We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

At least it rhymes

Where we live, we have access to a lot of American stuff--and there's more coming in all the time. I mean, when we were planning to move overseas, we never dreamed that we would be able to order Papa John's Pizza, eat On the Border chimichangas, or drink a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino, but now we can--and do, often!

However, one thing that we cannot get just yet (for a decent price, anyway) is Oreo cookies. At some import stores, we can buy a bag of actual Oreos made in Europe, but they cost a ton and don't taste quite the same. But fortunately, we have several substitutes from around the world.
First, you can buy the local classic, Borios. As long as you're not looking for anything that tastes, looks, or feels like an Oreo, this is a great choice. It doesn't taste bad, really, just nothing like an Oreo.
Recently, we've discovered that there are some closer substitutes from other parts of the world also available here. Cameos come from South Korea and are closer to the real thing in taste and texture. Stereos, from Malaysia, also come pretty close both in look and taste. Both of these options work great crushed up in the bottom of our favorite coffee ice cream/oreo dessert, and we can still actually enjoy the dessert knowing we didn't have to pay an arm and a leg for the cookies!

1 comment:

  1. I love the STERIOS. hahaha.
    On the border?!?! I think it's time we move.