her childhood and fond memories.  And I’ve heard the brownie desserts in the chicken ones are delicious.  Not that mom has shared with me but I hear her squeals of delight when she eats them.


  • Random dessert/something sweet of your choice.  Four words for you.  Edwards Peanut Butter Pie.  They cost $6.99 in the store and are worth every.single.bite.  So says mom and dad.  Again, I haven’t had a taste.  A single morsel.  Nothing.  Not even a crumb.  Do you see a pattern of abuse here at the Hotel Thompson?  Snorts and oinks.


  • Random Fruit of your choice.  Okay I got this one mom.  Our random fruit choice *has* to be apples.  I don’t care what kind, what size, what color.  I’m not discriminating.  I LOVE them all.  On a good day at the market, mom pays about $1.29 pound.  Sometimes in the summer/fall, she can get them a lot cheaper.  Which is good because I can put the apples away.


  • .Random Item of your choice.  One of the things that mom likes to put in her salads and on her sandwiches is avocados.  Neat huh?  This week they are on special at the market for only 99 cents each.  This is great – have you ever had slices of avocados in your salad and on your sammies?  Awesome nice touch.  Snorts – I have had these lovely things – licks piggy lips.


I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World.  Hope to see you shopping soon!


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27 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. easyweimaraner

    02/27/2015 at 2:33 am

    yes, I agree that’s a discount price for butt kicking hahahahaha Seems today is apple-day, bro :o) but our apples are currently a little pricey…probably because they look like mummified :o)

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 6:40 am

      Snorts. I would still eat them. Shakes piggy head. I still don’t get the butt kicking. Daddy is just weird. XOXO – Bacon

  2. wallaceandsamuel

    02/27/2015 at 5:05 am

    That television dinner is fascinating! It comes with dessert you say? WOW! We don’t have stuff like that in South Africa, not a full dinner + dessert. Now about that rub…Bacon, trust us on this one, if you see your dad coming at you with that shaker full of spice rub…RUN! Don’t ask questions…don’t stop to sniff it…JUST RUN! Ok?
    Wally & Sammy

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 6:42 am

      I knew that rub had to be bad stuff for daddy to like it so much. Gotcha. Run – no questions asked. Perhaps squealing to the high heavens as well? And those TV dinners are moms favorites. She’s been eating them here/there since she was a kid. She says the brownie dessert is awesome! XOXO – Bacon

  3. hutchagoodlife

    02/27/2015 at 5:22 am

    Some interesting choices there 🙂

    Whee had fun working out ours ones but it was hard to decide what to pick!!

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 6:43 am

      Will be off to visit your blog soon. Yay!! Thanks for shopping with us. XOXO – Bacon

  4. fozziemum

    02/27/2015 at 6:33 am

    Butt kick..crikey my friend..bail…bail now hahahaha…as for the avocadoes delish..i love them..just love them but at ..wait for it 5 aussie dollars each! no way…and apples yep pink lady for apples and they are super expensive here too at the moment! loves Fozziemum..oh pee ess..maybe dad has the rub for when he needs to kick ass.just sayin…xxxx

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 6:47 am

      Snorts. Maybe that’s it. Yeah. That sounds good to me. I mean why else would he need it? $5 an avocado?! Wow! These prices always intrigue and surprise me from all over. I just love shopping days!! XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        02/27/2015 at 6:49 am

        Yep 5 bux…i wnated to make Quesadillas and it would have been dearer than the meat hahahhahaah hast la vista quesadilla…xxx Fozziemum

      • PigLove

        02/27/2015 at 9:21 am

        That is so unreal that they cost so much. They are so good on everything. Mommy says she used to go to a Mexican restaurant that had a cold chicken/cheese salad with avocado. They have closed since but she said it was delicious! XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        02/27/2015 at 11:09 pm

        Oh boy i love chicken avo i am hungry again…dang!! loves Fozziemum xx

  5. onespoiledcat

    02/27/2015 at 7:35 am

    Say – that BBQ rub SOUNDS interesting! Tee Hee…………..Mom is also an avocado-freak and just loves to eat them with salt sprinkled on them…….I’ve never indulged myself – something tells me I’d not be a fan. Anyway, apples seem popular on today’s posts everywhere – Mom and Dad don’t buy them although Mom has made apple tarts from Granny Smiths before……..I love this blog hop – it’s so much fun seeing what everyone picks and the prices! WOOT!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 9:29 am

      I agree cousin! I love the shopping every month. People have postings of some things we’ve never seen before and the prices are so neat to compare from all over the world! I love me some apples of any kind and mom likes to chop them up in her and dad’s salads. That rub – I’m not sure what daddy likes about it but if he’s headed my way – I’m headed in the opposite direction – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  6. The Island Cats

    02/27/2015 at 8:36 am

    Hey, Bacon! This is the first time we pawticipated in Shopping Around the World. It was so much fun!

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 9:29 am

      Thanks my sweet friends!! I’m off to visit your blog now. Squeals! XOXO – Bacon

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 9:30 am

      Awesome! Thanks my beautiful Miss Harper!! Off to visit you in a second. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Molly The Wally

    02/27/2015 at 10:01 am

    Now that made us feel hungry. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Miss Harper Lee

    02/27/2015 at 10:23 am

    Mommy remembers Hungry Man dinners from when she was a little girl. She was always grossed out by that chocolate pudding that was oddly warm (and slightly burned) after coming out of the oven. Judging from that photo, it looks as if they’ve improved the dessert offerings. And about that rub, I’d be watching my @$$ if I were you. 😉
    Our shopping spree this month was all about me . . . as it should be. Here’s a link, and thanks for all the shopping fun!

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 11:30 am

      Snorts – yeah. I’m taking note of that rub. If I see daddy heading my way with it in hand, I’m so coming your way! Your posting was fabulous – just like YOU. It should be all about you. You wanna pass me a doggy ice cream? I’m sure they are cool for piggies too, right? XOXO – Bacon

  9. Sand Spring Chesapeakes

    02/27/2015 at 10:39 am

    hahaha love the kick ass pork rub! I love avocados!

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 11:31 am

      Snorts – something is up with that pork rub. I’m getting a hint that daddy loves that stuff. As long as he doesn’t sprinkle it on my butt – I’m good – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  10. speedyrabbit

    02/27/2015 at 12:53 pm

    Hmmm Mummy likes the sound of some of these,xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 1:50 pm

      Licks my piggy lips – so do I… well maybe not the butt rub but the other ones yes! 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  11. Reilly & Denny

    02/27/2015 at 1:19 pm

    those are some great finds – but we do worry about the kick butt pork seasoning…..the only thing we can say is stay away from the oven and the barbeque 🙂

    • PigLove

      02/27/2015 at 2:42 pm

      Gulps. Amen to that my friends. I don’t need anything on my butt. Nope. Not at all. XOXO – Bacon

  12. DezizWorld

    02/27/2015 at 4:41 pm

    Ow apples be da same purrice Bacon. Weez got a new store owner dat purromisses better purrices. Weez not weally seen any yet, but here’s hopin’. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi


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