There is a Mexican bakery chain down the street from me--it has great breads and coffees and lots of free-trade and organic faire. They also have Pan de Muerto right now--Day of the Dead bread. It is meant to be taken to the cemetary and eaten at the gravesites of lost loved ones. it's a sugar-coated sweet bread, with 'bones' of pastry laid on top of the bun--quite tasty might be breaking some out for Dia de Los muertos this year.
I was taking my Summer grades to the Registrar's office today (yes, it's still done old school pen-n-ink style) and was offered some Chinese chewing gum by one of the office workers. it was interesting packaging--overly obsessed with delivering a piece of gum that hadn't been touched by human hands--it involved lifting an inside section and letting it fall---a single piece of gum would 'appear.' Interesting how our diets are increasingly global and a complicated mix of old ideas and new technologies.