Montevideo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

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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