Mexico "Way"

My stupid blurbs about anything and addition to the ups and downs of living in Cancun, Mexico.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Great Northern Trade

Canada: I bring you gifts of Ketchup Chips, Dill Pickle Chips, Nibs, Swedish Berries and local coolers (7% alcohol fyi).

U.S.A.: You bring me gift of big bottle of Valentina.

Fact: Valentina is from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Question: Why is the U.S.A. trading Mexican products?

(Thanks for the GIANT bottle Joyce and yes, everything is in French in English. See! It confuses you too!)


  • At 4:30 PM, August 24, 2008, Blogger Fned said…

    Who...wha... did someone say VALENTINA?????????

    Sorry, was momentarily distracted there.

    Whenever I find mexican products here, they're always imported from the US too. It's so weird to see a Chiles Chipotles Del Monte imported from the US.

    I guess it has something to do with customs regulations. I suppose the Europeans/Canadians prefer importing "exotic" stuff from safe-bet places? Or maybe it's just cheaper.


  • At 7:53 PM, August 24, 2008, Blogger Theresa in Mèrida said…

    I love valentina on my popcorn, hahahaha, that must mean that I have assimilated.
    I met a Canadian lady today, I think she had a French accent, it was weird, the accent, not meeting a Canadian.

  • At 7:32 AM, August 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Any pictures of you and Joyceee and your fun weekend together?


  • At 8:01 AM, August 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't speak to your ending question in regards to Joyce, but here in Chicago, I do most of my grocery shopping in the Mexican grocery stores. Stuff is LOADS cheaper there!

    If you were to look into my kitchen cabinets & fridge, you'd swear you were in Mexico....


  • At 6:52 PM, August 26, 2008, Blogger barry said…

    Probably for the same reason SALSA is the number ONE condiment sold now,, it just tastes better..and who Doesn't want to be Known as someone with Good taste .. especiallly when you can put some Zip in your DOO-DAH.

  • At 12:30 AM, August 28, 2008, Blogger Mexico "Way" said…

    Fned- Yep I said Valentina. Love it. On everything.

    Theresa - I love it on my popcorn too. To make it extra exciting, shake a little parmesian cheese on top. ;)

    Janie - Coming....I think.

    Michelle - Perfect! I'll just come shop at your house!

    Barry - Zip a dee doo DAH!


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