.....well, SORT OF....
LIKE: (there is a BIT of sarcasm in today's "like")
I like that when it comes to things like MARMALADE, Denmark has more choices than I ever knew existed... we have every kind of jam and jelly made from every kind of berry known to man, including some really interesting varieties like "gulerød og appelsin" (Carrot and orange"). However if a gal wants to run down to the local grocery store and pick up a jar of grape jam or grape jelly for her PB&J sandwiches, she is OUT OF LUCK! So even in a country of SOOOO many varieties of marmalade, I still have to import my jam!
This same phenomenon occurs when we get to the "Sennep" (mustard) section in the store... Again, varieties of mustard that I have NEVER heard of. I guess it's the popularity of the Danish hot dog that prompts the need for so many versions of mustard, but if my Viking needs "yellow mustard" (AKA American mustard) for his ham sandwich, again, he is OUT OF LUCK, so we keep yellow mustard on our standard USA grocery list.
Denmark does have a great variety of so many things at the grocery store, but these things are sooo very Danish-- like the rows and rows of jars of red beets-every size and flavor you could want; and don't forget the choices of leverpostej (yes, pork pate that they spread on their bread for lunch)... it comes in SO many different brands, shapes, sizes, plus warm and cold... So I am one immigrant that has not yet learned to ummm, fully APPRECIATE the variety of grocery selections at the market.
Unfortunately once you have had a TASTE of an American supermarket, you realize how much they are lacking here. I thought it was just me who felt that way, but Mads (whose favorite place in the US is the grocery store) loves to stand on the cereal aisle at the grocery store here and count how many varieties of breakfast cereals that are available...and usually he does not need to use all 10 fingers to do so. He just shakes his head and mumbles something about "if they only knew...."
The one thing that bugs me about grocery shopping is that one day you may find some awesome treasure at the store and as you bring it home, you make a mental note of where to find it next time. So you go again...and buy it again. This may happen a couple of times, but then one day, when you are REALLY WANTING that treasure, you go back to the same aisle of the same store and find something totally different in its place! You think it must be temporarily out of stock, so you check back a few days later, but nope... that treasure was only here for a visit, not to put down roots. This is not an uncommon occurrence-- you find something you like and then a few weeks later, it is gone. So my philosophy is when you find a treasure like that, BUY THEM ALL UP! Just in case!