I recently ran into a friend at Mini Price Store in Quepos (I also call it my “little Costco” as they carry many Kirkland products and a lot of other bulk size products). While we were at the cash register, she asked me if I had heard about the “cascade shortage”. Not having had a dishwasher (other than myself) since moving to Costa Rica, I didn’t even put two and two together that “Cascade” was referring to dishwashing detergent.
Yep, that would be a rich person’s problem in Costa Rica. A lack of dishwashing detergent. From what she told me, people were actually hoarding bottles of it for fear they would run out before a new shipment would arrive in the country. What would those million dollar homes up on the hill do without their Cascade?