Sultan Center Haul (Jan 2021)

Out of all the grocery stores in Kuwait, my favorite was The Sultan Center!

The Soug Sharg/Souq Sharq branch, to be more exact.

I knew the layout by heart.

I’d walk in, wheeling my shopping cart through the fresh produce aisle at the entrance, making a mental note of all the things I’d circle back for (mainly those lil apples).

Usually, I’d place the frozen stuff and fresh produce stuff in my shopping cart last, so they wouldn’t melt or defrost or wilt or spoil or whatever.

I’d skip the organic stuff aisle (eww healthy stuff) up until I got to the personal care aisle and snag some makeup remover, cotton pads, face wash, etc… The other side would have shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, facing each other.

I’d skip the cleaning supplies aisle up until I got to the cooking stuff aisle (sauces and other condiments). I’d grab a few tins of baked beans or a box of pasta or whatever else I was craving. Then move on on to the next aisle and fill up my cart accordingly.

Eventually, I’d make it to the cookies and biscuits aisle which would be facing the chocolates aisle and on the other side, the candy aisle facing the potato chips aisle.

I’d check for my beloved Coco Mojo in the unrefrigerated drinks section before hitting up the refrigerated section (all the way towards the end) where I’d grab some bacon, smoked turkey, fruit yogurt, etc… and work my way back to the fresh produce aisle (walking freezer-side to keep an eye out for ice-cream or frozen pizza that looked particularly yummy).

Finally, I’d circle back to the fresh produce aisle, pick up some grapes or apples or whatever my latest recipe called for, and head towards the checkout counter.

Sadly, that’s all out the window because they renovated the place and the entire layout is completely different now!

The frozen section is right across the fresh produce section (which is convenient tbh) but I don’t like the rest of the layout :(

I noticed the renovations starting around April but before that, I hit up Sultan Center in January.

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Saveco Haul (July)

Saveco happens to be directly on my way home from The Avenues, but usually I’ll ignore it and just keep driving (because after running around The Avenues, all I wanna’ do is just get back home). However, I had run out of some of my new-found favorite snackage from my previous visit to Saveco (dis) and needed to replenish my stock. So I made a quick stop at Saveco! Sadly, I ended up with more than a few duds this time.

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Sultan Center Small Haul (June)

Realizing that I’d forgotten to pick up Shampoo (which was one of the main reasons I’d gone to City Center, in the first place), I headed towards Sultan Center.

I needed some sort of “Deep Cleansing” Shampoo (I don’t feel that my hair is clean unless it squeaks, and all these “no poo” and “low sulfate” shampoos just don’t make mah herr squeak) and at this point, any would do! Since I was still in Salmiya, I made my way towards that branch (the one across from Al Bustan Mall and Fanar Mall and whatever else).

Basically, I was literally right next to Sultan Center Salmiya (during this nonsense) and then drove all the way to City Center Salmiya (dis) and then drove all the way back to Sultan Center Salmiya. Smart! The total for this entire haulage was KD 10/700.

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Sultan Center Haulage (April)

I stopped by Sultan Center (Souq Sharq) because I’d run out of my new favorite psuedo-coffee drink (Torabika) and neither I nor any of my friends or family could seem to find it anywhere. I was just as unsuccessful at Sultan Center, which was why I ended up getting x2 sachets of Nescafe Gold Cappuccino and x2 sachets of Nescafe Gold Double Chocolate Mocha to tide me over.

Since I was there anyway, I stocked up on some snackage (which was why I’ve been regaining weight lol)! Most of this stuff was “spotted” earlier in my previous Sultan Center post (here) and some of it was hauled earlier as well (here).

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KitKat Coconut

My cousin’s cat (he’d named her Trouble lol) had just given birth to 3 beautiful kittens (1 female in a patchwork of black and brown and 2 all-white males). All 3 were just so darn cuuute! While watching them walk (or bounce, rather), I couldn’t help but think of cotton-balls (because they were just so fluffy lol).

The female kitten was such a scaredy-cat (literally, lol)! Any time anyone would visit my cousin, she’d run and hide and refuse to come out until they’d left, which was a bummer, because she looked the cutest and I would’ve loved to play with her, but I didn’t want her to have a heart attack either. Meanwhile, the other two male kittens (who were absolutely gorgeous, mind you) walked side-by-side with such purpose and intent, you’d think they were exploring the Serengeti, not my cousin’s living room, or more specifically, his couch lol They practically looked like tiny lions! Just watching those two balls of fluff “prowling” around the place, melted my heart repeatedly over the course of my visit! They were just so stinkin’ cute! ♥

As such, I was pretty much living at my cousin’s place.

During one of those visits, I was stuffing my face in his kitchenette, when I stumbled upon a box of KitKat in the flavor Coconut. Honestly, I wasn’t all that intrigued (I’m not big on chocolate). However, he kept insisting I try one. So, I did. It was surprisingly really, really good!

Being the glutton that I am, I asked him (I’m shameless lol) if I could take one more (to inhale at my leisure, back home). He insisted I take two (isn’t he a sweetie? … despite dis lol). Ever since then, I’ve been on the lookout for KitKat Coconut (which surprise, surprise isn’t stocked at my local co-op). I have spotted them and purchased them at Sultan Center since, though. They had a whole bunch of new(er) KitKat flavors, but I was only interested in KitKat Coconut.

If you happen to spot KitKat Coconut, do give it a try!