I just realised the other day that the top shelf in our tiny kitchen is colour coordinated and representing “our” four countries. Maybe not all of them are brands originating in the different countries but we have bought them in: Sweden (soft “pepparkakor” from Skane* and a bag of Swedish dry yeast that is almost not visible leaning against the vanilla sugar), Belgium (Imperial vanilla sugar and baking powder), Spain (Royal baking powder) and Puerto Rico (coffee). Also interesting that the baking powder is either Imperial or Royal!?
*) I loved these cookies when I was a child but my mother refused to buy them as they were not “healthy” but nowadays she always brings them… for O! Same thing with the so-called shrimp cheese sold in a tube – I was never allowed to eat that as a child but when we lived in Puerto Rico my parents would pack their suitcases full of the stuff – for O!!