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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:20 am 
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I'm doing a swap on here with an American PPK'er and I'm sending her stuff she can't get over there and vice versa.....as I've never been to the states, I'm not sure what stuff I should ask for and I know a few of you have been so....do you guys have any recommendations? I know she has access to a whole foods. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: American stuff!
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If you're not fussed about the healthy aspect, Americans can get like a million different flavours of Oreos. And maybe that mac and cheese that recently came out?

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vixki wrote:
If you're not fussed about the healthy aspect, Americans can get like a million different flavours of Oreos. And maybe that mac and cheese that recently came out?

Oh, good idea! I've also thought of that chicken stock stuff they have that's vegan, better than bouillon I think it's called. I want to make a chicken type soup :)

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Better than Bouillon is amazing!

Trader Joe's is usually a great resource for vegan treats only available in the states. If you're into it, I would suggest requesting candy cane Joe-Joes! Those are really a rare (and seasonal) treat!

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Better than Bouillon is nice, yeah. Daiya, the fake cheese, is kind of okay. It tastes like Wotsits.

Just ask for your body weight in Clif Builders Bars. Every kind. And then send them to me.

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Skittles.

Seriously, get the damn skittles!!!

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Justin's peanut butter cups are pretty great.

Earth Balance has popcorn, crisps, and cheesy crackers (i think) in addition to the boxed mac & cheese, but i don't know how widely available they are.

the chicken-style Better Than Bouillon is useful for lots of things. if you want to make chicken soup with it, i suggest requesting Soy Curls as well.

maybe a seasonal flavor of Taza chocolate (e.g. eggnog, gingerbread, peppermint stick) if they're not too hard for your swap partner to find?

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daisychain wrote:
Skittles.

Seriously, get the damn skittles!!!


Thanks for this! I thought they had gelatin but it turns out they're now vegan.


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Bumping this topic (I hope that's ok) as my Dad is going to America (specifically Denver) and has asked if there's anything I'd like him to pick up...I have no idea, so any advice welcome!

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I haven't seen Go Max Go bars mentioned in this thread yet! He should definitely get some of those. It's like vegan versions of Mars bars and other candy bars. Definitely some Earth Balance mac-n-cheese, and maybe some soy curls? I'm just thinking in terms of what would travel well.

ETA: ooh, if he's bringing checked baggage and you like nachos, have him grab you a jar or two of nacheeze! My favorite nacho sauce ummmm yumyumyum

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All the soy curls he can fit in to his luggage and then send some to me!!!

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Soy curls are a good one and I always bring back some Tofurky slices. Oh and some of the new Earth Balance products, the cheesy squares and the white boxed mac & cheese, are a must imo! I would suggest that he pop to Whole Foods so that he can get all of the good stuff in one go!

Erika we haven't mentioned Go Max here because oddly they're one US product that's made it's way over here. You can get them in a lot of HFS's and online at almost all of the vegan shops.

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Earth Balance PB Popps
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Update on my dad's trip - he ended up going to New Mexico and the place he was in apparently was completely useless for most vegan things, but he got me some vital wheat gluten (avoids having to pay shipping here!), and a couple of varieties of almond butter, one being Justin's Vanilla which is so divine. He also managed to find some vegan butterscotch chips which was a surprise.

And the poor guy had this huge sandwich bag that he'd stuffed full of the hotel's "non dairy creamer" sachets, telling me how great it would be that I could go out for coffee and use them etc...and I had to explain the whole stupid "not really non-dairy" thing.

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jojo wrote:

Erika we haven't mentioned Go Max here because oddly they're one US product that's made it's way over here. You can get them in a lot of HFS's and online at almost all of the vegan shops.


Oh, that's wonderful to hear! Maybe we can get a GMG-Vego bar exchange program going on :D

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