Last Saturday was the monthly flea market at Siegfriedplatz, which I first wrote about here. Didn’t find anything quite as good as a German version of Huck Finn this time around, though we did come across this:
It’s clearly hilarious, but it turned out to be a huge 2-euro mistake. It did not actually contain America’s “favourite” songs, but rather covers of these songs by an orchestra and some singers. At least, the box claimed it was an orchestra. It sure sounded like an orchestra with drums, guitars and everything else to make the songs sound as close as possible to the originals, which doesn’t sound like any orchestra I know.
After picking up our fated double disc set, we enjoyed the cake for sale. It’s made by the people renting booths, who in turn receive a discount on their booth fee.
Blueberry cheesecake and apple cake. Mmmmm.
Speaking of American crap, we also went to Lidl on this same outing, and I cracked up when I saw one of the displays in the middle of the store. It had rows and rows of food products sold by this brand:
Of course, I had to buy some of the “American” sweet popcorn (which I guess is a truly special treat, since we don’t even have sweet popcorn in the U.S.). Have not tried it yet, but it makes me smile every time I look at it, so I might be keeping the box around for a while. You can read some hilarious expat reactions to the McEnnedy brand here, here and here.