Do you like Pringles? How about fiery Tabasco sauce or JIF peanut butter?
What about Philadelphia Cream Cheese, ranch dressing or Hershey’s chocolate?
How about Scotch whisky?
If you like any of these things, or any other kind of imported food, you might be unhappy to learn that such goods may soon disappear from local stores.
Starting June 1, the government plans to ban food and drink imports if the products have an Argentine-made equivalent.
Nope, I’m not making this up. Indeed, I spent half the day Thursday confirming this with major retailers and industry executives who are familiar with the government’s plans.
So if the government goes ahead with its plans, you may need to say goodbye to those yummy treats and get used to eating more of the home-grown stuff. The ban does not apply to “foreign” products – say, Kellogg’s cereals, for example – that are produced in Argentina.
The article I wrote isn’t available online, but La Nación, which broke the news, has a story here (in Spanish) with more details.