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How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

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Toronto
posts: 244
reviews: 32
How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

Are we just sucker/tourists who are really desperate enough for junk food to pay $9 for a bag of Doritos?

Havre St. Pierre...
posts: 675
reviews: 32
1. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

I wouldn't. There are so many other things to eat...

Cozumel, Mexico
Destination Expert
for Cozumel, Merida
posts: 36,088
reviews: 70
2. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

I dont know where you are looking but I have never seen them for 9 dollars. Are you talking pesos? $ 9 is 9 pesos.

Nova Scotia
posts: 203
reviews: 9
3. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

The resorts charge $9. We always pack a few bags from home. Just poke a pin hole in the bag, let out the air and then put tape over the hole. Works great.

Cozumel, Mexico
Destination Expert
for Cozumel, Merida
posts: 36,088
reviews: 70
4. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

Well, I think chips are too expensive even in grocery stores but I would never pay anyone $9.

Trail, Canada
posts: 3,015
reviews: 2
5. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

I bring a tube or two of Pringles style chips from a U.S. dollar store for smash proof nibbling with hardly any weight but some space used . Apparently they are good for starting a fire if that becomes necessary , so that's a bonus .

Vancouver
Destination Expert
for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
posts: 30,037
6. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

Don't by imports

buy local MX chips

Colo Spgs
Destination Expert
for Cozumel
posts: 25,417
reviews: 2
7. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

Stock up at Mega or equivalent.

San Diego...
posts: 103
reviews: 63
8. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

Mexican potato chips do taste better! Resorts are expensive, buy them at in a local store instead.

Toronto
posts: 244
reviews: 32
9. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

I don't ever buy chips, but my SO loves them and I forbade him to spend $9 on a bag of junk food when there were so many other things to enjoy. I just wondered how legal robbery was in Mexico ;)

Vancouver
Destination Expert
for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
posts: 30,037
10. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

As mentioned, local MX chips and products very reasonable in bigger stores