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#3773997 - 04/27/13 05:22 AM A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World  
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http://imgur.com/a/mN8Zs

Interesting comparisons.


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#3774005 - 04/27/13 06:11 AM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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Thanks, that was fascinating. Judging by the amount of beer and wine it's suggested the Germans drink, I'm surprised they can stand up let alone remember what they bought. It seems the more advanced the economy, the greater the absence of fruit and bread.

#3774010 - 04/27/13 06:27 AM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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Yeah, some of those hauls were definitely healthier than others.

I notice they forgot the DPRK.

or as they would claim


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#3774034 - 04/27/13 09:41 AM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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not exactly your average British family, lots of expensive sweets, no none brand stuff and total lack of any beers with only one wine bottle?

#3774046 - 04/27/13 10:44 AM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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I find that hard to believe.... or I'm just not "normal"?? Even the "British" one-week groceries looks like two carts' worth of stuff, but at the moment my family gets more than enough with about one cart for more than a week. Maybe it's all the rice that we eat? Or because my two boys are still young and maybe counts as "one person"?


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#3774048 - 04/27/13 10:50 AM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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I don't think this is an accurate statistical average, just a sample of "a" family in each of these countries.

#3774081 - 04/27/13 01:37 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Ssnake]  
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Hey DE ... Wanna know what has me totally miffed?

How the hell did they disguise all the beer cartons as food products in the Aussie scene!!!!


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#3774085 - 04/27/13 01:46 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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Love that the lack of meat etc is not what we all picked up on in the images but rather the total lack of beer in all but the German one. ...Note to self simmers like Beer

#3774204 - 04/27/13 07:09 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Lewis-A2A]  
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It is from this book by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio: Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

http://www.amazon.com/Hungry-Planet-What-World-Eats/dp/0984074422

In the book, the authors (who took the pictures in the home of each family) also conducted interviews with the families, talked about their dining habits, and how it is changing given the changing conditions in each country. For example, two families were interviewed in China - one from the city and another from the rural area, with fascinating differences in their diet.

Also note the prevalence of processed food in most of the families but especially in developed worlds.

Very highly recommended book.

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#3774205 - 04/27/13 07:21 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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I think it's interesting to see the countries that don't have boxed and packaged food all around. They eat well.


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#3774242 - 04/27/13 09:26 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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#3774257 - 04/27/13 10:08 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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WTF! Thanks God I'm not married! Look at how much stuff they consume in one week! (exception: note the Chad family and a how few items they have frown )


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Ha! The Canadian family includes an RCMP officer, and a McCain pizza. Definitely legit. Hehe. Cool set of photos.

#3774285 - 04/27/13 11:31 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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that pile of $hitty junk food for USA is disgusting.

Boxes of candy bars, piles of pizza, potato chips, rows and rows of soda bottles, WTF?

It's all processed food or take-out... I bet those tomatoes and grapes sit in the fridge for a month and go bad without getting eaten


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#3774290 - 04/27/13 11:42 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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I find it hilarious that a black family has to represent USA to keep it all politically correct. Otherwise a great showcase of different cultures around the world.

#3774308 - 04/28/13 12:51 AM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: CTR69]  
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Originally Posted By: CTR69
I find it hilarious that a black family has to represent USA to keep it all politically correct. Otherwise a great showcase of different cultures around the world.



I thought it was about food.


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Originally Posted By: CTR69
I find it hilarious that a black family has to represent USA to keep it all politically correct. Otherwise a great showcase of different cultures around the world.



Why, what does a "normal" American family look like?


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#3774549 - 04/28/13 04:35 PM Re: A Week Worth of Groceries Around the World [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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The Australian one doesn't seem like a good representation at all. Not a beer, wine, or pre-mixed drink in sight. At least they got the smokes though.

The German one is the most appealing to me personally, and the French guy needs to lock up his daughters. biggrin


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LOL looks like they went back in time to Britain 1983.

Turkish one looks the most appealing to me, but it's a luxury to have the time to prep meals from all that lovely fruit and veg.

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