Shopping for food in China is an interesting experience. When looking at a foodstuff, bread for example your mind calls up a mental preconception of what it’s going to taste like. Based on this you then decide if you’re going to buy it.
The only trouble with this is that here in China the idea of what the food will taste like is usually completely wrong.
We end up with squidgy dough when we’re expecting hard sweets strange beans when we’re expecting chocolate ice-cream and all manner of other wrong tasting foods. It certainly makes things an interesting experience!