When Mexico’s stuffed shells are bigger than you can count
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Mexican stuffed shells have gone mainstream in recent years, with retailers selling the popular snacks as a way to feed family members and as a festive treat.
But now the popular snack is becoming more expensive to find.
A new survey found Mexican stuffed shell prices are on the rise, with more than 60% of respondents saying they’ve tried to find stuffed shells online but could not.
“Mexican stuffed shell is one of the best-selling Mexican snacks and it’s been for quite a while, but we are now seeing that it is becoming less and less affordable,” said the website of the International Federation of Pest Control Associations, which represents food and agriculture companies.
“The prices are so high, it’s difficult to find.”
The IFACA said it found the price of a 1kg (3.5lb) tin of Mexican stuffed shrimps at the Mexican market in Mexico City to be $5.69.
That’s up from the previous year’s $4.70.
Mexican stuffed chicken is also on the market, with the price rising by about a third to $5 per kg.
“This is not good,” said Jose Maria Pinto, director of research for the Mexican Association of Pesticides and Veterinary Medical Experts.
“There are only two kinds of people who can afford them: people who live in the states and people who buy them in Mexico.” “
Mr Pinto said the prices are not good enough to justify the risk to consumers, who are already paying a higher price for meat. “
There are only two kinds of people who can afford them: people who live in the states and people who buy them in Mexico.”
Mr Pinto said the prices are not good enough to justify the risk to consumers, who are already paying a higher price for meat.
The IFACHA’s survey found more than a third of Mexican consumers would rather have their money back, with 45% of the respondents saying the money they have earned from the purchase of Mexican meat was better spent elsewhere.
‘We’re all struggling’The survey also found that Mexican stuffed cheese has also increased in price, with an average of $3.85 for the cheese compared to $3 in 2014.
Mexican cheese has been the top-selling item in Mexican grocery stores, according to the IFACHA, with Mexican supermarkets selling it for about $6.70 a kilogram.
Pecos, one of Mexico’s largest producers of processed meats, said its prices are “staggering” when compared with other food commodities.
“We’ve been producing our own cheese, and it is the highest-selling cheese, which is good, but when you consider the price, the costs are huge,” Pecos vice-president and general manager Javier Gonzalez told Reuters.
“You can’t compare the costs to any other product in the world.”
“You can compare the prices to any product in this world, but the price in Mexico is more than what you pay in the rest of the world,” he said.
Mexican dairy products have also been a target of price rises, with prices of some dairy products rising by more than 50% in the past two years.
“Mexico is a huge dairy exporter and our dairy farmers have seen their prices skyrocket,” Perna Foods general manager Fernando Ruiz said.
“For them, it means less money for them to produce.”
‘It’s not worth it’Mexico’s economy relies heavily on exports of milk, meat and cheese to feed its own people.
But Mr Ruiz says it’s not all bad news.
“[It’s] not worth buying Mexican stuffed Shells if they’re not safe,” he added.
“Mexican products are good and they’re cheap.”
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