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We love getting away from the made world, but a holiday does come with some stresses. Yes, you’ve packed and you have all your documents ready, but once you’re in another country, the stress for me is always focused on food.
How to Eat Whilst Travelling Abroad
I think about food a lot. It’s one of the most amazing joys in life and if I don’t eat then the hangry monsters comes out, and nobody needs to see that!
One way of tackling this issue is branding. We may see branding as a consumerist brainwashing part of life, but when you’re stuck in Barcelona it can be a life saver. Don’t get me wrong, I love trying new things out, but we often rent self-catering accommodation, so it’s a good way to make sure you have something to fall back on in your apartment or holiday home.
For example, you know when the kids want some ice cream, you’re probably going to go for a ‘reputable’ brand that you’d buy at home, right? Fro me that means anything vegan, but the kids would probably go for Wall’s…
As you can see, you’d be able to spot Wall’s anywhere thanks to their handy heart logo. The same can be said for other brands, such as Walkers. This means you’d be able to pick up tasty snacks whilst on the go and not have the worry of buying something without a strong reputation across the world.
I think this data provided by Data Label is absolutely fascinating. When I stop and think about it, I am always naturally drawn to logos because they are well known and reliable. Plus, they’re advertised constantly in magazines, billboards and on television.
We’re totally fixated on reputable brands and when we’re in another country it can’t be a bad thing, can it?! I know that what we’re getting is exactly what we’re used to back home, so it makes sense to be drawn towards the labels and logos we know and love.
Eating whilst travelling abroad can be less stressful thanks to this kind of marketing. I think it’s definitely a way to alleviate any panic caused by lack of understanding in another country. When we visited Barcelona we planned to shop at Lidl because we knew the products already, so it made sense and made us feel less worried about feeding ourselves.
It’s interesting to realise how important branding and logos can be for someone like me, because I’m not big on commercialism. But when it comes to eating whist abroad I know I can rely on the brands I already use.
Do you tend to focus on branded goods whilst in another country? I’d love to hear your thoughts.