Question: Where Can I Find Couscous?
I would like to make couscous, but cannot find it anywhere. Can you tell me where in my supermarket I should look for couscous?
Answer: Couscous has grown in popularity over the past few years, so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding it in a "chain" supermarket. I would first check in the rice/grains aisle in your supermarket. This is where couscous is usually stocked at most of the grocery stores I have visited.
If you can't find couscous there, I would next try the ethnic food section. Now, I have seen some stores group ethnic foods all together or separately in different aisles. For example, I have seen latin foods over by the taco kits and Japanese foods over by the soy sauces in the ketchup aisle. I have seen couscous stacked next to Jewish/kosher foods and also by German foods.
Still can't find couscous? Try the pasta aisle. It really shouldn't be there because couscous isn't really a pasta, but some supermarkets think it is best suited for that aisle.
Finally, if all else fails, try the internet. You can find a ton of grocers online who sell couscous and at competitive prices. Don't give up, though! Couscous is a delicious food and you really don't want to miss out!