After two years living in Germany, I’ve gotten used to life here. I’ve gotten used to everything being in a foreign language (German). In fact I’ve gotten so used to it, that going to London causes a reverse culture shock cause everything is in English, which to me, is not normal. I’ve also gotten used to the quirks of German culture. I won’t say I understand it completely as there is still much I need to learn and experience, but I know the lay of the land, so to speak.
However, it is the little things that now cause the biggest culture shock. Those What The? moments that sharply remind you that you live in a foreign country and that you will probably never understand the culture. I experienced that this evening when I saw this in the juice aisle.
Pickled cabbage juice that is mixed with apple juice, like that is supposed to make it a tasty drink. It is still picked cabbage juice, there is nothing remotely tasty about that. I mean even sauerkraut itself is not high on the list of tasty things, but drinking the juice?? I can’t even go there.
Can someone please tell me how popular Sauerkrautsaft is in Germany? Is this found in most homes or is it some kind of niche product? Do I have to learn to drink this to be fully integrated into German society cause if so, that is not going to happen.