Found: Pepperidge Farm cookies!

Now available for your dunking pleasure at a Monoprix near you!

Pepperidge Farm, owned by the Campbell Soup Company, introduced a new campaign in 2007 with the theme “Connecting through cookies.” The campaign directs you to their Web site, artofthecookie.com, which is designed to help women — Pepperidge Farm's target audience — improve their social lives.

Found: V8!

V8® 100% Vegetable Juice has been spotted in both cans and 50 cl bottles at Carrefour and Monoprix.

A uniquely satisfying blend of eight vegetable juices is vitamin-rich and helps you get two servings of vegetables in every nutritious 8-ounce glass for your balanced lifestyle. All this for 50 calories per serving and half the carbs of orange juice!

V8 100% Vegetable Juice is now certified by the American Heart Association.

Did you know?

V8 is owned by the Campbell Soup Company, as are the following brands available in France:

Liebig is the leading aseptic soup brand in France. Liebig soups are packaged in shelf-stable cartons, the fastest growing segment of the French soup market. This packaging, popular throughout France in food categories such as milk, sauces and juices, adds a new level of convenience for consumers.

In 1953, France was introduced to its first-chicken flavored dry soup under the Royco brand. Since then, Royco has introduced various dry soups to France with its Minute Soup products. Royco Minute Soup features five product lines to meet the needs of diverse consumers throughout France: Classiques, Moulinées, Exotiques, Crémeuses, Les Génereuses and Gourmandise.

One of the oldest brands in France, Lesieur is a leading brand for mayonnaise and other ready-made dressings and condiments. The Lesieur product line includes traditional mayonnaise and salad dressings in addition to innovative mustard-mayonnaise combination products and tomato-based condiments.

Best burgers in Lyon: Ninkasi

There are some days you just need an American hamburger. (Disagree? Maybe you'd be more interested in the post on vegetarian restaurants in Lyon.) If a hamburger is what you're after, make your way to the nearest Ninkasi. Locals go for the live music and casual atmosphere. American expats go for the crispy fries and burgers cooked to order - even rare, if you want. Try finding that in the US these days!

1 r Henri IV 69002 LYON

267 r Marcel Mérieux 69007 LYON

22 r Ferrandière 69002 LYON

27 r Arbre sec 69001 LYON

6 av Henri Barbusse 69100 VILLEURBANNE

Boulangerie Ninkasi
75 r Bellecombe 69008 LYON

All photos (c) Ninkasi.fr

Found: Kettle chips!

Kettle Foods is an international manufacturer of potato chips and other snack foods based in Salem, Oregon. As of 2006 they were the largest natural potato chip brand in the US - and now you can buy their Lightly Salted chips at Monoprix!

Just select potatoes, sunflower oil and sea salt. No artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or MSG. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and kosher.