Super Supermarkets

Normally I’m a bit hurried or hassled going around the supermarket, but on Saturday I decided to have a bit of a wander and look around the shelves to see what caught my eye. I even bought some of the things I thought were interesting. Here they are.

I’ll start with something I liked just because it looked lovely. It’s a classic bit of packaging that was just too nice not to have in the cupboard.

colemans tube mustard

Next comes a limited edition product…

branston big beans

I don’t know if I want my beans bigger? Maybe I’d like them smaller? But any kind of Baked Bean innovation is good in my book.

After that I spotted these Chupa Chip Relax lollipops – they’re really small and in a box about the size of a pack of fags.

Relaxing Chupa Chups

But it’s only when you flip the box that you realise that they’re lollys to help you stop smoking. They’ve even got an NHS stamp on them. They say:

“Chupa Chups Relax can replace the hand to mouth action lost when stopping smoking”

Which reads almost like if you stop smoking you get some kind of arm paralysis. But I’m sure that’s not the point.

And I’ve saved the best for last…

Builders Tea

“Make mine a Builders” – a new tea brand. Which actually has lots of buildery stuff on the box, including this:

builders tea - more info

So they’re donating money to help people get into building. And helping you to find good builders.

But if you visit you’ll see that it’s not just a box decoration thing. They actually worked with builders to formulate a blend of tea – and one that brews in 20s, so you get more time for teabreaks… It looks like the product is the brainchild of Elmwood Design. I don’t know why I like it, I just do.