Category Archives: groceries

Food Prices – Precios de Alimentos: Aug – Ag 2014

This is our third food price index.  We shop around a little bit but in general the stores we buy at have the best prices, discounts, promotions and quality.

In order to offer the most unbiased inflation index the prices of the respective food categories were taken from the same stores.  We have also included a few items from the government “basket”.  These items prices are set by the government.

We would also add that we do all dairy and deli shopping at Carrefour on Mondays and Tuesdays where we earn a 30% credit.  We buy our cooking oil, white flour, yeast and mate at Carrefour with our coupons every month.

Fruit and vegetable prices were taken from “Frutería y Verdulería Ayacucho“.

Bulk, “health” food products prices were taken from “Dietética Tomy“.

Meat prices were taken from “Frigorífico El Santiagueño“.

Dairy and deli prices are a sample of the prices that Carrefour offers.

Eggs were purchased at Coto.

Este es nuestro tercer índice de precios en alimentos.   Comparamos precios y elegimos las tiendas, asi finalmente compramos dónde encontramos: mejores precios, descuentos, promociones y calidad.

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Food Prices – Precios de Alimentos: Jul 2014

This is our second simple food price index.  In order to offer the most unbiased inflation index the prices of the respective food categories were taken from the same stores.  The stores that we took price samples from were the stores with the best prices that we have found in Buenos Aires.

Fruit and vegetable prices were taken from “Frutería y Verdulería Ayacucho“.

Bulk, “health” food products prices were taken from “Diética Tomy“.

Meat prices were taken from “Frigorífico El Santiagueño“.

Dairy and deli prices are a sample of the prices that Carrefour offers.

Eggs were purchased at Coto.

Este es nuestro segundo índice de precios de comidas.    Para poder ofrecer un imparcial indice inflacionario de los diferentes alimentos, éstos precios fueron obtenidos en cada mercado.  Los negocios donde tomamos los precios fueron aquellos dónde encontramos las mejores ofertas. 

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Ayres Insider: How To Make Dulce de Leche

How To Make Home Made Dulce de Leche.

Como Preparar Dulce de Leche Casero

Some people pay a lot of money for ‘authentic’ dulce de leche.

Algunas personas pagan mucho dinero por “autentico” dulce de leche.

In the past dulce de leche was made with milk and sugar.  Today commercial brands use many other ingredients other than sugar and milk, i.e. corn syrup.

En el pasado el dulce de leche se hacia con leche y azucar.  Hoy las marcas comerciales usan mas ingredientes ademas del azucar y la leche, por ejemplo jarabe de maiz.

 Dulce de Leche is easy to make.

Dulce de Leche es muy facil de hacer.

Nestle Leche Condensada - dulce de leche

Leche Condensada is the ingredient you will need to make dulce de leche.

First you need to buy a can of condensed milk. You probably want to use an old pot to boil it in.

Primero compra una lata de leche condensada.  Probablemente quiera usar una vieja cacerola para hervir la lata.

Boil  the can of condensed milk for two hours making sure to keep the can submerged under the boiling water throughout the process.

Can of Condensed Milk in a Pot of Boiling Water

You probably want to use an old pot

Hierva la lata por dos horas cuidando que este siempre sumergida en el agua hirviendo durante la coccion.

Afterwards use a can opener to get to the dulce de leche and have a glass jar or some kind of container handy to transfer it into.

Luego abra la lata de dulce de leche y tenga listo un pote de vidrio o similar para poner el dulce alli.

Dulce de leche - freshly opened can

Fresh dulce de leche

In Argentina, banana and dulce de leche is a classic.  Dulce de leche is a little bit sweet for us so we mix it with home made yogurt.

En Argentina, banana con dulce de leche es un clasico.  Como el dulce de leche es un poco empalagoso para nosotros lo mezclamos con yogurt casero.

Home made yogurt, home made dulce de leche, and banana

Mix and serve. Yum!

Dulce de leche - banana - yogurt

Dulce de leche with yogurt and banana

Mezcla y servir. Que rico!

Los Angelitos de Boedo

Los Angelitos de Boedo sells meats, fruit and vegetables, and other groceries.  Their specialties are home made sausages and blood sausages that are the best we have tried in Buenos Aires.Los Angelitos de Boedo Los Angelitos de Boedo venden carne, frutas y verduras, y otra cosas.  Su especialidad son chorizos y morcillas caseras que son las mejores que hemos probado en Buenos Aires.

Frigorífico El Santiagueño

El SantiaguenoFrigorífico El Santiagueño sells really good meat for a really good price.  Their establishment in exceptionally clean.  They are friendly and they deliver.

 

 Frigorífico El Santiagueño vende muy buena carne por un muy bueno precio.  El establecimiento es excepcionalmente limpio.  Son amigables y hacen envios.

Lacteos Lunes

Sometimes I shop at large retailers such as Walmart or Carrefour.  Although I haven’t seen any hard facts to back up my assertions I will share what I believe to be most large retailers basic strategy.  They sell some products below cost to get you in the door so that they can therefore sell most of their other products at a profit.  This is referred to as a loss leader pricing strategy.  I think their strategy centers around the fact that most people just do not have the time or the inclination to check prices and shop around.

Carrefour

I buy my dairy products at Carrefour on Mondays – “Lacteos Lunes” – where they give customers a coupon for a 30% discount on their next visit.  It is the best deal on dairy that I have found in Buenos Aires so far.