25/03/2008

Packaging all over the world



Whenever we go abroad we always make sure we check out the local supermarket. We've been collecting packaging from all over for a long time and I really enjoy wandering the aisles trying to find something nicely designed or just plain quirky. Here are some of our finds: fake snow spray from Japan (which involved my husband spraying all of it's contents into a plastic bag so it wouldn't explode in our luggage on the flight home - we nearly passed out from all the fumes filling up the hotel room), cute macaroni from Sweden and a toilet roll from Bali. There's also a lot of un-pc packaging out there too, the Darkie toothpaste was a gift brought back from Vietnam in the 1970's and when we went to Thailand a couple of years ago we found the updated version. It's now called Darlie and the man in the logo is no longer a specific colour. The Raga Muffins box (American brand but bought in Sweden) is questionable too but I think it's quite funny.

7 comments:

  1. haha snö-sprayen och toarullen är helt fantastiska. en resa utan att gå in i en matbutik är ingen bra resa :)

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  2. hittade hit via sandra :)
    underbar snöspray.

    pga ett brittiskt humorprogram på nittiotalet säger jag alltid SPNÖ-sprej...okänt vad det hette...

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  3. hej lisen, spnoar det fortfarande hos er?

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  4. :) nej idag är det spnolsken! snart har spnön spmält.

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  5. HERREGUD!
    finns kompismacaronerna kvar?
    det var verkligen mina favoriter när jag var liten!

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  6. jag vet inte, jag tror jag kopte dem for kanske 10 ar sen... jag kanske kan skicka dig en portion, fast jag tror inte att det skulle va sa gott ;)

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  7. Wow. That's crazy about the Darkie Toothpaste. Very interesting. Cool that you collect packaging on your trips abroad. I really need to start doing that!

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