Thursday, January 31, 2008

Grocery shopping..

The other day, I went grocery shopping with my new host mom. We went to one of the stores that has some American products. I was surprised at the prices of some of these products. See if you can guess the prices of these...

Let me give you some time to think about this while I give you some thinking music...
(hum to the tune of the jeopary theme song...)
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I was surprised to see some of these items in the store in the first place, but they were there amongst the various Venezuelan grocery items, some I recognized, some I didn't. Anyway, here are the prices of those items, roughly translated from the Venezuelan currency...
Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing (and other salad dressings)- $6 for a small bottle
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese- $6
Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter 12 oz jar- $13
Motts Apple Juice 32 oz bottle- $15
Needless to say, I think I will be sticking with some of my favorite Venezuelan foods for the time being.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh my. NOT the peanut butter, too! That would be our family splurge.

Glad to "see" you where you are and hope you are transitioning well. = )