16 MORE Things You Will Only Find in a Thai 7/11

Ahhhh 7/11.  It’s become as much of a backpacking staple here in Thailand as elephant pants.  7/11 is the go-to for everything- medication, food, plane tickets, water, anything.  Probably because the familiar western chain-store feel is more comfortable when it comes to buying things like that than dealing with the awkward language barrier at a mom & pop shop if you’re unfamiliar with it.  But anyways, we can all agree that 7/11 is important here.

In fact, my most popular post of all time by a landslide on this site is 10 Things You Only Find in a Thai 7/11.  That was one of the first posts I wrote when I got to Thailand, when everything in 7/11 was so shiny and foreign.  My eyes have aged about 8 months since then, and have grown more accustomed to the oddities of the convenience store.  So here’s a follow-up post I decided to write detailing my further discoveries of the iconic store.  Enjoy!

10 Things You Can Only Find in a Thai 7/11(Part 2)

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These are IMPORTANT.  These are what get you through a week that you’re seriously reconsidering your teacher morals regarding corporal punishment(kidding).  For a mere 6 baht, you can get your fix of either chocolate, peanut butter or (most recently and by far the BEST) cookies & cream-flavored bon-bon.  You’re welcome in advance.

2. Every different kind of face mask

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Korean, fake-korean, tomato, beer, whitening- you name it, & I’m sure 7/11 has some kind of mask that’ll let you spread it all over your face.

3. Vitamin-C drinks

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These are also IMPORTANT.  There’s nothing like catching yourself sniffling after a long-weekend out in Bangkok right before extended travel plans.  I like to drink one of these puppies both before AND after going out.  Better safe than snotty.

 

4. This adorable pocket-sized fish sauce

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5. Riceberry. Riceberry BEER.  3 different kinds of instant rice.

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Trendy.  Healthy.  BEER.  Suck on that Whole Foods.

6. Fish-flavored everything

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This is one of those situations in which I draw the line.

7. 3 different kinds of burritos that remind you exactly how far from Mexico we really are.

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8. These terrifying pokémon “fish balls,” gotta catch e’m all (dem food poisonings)

9. Milo-flavored everything.

10. Nature Valley bars…PLOT TWIST?!

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Take a breath and breathe deeply…these are still American I swear!  As shown by the high-so 29 baht price tag(almost $1) for one.  Fancy ~imported~ Nature Valley bars.

11. Every kind of sweetened-condensed milk your dying arteries could possibly desire.

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It’s the Franks’ Red Hot of Thailand.  They put this shit in EVERYTHING.

12. “Salad cream”

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This is the Thai/Asian way of saying “salad dressing.”  The first time I heard one of our Phillippino teachers say it I thought it was a mistake.  The real mistake is that someone actually thought it was an appetizing idea to name things “salad cream” instead of salad dressing.  And by dressing I mean the Thai version; AKA mayo.  BLECHHH

13. Vitamin gift baskets

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So confusing that I don’t even have commentary.

14. “Mister Potato” purple potato crisps.

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Yes, ladies and gentleman, Thailand EVEN knocks off Pringles.  And they one-up pringles with trendy health-foodie friendly purple potatoes.

15. Hot dogs so appetizing they make you want to go vegan.

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They forgot the “chili” with the chili cheese.  And based on the invention of the “cheese sausage waffle” I’d say it’s a good guess that the creative department at Thailand 7/11 is either a stoner or pregnant.

16. Pork Hot bun

IMG_4066.jpgThe best part about this item is that in the states Asian-fusion food using bao buns is super trendy.  In my intern days in the up & coming West Loop Chicago I had a few tacos on bao buns.  Thailand – always on top of dem trends.

Have you ever been to a Thai 7/11?  What anomalies did you see?

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