As I said, produce is cheap. Here is Tara buying kiwis in Southern Chile. They were 10 for 50 cents. We saw them even cheaper as we got closer to where they were grown. As Tara would say, they were almost free.
A popular flavor in Chile is chirimoya. It is a fruit that is sometimes called a custard apple. It is a little custardy, but not at all appley. In any case, we first had it in Hawaii, but they are much bigger in Chile and they use the flavor in a lot of things. Here is Tara with our discovery of chirimoya cookies.
They sell frozen vegetables by the pound in Chile. Tara loves anything sold by the pound. The selection was large even in smaller super markets: In Chile, we finally found something that was tres leches flavored. I love tres leches, but had not seen it anywhere else. When we found ice cream, I saw no choice but to buy a liter of it. In my kindness, I gave Tara a bite or two. Strangely, jam is sold in plastic bags rather jars in most of Chile. It also tends to be runnier. I poured the bag of peach jam that we bought into our old jam jar. Look at the concentration on my face.
And that concludes foods of Chile. I hope that you have enjoyed it and tune in for our next episode: Foods of Peru.