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2010/216: A Taste Of Home, Part 1

I saw my friend Claudia at the pool last week and she told me about this German Deli in the DFW area. Of course a trip there was a must, and we went last Saturday. I was in heaven, and could have literally bought half the store! Instead, I settled on just a few things, and we’ll just have to go back some time.

All the goodies we bought

This is what I was happiest about finding: Almdudler! My favorite soft drink! It’s made in Austria and a blend of apple and grape juice, flavored with alpine herbs (whatever those may be). It’s a carbonated drink that tastes similar to ginger ale, but much better. Too bad they didn’t sell it by the case!

The German flag colored ribbons they tied to the handles of their paper shopping bags were a nice touch.

13 responses

  1. It must have been a joy to discover some “old friends” and perhaps introduce your children to them 🙂

    4. August, 2010 at 04:48

  2. I’m intrigued by your soda! Sounds very interesting. How long has it been since you lived in Germany? Were you born there?

    4. August, 2010 at 07:25

    • I was born in Austria, and my parents moved to Germany when I was 2. I came to the US in 1987, about a week after I turned 19.

      4. August, 2010 at 07:47

  3. Oh, that soda sounds good. My daughter did the same thing when I found a store with all food imports from England. She wanted to buy most of the store out. LOL

    Nice that you found a little piece of “home” close to your new home.

    4. August, 2010 at 09:28

    • New home? Nah. Texas will NEVER be my home, I just live here (and will hopefully get out of here some day)

      4. August, 2010 at 09:37

  4. doreen3boys

    so interesting to see how different the labels are and having no idea what it is, lol!!

    What a gem of a find, how far away is it?
    I bet you could order that soda online…

    4. August, 2010 at 10:04

    • They do take online orders, but why pay shipping, when going there is so much more fun? 😉

      5. August, 2010 at 05:05

  5. plainmama

    That must have been a super find!!!! I know when I find something from our hometown (and that’s still within the same country), I am excited beyond belief!

    4. August, 2010 at 10:42

  6. dalia

    How fun! A little taste of home. There is an international food store here that you would love!

    4. August, 2010 at 20:20

  7. Ooooooh, how delightful for you! What a find!

    I didn’t realize you moved to the states when you were 19! What an adventure (and culture shock) that must have been!

    I think I would very much like that soda. Sounds delicious! I wonder if they sell it at the Germany pavillion at EpCot? I will HAVE to check when we are then in October. I know I’ve seen that chocolate and wafers there…I recognize the labels.

    Do you girls like the German treats?

    4. August, 2010 at 20:52

    • Tracy, that soda is actually fron Austria, so not sure if you could find it at Epcot

      5. August, 2010 at 05:07

  8. All looks really good, I’ll have to try that drink when I see one..mmmm…looks yummy 😉

    4. August, 2010 at 22:47

  9. I visited Vienna with my choir at the end of a Unkranian Missions trip about 12 years ago. I loved their food! That soda sounds awesome!

    6. August, 2010 at 08:52

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