Monday, February 1, 2010

Shopping in Honduras

Vanilla Shelves in grocery! Yum! We buy our vanilla down here and it lasts till we travel to Honduras the next time. You do have to be careful and read the labels, some are extended with agua (water). You can usually use 1/2 the amount called for in a recipe since this is pure vanilla.
My very FAVORITE drink in Honduras....Orange Mirinda (a pepsi product in Central America). This stuff is soooo good and I can't begin to tell you how much I drank. Greg and I bought one of these big bottles once a day and they were enjoyed fully. I brought one bottle home to save and enjoy one day this summer...if it lasts that long!
Case of tomatoes from the Farmers Market in San Pedro Sula. They looked great and the first couple tasted great, but they put the unripe ones underneath the gorgeous tomatoes.

My favorite fruit is cantaloupe and its in season in Honduras right now. We could buy them for 50 cents each! And they were soooooooo good. I ate too many and loved every bite of them.

Grocery shopping down there is such a challenge and so interesting. The local women shop every day for their families and many foods are packaged in small increments. Most have no power, so that means no refrigeration. Packages of bacon, lunch meat, cheeses, etc are opened and repacked into day-size packages. Our grocery carts are "eye opening" for them because we have to buy so much everyday. Shopping for 40-5o people takes alot of food.

More pictures tomorrow!


  1. What does that soda taste like? Is it like our orange soda? Great pics.

  2. Oh it is much orange-er...if thats a word. The orange flavor is pretty intense and not as much carbonation as a pepsi or coke. It is nothing like a fanta orange. The closest I can come to it here is in the Mexican/ethnic section at the grocery..they have an orange drink there that is close. Also, its sweetened with sugar and not HFCS. All the soft drinks down there are including coke and pepsi.

  3. I saw some coke at Costco the other day and it said it was from Mexico and had real sugar. How funny.


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