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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Monday, November 17, 2008

CCC and CC

CCC is the local grocery store, pronounced "Say Say Say".
It is an amazing store!
We used to shop there 8, 9 and 10 years ago and it was ok.
It wasn't amazing.
It is now amazing.
It now has loads of gringo products!
Amazing loads of gringo products!
Red Hill bread products, Tabasco Chipotle Sauce, dill pickles, bleu cheese, feta, Lawry's Garlic Salt, English muffins, smoked gouda, pita bread, celery seed, dill, Skippy Super Chunk Peanut Butter, Cheese Itz, Starbucks French Roast whole bean coffee, blah, blah, blah.
Those "years ago" we would be thrilled just to find cheddar cheese.
With the mass of gringos coming here, CCC started carrying all these items we could never find before.
Every time I go I wander a couple of aisles in awe.
Awe aisles I now call them.

And yes, sometimes you pay the premium.
I learned on the peanut butter to check the price.
I thought it was a little over 40 pesos.
Turned out it was a little over 70 pesos.
Back to rationing the peanut butter.

Well, Wayne of "Capricorn Cat" (the "CC" of the post title) went down the awe aisle of wine.
And didn't check the prices...
Price checking machine was broken (which is why I did NOT buy those Starbucks coffee beans yesterday...)
So he ended up with a couple bottles of wine that were over 330 pesos!
$33 US dollars!
DOH!
So he opened one last night as we were saying our goodbyes...




They are headed across to the mainland today!


And a little inside joke for "Capricorn Cat Shit"...
Wayne, work on not saying "shit" so much.
Or I will officially change your boat name to "Cat Shit".
Bye Guys ~ safe and fun trip!

10 comments:

Jomamma said...

Do you want a bag of Starbucks coffee???? I have a connection!

Overboard said...

Oooh. You've got lovely hair.

townsendtales said...

Is that $7 for peanut butter!!??? But you can get it right? And it isn't 75% sugar. I remember Rizo's in PV - lots of US products but you never could count on it so you had to buy what you saw when you saw it. Bet that is the same for you. Makes for hoarding, eh???

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Are you driving the beans down jomamma? ;)
Actually the hair is a curly knotty rat's nest for the most part, but thanks!
The peanut butter was probably $6 US for a small jar, but at least it was available. Some things are great prices - just have to check, because the item is never in front of the right price sign...
I remember Rizo's too! Always an adventure going there and yes consistantly inconsistant in what they had on the shelves.
And once a cruiser always a hoarder.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Sometimes US$33 a bottle can be worth it. Sometimes not. I'm hoping yours was the former!

Nice to see the cheese with the apple. Have you tried blue cheese with apples? Very very very tasty.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Hmmmmm, instead of Cat Shit, how's abouts calling the boat CCC. Capricorn Cat Crap?

JOKING BTW!

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

On our cruiser's budget, I need to be spending $4 US a bottle. But this was Wayne's mistake so I partook (is that a word?). It was nice but not $33 US nice.
Yes - bleu cheese is great with an apple. Peanut butter too.
And I like the new name for Cap Cat, because crap is one of my favorite words!
And for you other readers, Alaskan Dave is doing posts about cheese on his food blog right now - check it out!

Jomamma said...

That's a fantastic idea, "Honey I've got to drive a pot of coffee over to Mexico, be back in a few days... Jolea, you going with?"

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Bring some wine too jomamma. Don't make the trip just for one pot of coffee. And you can just leave Jolea here, so she can clean and bake those brownies for us.

Jomamma said...

Make as list and I'll be the delivery service for you... and yes I'll bring Jolea, she's an awesome bartender. Makes the BEST martinis, and I've heard the best margaritas too.