The demise of good food is spreading

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2006/03/26 17:15:00 (permalink)

The demise of good food is spreading

We spend the last 2 weeks in Akumal Mexico a little oceanfront village about an hour south of Cancun. What has changed over the years is the quality of the food sold to the locals and tourist. We went into town to buy tortillas and the bakery that was there for years was gone. All we could get were Wonder Tortillas. Imagine that. In Playa Del Carmen even the locals are excited about the new Wal-Mart in town. The store is filled with both Mexican and American products. Items like local cheeses are hard to find. The package cheeses were mostly made in the US for Wal-Mart. Enjoy your local foods while they last.
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    Gizmolito
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    RE: The demise of good food is spreading 2006/03/26 18:53:58 (permalink)
    The scourge of Wal-Mart, now they'll ruin rustic Mexico! And they're importing American goods! Next they'll be hiring illegal immigrants sneaking across from the U.S.
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    RE: The demise of good food is spreading 2006/03/26 21:03:31 (permalink)
    Didn't know anyone else knew about Akumal. It's my favorite place in Mexico and I've only stayed there one time out of 8 trips. Disappoints me to hear that it's being Americanized.
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    RE: The demise of good food is spreading 2006/03/27 06:54:39 (permalink)
    Puerto Vallerta's location for changing buses is Wal-Mart. Never went in myself.
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    RE: The demise of good food is spreading 2006/03/27 12:51:50 (permalink)
    We've got great mexican food in Southern Oregon. All the Mexican Cheeses too.
    And not at Wal-Mart.
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    RE: The demise of good food is spreading 2006/03/27 19:48:41 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Slick

    Didn't know anyone else knew about Akumal. It's my favorite place in Mexico and I've only stayed there one time out of 8 trips. Disappoints me to hear that it's being Americanized.


    "Americanized?" Then come to the Midwest. We have been "Mexicanized." We were already "Wal-Martized" many years ago. It's a sad world any more (imo).

    Wal-Mart won't find too many Planning and Zoning restrictions there I'm sure. Just meet the local officals and give them an envelope.

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