I spent the better part of a year in Norway during 2009 and 2010. I stayed in Kjelsaas, an upperclass suburb on the outskirts of Oslo, leading up the side of a mountain. This is one of the groceries I went to all of the time! It was either this, Rimi, or Coop, or if they were all closed, a gas station for late night munchies when my friend was high as balls. This one was probably the nicest option, and the largest. Not that it was particularly large, because grocery stores in Noway are tiny in comparison to the Canadian stores I’m used to.
THEY ONLY HAD TWO KINDS OF PEANUT BUTTER
Bonus: So I visited London on one of my breaks in early 2010 and was amazed to find a Spar while wandering around the theatre district. It was much more of a convenience store than a grocery, though. Also, there was a Tim Hortons in it. I took a photograph of the Spar and Tim Hortons signs together. It seemed too absurd to me not to.
I still have some dried seaweed left from my London visit. Souvenirs! I’m bad at souvenirs. I have a program for Waiting for Godot. That’s about it.