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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2014, 11:33:11 AM »
 D'uh, I just re-read and noticed the 'respectively'! Please disregard, melbelle39.
 Maybe we should start sending golden syrup US-wards too.

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2014, 01:18:08 PM »
Lindt Lindor chocolates. I remember when the only way you could get them was if you were fortunate enough to have friends or family in Europe; my cousin in Germany would include some Lindors in my family's Christmas package when I was small. Looked forward to it every year, I did!

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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2014, 03:13:16 PM »
For your viewing pleasure, John Barrowman doing a Tim Tam slam.

https://www.facebook.com/TheDoctorWhoHub/posts/811955012170737

Oooooh, Tim Tams. Someday I will go to Australia with a little carry on suitcase and I giant check-in suitcase. The giant suitcase will be filled with Tim Tams to bring home with me. Soooooo good.

Also, I love congee. We have good congee in NYC, but the best congee I ever had was the Korean congee. The red bean was just...so perfect.
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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2014, 07:20:06 PM »
Seconding Almdudler. And I need a good reliable recipe for the days when I'd sell *all my hair* for Punschkrapfen.

I've been sending Tim Tams and Golden Syrup to friends in the UK and USA respectively for years (mostly golden syrup to expats who want to make Anzac biscuits)

 Golden syrup is very common in the UK; is this a specific brand or unusual variety you're sending?

Tim Tams to the UK, Golden Syrup (and also Tim Tams) to the USA

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2014, 08:10:12 PM »
Lyle's golden syrup is widely available in grocery stores here in Florida, could be due to our high British population.

I love Pocky. I also love an unsweetened Japanese green tea that we can get at EPCOT center.

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2014, 08:10:48 PM »
Reblochon, Barilla tortellini and Haribo Salzbrezeln (not all together of course).

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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2014, 10:29:23 PM »
For your viewing pleasure, John Barrowman doing a Tim Tam slam.

https://www.facebook.com/TheDoctorWhoHub/posts/811955012170737

Mmm, John Barrowman. Mmm, Tim Tams.

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2014, 10:57:26 PM »
Walkers Salt n' vinegar chips from the UK.

My English cousins get family here in Canada to send them bags of cheezies though, lol.

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2014, 02:27:50 AM »
Elderberry syrup!

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2014, 05:23:15 AM »
Ca you get Caramello Koala's outside of Aus yet? When we travelled more for work they were our standard "favour treat" that we gave to people who helped us... and we always and a list of people to mail them to when we returned.

We've had Caramello Bears (also made by Cadbury, different product name, different packaging, but extremely similar shape of chocolate mould) in South Africa and Zimbabwe for the last 30 years (I've been eating them since I was a child).

http://www.sanza.co.uk/Cadbury_Caramello_Bear.asp
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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2014, 06:32:51 AM »
saltwater taffy. it's amazing.

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2014, 09:14:22 AM »
It's a very long list.

Italy: fresh Pecorino cheese, gelato and those small, flat peaches from Sicily
France: all those lovely Normandy cheeses (Camembert, Pont-L'Evêque and Livarot), baguette and crepes
Germany: a poppyseed pastry I never seen anywhere else, wine (we were told the best wines were never exported) and a pear schapps we had frequently at a bar/restaurant near where we stayed in Hamburg (the owner made it himself and gave it away because he wasn't allowed to sell it)
England: ginger beer
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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2014, 09:28:04 AM »
Italy: Pecorino Romano, Parmagiano reggiano, Dry salami, gelato, olive oil, gnocchi, pizza Neapolitano, wine, risotto, Tiramisu
France: Champagne, Gruyere, French onion soup with beef stock, souffle
Germany: Riesling, Eiswein, mustards, sausages, strudel, schnitzel, pretzels, Muenster cheese
The UK: Fish and chips, treacle tart, brown ale, malt vinegar

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2014, 11:48:51 AM »
Dutch drops (liquorice). I've discovered I can buy them by the kilo from Amazon!!

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Re: Things you love from other countries...
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2014, 09:06:26 AM »
Walker's Cheddar and Onion potato chips.  I had my mom bring me back 5 bags last time.

Irish Red Cheddar.  CRUD MONKEYS! this is the best sharp cheddar I've ever had.  Actually, I'd add in Irish beef in there too.

And finally and somewhat bizarrely.......paracetamol from the UK.  I can only take that for pain, and for some reason, the UK stuff works better than the stuff in the US.