It could be like I was taking you shopping with me.
These are from Lulu Hypermarket, where I do the majority of our grocery shopping.
(alcohol free, because Kuwait can't have nobody gettin' drunk off their mouthwash!)
Jif Peanut Butter
Whole Wheat Bread
Package of Baby Spinach
595 Fills per KG
$1.97 per 2.2 lbs
(side note: these Australian carrots are the best I've ever tasted. Out of all the things I'll miss when we leave Kuwait, my friends, the shawarma place by our apartment, and these carrots top the list!)
160 fills per KG
53 Cents per 2.2 lbs
Then you take your loose produce over to an employee and have them bag and weigh your items for a speedier check out process when you're all done...
Even at Lulu, you can find a variety of American products...and you can pay an arm and a leg for them...
Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Dough
Pillsbury Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Pillsbury Orange Cinnamon Rolls
2KD 100 Fills
Nature Valley Granola Bars
1KD 750 Fills
(Remember when I wrote about how everyone just opens things here?!?!)
(large box of several small packages...to keep sealed as things go stale quickly in the heat!)
Baby Bell Cheeses
100% Apple Juice
Activa Yogurt (individual)
Then I go check out, and try to pay close attention to the prices that are showing up on the register while things are being scanned, as it's a semi-common problem here that barcodes are incorrect and prices can be WAY off. I once witnessed a super-heated argument between a customer and manager after some green onions were coded wrong and showed up costing over 30 KD ($99.25).
Not cool man, not cool.
Then I hail a cab home, load our groceries into the cart waiting in the lobby of our building, and take them up the elevator...
Viola! Grocery shopping complete.
So as you can see, a handful of things are cheaper here...yogurts, bread, Baby Bells, 100% Juices.
And some things are about the same as we would pay back in Portland.
And a lot of things are outrageous (um, hello raspberries and feta cheese!) and make you feel like you have to decide between purchasing Raisin Bran or sending your kids to college.