Helps the medicine go down. A spoonful of syrup, real syrup, will help the taxman’s revenue go up as quickly as your blood pressure. Nearly five hundred pesos for just under a litre?! It is organic, I suppose. Imported goods are never cheap. Or am I completely out of touch with maple syrup pricing up north these days?
I read a comment on a blog somewhere recently, asking about the availability of proper maple syrup. I remember one answer being to look in Sams Club. Another answer, so I discovered, is to pop into the Green Corner shop between Metros Taxquena and Miguel angel de Quevado. But you’d have to be both a big fan of the stuff, and have some liquid gold of your own in your wallet, to fork out for it.
It can be a job tracking down tasty treats from home, especially if home is the wrong side of the Atlantic. I’ve found Colmans mustard, albeit in powder form. Superama has of late taken to stocking a limited range of Asda products, including currys. Horseradish Sauce can also be found.
But Marmite, Jaffa Cakes and custard powder….sadly not. Although I have a pretty healthy stack of the latter, though not the first two. I’m hopefully getting a shipment soon though, just in time for Christmas. Not through one of the extortionately expensive Ex Pat online stores though. It’s a good cheaper to get a friend do the deed. Perhaps I’ll add Mince Pies to the list…