Sunday, September 21, 2008
Two Things Challenge: Product / Label
This week's Two Things Challenge was Product / Label. If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that at one time I lived in Austria. Two of Austria's finest offerings in the junk food category are these Products: Milka and Almdudler. The latter is considered the national soft drink of Austria and would be at the top of the leader board were it not for Coca-Cola holding the number one spot. Almdudler is Austria's equivalent of ginger ale. Milka is no longer an Austrian-owned chocolate company. Several years ago, Kraft Foods bought it. The particular Milka bar in this picture is the Noisette bar, meaning its filling is hazelnut creme. When I lived in Austria, I would take a fresh Kaisersemmel roll and spread American peanut butter on it, then put half a bar of Milka Noisette on the bun and have a 'semmel with chocolate and peanut butter. It was DIVINE. If I could get a decent 'semmel here, I'd do it again, but alas, American bread is lousy.
Last week, I featured a picture of my cufflinks. This week, for Label I'm featuring labels from my Brooks Brother shirts: one classic and one fitted. I usually wear a size 12 shirt, but when I buy a fitted shirt I go up two sizes, because the darts make the shirt too snug. These are just two of my more-than-30 Brooks Brothers shirts. And lest you think I pay high-end retail, think again. I shop at the Brooks Brothers outlet in Leesburg, Virginia. Much cheaper!
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential 09/08