Priceless Products and Packaging is a new feature on Travel Oops that celebrates interesting products and packaging from around the world. Wandering up and down the aisles of grocery stores or markets is always enlightening when you’re visiting another country. The text included on the packaging and in marketing campaigns often reflects characteristics and values of a nation. Translations are the best because, understandably, sometimes the meaning is inadvertently lost or tweaked slightly.
Or maybe the message is translated just fine and it’s fantastic and irresistible like the one below for Durian Pancakes. I love the rhetorical questions because, really, why would you not want durian pancakes? Then, the fact that the chef has special technology is what really convinced me to buy the product (which I did).
Plus, these pre-packaged pancakes seemed like a great way to ease into the act of sampling a durian. I was a little disappointed that the pancakes didn’t exude a little bit of the smell of a durian. Reading about the notorious “kind of fruits” in various travel features has made me curious to try one. I’ll remember, however, not to bring one along with cigarettes, fries or flammable goods on the Singapore metro train.