In Rocky Point (aka Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico) there is a bulk foods store. When the store is open the roll-up doors expose rows and rows of bright blue, metal bins. The store sells natural products such as whole leaf teas and herbs. They also sell dried beans, peas and lentils. On top of the bins are vanilla extract and other flavorings for baking as well as sauces, honey, seasonings and cooking products. A few bins contain consommé or soup bases in bright colors.
Some of the bins are rolled outside to be on display on the sidewalk in front of the store. These bins contain spices, teas and powdered dyes for baking. Most of the bins are inside the cool, tiled store, organized in long rows.
Shoppers can also purchase dry dog food and puppy chow from a bulk bin ( as well as cat food and various types of birdseed. And for the vendors who sell mango on a stick and corn on a stick, they can purchase the sticks! Huge bins offer dried chili , which can be slow-cooked into delicious meat dishes!
The bins give off amazing smells; the colors are brilliant and the sounds of a busy street whiz by outside. This store is a treat for the senses.