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Butter

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Butter

We have been to Mexico a few times and HATE the "butter" they serve with potaoes and seafood. So we have found a solution, friends of ours went last year and bought real butter from Sam's Club, individually wrapped in little "tubs". It's whipped butter like you would get in individual packets here when you go out to eat. Just keep it frozen before you go and put it in your suitcase between layers of clothes. It is still frozen when you land. And resturant workers love it.

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Mazatlán, Sin...
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1. Re: Butter

That's because it probably wasn't butter, but was margarine, which is ubiquitous here. You don't have to bring it with you, though. You can buy perfectly good real butter, salted or unsalted, in any of the major grocery stores. If you ask for butter (mantequilla) at the smaller stores you WILL get margarine and they'll look at you as if you're crazy when you insist that it isn't butter.

The same thing is true of honey (miel). The same word is used for syrup (here in Mazatlan) and unless you insist on "miel de abeja", you'll get syrup instead of honey.

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Sinaloa, Mexico