Items out of stock

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  • A few weeks ago, having run out of cardamom pods, I headed to Armenia to restock and they said there is a cardamom shortage. I visited other Armenian places in the area and I always got the same answer “too pricey, no longer getting imported”. Even my Indian spice guy in Belgrano said that his importers have dropped several items from their catalogue (cardamom, Indonesian and Indian cinnamon, turmeric, asafoetida etc.)

    I was lucky to find a cardamom jar on ML that should last until winter (my next trip abroad).,

    Cardamom Pods vs. Cardamom Seeds – RawSpiceBar


    Serafina is rather picky with her food and stopped eating a local brand (Home Made Delights) all of a sudden, so I turned to Fancy Feast pouches by Purina, which is imported from Brasil.


    However, since October it has been harder and harder to find. “Está en falta”, I was told. I scoured the last supplies in October and today we have officially run out of our stock.

    I have been monitoring ML and all I could find last week was 6x 50g cans for 328.000 pesos. Yes, one dollar per gram!!

    It was gone the next day.


    Fancy Feast Pouch - Her´s Pet


    She has a fungus on her whisker since Dec 31 and the vet has recommended to keep feeding her the same food as fungus can be due to change in her diet. I had begun introducing her to a different brand, locally produced, since there was no sign of Fancy Feast in sight.


    The fungus has been spreading despite the vet-prescribed treatment, and now she has to change her diet all of a sudden. Can I say I hate Argentina, now?


    I keep browsing Amazon.it and the selection is overwhelming. Here in Argentina it is very limited. Germany produces many brands of pet food, from cheap to premium, that get sold throughout Europe.

    Even on instagram, cat influencers share recipes of home made cat food with supplements and ingredients that are unheard of here.


    Maybe I should send Serafina to Europe to give her a better/healthier life!

  • Been quite common for certain products to disappear from the supermarket shelves here over the last year or two. Can take weeks or months or not at all for them to reappear. I always said to the missus it's probably because the producers won't sell them the item at the price the supermarket chain is prepared to pay. This isn't just for imported goods either.


    Does your cat like plain boiled fish or chicken serafina? When I couldn't get Tigre her pouch of Whiskas I just used to give her that and she liked it.

  • serafina , is it only Argentina that isn’t getting the cat food that you need? If Uruguay stores stock them, maybe a day trip to Colonia could solve the problem? I’m thinking a rolling carryon and a big backpack could hold quite a bit.


    I know this is a really vexing problem!

  • serafina , is it only Argentina that isn’t getting the cat food that you need? If Uruguay stores stock them, maybe a day trip to Colonia could solve the problem? I’m thinking a rolling carryon and a big backpack could hold quite a bit.


    I know this is a really vexing problem!

    I have thought about it, but I am also afraid that they will get confiscated at customs. A friend travelled to Uruguay, where he bought two wooden stool. While driving back to Argentina, he was almost confiscated the stools because, apparently, you cannot bring in furniture. WTF?!

  • I remember having our carryons searched for food items when we flew to Punta del Este. But food items in tins are a different category of food for import: while Argentina won’t let me bring chilled or frozen Louisiana shrimp, I could bring in a truckload of tinned shrimp, tuna, etc.


    It might be worth checking.

  • When we used to fly into Ezeiza from the UK the first few times they'd search a lot of bags when exiting baggage reclaim. The missus always told me to go first with the trolley and act daft if asked questions. Was always gestured to move on through to the exit.

  • Ezeiza used to operate a traffic light system as I recall. Press the button and if it went red you got searched. If it went green you were through unhindered.

    Last time I arrived through Ezeiza, the button-light pole was still in place. However, it was no longer being pushed. Instead, a lady instructed passengers through which line go through. Putting up my dumbest face when she told me which was my line maybe helped. I speak strictly Spanish at the duty free, and strictly English at customs. :th_giggle01: