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November 12, 2009

As promised, evidence of World Blueberry Domination extends even to small towns in China. I am eating the potato chips right now. They smell like blueberry but taste pretty much like unsalted potato chips. The more I eat, the more I can imagine that what I’m tasting is blueberry, but it’s mostly a psychosomatic effect (plus the more I eat the more gross they taste). Natural & Cool my eye!

It’s basically winter now, so there are no actual blueberries to be found at the Bo Shang. Rest assured, if I find any I will eat them all.

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What Lay’s isn’t letting you have in America.

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Blueberry-scented wet wipes. Not much scent at all. Also comes in Strawberry.

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I have two things to say about the bluebery ice cream. 1: Delicious. And 2: ICE CREAM!

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Wrigley’s Extra gum. The other side is in English. The yellow characters in the upper right corner say “Xylitol.”

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Didn’t know what these were but they turned out to be chewy candies, like Dots. Smelled like chemicals; tasted awesome.

  1. Adam —
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 :: 08:54 PM

    Have you had the hot pot yet? When you do please be sure to spit the dog bones on the floor. The blueberry scented floor that is.

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    Thursday, November 12, 2009 :: 08:59 PM

    I have had hot pot—twice! The first time, I didn’t realize I was in a hot pot restaurant. When they brought the ingredients (but not the pot), I just started to eat them raw. Stupid American!

    Dog bones is Vietnam—only chicken feet and chicken neck here.

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    Friday, November 13, 2009 :: 10:53 AM

    Dear Sam,

    Please be careful and don’t turn into a blueberry!

  4. Jen Deaderick —
    Saturday, November 14, 2009 :: 12:07 AM

    The ice cream seems to be made by Good Humor, perhaps? That heart symbol is familiar. And yet it is in a Häagen Dazs-y carton. Curiouser and curiouser.

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    Sunday, November 15, 2009 :: 05:46 AM

    Erkabang!

    Jen—It’s some kind of Chinese ice cream. Dairy’s not very common here (the milk is in little bags and is usually flavored). There is a Nestle ice cream, but only chocolate and vanilla.

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    Sunday, November 15, 2009 :: 10:48 AM

    Here, I have found some information on the heart:

    http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/heartless_ice_cream.php

    http://www.unilever.com/brands/foodbrands/Heartbrand.aspx

    and, yet, Nestlé appears to own Häagen Dazs

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2739578/Nestle-to-scoop-Haagen-Dazs.html

    no, wait…

    http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/aug2007/gb20070824_230078.htm

    Maybe I should just go get some ice cream.

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 :: 09:55 AM

    Jen, I will do some more research—serious ice cream research. But if you are reading design blogs (Armin of Brand New is a friend of mone), I fear you need much more than ice cream. Or at least a LOT of ice cream!

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 :: 10:01 AM

    I’ve been home with a sick child, so I’ve ended up doing things like looking up Chinese ice cream brands on the internet. Sad, really.

    I like that I found one of your friends. This internet is really quite small-worldy after all.

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 :: 10:01 AM

    And, yes, I would like some ice cream, please!