28.9.10

Cost of Living "Contest": Nakumatt

We got the idea for this blog from our friends in Ecuador, the Benedicks. Sometimes people are amazed at what is and is not available for us here in Kenya. We are fortunate to have Nairobi so close by, because there really is a lot that we can get in country. And even just over the past 10-12 months we've noticed a lot more showing up on the grocery store shelves. We do the bulk of our shopping at a place called Nakumatt. So, for this post we'd like to hold a little contest. We'll list off 15 items and you tell us which ones you think ARE and which are NOT available (hint: 7 are and 8 are not). Then we'll post what's available and have you guess how much things cost. Post your guesses in the comment section, and we'll post the answers next week some time. A future post will feature stuff from our local store "Toyworld!"

What's available??
Colgate Kids Toothpaste
Head and Shoulders shampoo
Garlic salt
Masaman curry paste
Ritz crackers
Betty Crocker Banana Nut Muffin Mix
String cheese
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
Heinz Ketchup
Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup
canned frosting
Kellogg's Corn Flakes
Tostito's tortilla chips
Peppermint extract
Ben and Jerry's ice cream

6 comments:

Sandy said...

I'm guessing Heinz Ketchup and Kellogg's cereal are available. Hmmmm... I can't wait to hear what's in your pantry. :)

Kelly Rocke said...

I think these are available:
Ben and Jerry's (unless your pic was meant to mislead)
Masaman Curry paste (yum!)
Colgate Kids Toothpaste
Peppermint Extract
Garlic Salt
Betty Crocker Banana Nut Muffin Mix
Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup

Melissa said...

Here are my guesses:

Yes, these are available:
Colgate Kids Toothpaste
Masaman curry paste
Heinz Ketchup
Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup
Canned frosting
Kellogg's Corn Flakes
Tostito's tortilla chips


No, these are not available:
Head and Shoulders shampoo
Garlic salt
Ritz crackers
Betty Crocker Banana Nut Muffin Mix
String cheese
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
Peppermint extract
Ben and Jerry's ice cream

Lois said...

I'm guessing easy - the first seven are available; the last eight are not.

Banks Off Shore said...

Great idea for a post! It was nice to shop in Nakumatt and see a few familiar things! We won't give anything away though!

Anonymous said...

Here are my guesses of NOT available at Nakumatt:
Peppermint extract
Campbell's Chicken Noodle
String Cheese
Mac N Cheese
Ben & Jerry's
Tostito's
Kids' toothpaste
and because I must pick one more, Ritz.
~Carrie Lassiter