They are very cheap here. Want to see what $100 pesos of food looks like? (At today’s rate, that’s $7.35 USD.)
After the jump…
OK, so going clockwise and starting with the onions: 7 onions, 1 cantaloupe, 10 small plum tomatoes, a bag of green beans, 3 poblanos, bunch of radishes, 5 avocados, one cucumber and 10 jumbo shrimp.
Near as I can figure, in St. Louis, EVEN IF we went to the Soulard Market, we’d be looking at about, oh, I dunno, $20 USD at least. Maybe more. Shrimp is expensive in St. Louis.
Oh, and on top of that, if we wanted to, we could’ve bought some magenta or violet colored beans.
Those are NOT photoshopped. I kid you not. Those beans are hot pink and purple. I have no idea how and why.
Sometimes, when I’m walking around, I just see something so incomprehensibly crazy, like these hot pink beans, and I just want to fall to my knees, raise my hands, and scream at the top of my lungs, ¡¿Por qué?! OH MY GAWD ¡¿POR QUÉ?!
I’m sure their response would be a nonchalant shrug and “Eh. ¿Por qué no?”