Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Grocery shopping in the fog

I've been showing a lot of photos from the markets in Saint-Aignan and Montrichard recently. And they are certainly nice, but I don't want you to think that we shop exclusively at the pretty outdoor markets. Oh, no. We spend a fair amount of time with everybody else in the local supermarkets.

The recently expanded Super U supermarché in Saint-Aignan.

The nicest super around us right now is the Super U in Saint-Aignan. The store is well stocked, and they have good produce, meats, cheeses, and even fish. There are some international products that we like to get from time to time, and of course you need the super when you want to buy toiletries and household items like cleaning products and bin liners (garbage bags). Not to mention pet food (yesterday I got dog kibble, cat food, and bird seed for the outdoor feeder). Our Super U manages their checkout lines very well. And people there are quite friendly.

I did a Super U run on Monday morning. The fog was very thick and freezing, but the roads were clear and dry. I combined my trip with stops at the post office, the bakery, and the Ed discount super for a few items that U doesn't have.


  1. Watch out for the fish...

    (Dr. Who Fan, anyone?)

  2. Bonne Année! May you see blue skies soon.
    It's supposed to be clear here today. It's a nice change.

  3. What is that little pale blue car in the lot? I want one of those.
    Your Friend, m.

  4. I've never been to the supermarkets in France. We did go to a HUGE Carrefour in Barcelona.

  5. Yes, I like that little powder blue car, too. What kind is it, do you think?

    Actually, for the weather you've been having (and me, too) all of those car look like they've just been washed and polished??? Is it possible or are you photoshopping your pictures ( :) )!!!

  6. breenlantern, right over my head...

    chris, we're getting some new weather systems, but they're coming from Spain so it will warm up a bit.

    mark, I believe that's a Renault Kangoo, a little SUV type of car.

    starman, those hypermarkets can be overwhelming!

    mary, I didn't clean those cars up; that's what they looked like! And I think the blue one is a Renault Kangoo.

  7. Do you use coupons when you go grocery shopping there?


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