Shopping Around the World

P1010147Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. We are participated in Blogland’s group postings of Shopping Around the World.   Thanks to  Bacon Of course, Me and Nellie are not allowed to supermarket so We sent the hired help mummy into town.  As usual, she got somewhat confused even with a shopping list.

The exchange rate between the New Zealand dollar is 0.87 to the US dollar.

First thing on the list was the cost of cable service.  Here in New Zealand our paid TV provider is called Sky.  Mummy and daddy have had Sky for 20 years now.  Something to  do with mummy’s addiction to the Antiques Roadshow.   A basic packet is NZ$48.07 per month.  (US$55.25) Adding movies is additional $20.90 (US$24.22) , sports is an extra $26.68 (US$30.89).  Mummy and daddy have what is called multi-room, so there are two sky decoders in each of the living rooms, so that is an extra $25 ($28.73).  Gets kinda expensive.

On the shopping list is 360 grams of Corn flakes.  Here in New Zealand one of the brands of corn flakes is called Skippy. The cost of 300 g of a packet of corn flakes is NZ$2.00, on special. (US$2.29)

Sanitarium Skippy Cornflakes

Oreo biscuits are available here in New Zealand and a 250 g (8.81 oz)  packet costs $2.59. In another supermarket 205 g (7.23 oz) is 99 cents on special.

A 225 g packet of Lay’s potatoe chips.  These are not sold in New Zealand.  Prices for 150 g range for 99c (US$1.13) for a home brand packet to $2.00 (US$2.29)  for Bluebird brand.

In the land of plenty which supplies the world with dairy products through companies like Fonterra, dairy goods are still expensive.  500 g of Anchor butter is $2.63 (US$3.22).

Mother Earth Peanuts Honey RoastedNext thing was a can of peanuts.  Here in New Zealand peanuts are not sold in cans, but in packets.  6 oz converts to 170 g and according to the signage at the supermarket, peanuts cost NZ$2.63 per 100 g (US$3.02).  Mummy says she can’t work out the maths.  Too complicated for her.

From Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land.




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9 Responses to Shopping Around the World

  1. Basil says:

    I forgot you were in New Zealand, you should add a little something extra to your mums shopping list next time she goes to the store. *subtle hint BOL*

  2. PigLove says:

    Wow – awesome my friends. Thank you so much for participating in Shopping Around the World today. Cable prices seem to be so varied everywhere today. Your Skippy cereal looks very interesting to this little oinker. Yummy! XOXO – Bacon

  3. We see you got your mom working *BOL*. How interesting that you don’t have Lays…we’re usually the country that doesn’t have stuff.
    Wally & Sammy

  4. fredrieka says:

    even the packages look different.. Are you having fun? Woof!

  5. fozziemum says:

    We have skippy and kellogs here 🙂 and boy we pay 4 aus dollars for 500grams of western star butter…we have no nuts in cans either I don’t think 🙂 thanks for joining Bacon and I on our shopping trip 🙂 hugs Fozziemum x

  6. I like the look of your butter, I would buy it for the great packaging :o)

  7. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Cable TV stinks! It’s so expensive
    Lily & Edward

  8. Tasty cheese……yummmm. The butter made me think of it….

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