When we first contemplated making this move, some of you were surprised to hear that Heinz has a presence in Australia. Not only is Heinz a significant part of the food scene here, it commands a higher percentage of per capita consumption than the U.S, seven times higher in fact. One big difference, however, is that ketchup is not what first comes to mind when Heinz is mentioned down under. Canned beans would be the most widely purchased Heinz product. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the other products that fall under the Heinz umbrella in Australia.
Beetroot is extremely popular here, I am told. When I checked the Heinz Australia website just now, an offer for a beetroot cookbook appeared prominently on the home page. I will not be requesting this particular catalog, even if beets do taste far better here than back home as I have heard a fellow American claim. Thankfully Ross is happy to eat them straight out of the can.
We all think the tiny cans of Heinz beans are cute. James and Sophie both claim them as being just the right size for their meals. They would not be sold this way in the U.S. because it doesn't make sense to us from a cost perspective, but apparently here many find the convenience of a small can to be worth the price.
The LOL raspberry drink on the far right has become a new favorite. It is 99% juice (mostly apple), but carbonated and tastes very similar to soda. It was a big help to us when trying to overcome jet lag. We would all have a can in the late afternoon when we wanted nothing more than to go straight to bed. A few times we even added ice cream to help us over the hump.
Sunday afternoon we all made the trip into the CBD to check out Ross's office. The children had a fun time looking straight down fourteen floors to the ground below, although Cameron discovered that he has a bit of a phobia over heights.
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