There is a small chain of supermarkets aptly named “Lucky.” It carries many groceries from the United States, but it is legend among expats here for its high prices.
Although Lucky carries items such Skippy peanut butter, Barilla pasta and Haagan-Dasz ice cream, we have to dig deep to pay for such things.
For instance, a small jar of Skippy runs $4.90. A small container of Hagaan-Dasz goes for as much as $18 — that’s not a typo — and 1.1 pounds of Barilla spaghetti is ours for $2. I purchased a small jar of Hellman’s light mayonnaise for $4.30. When I buy a five-ounce can of Bumble Bee solid white tuna fish with spring water, I pay $2.60, not bad, all things considered.
Much of the paltry selection of important cheese is sold by the hundred grams, or less than a quarter pound, for very high prices.
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