Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The Return of the Oreo
After a mysterious disappearance from just about everywhere... well actually everywhere, the illusive Oreo cookies have decided to once again make their way to Sri Lanka. Of course the sad thing is that since last December the chocolate variety have increased in price from Rs.160 to about Rs.235. Well at least that was the case last week when I suddenly noticed that they had returned.
On my last trip to the supermarket day before yesterday I suddenly noticed that the price is now Rs. 400 odd! Did a new tax kick in over the last week or something? Either way its just way to expensive... though I suppose it helps local produce, but then why bother importing it at all?
Kind sources also inform me that Oreos in the United States are far richer and tastier than the variety that are found here... which I assume are imported from Malaysia or Indonesia.
Edit: Could it be because of Melamine... but for so long?