Few days ago, I decided to get a jumpstart on shopping, and purchase meat before prices are jacked up for Ramadan. It seems like lots of Egyptian housewives had the same thought, cause there were lots of people at the butcher, buying lots of meat. And they had raised the prices already. Oh well.
After getting the meat, I stopped into Metro for some fresh ginger, and you can only find fresh ginger at a few grocery chains in Cairo. On the way to the check out, what did I see, but TWIZZLERS!
I LOVE twizzlers! I haven’t had any in about two years. So never mind the price of about 13 Le, I bought a bag, and plus two chocolate bars. So that’s about 20 LE’s just to satisfy my cravings. Just to put it in perspective, I can buy fruit or veggies for a whole week for 20 LE’s. Or a whole chicken. Or pay the gas bill for three of four months. Food is generally very affordable (except meat), as long as you stick to what is locally produced. I don’t usually splurge on imported sweets/snacks. I mean, who has 50LE’s ($10) to pay for a bag of Tostito nachos? Or 45LE’s for chocolate chip cookies. But alhamdulillah for the ability to have a lil taste once in a while.