Saturday, June 1, 2024

In the Proust aisle

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Elaine says that these madeleines bring back memories of Wal-Mart.

Related reading
All OCA Proust posts (Pinboard) : Madeleine (With the beginning of the key Proust passage)

[Photograph from May 31. Notice the expiration date.]

comments: 6

Fresca said...

The expiration date was in fact the first thing I noticed! I mean after I noticed that they were madeleines. That’s like the expired bakery at the thrift store where I worked – – even though it was expired you could probably eat it for another year or so before it turned into a rock

Michael Leddy said...

The store is being redone, so these might have been left out at full price through carelessness. They do have a big display of baked stuff at half price. I'm surprised to see these at Wal-Mart at any price – maybe it's the Starbucks influence.

Anonymous said...

oh! i will need to see if my walmart carries these. our local walmart was redone during the last year and it turned out quite nice. they actually ended up relocating some of the departments which turned out to be a good idea.

at some point i will go back and re-read monsieur proust.


Michael Leddy said...

They looked good, which makes me think the baking is outsourced. Maybe they're the same stuff sold at Starbucks (?).

Tororo said...

When soaked in tea, even the most expired madeleines again exhale their fragrance from the past.

Michael Leddy said...

Very nice. : )