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post #31 of 36

OH MY GOODNESS!!!

 

This pic of flan should go in a "Food Porn" thread. (Said as a absolute compliment.)

 

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Edited by IceMan - 3/26/11 at 10:56pm
post #32 of 36

out of curiosity Chris what does one of those packets cost?

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post #33 of 36
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out of curiosity Chris what does one of those packets cost?



There is a pink wrap in the picture; it's a wrap I found back, hiding with other stuff. This one is a some years old already, but carries a price-tag; 0,67euro for 8cgr, wich is 8 centigrams or.. 0,08 grams if I'm not mistaken.

The white wraps have no pricetag but are less than a month old. I'm not sure, but I think I payed around or just over 1 euro. They have the same weight.

I buy these in a shop where they sell all kinds of... Italian specialities in Holland. Global thinking; a Belgian buying Spanish saffron in an Italian speciality store in Holland.

 

BTW, the new white wraps mention a website; www.jadico.nl

 

post #34 of 36
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They stiffed me!  In Chania market.  The 'saffron' turned out to be something - but not saffron.

 

BTW - I don't think Greeks are awful, just some of them who are determined to ensure that tourists go home with a story regarding the way they have been diddled by traders!  Did I say, my daughter is to marry on the island of Corfu in May 2012?
 

 


Can't believe you tried to get an authentic product, the same thing happened to me in Santorini.  I really wanted some yellow split peas which the island is famous for and could only find tourist crap.  I tried to ask the locals and nobody pointed me to the right direction, it's like they didn't WANT a good product to be sold.  Congratulations I'm sure it will be a beautiful wedding!  The greek islands are truly beautiful.  I can't speak for Moroccans or Turks, but I'm sorry to say that greeks are indeed awful, believe me, I know.  It's shameful how they treat tourists I've seen it over and over again and what's worse is that many times they are so discreetly awful that the tourists never even notice.  They are the kings of putting on a pleasant smile towards someone and then saying hateful things behind their back.  I do experiments every year when we go.  Hubby and I will pretend we are tourists and get significantly worse service and product than the times we reveal ourselves to be greek.  I've tried on several occasions to intervene when I've seen tourists treated unjustly only to get chided "who cares, they're only tourists."  Well no wonder the economy there is suffering.  When they can't be bothered to tend to tourism (which is a significant source of national income) in the right way then tourism will go down.  But it never does actually, people keep coming and coming and coming for the good food, beach, islands, etc.  The greeks will always take this for granted.  Sorry, rant over.
 

 

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post #35 of 36

Having lived on a couple of Greek islands, I know 'their' character well, KK....   smile.gif  

 

We have friend on Crete who live in Kounoupidiana (about 25 minutes outside Chania) - we love Crete, but love Corfu and Cyprus MORE!!!

post #36 of 36

thanks Ice Man, flan is one of my very favorite desserts.....the caramel is just addicting.

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