Last Vegas has many pleasures, but yesterday we decided to take a short taxi ride from The Strip, asking the taxi driver to take us to a typical Last Vegas supermarket, where we could shop like real Americans, doing their weekly shop ….. so he took us to the nearest Walmart …..
OMG ….. the size of their melons made our eyes water ……. they were mahoooosively mahooosive! In fact we lost Nigel in them for at least half an hour!!!
As “Candy” as they call it in the US, aficionados, and renowned reviewers of the same we were most anxious to see for ourselves all the confectionary we had seen in films and on TV up close and personal and also to make a few considered purchases for the sampling there of!
Naturally, Darrell went out of his way to find candy with names that caused him robust amusement …… like Dum Dums ….. suggesting that they should be Nigel’s candy of choice!!!
Whereas he thought his candy of aforementioned choice should obviously be Smarties ….. however these were not Smarties as we know them, not candy coated chocolate beans ….. these were more like Fizzers, which for the uninitiated could be very confusing!
American Smarties English Smarties …..
It’s very easy to see how international confectionary confusion could ensue and cause potential mayhem ….. but vive la difference, as the saying goes and “When in the U.S, do as the USians do!”
The choice, even for us hardened confectionateers was overwhelming , as were the size of some of the packets ……….
However, we did manage to fill a bijou trolleyette with an ample sufficiency of well considered purchases!!!!
…… And some things just left him floored with awe and wonder, like jumbo frosted Honey Buns ……. however, I shall refrain from telling you what Nigel actually described them as looking like!Then there were Bear Claws ……
……. and very brightly (I would call it garish) coloured birthday cakes, which would appeal to a young monkey whose birthday it wasn’t.
He then wandered a little way and discovered the Disney paint pots and declared that when we got home he wanted his bedroom to be painted in EVERY Disney colour ……. no doubt to match his non birthday cake!
All in all it was a very interesting experience ….. something we never dreamt we would ever have the opportunity of doing …. to shop as real Americans shop! It took quite a while for us to get through the checkout, what with our considered purchases and everyone telling us how much they loved our cute Australian accents ……….. Happy Days!!!