Yesterday Barry stopped into the local tortilla maker's place, Domingo's Popular Tortillas, and asked if they had any "wheat tortillas". What he meant was "flour tortillas", as opposed to corn, but when the proprietor heard "wheat", she must have assumed "whole wheat", and she told him they no longer made them due to lack of demand. When they do a "run" of tortillas of any kind, it ties up their machine so that no other varieties of tortillas can be made, so obviously they have to make what they can sell. Barry was surprised that they were no longer going to make flour tortillas, so he asked how many he'd have to buy to make it worth her while to do a run. They agreed on ten packs (40 tortillas), and he said he'd pick them up the next day at 10 am. He still thought he was ordering white flour tortillas, and when he told me the story afterwards, I was as surprised as he was that there was not enough demand to make them.
So, today he rode into town to pick up his tortillas, expecting a large stack of white flour tortillas. Instead, much to his delight, were 40 lovely whole wheat tortillas! They were still warm, and the proprietor gave him one to try to make sure it was to his liking. Oh yes! The price was only slightly higher than standard flour tortillas, which run $1.25 BZD per four-pack. These were $1.50 BZD (75 cents US) per four-pack.
When he got home and I started unpacking the groceries, I was taken aback to see the lovely, still-warm whole wheat tortillas come out of the bag. What a score! I guess maybe my bad back does have a silver lining, because if I had gone to the shop, I would have requested flour tortillas, and we would never have known about this option. Yay Barry!
This is Belize, so delivery is a little different than in the US. Instead of UPS or Fedex, the chocolate was shipped via Tropic Air Cargo today and arrived in San Pedro this afternoon, so Barry took a second trip into town on his bike to pick up the package, along with the protein powder. In Chapel Hill, he learned to make the most wonderful chocolate "bark" by adding dried fruit, nuts, and sweetener to the melted unsweetened chocolate and looks forward to doing that here as well. Yum.