Pickles, gherkins and imported food

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  • We paid a visit to the Jumbo near the Mosque for a taste of imported stuff. There was a huge display of pickles, sour and sweet, hot and not. Price was about 4 to 5 USD per jar.


    First two hours at the parking were free of charge. Of course, we overstayed by 15' and had to pay 960 pesos (1 hour of parking). Feels dumb to have to pay to access a shopping center. Now I see why people park on the Avenidas around it, instead. Plus, the place is massive, so the whole point is to want you stay there half a day, not less than 120'.


    Some imported stuff was decently priced, some was outrageous like Italian tomato sauce for 9300 pesos a bottle. There was a cheaper one for 6600, which I will drink straight (a sort of an alcohol free bloody mary).





  • serafina

    Changed the title of the thread from “Pickles, gherkin and” to “Pickles, gherkins and imported food”.
  • The missus buys items from New Garden that aren't available to buy here out in the sticks. I was tempted to get a bottle of this but as I rarely use it I declined.

    Pricey but they do offer an excellent delivery service. :thumbup:

    Salsa Inglesa Worcestershire Sauce Lea & perrins 150 ml
    Es un condimento líquido fermentado, usado como saborizante de salsas (sobre todo en la cocina inglesa). Se elabora a base de vinagre, salsa de soja,…
    newgarden.com.ar

  • You should have seen the price for ONE lint roller - $4333 pesos! Wtf?!

    I bought & brought a reusable lint roller from Italy, but the adhesive one just works better. We have new towels in the STR and the blue ones are shedding like Serafina in Spring, so I am looking for a cheaper option on ML.

  • The missus buys items from New Garden that aren't available to buy here out in the sticks. I was tempted to get a bottle of this but as I rarely use it I declined.

    Pricey but they do offer an excellent delivery service. :thumbup:

    https://newgarden.com.ar/salsa…e-lea-perrins-150-ml.html

    New Garden is a nice place with lots of good things, but that is a VERY small bottle of Lea & Perrins for USD$11. We’d pay half that for a bottle twice the size in the US, so even with the killer import situation, I’d expect a little bottle like that to cost $4-$5 here. I’ll bet it could be found for less in Barrio Chino.