…are freakin’ huge here! Safeway, probably the biggest local supermarket, is about the size of a Bunnings (well, maybe I’m exaggerating a little) and you can buy just about anything. There’s an aisle or two for alcohol. There’s a bank – capable of approving loans – inside the door. There’s a whole aisle for cereals (all of which are sugary). There’s all these cards you can buy; iTunes cards, temporary Visa cards, gift vouchers of all sorts. Massive selection of products to buy.
And still, with all of these goods, dairy products generally suck. Milk is crap (only Trader Joe’s has a reasonable brand) and butter is abhorrent. Butter should not be white!
Admittedly there is a terrific “European style” supermarket nearby that has some fantastic cheese. And a huge selection too. Don’t know why the butter and milk is so bad…
Oh, and everything in these supermarkets seems very cheap. Especially alcohol.