I have heard that Ecuador has no baking soda. At every supermarket from Quito to Manta to Libratad and Salinas I have looked for that familiar orange box to no avail. I read somewhere that you needed to get it at the pharmacy so today I stopped at our local Cruz Azul and asked for Bicarbonato. He brought out these tiny packets, 15 gramos to be exact at a cost of .45 cents each. I asked for 10 went home and added two packets to both the freezer and the refrigerator. Now I can make some cookies that require baking soda.