After this little post about a quick trip to our local fruteria, I thought it would be fun to share another shopping trip. Maybe my version of "fun" is a little weird, but I really do find food shopping and costs fascinating.
Tonight we ran out to Carrefour, which is like our version of WalMart, except that it's actually a French company and not nearly as crappy (sorry, WalMart, I don't miss you). Carrefour is all over España and has just about everything - clothes, kitchen stuff, toys, electronics, books, plants, and a grocery section that has an impressive selection of fresh produce, seafood, cheese, meats, and Spanish wines.
Here's what we picked up for €24 or about $32:
-bag of spinach
-big bag of juice oranges
-2 dozen eggs
-2 containers of strawberries
-2 bottles of cava
-5 vine ripened tomatoes
-large wedge of parmesan cheese
I should probably point out that this is not a typical shopping trip for us - 24 eggs?! But we're hosting a Fat Tuesday Brinner (breakfast for dinner) at our casa tomorrow night and needed supplies, along with a couple things for pasta tonight.
Cava - yum! Looking forward to some mimosas mañana.
The official tally.
Our big budget item - imported cheese for €6 or about $8. Seems spendy, but at the commissary (the grocery store on base) that would have cost us almost $14. And you know how I feel about cheese, so I consider that $8 well spent.
The great thing is that other than the Italian cheese, everything came from España. Pretty impressive for $32, right?