Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIAW: What I Drank and Snacked on...in Africa

I've been meaning to share my Africa eats with you guys for soooo long now! We were there for almost a month which means that we had a lot of time to eat and drink while there. Which also means that we had about a bazillion and a half photos to sift through.

View from Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.

One of my favorite things about traveling is discovering how and what other people of the world eat. Checking out the snacks is seriously fun business in my book! Seeing the differences in the packaging of worldwide brands is cool, but the best part is discovering unique flavors that aren't available in the United States. Here's the first edition of What I Ate in Africa: snacks and beers.


CHIPS! 


As a crossfitter, I thought these crackers were funny because they were called Kips. ;) Then I saw that they were bacon flavored and decided that they had to be tried.


No turtles were harmed in the making of this photo. Just thought it'd be funny to include. ;)

Game jerky! 

I forgot to mention, this post is sponsored by Black Label beer! (Not really. Unfortunately.)


We seriously drank so many of these during the trip. Funnily enough, the company used to have a factory in the town I work in, though now the company is apparently owned by Canadians. And there we were, thinking it was an African beer. Heh. 




I'd guess that about 90% of the beers we either drank or saw in Africa were lagers. I was more than happy with that!




For what its worth: the pine nut soda was deeeelish! 

What is the strangest snack you've seen in your travels?

Readers from other countries: do you have any of these flavors at home? :)

19 comments:

  1. I always love seeing what other countries have to offer, especially their flavors on chips. What a neat and awesome beer selection. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Jessie! Its definitely one of my favorite parts about traveling :)

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  2. Looks like a great trip! That first photo is amazing. Looking forward to Part 2! Have a great day, Meridien!!

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    1. It was certainly an excellent trip - still can't believe that I went! Thank you, Frances :)

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  3. That's so cool! I was in "Disney" Africa and you were in the real thing. Trade ya! ;)

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    1. And I've never been to Disney anything, so count me jealous of you! :)

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  4. Well the title of that post just makes me want to read on! ;)

    Those are some really neat chip flavors. I love the pictures too of the different branding packages. Doritos is pretty neat. Can't wait for you next one!

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    1. The next one should be a bit more fun, since it'll be about actual meals we ate! Thanks for reading :)

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  5. being the beer snob that i am, i am pretty jealous of all that beer.

    and bacon chips? sold.

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  6. Mmmm thats what I love about travelling too- seeing their unique snacks and drinks! Have you been to Japan? That takes it to a whole new level! Sorry for the delayed email response- it will be sent tonight! That is an impressive beer sampler right there!

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    1. I haven't been to Japan or anywhere in Asian yet but would love to go someday. Am totally expecting sensory overload!!

      No rush on the email - December is still far away! ;)

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  7. Bacon flavored chips and Phoenix beer?? Yes please, all day! Good post, Meridien!

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  8. To experience and live something new is always so amazing. Glad you had a great time :)

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    1. Thank you Kierston! I'm lucky to have gotten the opportunity :)

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  9. Fun post! I saw potato chips flavored with roasted chicken and thyme in Thailand, and I thought that was pretty cool.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! What a unique flavor...and they actually sound really tasty!!

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  10. I love seeing the packaging on products from other countries. Pine nut soda was my favorite of the 60 flavors from around the world at the Coke Museum, so I'm not surprised you enjoyed it!

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