If you’re looking for Pringles, Doritos, Lays Potato Chips and those 3D Chips, you’re in luck. If you’re looking for Ruffle’s Potato Chips, you’re out of luck, at least in Cordoba.
Fruit Loops, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, and Special K are available here. While most of the other brand name cereals (not mentioned) haven’t made it this far down, you will find similar substitutes with Argentinian brand names.
Peanut butter, Mac & Cheese, Pretzels, Ginger Ale aren’t as easy to find. Your best bet is to check Wal-Mart for these items. Pictured above are the items as they appear in Argentina.
Cappuccinos are my guilty pleasure. Fortunately, you can buy some instant mix in Cordoba. Though if I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll go downtown to the local Starbucks and order myself one from there.
There are all types of teas (regular, green, black, red, mint, fruit flavored, Earl Grey, etc.), as well as regular coffee and flavored coffee (vanilla, etc.).
Good Hot Dogs are difficult to pick out. In Argentina, most are skinless, grainy and disgusting. If you’re craving a good hot dog, I recommend you buy the ones that say German (Aleman in Spanish/Castillian) on the label. These will have skin on them and the quality is better.
If you’re looking to stay regular and are looking for probiotic yogurt, then you have two options. You can buy Activia yogurt, which comes in either the traditional cups, or as liquid yogurt bags. You can also get probiotics from a brand called Yugorisimo. Probiotics are called provitalis in Spanish/Castillian).
Sauces and condiments are easy to come by here. You’ll find ketchup, mayo, barbecue sauce (called Barbacoa here), mustard (regular, honey). For the salads, you have ranch and Caesar dressing available as well.
There are some sauces you might find useful if you’re from somewhere outside of the U.S.
Asian sauces available are: Oyster Sauce, sweet and sour sauce (called Salsa Agridulce), and soy sauce.
If you’re of Puerto Rican/Cuban descent or you simply love their food, you might be interested in knowing that the flavoring they use in their meals, Adobo, is available here, but it’s called Condimento para Pizza, which basically means Pizza condiments. Trust me, it’s Adobo. I know this because my spouse is of Puerto Rican descent.
The candies I’ve found in Cordoba are Skittles, Starburst, Nestle Crunch, M&Ms, Tic-Tacs, Ice Breakers, Milky Way and Snickers bars (rare but not impossible to find), and Ferrero Rocher.
Ice Tea isn’t well known in Argentina, but you’ll find that the brand, Fuze Tea (which comes in either lemon or peace flavor), is similar to Nestle’s Ice Tea and Snapple.
If you have a busy life but not enough energy, don't worry! There's Red Bull in Argentina.
If you miss Taco Bell or are simply in the mood for a soft taco or burrito, you’re in luck. While this type of food is not in any way a part of Argentinian culture, they do sell the soft discs needed to make a fajita wrap, burrito, or taco.
Finally, donuts! They’re rare but not impossible to find. Your best bet is going to Wal-Mart. They’re not the greatest donuts in the world, but they’ll certainly satisfy the craving. Oh! Almost forgot, bagels are definitely available at Wal-Mart too.