Oct 5, 2010, 11:42 AM
Post #28 of 30
Newcomers without much experience throughout Mexico seem to be the ones that always badmouth Superlake. They carry many impossible to find mundane things there. Ever tried to find Lipton’s dry onion soup mix for some recipes? We live an hours dive from Mexico City and it is my wife's hometown. She found a store there that would order grocery items from a supplier in Texas. The buyer had to agree to pay the extra shipping, and any import taxes for any order. They were not always successful. Often, probably always, some of the items she ordered could not be found or sent.
My wife had two Mexican aunts that lived in Ajijic for about 60 years. One of them died a year or two ago, and the other has been very ill, and has been in Guadalajara for treatment for the past year or so. That's Guadalajara, not Guad, I never heard of the town of Guad. We have a lot of family that lives in Guadalajara, they don't know where the town of Guad is either.
We used to visit our aunts in Ajijic every year or two, but we haven't been there in about four years now. Whenever we went there, we always had a “wish list” of things to look for at Superlake. My cuñado that lives in Tacoma has been making 2 or 3 trips to Mexico every year and he has brought us many unobtainable things from The US. With the excess baggage charges all of the airlines are charging recently, he cannot bring any large, bulky, or heavy items anymore without paying some hefty overweight charges.
My wife has been bugging me lately to go to over to Jalisco to Superlake to buy some more cans of Boston Baked Beans, she calls them “sweet beans”. She, her Mom, and every Mexican that has tried them loves them. Making our own is not a viable option. It is very hard to find molasses here, and the right type of beans are unobtainable in Mexico. Baked beans are just one of the mundane, but unobtainable items that Superlake usually has in stock. They are too heavy to ask my cuñado to carry in his luggage on an airline.
We have good shopping here in Cuernavaca, a Sam's Club, Costco, Two Wal-Mart Supercenters, Chedrui, Soriana, and many other good grocery stores. My wife and her Mom make at least one trip per month to Mexico City too. If she can't find something locally or in Mexico City, it speaks well for Superlake when we can always find everything we want there.
Superlake is a jewel. People that have lived in other parts of Mexico realize that as soon as they go into that store.
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