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Plums and more

Not ice cream sticks.

Not ice cream sticks.

Plums, strawberries, mangos and, of course, bananas seem to be the most popular fruit in the market right now. Plums and strawberries cost Q5/lb, more or less. Mangos vary from Q1 each to 2 for Q5 depending on size, type and how you act. I say how you act because I have seldom been treated to Gringo prices even though I am clearly a Gringo. It tends to be more like if you act like you have a good idea what the price should be, you will get quoted a reasonable price.

If I am looking at something new, fruit that just came into season for example, I will usually ask the price in a couple of places. If the place is selling something of a known price, I will ask the price for both the known and the new item. That helps tell me if I am getting real prices.

So, what does the photo have to do with the post? Well, we know what strawberries look like but after leaving the market I stopped at Chalo’s supermarket to pick up a couple of things. This is a specialized product that caught my eye. I am used to ice cream or popsicle sticks. I don’t think I have ever made a popsicle in my life but I have bought them for crafts projects, to spread glue and to make a bobbin to wind a torodial coil. But, here, we have chocobanana sticks. Not good for those other projects because of their shape but great to impale fruit — bananas, pineapple, strawberries and more.

1 comment to Plums and more

  • awesome! i have been looking at all the plums in the streos and wondering what new i can male. your description of moist and dense sold me. buying plums today, hopefully making cake asap!

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