One of the things I love about traveling to different countries is finding strange and interesting drugstore products I’ve never seen before in the states.
Since I often can’t read the language, I usually have to rely on pictures and photos to determine what to do with the products. From the picture, this Japanese drugstore find looked really good. It seemed like these would heat up my feet with bamboo and ginger, which I thought would be perfect after a day of walking through Tokyo streets.
I waited for awhile, but didn’t feel anything. I wondered if I was doing something wrong. Finally I hopped online and tried to figure out what these things were and how to use them…and I discovered that my exciting self-heating foot pads were actually “detox foot pads.”
They are supposed to rid your body of toxins while you sleep. Aha – that explains the moon in the upper left-hand corner of the package, and also the strange brown square on the back side.
Boo! I just bought a total dud of a product. Guess I’ll have to keep trying…
What’s your favorite international drugstore find? Have you ever bought any total duds by mistake?