Things We Miss from the US

Recently I read a great article on Thrillist (below) about the one food item that American expats miss the most from home.  Some very interesting answers including candy like Skittles, or Raisinets, cookies (Oreos), Cheetos and Lucky Charms.  So what do you miss the most from the US?  Please tell us with a comment below about the American product that you wish you could get easily at home.  We will put together a list of your most popular comfort items.  

AMERICANS WHO HAVE LIVED ABROAD REVEAL THEIR MOST-MISSED FOODS

 

Living abroad is an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture and broaden your horizons, especially culinarily. However, that doesn't mean it's not without its edible drawbacks. We polled Americans who live (or have lived) in other countries on the one food they find themselves unable to adequately procure on foreign soil. 

The sweets aren't the same

"You should see how small the ice cream cartons are here. I miss Breyers rocky road with dark chocolate covered almonds and creamy marshmallow. My dad always has a few cartons in the freezer whenever we come home. I bowl a night is never missed, with a glass of pasteurized milk, not UHT!" -- Leigh R., Spain

 

"It's funny the types of things you don't miss until you can't have them. I was feeling a little homesick and talking to a friend about things like Oreos, marshmallows, and peanut butter. She told me that there was a small store in Edinburgh, about an hour bus-ride away, where they carried American imports. I made a trip to Edinburgh that weekend. I think the small packs of six single-stuff Oreos were about $8 each or something crazy. Let me tell you, I would have happy paid $20. Those cookies swept me back to memories of sitting in my mother's kitchen after school and plucking cookies out of our ancient cookie jar. Sometimes you really need that." -- Ana Fernatt, United Kingdom  

Please read the rest of this great article here.

 

So what do you miss the most from the US?  Please tell us with a comment below about the American product that you wish you could get easily at home.  We will put together a list of your most popular comfort items.  

 

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