San Pedro Belize beach pictures

The good the bad and the ugly

Shopping in San Pedro can be quite an experience. Because we are on an island everything comes over on the barge. That means prices are high and selection can be low. It also means that there are some things you just cannot get here and other things are all to plentiful that you just do not want such as canned meat. (I keep walking past it and am unable to bring myself to buy any for our hurricane stock pile, though if I was hungry enough I am sure I would be eating it)

Sometimes though you can find some real gems like the éclairs at Tabu, I read about them on the Ambergris Caye message board and today I finally got a chance to try one, That was the best éclair I ever have had (was warned on my way in about their addictive qualities). After Paul had his he was asking where are the rest. Her cakes are also works of art, I have had the good fortune to attend a few birthday parties and those with great friends got them a cake from Tabu.

Today I have brought you some pics of the good the bad and the ugly.

Éclairs made by Rebbecca at Tabu – better than good a taste of Heaven on a plate

A big wall of Belikin – for all you belikin fans

Rust is a factor here, often products rust on the shelves – pretty bad

Check out the $112 marinated eggplants on the shelf next to the pigs feet – pretty bad ha ha

Snack pack sized spam – ewwww

More flavors of spam here than you would want to imagine – ugly

Too many spam options – ugly

Beef tripe and hominy stew – ugly

5 thoughts on “The good the bad and the ugly

  1. tacogirl says:

    Any idea how to connect with Frank Jo Castleberry’s husband. Vegetables on the island can be very lacking sometimes or just plain expensive. I saw a squash yesterday for sale that was smaller than a lemon.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jo Castleberry’s husband (I think his name is Frank) is growing lettuce and selling it in the pot so you can pick what you want to eat and leave the rest.

  3. tacogirl says:

    Dale I love the idea. It is much needed here. The Holy Cross school is starting a garden, hoping it will eventually help with the feeding program.

  4. Dale says:

    I thought there was a farmers market in San Pedro…

    Is anyone looking to start a community greenhouse/neighborhood garden?

    I’d love to help volunteer to start one up while i am down there for the year.


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