Monday, November 19, 2007

Cross Border Junk Food

I jumped on the bandwagon today and headed south of the border to try and find some great deals in Buffalo. There were good deals all right, but I can't say that I was in the mood. I find that if I don't have a specific thing to buy, I cannot get motivated. I shouldn't say that I wasn't entirely motivated. I did hear of a great deal on fireplace screens at Target, which I took advantage of, and I did buy some clothes for Pumpkin, although I wouldn't say I got the best deals. I just didn't want to waste the trip and buy nothing. She already has a lot of clothes, so didn't feel the need to go crazy in the clearance sections like I probably should have. The purchase that excited me most was that of my beloved Cookie Crisp cereal, which I cannot buy in Canada. I presume that our government has declared it to be "not food", or something like that, because why else don't we sell such a a delicious cereal on our side of the border? Did I mention that it was originally made by Ralston Purina? Regardless, why wouldn't you want to start your day with a pile of cookies with milk? Another culinary delight of my day was my late-afternoon snack at Taco Bell. For some reason, they discontinued Pintos 'n Cheese in Canada, so I'm always sure to grab a helping when I'm in the U.S. Yup, I'm a sad story of a shopper. I couldn't get excited about two Liz Claiborne purses for $40, but talk to me about the junk food...

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

Ooooh, Cookie Crisp. So decadent. I haven't had that cereal in years, but now, through the power of suggestion, I have a hankering!

b*babbler said...

Cross-border shopping?

Oh, the envy I have... the envy! How was the wait at the border? I'm now pondering if this is something I could manage myself for a day trip with Peanut.

Gabriella said...

I completely forgot about Cookie Crisp cereal...that just brought a ton of memories back!
Hey I'd take junk food over shopping anyday!

Nora Bee said...

Well, we do have our strengths here in the States, I must admit. :-)
Glad you can enjoy them. And then there's Tim Horton's for when I go up to BC.....yum...

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

And I thought we were the only ones who brought back the cookie crisp! Mmmm....cookies...

something blue said...

Hmmm... cookies for breakfast and it is even got the Whole Grain seal of approval. Score!

donmillsdiva said...

You got 2 Liz Claiborne purses for $40?! I love foo but I LOVE me my purses - details please...

motherbumper said...

Well if something blue says it's healthy, I got to get me some. I think I remember the tv ads for this one during Saturday morning cartoon time.

DaniGirl said...

So funny, I agree completely with you about the shopping (we went on two trips to the US this summer, and had less than $100 to declare from both trips combined) BUT my husband went apeshit when he found Fruity Pebbles cereal in the grocery store. Apparently it's all about the cereal!

bubandpie said...

Mmmm, Cookie Crisp. I've never tried it, but now I want to.