- 13 sauces
- 28 cans and jars of food items
- 13 cold dairy items
- 11 frozen food items
- 46 general food items
- 4 meats
Okay, so you may be thinking that the list is long. True, but it is more than just a long list, it also embarrasses me since I'm a part of this ex-pat community. It embarrasses me because they are asking the manager to get things like Kitchen Bouquet sauce, Crisco, Ro-tel brand canned tomatoes, canned pineapples in juice (not heavy syrup), Van Camps Pork and Beans, Pillsbury Ready to Bake biscuits and Crescent Rolls, Marie Calender's Frozen Meals and chicken pot pies, McCain's Steel-cut oatmeal, Asian rice crackers, Chai latte tea mix. It embarrasses me because many of the items on the list are already available here in the Bonanza and Espino markets or in Carey's which specializes in bringing in food for the gringos. It embarrasses me because they are ignoring a Mexican equivalent food item. It embarrasses me because some of the ex-pats think that the new Mega super market was built just to service their needs.
We are living in Mexico! And yes, I know that at times we all miss a food item that we ate in the USA and we can't find here. But to present this long list of items to the Manager of Mega, some of them are not even available in Mexico and some of them will only be bought two times a year by maybe three people in the whole town, makes the ex-pat community look like Loco Gringos.