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by RuneTheChookcha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Porotos, and their photos...
Replies: 23
Views: 543

Re: Porotos, and their photos...

Mani crudo. Sometimes, they are screwed in a very similar way. This photo is not showing the structure well, though. 04.jpg EDIT: Now that I have pealed more nuts, here is another picture showing 4 more or less acceptable (to the right) and 4 screwed (to the left) for the comparison. 05.jpg 06.jpg
by RuneTheChookcha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Porotos, and their photos...
Replies: 23
Views: 543

Porotos, and their photos...

Want to see what is inside the beans? Here we go.
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Bought at the market, here in Valpo...

Not every lot is like this, but more often than desirable. Unfortunately.

Should I post a photo of peanuts?..
by RuneTheChookcha
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 20/21st
Replies: 45
Views: 944

Re: Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 20/21st

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:00 am
Just a coincidence that today is a blood moon lunar eclipse and a 6.7 (technically yesterday) occurs. 2010 also occurred during a full moon.
Felt it here in Valpo, BTW. Not strong, but quite a prolonged one.
by RuneTheChookcha
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Fresh milk and farmers cheese
Replies: 40
Views: 3463

Re: Fresh milk and farmers cheese

Trying to figure out the production date, I visited their website contact form at:

www .soprole .cl/es/nosotros/contact-us.html

There, they list several forms of contact, namely, filling out the form, sending email, calling the 800 number, and support chat on facebook.

Sent mail to: soproleresponde < NO EMAIL > soprole . cl --- no response whatsoever.

Filled out the form -- automated reply arrived telling me they will respond shortly. No response followed.

Asked on the facebook chat, the tick mark acknowledged their reading the question, and the average response time is listed as several hours. No response followed.

Called the 800 number 3 times, talked to different persons.

The scenario goes as follows. They place me on hold for several minutes repeatedly ("trying to find out the information requested"), and upon return are telling me, "you know... we do not maintain the production date on packaging".

To my follow up question asking to provide, approximately, the number of days (months) I should subtract from the expiry date, or to give me the "shelf life" of the product, they again place me on hold for several minutes repeatedly, and again, upon return, are telling me, "you know, we do not maintain the production date on packaging".

Only once, one lady said something like "... a little bit more than 180 days is our shelf life". To my follow up question telling them that I already have a pack reading the 1st of September 2019 expiry date, and that 180 days before would be the 1st of March which is impossible -- they continue to place me on hold with the "you know, we do not maintain the production date on packaging" as the response.

Giving up on them.

Investigating the competitors' printed date, only one of them, namely CALO, has the lot number coded exactly reflecting the production date in the format of "**ddmmyy". This is almost exactly 180 days.
by RuneTheChookcha
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Fresh milk and farmers cheese
Replies: 40
Views: 3463

Re: Fresh milk and farmers cheese

Have you ever encountered sour milk in a UHT package? :) A while ago, left a glass of the Soprole UHT for 48 hours at the room temperature, and the very nice culture formed on the 2nd day. Since then, I refresh it daily, and use this culture with much pleasure. This is the 4th one that is maintaine...
by RuneTheChookcha
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Fresh milk and farmers cheese
Replies: 40
Views: 3463

Re: Fresh milk and farmers cheese

Soprole liquid milk in 1 litre tetra packs comes from Chilean dairy farmers, just because NZ owns the company doesn't mean they bring the milk over from NZ. ... If I may ask, a basic question: given an expiry date on 1 Lt packs of the Larga Vida Soprole -- how do I figure out the production date? M...
by RuneTheChookcha
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Banco Estado down
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Banco Estado down

It felt stronger than 5.5 here in Valpo, as I was shopping outdoors, at the feria. It was like a one-time, very short, but serious hit. Dogs barking, auto alarms signalling, vendor's stalls shaking, people reacting, making phone calls to one another.
by RuneTheChookcha
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Identify this snake, spider, and one other animal
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Identify this snake, spider, and one other animal

Wow. Collective intelligence at work.

All three (and actually 2 more spiders of this kind) encountered within 1 or 2 hours. Near the Laguna (an artificial lake) in Curauma.
by RuneTheChookcha
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Identify this snake, spider, and one other animal
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Identify this snake, spider, and one other animal

This one has been already identified by some forum member. A year or a couple of years ago, if memory serves. Cannot find that post. Seemed like quite an innocent animal, native to Chile.

The size is like... XXL, or XXXL.
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by RuneTheChookcha
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Identify this snake, spider, and one other animal
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Identify this snake, spider, and one other animal

Here goes the spider, and this is the only photo. I was a bit scared and did not any more, hurrying away from it. Thought it might jump.
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by RuneTheChookcha
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Identify this snake, spider, and one other animal
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Identify this snake, spider, and one other animal

Was moving its tail in an interesting manner. Have no video, just these pictures.
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