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11 shocking things you’ll find in a 7 Eleven in Taiwan
1. Taiwan Lottery Tickets
2. Drop Off- Pick up Service
3. You can do banking, buy event tickets and pay bills
4. They have $12 NT dollar meals (aka 30 cent dinners)
5. Taiwanese consider breads as pasteries
While rice is a staple starch, it’s still a little weird to be that people here consider bread as kind of like a breakfast pastry or just like a dessert.
6. They photo ID their rice balls to show you what the main ingredient is
I love that the photo ID their rice balls makes it so much easier to see what’s inside, such as tuna, shredded meat and salmon… In other convenience stores, you just have a written word and so there’s guesswork involved in what you’re getting in the rice ball.
7. They have flavors that you wouldn’t find in 7 Elevens where you’re from
When I visit grocery stores around the world, a favorite pasttime is looking at the brands that we have back in the United States, because they will have localized flavours that we don’t have. …Like a burger-flavored Pringles? Or is that cheese omelet flavored Pringles. Pineapple M&Ms anyone? (You’d think we’d have this in Hawaii, but we don’t. At least not yet)
8. Beauty and Energy drinks
Okay, energy drinks and multi mineral drinks like Vitamin C are standard to the United States too. But we don’t have beauty and collagen drinks which read: “Supports your beauty from the inside of your body.” Asia, I’m not sure why but they’re really into Collagen drinks. Thailand also. I don’t remember if Korea was like that too. But here’s vitamin collagen.
9. Mystery foods
There’s definitely things that freak me out and this would be one of them. Soft boiled eggs but like the inside is really, really orange, like food coloring.
10. A decent hard alcohol section
I wonder what the Taiwanese age limit is for buying alcohol.
In winter when it gets cold, 7-Elevens and Family Marts in Taiwan and Korea, maybe Japan too. They sell these shirts that keeps the heat in. So you can actually buy shirts here so travelers if you forget your shirts and it’s cold, 7-Elevens might thane them. The only problem is that you might want to figure out your size before you buy them. In Asia, you might find sizes run a little smaller. That’s a good things to know.
What did you find cool about 7-Eleven Taiwan? How is it different from where you’re from?
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