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

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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?

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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
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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.

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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.

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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
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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 .

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6. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

Don't by imports

buy local MX chips

Colo Spgs
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7. Re: How come chips are so bloody expensive in the Mayan Riviera?

Stock up at Mega or equivalent.

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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.

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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 ;)

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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