I was up in Vancouver BC yesterday and stopped at The Real Canadian Superstore, where my friend and I gleefully picked up dark chocolate Digestives and Cadbury dark chocolate Caramilk bars. This same friend occasionally gets care packages of Maltesers from another online friend from London. Digestives aren't impossible to find in my neck of the woods, but they're not everywhere, either. And many Cadbury products available in the UK and Canada aren't available in the US--and of those that are, the chocolate is a completely different flavor and texture. It's like dumbed-down chocolate for the Americans.
My Dutch co-workers get very excited when people coming back from business trips to The Netherlands bring back those awful black licorice drops (sorry, Renee!) they're so fond of.
So I'm just curious--any foreign food products you love that aren't readily available in your own country? (Maybe we can work out barter deals!)
Tell us what you crave.....
Dec 23, '02
Renee, enjoy your dropjes!
Ah, yes, and stroopwafels
--that was the other Dutch sweet I was thinking of!
Lisa, we do have Cadbury Cream Eggs in the US, but only around Easter. I try to stay away from them because they are evil and addictive.
And yes, American mass-produced chocolate stinks, for the most part. Hershey's is terrible; Ghirardelli's is a little better.
Last edit by Stargazer on Dec 23, '02