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Bombillas

how to choose a bombilla for your mate?

Our recommendation are bombillas made of noble materials such as alpaca, surgical steel or silver.

can stainless steel mate bombillas oxidize?

No, as long as it is washed and cared for so that the residues inside do not produce humidity and mildew.

how to clean the bombilla for mate?

We submerge it for 20 minutes in boiling water with 2 or 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Then dry it very well. You can also use bombilla cleaner, when it is covered.

how to prevent the bulb from clogging?

Pour a stream of warm water before priming, then wait 5 minutes and we can start drinking our mate. Don't forget to shake the yerba that may remain in the holes. You can also use reusable filters to take better care of your bombilla.

Mates

how to choose the best mate?

Choose the one that best suits your needs. Look at the material, practicality, portability and ease of maintenance.

are gourds easy to clean?

Yes, just wash it with hot water and dry it with paper so that no moisture remains.

what types of materials can gourds be made of?

There are as many types of gourds as there are primers: gourd, alpaca, ceramic or metal are just some of the materials used.

can I put the mates in the dishwasher?

No, it is advisable to clean it by hand to ensure the durability of our mate, in case it is made of wood or pumpkin.

Alfajores

how long does an alfajor last?

Alfajores have a best before date of four to five months.

where do we buy the alfajores or where do we get them from?

All our alfajores come from Argentina and Uruguay. Some brands are made in Spain, such as alfajores Mardel or Tango

are the ingredients of the alfajores natural?

All the ingredients of the alfajores are of high quality. Depending on the manufacturer, their elaboration is more handmade or industrialized.

what ingredients does the alfajor contain?

They contain butter, sugar, wheat flour and dulce de leche filling

dulce de leche filling.

Cookies

which are the most sold cookies in Argentina?

The most sold cookies are the Criollitas, crackers that go very well with mate, and can be spread with butter, jams, dulce de leche, or even eaten as canapés with multiple fillings.

are the ingredients of Argentine crackers natural?

All the ingredients of the cookies are of high quality. Depending on the manufacturer their elaboration is more artisanal or industrialized.

what can I combine my Argentine cookies with?

You can combine them with a good mate or a good cup of coffee.

are all Pampa Drugstore cookies imported from Argentina?

Yes, all our cookies are imported from Argentina, Uruguay or their country of origin.

Yerba Mate

what do I need to prepare mate at home?

Obviously yerba mate, plus a gourd and a bombilla to drink it.

what is the ideal water temperature for drinking mate?

To drink a delicious mate, we recommend that you heat the water between 75°C and 80ºC.

is it necessary to wash the yerba or dispose of the first mate?

It is not necessary to discard the first mate of the day, but it is necessary to cure the mate before the first use.

how to store yerba mate?

We recommend you to store yerba in airtight containers that are easy to clean.

Dulce de leche

what is dulce de leche?

Dulce de leche is a product obtained by concentrating the heat of milk under normal or reduced pressure with the addition of some type of sugar or sweetener.

how is dulce de leche marketed?

The types of dulce de leche usually marketed are: classic or traditional, pastry or confectionery, alfajorero, ice cream and diet or low-calorie.

how is crystallization avoided in dulce de leche?

Producers use galoctosidase to reduce lactose in milk and thus prevent crystals from forming.

how is dulce de leche preserved?

To preserve dulce de leche once opened, we store it in the refrigerator in its original package. It will last between 3 and 4 weeks in perfect condition.

Coffees and infusions

what herbs are used to drink Argentine mate?

Normally yerba mate is used for mate. But if you are interested in trying new Argentinean infusions, this is your store.

which brand of Argentine infusion does not produce acidity?

The infusions do not produce acidity, we have several brands such as La Virginia, Guarani, Amanda, Kurupi, Playadito, Rosamonte, Taragui, Green Hills..

are all Pampa Drugstore's infusions and coffees imported from Argentina?

Yes, all our infusions and coffees are imported from Argentina, Uruguay or their country of origin.

in which European countries can I order Argentinean infusions and coffees?

Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Vatican City, Greece, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, San Marino, Monaco, Austria, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. However, there are other main destinations for our infusions, among them: Switzerland, Israel, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey and New Zealand.

White wines

what are the best Argentine white wines?

Our recommendation are the wines from Norton, Cosecha Tardía and Colección Chardonnay wineries.

when should you drink Argentine white wine?

This type of wine is appropriate as an aperitif or as a pairing for fish or white meats.

which areas are the main producers of white wine?

We have Argentine white wines from the areas of Calafate, Salta, Rio Negro or Mendoza.

what grapes do you use to produce Argentine white wine?

Our catalog of Argentine white wines has well known varieties such as Malbec, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay

Red wine

which are the best Argentine red wines?

Our recommendation are the wines from Navarro Corrreas and Nieto Senetier wineries

when should you drink Argentine red wine?

This type of wines are appropriate as a pairing for red meats or game meats.

which areas are the main producers of white wine?

We have Argentine red wines from the areas of Buenos Aires, Cajamarca Rio Negro or Mendoza among others.

what grapes do you use to produce Argentine white wine?

Our catalog of Argentine white wines has well known varieties such as Malbec, Merlot, Tempranillo or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sparkling wine

which are the best Argentine sparkling wines?

Our recommendation are the wines from New Age and Cosecha Tardía wineries.

when should you drink Argentine sparkling wine?

This type of wines are appropriate as a pairing for fish or to accompany a dessert.

which areas are the main producers of sparkling wine?

We have Argentine sparkling wines from the areas of Mendoza, San Rafael, Rio Negro and Patagonia among others.

what grapes do you use to produce Argentine sparkling wine?

Our catalog of Argentine white wines has well known varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Crackers

what are the best-selling crackers in Argentina?

The most sold crackers are the Criollitas, crackers that go very well with mate, and can be spread with butter, jams, dulce de leche or even eaten as canapés with multiple fillings

are the ingredients of the crackers natural?

All cracker ingredients are of high quality. Depending on the manufacturer, their elaboration is more artisanal or industrialized.

what can I combine my Argentine crackers with?

You can combine them with a good pâté or a cheese board or serve them as an appetizer.

are all Pampa Drugstore crackers imported from Argentina?

Yes, all our crackers are imported from Argentina, Uruguay or their country of origin.

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