Supermarket Souvenirs

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"This handy candy from Greece is the perfect way to enjoy ouzo on the go. Two caveats: It's nonalcoholic, and if you don't like licorice, you won't like it (or ouzo, for that matter!)." —Amy Helin, Creative Director, Budget Travel
"Nürnberg, Germany is the gingerbread capital of the world, and there's no better place to buy some than in the town's Hauptmarkt, where varieties of these tangy cookies are for sale in just about every shop. My favorite was flavored with orange zest and lightly iced. A perfect afternoon snack!" —Marilyn Holstein, Managing Editor, Budget Travel
"This pig-liver påté from Portugal isn't bad (though it isn't really good, either). Best of all (if you like it, of course), it comes in lunch-size portions."—Thomas Berger, Copy Chief, Budget Travel
"Cambodia's most popular beers—Angkor and Anchor—are available on tap and at shops everywhere. But since they're pronounced exactly the same way (An-kor), it's hard to know which one you're drinking. Luckily, they're both great, so you can't go wrong!" —Naomi Lindt, Senior Assistant Editor, Budget Travel
"This caviar paste is from Stockholm—the hotel even served tiny tubes in the breakfast buffet. It's supposed to be refrigerated, though, so I guess I'll never taste it." —Erik Torkells, Editor, Budget Travel
"I picked up Inca Kola in Peru when I was hiking to Machu Picchu last summer. The color of the stuff is frightening, and its taste—toxic sweet—didn't help any. But that blue and yellow packaging won me over." —Laura MacNeil, Associate Editor, Budget Travel
"I bought these dried grape leaves in Cyprus, where they're stuffed with minced meat, rice, and spices for a dish called koupepia. It's served just about everywhere, and it's excellent." —David LaHuta, Assistant Editor, Budget Travel
"This is such a natural product tie-in that it's surprising no one thought of it before: Mr. Potato Head chips—though actually, these are called Mr. Potato Face. There's even a puzzle for kids on the back: "Help Mr. Potato Face spot the five differences" in two pictures of a potato-head Mona Lisa. I can only spot four." —Thomas Berger, Copy Chief, Budget Travel
"I'd consider paprika the unofficial spice of Hungary since it's in many traditional dishes. It deteriorates quickly and should be kept in an airtight container. That's why I couldn't resist this cute, old-fashioned, airtight tin as a souvenir from Budapest." —Marilyn Holstein, Managing Editor, Budget Travel
Roasted chicken with lemon and thyme potato chips! Taken in May 2007 in Corfu, Greece. —Wanda Brown, Gaithersburg, Md., BT Reader
Isla Margarita, Venezuela, Beisbol Cola. —BT Reader
Those of you in the U.S. with kids will recognize the Capri-Sun juice drinks, but maybe not the exotic flavors! —BT Reader
Grilled-shrimp-and-pepper Pringles in Beijing. —BT Reader
Kimchi-flavored potato chips at a Beijing 7-11. —BT Reader
Typical American Cookies in Prague. —BT Reader

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