Monday, August 1, 2016
On her recent visit with us...
So I got to wondering whether I could find these delectables on Amazon. Yes, of course! I noticed that the word “Wawel” appeared on each piece of candy, and it had the little ® after it (for registered trademark). I guessed that Wawel was a brand or maker, and searched for it in food. Voila! Lots of Wawel products available on Amazon.
Not so very many years ago, a product like this would only have been available through a specialty store (likely in a big city), or through a specialty mail-order catalog (likely one catering to Polish immigrants). It would have been a real challenge to locate a source, and the price would have been high, too (specialty stores generally have lower turnovers, and therefore must have higher profit margins – and higher prices). Today all it took was about 30 seconds of brand identification and a few keystrokes on my web browser – and now I know I can order these any time I want them, and at quite a reasonable price, too!