Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What Next?

Marmite, beloved by Brits across the globe, will soon be available in convenient, airline acceptable jars.

Starting July 1, these babies will go on sale at some stores in Great Britain, and there is talk that a mini-Bovril is in the works, as well.

This should make for some happy travelers, considering that jars of Marmite are one of the most confiscated items at the London city airport, second only to jam.

For us non-Brits, maybe someone could package small jars of Nutella or peanut butter for those long flights, though I'm pretty happy with just taking chocolate onboard. There's no restriction on that unless I try to travel with...oh, say...40 or 50 lbs. of it.

In the past couple of weeks, I've discovered two new chocolate places here in Santiago. One is not strictly a chocolate store, but I had a delicious cup of hot chocolate there when I went to visit the "Cat Café," otherwise known as Café Rendebú, in Barrio Italia.

The other is also in Barrio Italia. More like a chocolate stand with a few outdoor tables, Xoco Por Ti is tucked away in one of Barrio Italia's many hidden passages. I had a frappe there and I can highly vouch for the quality of the chocolate.

When I lived in New York, I was a member of a Meetup for chocolate lovers. I went on chocolate tours, and I made it my business to visit any and every new chocolate shop within the five boroughs. Though the list in Santiago would be shorter, I am thinking of doing the same thing here.

Anyone else game for chocolate discovery in Santiago? Marmite and Nutella are optional.

~~Sally Rose
Author of Penny Possible & A Million Sticky Kisses


  1. I´d love to do a chocolate tour! If you know of any places let me know. Maybe we can catch up at the place you visited sometime soon.

  2. Would love to, Gringo. Thanks for your oomment.