Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Upscale Shopping at Walmart


Bulk Rice.

Mixed meat for the choosing.                                                 

Turtles and frogs.  Chinese shoppers want their  fish and 
amphibians very fresh so unless they are dried, one can go fishing for the plumpest critter.  The price tags are in YUAN not dollars; calculate 16 yuan to 1 dollar and you'll know how much folks are willing to fork over for a turtles or frog.

This delicacy is bull penises.

Wal-Mart Brand Spirits

Rib Cages...out in the open for easy selection.                                                        

Assorted Dried Reptiles.

Beautiful Boxes Of Liquor. Presentation is extremely important; what folks in the West might consider 'over packaging'. About this time of year Moon Cakes can be purchased in very elaborate box sets.


A Large Selection Of Chopsticks.  I remember reading in China Daily of a concern about how many billions of chopsticks were being made from bamboo for single use. While recycling plastic containers is huge in China (which elderly are always rummaging for in trash cans) chopsticks is bamboo is too cheap, so far, to be viably recycled.

Ducks on a rack. This is a delicacy not found in your average market. Duck is very popular but usually freshly plucked with its head dangling from a hook.                                                     

Great Value Brand Beef Granules...something like our bullion cubes.

Pig Snouts

Antibacterial Bikini Underwear For Men.

Diet Water. 

Meat Water. (Notice the flavors on the bottles)

Specialty Pickles.

100% Powdered Horse Milk 

1 comment:

  1. How 'bout the packaging on those bull penises?
    I was going to say we have stores like that here, where the fish/amphibians are alive and butchered on the spot, bulk rice and a wide variety of "weird" foods...
    but I don't think it's the same after all.