A Taste of Home
There is just something about the stuff you were brought up with that makes it special and imprints you for life. I was having a chat with an East Coaster the other day and he mentioned Taylor Ham, a product you just don’t see out here. I was never crazy about it, but I remember bringing it out for Jersey ex-patriots.
When I moved out here I had major cravings for east coast foods I missed. Eventually some of them made their way out here like Bryers ice cream and Thomas’s English Muffins. When Yo-Hoo showed up I got a six pack, drank it in one day and never got it again. There are some products that still have not made their way out here; one being Thomas’s Protein Bread. Oh well, I can live without it.
The one food I miss most and would never tire of is Dai-Day Sweet and Sour Duck Sauce. This is a fruit sauce made with, I believe apricots. This stuff was a condiment back there. Here on the other hand if you order a spring roll the Chinese restaurants give you a side of catsup or if you’re lucky a Yin and Yang mixture of catsup and mustard. If you order anything sweet and sour you get this neon pink jellied glaze. What’s up with that?
When ever my sister visits she usually brings me a jar or two. I looked it up on the internet today and I can mail order six - 40oz jars for $27.54, however the shipping would be $26.60.
I’m starting to think it might be worth it. I did after all once mail order a case of Birch Beer from Pennsylvania. I remember the look of shock on the face of the UPS carrier when I told him what he had delivered. I still have a few bottles of it. Six 40oz jars of duck sauce could last me a year or so.