Montevideo - Post Report Question and Answers

What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

Personal care/toiletry/make-up items because they are cheaper. Food wise: dog food, spices, ramen, baking soda. Household: Trash bags, TP, Paper towels, sponges, dishwasher tabs - Aug 2022

Uruguayan cuisine can be bland and repetitive (pasta, sausage, steak, fried cutlets called milanesas). Cooks may want to bring spices or ingredients for more adventurous meals. - Nov 2021

Liquids- like my shampoos and any household cleaners. Once I used mine up it was hard to replace them. Anything else I was able to order. - Jul 2020

Nice towels and sheets, toys/birthday gifts, electronics, Indian spices, chili powder, kids' snacks, and school supplies. - Aug 2018

Maple syrup, marshmallows, chocolate chips. - Jun 2017

There aren't a lot of spices and 'ethnic' foods, but this is slowly changing. Also, if you like to bake, you'll have a hard time finding molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar, real vanilla, chocolate chips, etc. For electronics, toys, clothing, and just about anything else, you will find better quality in other countries. - Aug 2016

Anything you can't live without - spices, salsa, liquor, paper products, sports equipment, clothes. Remember the high cost of things here because of the high import tax. - Mar 2014

Spices (Uruguayans like bland food; even pepper is often not available in restaurants). Paper goods. Liquids and other items that don't travel well via mail. - May 2013

Spices, tortilla chips, ingredients for ethnic foods, American style Kleenex, small 220 volt appliances (like hair dryers, irons), which are very expensive here. - Mar 2012

Spices (Uruguayans don't use), toilet paper, cleaning supplies (especially a Swiffer or good mop! Try to find a mop here!), Puffs kleenex, makeup, SUNSCREEN!!! -- at least 50+ SPF! And a wide brimmed hat. - Jan 2009


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