So, the other night, Mikael comes home with a packet of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. For me. Bought in 7-Eleven. And while this is no big thing, usually, I must add that Reese's products have never been widely available here before. Only at the American Shop, or the American aisle at Super Best Hellerup. And even though I adore the damn fattening things, I am used to only tasting them once or twice a year, when my mother brings me some. But now, I can go down to 7-Eleven whenever and buy them? I'm not quite sure I like that they're so readily available. I don't like it when things we regard as special suddenly go off and become everyday. Because then they seem to lose their appeal.
Mikael was in California for the first time some years ago, where he tasted his first Sierra Nevada Indian Pale Ale. It instantly became his favorite beer. Obviously, back then there was only Tuborg and Carlsberg to be had in Denmark, and he so wished he could find it here. Then one day he did. A small specialty beer boutique opened on Vesterbro, and there it was, with its unmistakable green paper. S.N. Indian Pale Ale. And all of a sudden, it wasn't so special anymore. Still tasted great of course, but all of a sudden not something he had to have.
You know, this may seem hypocritical, because I am seriously thankful that I can buy Ben & Jerry's here. Danish ice cream (flødeis) tastes like cold fat in a bowl, and I do not like. But somethings I would prefer to keep "special", aka not readily available. Especially Reese's. Because even though it tastes good, it is not exactly what I would classify as a high quality product, so why exactly should we be importing it?
What do y'all think? Do you have a "special" product? Do you think it would become less special if you could just buy it whenever you wanted?