beautiful cherry tomatos that were perfect and check out the container
just rediculus and way cheaper then at home for sure
translation - nature protected crops - now that is smart and the right way
fresh baked bread (cheaper then the processed American garbage imported - and tastes better)
I usually buy large blocks of cheese or deli slices but sometimes we try something different like this cheese that comes thinly sliced and is sort of like a havarti
ok 3 bucks and the box is full and fresh - only 3 bucks - easy 6 at home for the healthy stuff
we dont always have this but if you want good salami the europeans have it for sure
2.50 - for real yellow butter - not a pale tasteless block that is 4 bucks
definitely a favorite - instead of tortillas we have crepes - and I am picky about crepes - these are super thin and do not taste like egg - very important. Ronan has declared we eat Nutella with crepes here, Nutella with bread in Colorado and Nutella on a tortilla in Mexico and if you mix it up - well that is just bad luck.
can't live without these - amazingly fresh for 1.50
fresh bread toasted, some real butter melted and sprinkle these on top - childhood favorite. Like they say the dutch love their treats
and this one is special - basil butter made by our neighbor Hans - it is amazing - super strong garlic and basil (great for the immune system) perfect on fresh baguette, crackers, sandwiches or tossed in pasta -YUMMMY -
and back to those beautiful fresh Cherry tomatos (wish they were from the garden but we are in the midst of regrowing some tomatos as the last ones were attacked by snails and I think a fungus from all the rain we had).
So as you can see there are many wonderful items to fill your grocery cart with on the island. Many people who are in school here will say it is soooo expensive - well - yes it CAN be - but it can be completely reasonable - if you stay away from the pre-made processed foods and the imported American items you will save yourself a ton of money. We are not perfec,t we splurge on a bag of Doritos or a small container of Haagen Daz ice cream (the local brand Aetna is much cheaper and very good but it is so rich it gives our family instant belly aches) here and there but a majority of the time I buy products from places other then the US. The food tastes better and is cheaper (I wont get on my soap box regarding US food and the health issues of the states this time). Cook your food from fresh produce and basic ingrediants and it will taste better and save you money.