It cracks me up the random things they seem to have picked to advertise. People miss strange things when they move away. They might've had Pineapple Crush once a year on a hot summer day, and suddenly they need one with every meal.
BTW, at the risk of preaching at you about something that is also completely normal in Nova Scotia (I don't know), give bakeapple jam a try if you get the chance. It's sssooo tart. It almost makes your face squish eating it. Delicious.
Never heard of "Essence Ginger Beverage" before. Misread one sign as "Homeless Salt Cod Fillets". Our Snowballs and Caramel Logs are actually Scottish imports. What's with "Franco American Spaghetti-O's"? Do we have different Spaghetti-O's than on the mainland?
Pease pudding and salt beef, though. I don't really cook, so I did without when I lived away most of the time. I had dreams about those two. Jiggs at least one Sunday a month these days.