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  1. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    Hey girlies

    My OH sister is moving to Canada in Jan, she has asked us not to get her anything for xmas coz she doesnt want to take anything big across with her.
    But i cant not get her anything! so i was thinking about making up a little food package of things she wont be able to get over there.

    so far i have got

    tetley tea bags
    martmite
    mars choccy

    thats it, does anyone here know what food you cant get over there, i cant think of any true british food/drinks!

    any ideas would be great

    thanks
    xx
     
  2. Guest

    I would say marmite and tetley are the first things that come to my head too. I always take them with me when I go abroad as they just cannot be substitued. Can't help with what else Canada don't have though - I've not been myself.
    I would pack plenty more English chocolate as other countries have some very odd stuff with very odd names! I know Canada have a choc bar called 'Eatmore' which I found halerious when my mate brought back a bar for one of our skinnier friends :lol: - he wasn't too offended though thankfully.
     
  3. Skidoo

    Skidoo Well-Known Member

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    I missed salt and vinegar crisps and plain chocolate digestive biscuits when I was in the States a few years back! I know you can get salt and vinegar crisps in the US now, but don't know about Canada.

    You could try posting a query on an ex-pats website such as
    http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=56
     
  4. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Skidoo!
    x
     
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    *saulino* Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    Well since im from Canada i know here in BC you can still buy Tetley tea bags its the only kind i buy unless its different down there, as for the others never heard of them so if you wanna send a list of things to me i can tell you if we have them or not.
    Katrina
    Oh and where in Canada is she moving to??
     
  6. melanieyeah

    melanieyeah Well-Known Member

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    dime barrrs! :) i was gonna say fish n chips but.. eww lol, that wouldnt fair too good.
     
  7. Guest

    Mmmmmmmmm I really fancy fish and chips with curry sauce now I've seen you say that :lol:
     
  8. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    that site Skidoo gave me has been a great help, has lots of ideas on what to put in her pressie.

    Jase has said not to give it to her for xmas tho, as she really doesnt want to take anything extra over with her, so i will wait till shes serttled and send it as a late pressie
     
  9. Skidoo

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    I think sending it over once she's settled is a great idea. At first everything will be so new and exciting that stuff from home will seem old hat, but after a little while she'll be longing for a taste of home...

    I wonder if non-food stuff might be appreciated too? A friend who moved to Paris used to ask people to send her hair dye and I know I'd miss my favourite toothpaste (but I use Euthymol which most people loathe!)
     
  10. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    oo yeah, i didnt think of that!

    i will have to do some digging this weekend and find out what type of products she uses.

    Cheers :D
     

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