Thursday, October 7, 2010
Pão de queso or pedra?
I decided to try to be more economical with my supermarket purchases this month. Against the advice of many Brazilian family members, I bought... gasp... generic products. OMG! The world is ending.
Cariocas are notorious brand whores. Even my maid is quite particular about it and gives me endless amounts of crap for buying unknown brands to save a R$1. I can´t help it! Milk is milk, right? All of them are full of hormones and crack anyway.
I stuck my neck out big time this month and bought generic pão de queso. My Mother-in-Law would disown me if she found out. Actually, she would probably try to lend us money if it came to generic pão de queso.
And it´s not that it´s come to this, if you know what I mean. It´s that it´s a junk food and I hate spending R$6 on a pack that has maybe 2 servings. Call me what you will but it´s annoying.
So I put the other brand in and baked it exactly how you are supposed to, no corners cut. You see, my oldest had a friend sleep over so I wanted the breakfast treat to be just perfect.
Guess what, no one ate them. So I "saved" R$2 on the purchase but then threw the lot out. I guess that would mean that I actually wasted R$4 and proved my Mother in Law right... again.
You heard it here folks, there is a difference! As per the advice of both sides of my husband´s family, only buy Forno de Minas!
At least the things were of some use this morning. My youngest used them as extra boulders for his toy quarry.