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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by mem » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:46 pm

Well have to bone up on our country butters (no pun intended)

We have been buying butter with sea salt, but now I wonder if we need to become more like Campo butter connoiesuers and do some taste/quality testing. Big butter fans here!

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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by drunken days » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:33 pm

mem wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:46 pm
...with sea salt...
Regarding the sea salt, I buy it rough ("sal del mar gruesa") at $200/kilo (but formerly it was at only 100), and make it into fine sea salt at home. If our papito E (btw, are there many {if any} people who address you "papito" at the feria?) is still using the secret Esoteric Evaporation Method, he would possibly share a picture --- from the salty alien planet.
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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by drunken days » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:38 pm

I would also cordially invite here our venerable sr. nwdiver, who could enlighten us regarding the 1.5 Lt botillones of wine, and how they originate. And why are they being so cheap --- that don't even qualify for a variety of grape printed (just TINTO or BLANCO) ---- still by all means drinkable.
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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by drunken days » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:47 pm

mem wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:46 pm
... I wonder if we need to become more like Campo butter connoiesuers ...
Much depends on your location. In the 9th reg. there are definitely "no name" ones (still packaged into 125 or 250 g). In the 10th there are even real home made unpackaged ones (but you have to seek them at small ferias in a small town). In the 5th or RM the choice is more limited to "official" brands, but I would personally give the 1st place to "fundo sta ester" or "el roble". The 2nd place possibly to "rafulco". The 3rd to "puerto octay". In the 4th reg. or further North, I am not sure it would be easy to have any choice at all.
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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by drunken days » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:57 pm

Another source for cheap goods would be "unofficial" chains of realisation of expired products.

This is the Lindt's EXCELLENCE of 70% dark chocolate 100g bar, that is way over $3.000 in JUMBO's --- yet at $1.000 in the streets.

The stickers placed over the original expiration date are carefully crafted in Photoshop.

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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by drunken days » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:49 pm

drunken days wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Regarding the sea salt, I buy it rough ... and make it into fine sea salt at home...
Well, while some are too busy talking to birds and watching black swans... here goes the process:
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Invest in salt, my venerable sirs!
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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:23 am

May seem cochino but I no longer boil/purify my Cahuil sea salt. I do heat it up to dry it out and crush it to size to work in my grinders but that is about it. I have come to understand that the other organic matter may be beneficial for salud. Also, research "Quinton water", by not "processing it more, I am possibly getting a Quinton water-like solution.
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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by drunken days » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:31 am

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:23 am
crush it to size to work in my grinders but that is about it. I have come to understand that the other organic matter may be beneficial for salud..
Not to say you have no more surface interaction (like my salt -- it definitely reacts with the pan, when almost dry and ready, and God knows what kind of chemistry it acquires).

Good to know!

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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by drunken days » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:14 pm

drunken days wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:00 pm
...you can always try to investigate the visible texture (when there is bright, direct sunlight -- this is much better seen), and compare genuine "mantequilla de campo" with any of the industrial ones...
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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by drunken days » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:24 am

Walnuts look so similar to human brains. Does the nutrition in walnuts help our brain function? Who knows.

At CLP $2.500 per kilo -- that was my record low price.

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While cracking walnuts, however, this is so sad to see that quite often there is just an empty shell.....

what a strange feeling
my heart is skipping a beat...
what's wrong with this world?
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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by passport » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:07 pm

2.500 is a great price, no doubt - but walnuts go rancid with age and poor storage and you should at least smell if not taste them before buying, especially if the price is suspiciously low

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Re: Trying to get the best price

Post by passport » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:10 pm

Rancid fats and oils are some of the unhealthiest things you can eat

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