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Old 06-01-2018, 06:38   #16
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mexico has white vinegar calling it vinaigre de alcohol. is white vinegar
harder to find in gallons, but it is here. many bottles of liter size.
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We couldn't find white vinegar in Portugal, but were looking in the wrong section. Finally found it by the cleaning products and not the food section.

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Old 06-01-2018, 16:32   #18
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Port Moresby is supposed to have some 400,000 inhabitants now, which should mean enough cargo comes and goes to keep vinegars in stock. If all else fails I'd say try one of the hotel restaurants or housekeeping and ask if they can tell you where they get it.

What Matt says about "wrong section" also may be right on this. I tried asking (in a highly rated supermarket chain) if they had tacos. Nope, nope, nope. Oh, wait, maybe this other person knows. And in fact they did know. They just could recognize my gringo pronunciation of "tacos". Which were stocked once on an end cap, a second time in the bread section, and a third time in "ethnic foods". All the same products! But, they couldn't figure out if they had them, or where.
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Is plain white vinegar something that is easily available around the world?........Would I be able to find it in a local grocery in Panama, Domincan Republic, Tonga, etc.?
Given that it is cheap and keeps forever ( I had some that had crossed the Pacific - twice ) it is simply one of those things that you lay in a big stock of when you see it....


Make google your friend.... check out the supermercados along your route.... such as

Les meilleures affaires de Carrefour Tahiti

and do a search.... (cider vinegar is on page 13 of the Carrefour one ^^^)

https://www.lider.cl/supermercado/se...negre%20blanco
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I tried asking (in a highly rated supermarket chain) if they had tacos. Nope, nope, nope. Oh, wait, maybe this other person knows. And in fact they did know. They just could recognize my gringo pronunciation of "tacos". Which were stocked once on an end cap, a second time in the bread section, and a third time in "ethnic foods". All the same products! But, they couldn't figure out if they had them, or where
And I bet that what you were looking for were not "tacos" at all, but rather tortillas. I'd really be surprised to find tacos on a grocery store shelf!

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And I bet that what you were looking for were not "tacos" at all, but rather tortillas. I'd really be surprised to find tacos on a grocery store shelf!

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Don't understand, you mean just Port Moresby or anywhere?

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Don't understand, you mean just Port Moresby or anywhere?

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/s...erm=taco%20kit

What's Port Moresby got to do with Jim's comment?

But to amplify his point. A taco is a tortilla stuffed with various bits and pieces.
Those "Taco kits" contain various items required to make tacos i.e. hard and/or soft tortillas, salsa and a seasoning sachet.

Asking for tacos when you are looking for tortillas is like asking for sandwiches when you are looking for a loaf of bread.
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What's Port Moresby got to do with Jim's comment?

But to amplify his point. A taco is a tortilla stuffed with various bits and pieces.
Those "Taco kits" contain various items required to make tacos i.e. hard and/or soft tortillas, salsa and a seasoning sachet.

Asking for tacos when you are looking for tortillas is like asking for sandwiches when you are looking for a loaf of bread.
Because he was quoting hellosailors #18 post.....

Thanks, but I know what a taco is lol, having said that you can buy the "taco shells" without the kit if you want to add your own ingredients, have been able to for years, and thats what there advertised as

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/p...ts-taco-shells

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/p...ts-taco-shells

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/p...co-shell-shell

https://shop.coles.com.au/online/m20...atalogId=10576

https://shop.coles.com.au/online/m20...atalogId=10576

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=t...w=1357&bih=617

...whenever i have been going to make Tacos i have never once gone to the supermarket and asked for Tortillas
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Because he was quoting hellosailors #18 post.....

Thanks, but I know what a taco is lol, having said that you can buy the "taco shells" without the kit if you want to add your own ingredients, have been able to for years, and thats what there advertised as

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/p...ts-taco-shells

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/p...ts-taco-shells

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/p...co-shell-shell

https://shop.coles.com.au/online/m20...atalogId=10576

https://shop.coles.com.au/online/m20...atalogId=10576

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=t...w=1357&bih=617

...whenever i have been going to make Tacos i have never once gone to the supermarket and asked for Tortillas
And your average gringo would be far more likely to stuff up the pronunciation of tortillas.... mind you its not as bad as trying to get your tongue around Falabella.... which has me thinking of a tasteless tacos joke..... best that I stop now I reckon....
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We are in the Med at the moment and have found white vinegar in France, Spain & Portugal. As mentioned before it is normally with the cleaning products.
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Caribbean, Mexico white vinegar is readily available but not so much in the Med.
We didn't have any issues finding it in Spain or Italy.

You might have to find a big box store if you want gallon jugs of the stuff.
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We are in the Med at the moment and have found white vinegar in France, Spain & Portugal. As mentioned before it is normally with the cleaning products.
no problem in France indeed, usually around 14%. I can not find any in the Canary Island, where did you find it in Spain ?? thanks
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no problem in France indeed, usually around 14%. I can not find any in the Canary Island, where did you find it in Spain ?? thanks


In most super markets. We mainly use it for cleaning. Itís normally with the cleaning products and in 1 litre bottles.
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Why does it not surprise me that in France, home of some rather good cooking, they might consider plain white chemical vinegar to be best suited for use in the toilet bowl?

I confess, for the small amounts I use in cooking, I prefer a variety of flavored vinegars.
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We didn't have any issues finding it in Spain or Italy.

You might have to find a big box store if you want gallon jugs of the stuff.
The info came from my wife but who knows as good as her tracking devices are she may not have thought to look in the cleaning solution dept. In the normal locations there was plenty of cider vinegar or of course balsamic vinegar. Maybe they dont use it in their food. Vinegar is good for shorter storage of cheeze and butter but if you want to keep it really long term store it in a jar of vegetable oil.
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