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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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Food Prices – Precios de Alimentos: Jun 2014

This is our first very 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 “Dietética Tomy“.

Meat prices were taken from “Frigorífico El Santiagueño“.

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

Eggs were purchased at Coto.

Este es nuestro primer y sencillo 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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Fiambrería Martes – Deli Tuesdays

Paladini panceta ahumada - bacon

Bacon ‘Argentina’ style – Panceta ahumada estilo argentino

Carrefour offers their best prices of the week on deli products on Tuesdays.  The promotion includes cold cut meats, cheeses, rotisserie  chicken and pre-made salads.  They call it, “Fiambrería y Rotisería Martes.”

Carrefour issues a coupon on Tuesdays for 30% of the value you spend on deli products.  You can spend your coupon on anything in the store on your next visit.  The coupon is valid for two weeks.

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Cut your own bacon and save a lot – corte su panceta ahumada y ahorre mucho dinero

 

Save even more money: cut your bacon yourself.  The regular price of sliced bacon versus the regular price of a chunk of bacon is $179.20 AR/kg versus $125.50 AR/kg.  On Tuesdays you can save an additional 30% which brings your savings to more than 50 percent.  In other words: on Tuesdays get twice as much bacon at Carrefour!

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Shop at the deli at Carrefour on Tuesdays and save – Comprar los martes y ahorrar en Carrefour rotisería y fiambrería

Los Martes, fiambrería y rotisería ofrece los mejores precios en Carrefour.  La promoción incluye fiambres, quesos, pollos al spiedo y ensaladas.

Ese dia Carrefour, en caja,  le entrega un cupón “cheque” por el 30% de lo gastado. En su próxima visita puede usar este coupón en cualquier compra.  El coupón estará vigente por 2 semanas. 

Ahorrar más dinero: cortar uno mismo su panceta.  El precio de la panceta en fetas es de $179.20 el kilo, comparado con $125.50 el kilo por de pedazo entero.  Así los martes en panceta ahumada se puede hacer un ahorro del 30% más al cortarla uno mismo se ahorra un total 50% del precio original. En otras palabras comprar el double de panceta ahumada en Carrefour en martes.

Lácteos Lunes – Dairy Mondays

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Dairy product comparisons – Comparación de productos lácteos

Carrefour has the best prices for refrigerated dairy products on Mondays.  They call it, “Lacteos Lunes.”

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A “Lácteos Lunes” coupon – Un cheque de “Lácteos Lunes”

Carrefour issues a coupon on Mondays for 30% of the value you spend on refrigerated dairy.  You can spend your coupon on anything in the store on your next visit.  The coupon is valid for two weeks.   Carrefour has competitive prices on refrigerated dairy on a day to day basis versus the other supermarkets.

Disco has a promotion on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays where if you buy 4 Sancor products you only need to pay for 3.  This promotion is quite competitive although you have to buy 4 items to get the 25% discount.  Disco’s prices are the highest out of the “Big 3” supermarkets so the savings are about 14% on Sancor products compared to Carrefour’s regular prices.

Coto doe not offer any promotion specifically related to refrigerated dairy that we are aware of at this time.  On a day to day basis their prices are midway between Carrefour and Disco.

Los Lunes, Carrefour, tiene los mejores precios para los productos lácteos refrigerados.  Lo llaman “Lácteos Lunes”.

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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!

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Dulce de leche with yogurt and banana

Mezcla y servir. Que rico!

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.