Reading the Bag

I was eating a bag of nuez de marañóñ horneada (baked cashew nuts) the other day. These things are pretty tasty and I usually have to hold back from eating the bag, spreading out the noshing over a few days, after all it was the party size bag.cashew

As one is wont to do whilst eating said nuts I began reading the bag.

What I learned from the bag was that the nuts are:
a. Good for your heart because;
b. They are free of saturated fat; and
c. Very low in sodium.

I also learned that there is 15 servings of these tasty little nuggets at 10 grams a serving and each serving is 60 calories. I’d spread the bag out over three days so that meant I ate about 5 servings a day, meaning 300 calories. I was o.k. with that because of the above noted nutrition information.

The other thing that I read was the countries where the product is distributed and where the distribution companies are. It occurred to me then that most people take for granted how easy it is to find the said distribution company in North America. For instance Crown Star Foods, a distribution company in Edmonton is at 9503 49 St this is easy to GPS if you’re trying to find your way to some tasty treats.

Addresses are a bit different here and the addresses for the distributors on the back of the package are no exception. They are have a similar style in each country. For instance in Nicaragua the distributor Continent is at the Journalist Roundabout 200 meters south of the Sinter-Countess building. The distributor in Panama is Dicarina-Global Products at the Industrial Park, mile 8, at the National Bank entry, on the final left hand street.cashew 2

Usually those addresses will not change even if the Sinter-Countess building in Managua disappears or the National Bank in Panama changes to a Caja de Oro or the building burns to the ground and hasn’t existed for 10 years. These addresses aren’t so easy for a GPS to read. I think I’ll stick to buying my tasty snacks from the easy to find grocery store or the vendor that takes the time to roast them himself…in the campo.

More about cashews here.


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2 Responses to Reading the Bag

  1. Back Roads and Potholes says:

    It can be a bit tricky finding an address in Latin America. When we traveled to Venao Beach this summer, the TSA was curious about a blue cooler we checked as luggage. It was full of dry goods and spices we planned to use for cooking while there. It did not make our connecting flight from Miami to Panama. American Airlines told me it would arrive the next afternoon and they would deliver it to the entrance of Las Tablas at the bus station. GPS could not find a bus station, happily we finally stumbled upon it.

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