Some condiments in Germany are packaged very, very differently than they are in the USA.
This, as you may recognize, is an American bottle of mustard. (Thanks for taking this picture, Mom! Yeah, I know it is weird to email home and ask for a picture of mustard…)
This is German mustard. Yes, really. (Senf = mustard). When I first moved in to this apartment and looked in the fridge we all share, I started to wonder why people were keeping their toothpaste in the fridge…
…but they weren’t! Here in Germany, you gotta make sure that your toothpaste does not come from the condiment aisle, because this is NOT toothpaste! The yellow of the mustard is a hint. (Other condiments are packaged this way as well. I think I could find a jar of mustard if I tried, but I couldn’t resist the funny packaging this time.)
In other news, my new favorite German condiment is Curry Ketchup. Fantastic on fresh french fries from the street vendor in the city center, but also pretty good on sandwiches. But I don’t happen to have a picture of it at the moment.
What’s your favorite condiment? (Does anyone else go to Chick-Fil-A and mix Texas Pete sauce and ketchup for the fries like I do? Oh, how I miss Chick-Fil-A… *homesick*) Leave comments! I love reading what you guys have to say! 🙂