Nando’s

During my time in the Philippines, I was constantly looking for comforts from home. At one point, I scoured the aisles of every grocery store within a 15 mile radius of my hotel looking for Frank’s Hot Sauce, or even Sriracha – spending nearly a month on my journey before I hit paydirt. During that quest though, my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw Nando’s chicken sauce on the shelves. How in the heck was this stuff readily available, when I couldn’t find the other mass produced brands I was so desperately seeking?

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Golden Fries

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in the Ottawa area, you’ve likely come across poutine trucks. They’re impossible to avoid, taking up nearly every street corner in the downtown core, as well as settling in grocery store parking lots all around the city. The combination of cheese curd and gravy has a stranglehold on our population, and as its popularity has spread onto social media, I’ve even seen poutine available at State Fairs throughout the United States. It won’t be long before it becomes a global phenomenon. Donald Trump’s wall is likely to be built out of poutine, and given its density and resistance, it would make for a mighty fine structure.

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