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Buying groceries in poland. Poles don't buy name-brand foods?


whitopian1 8 | 3
3 Sep 2012 #1
okay, so a long time ago, on yahoo answers, i read an article saying that in poland, poles don't buy name-brand foods, is that true?
Zibi - | 336
3 Sep 2012 #2
Are you a 17 year old that has not been outside of your own country?
pip 10 | 1,659
3 Sep 2012 #3
just because it is on the internet doesn't make it true.
pawian 197 | 19,985
3 Sep 2012 #4
poles don't buy name-brand foods,

What is name brand foods? ???? :):):):)
pip 10 | 1,659
3 Sep 2012 #5
"heinz" ketchup
Hostess chips---(maybe that one is just in Canada)
Folgers
Maxwell house.

dude- do yourself a favour and buy food that doesn't have a name brand. For example: a tomato, a chicken breast, celery, potatoes, carrots, apples, oranges.....you will do your body a favour instead of eating overly processed, chemically altered, food additive shiit that comes in a box.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
3 Sep 2012 #6
poles don't buy name-brand foods, is that true?

Absolutely. It is impossible to find products by Heinz, Mars, Nescafe, Coca-Cola or Cadbury, to name but a few.

on yahoo answers, i read an article

Yes, the internet is a great source of reliable information.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
3 Sep 2012 #7
Yep, everybody here is living on turnips which - I am reliable informed - are grown in organic boxes on their balconies :)))
I am not sure about Coca-Cola though :)
pawian 197 | 19,985
3 Sep 2012 #8
If so, the OP`s suggestion/question was OK. I don`t buy Heinz ketchup because I prefer Winiary mayonaise.
Alien 12 | 2,243
23 Sep 2022 #9
I buy Heinz, but only if I don't have any Polish and most often I have Polish because my son only likes Polish kechup.🍅
pawian 197 | 19,985
24 Sep 2022 #10
I don`t buy Heinz ketchup because I prefer Winiary mayonaise.

Wow, I see some preferences are stable. By Winiary mayo I meant the one below - it keeps the best balance of sour and sweet tastes, my fave

I buy Heinz

Not Hans??



Alien 12 | 2,243
24 Sep 2022 #11
Heinz of German descent.
pawian 197 | 19,985
24 Sep 2022 #12
Heinz

I don`t like the black letters in the white background in their ketchup labels. Quite repulsive.
Alien 12 | 2,243
24 Sep 2022 #13
Take it easy, it's only ketchup.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,333
24 Sep 2022 #14
WNIARY mayo tastes like a russian village product and tastes same.There is nothing like HELLMAN'S mayo.
pawian 197 | 19,985
24 Sep 2022 #15
it's only ketchup.

Which reminds of blood!!! Once I played a practical joke on my barber when I squeezed a few McDonald`s Heinz ketchup packets onto my throat while he was shaving me. He fainted due to extreme shock.

tastes like a russian village product

Good that I never tried it. hahaha That is why I still enjoy Winiary mayo.

nothing like HELLMAN'S mayo.

Nope. It is shyt - too salty, not enough sweet and sour. I bought a jar 30 years ago and disposed of it quite soon. Never again !
Alien 12 | 2,243
24 Sep 2022 #16
Forget mayo, sweet sour sauce is mich better
pawian 197 | 19,985
24 Sep 2022 #17
sweet sour sauce is mich better

When you get a taste for sth eggy, the sauce isn`t the best option.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,333
24 Sep 2022 #18
sweet sour sauce

For Tuna Salad???
Paulina 13 | 2,954
24 Sep 2022 #19
Forget mayo

Nooo... Mayo is yummy! :P

But for me it's the one and only:

kieleckiisthebest

:D
Alien 12 | 2,243
24 Sep 2022 #20
@Cargo pants
For fries or chicken nuggets. Mayo is ok for eggs. Tuna salat with olive oil.
jon357 71 | 20,044
24 Sep 2022 #21
Forget mayo

The ready made stuff in jars is just nasty.

sweet sour sauce is mich better

Yes, and chilli sauce too.

In Poland they have plenty of Tabasco which livens up anything.

fries

Chips?

Malt vinegar (Dealz sells it) and salt. Or maybe some HP.
pawian 197 | 19,985
24 Sep 2022 #22
The ready made stuff in jars is just nasty.

Yes, nasty, but still tasty. :):):
jon357 71 | 20,044
24 Sep 2022 #23
The stuff in jars doesn't really taste of anything. Sort of neutral slime.

Real mayonnaise is better and very easy to make.
pawian 197 | 19,985
24 Sep 2022 #24
The stuff in jars doesn't really taste of anything

Not in case of Winiary mayo. :)
jon357 71 | 20,044
24 Sep 2022 #25
Have you tried making it. If the traditional way is too fiddly, try the Delia Smith quickie method. It should be online somewhere and you'll never buy those jars of fake stuff again.

If you liek jars you can put it in one. It always tases better after it's been left overnight and is good for a few days.
Alien 12 | 2,243
24 Sep 2022 #26
@Paulina
Local patriot.😉
Miloslaw 14 | 4,563
24 Sep 2022 #27
WNIARY mayo tastes like a russian village product and tastes same.There is nothing like HELLMAN'S mayo

Just for once, I agree with you.

In Poland they have plenty of Tabasco which livens up anything

This is true.

But the range and breadth of food products in Poland is still,after all these years, miles behind Western Europe.
I suspect that it is a demand thing,many Poles don't know what they are missing and therefore there is no demand for the products.
pawian 197 | 19,985
24 Sep 2022 #28
Have you tried making it

Nope but I have tried to make home versions of other foods which I bought in shops. With mixed results. So, I imagine my home production of mayo might not go too well, either. That is why I am not going to make it on my own coz I am completely satisfied with the shop version. l;0:):):00;p-)P)ADERP)$pV:F)0vgf
Miloslaw 14 | 4,563
24 Sep 2022 #29
I imagine my home production of mayo might not go well, either

I am sure you could do it Pawian, it's very easy.
Just give it a go!
jon357 71 | 20,044
24 Sep 2022 #30
make home versions of other foods which I bought

With mayonnaise, it's the other way round if anything. The stuff that Polish shops (and other ones however it's everywhere in PL) are full of is a later factory version of the real thing, something that comes from kitchens.

Try it; the easy version is easy and it's like the difference between heaven and hell.


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