Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I need ideas plus a giveaway!

Thank you so much for everybody's very kind words of wisdom for my last post. It is very much appreciated by both of us, and I am happy to report we are already changing our sexual dynamic a little. Details to follow at some point in time.....

But for now, I am starting to pack, and I am wondering what to bring. I have gifts for everybody, but I also like to bring the odd thing here and there. Like M&Ms in different flavors, like mint or coconut. So I would like your help please!
Please post some ideas for what you can think of.

If you are in North America: Something you think is a must to bring
Anywhere outside of North America: What do you know that you would love to have again?

So! Think about something, leave a comment, or leave the blog, think about it, and then come back again! Pretty please!


DH told me to make this a contest! Being the good girl that I am, I am following his wishes: The winners (Three to be exact) will be selected by a randomizer, every comment left will be counted, and the winner will get a bar of German Chocolate upon my return to the USA.

 I will  bring back different flavors, such as White chocolate, Dark, Milk, Super Dark, with Crisp...You get the idea!

22 comments:

  1. Anything typically American: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey's Kisses, things like that. You know: candy they've heard off but never seen or tasted. No Twinkies though, they might be hard to come by and run the risk of getting squeezed in your luggage.
    Please keep me out of the competition: it would be silly for you to send me German chocolate from the States when I live in the Netherlands. If I want some, I can always check out Lidl.

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    1. I have Reese's already, we don't like Hersheys in my family. Something about the fact that it is horrible chocolate. (Freely admit I am a chocolate snob), but thank you for stopping by Julia, I really appreciate it!

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    2. There it is. Two Julias. I still think you both need to be spanked. :)

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  2. I'm English living in the US and the thing my Dad goes crazy for when he visits is American pancakes with maple syrup. So for Christmas I'm taking him a small packet of pancake mix and a bottle of syrup. I'm generally a cook-from-scratch person, but this way he'll have something to unwrap, and his cooking skills are nonexistent, so maybe with the mix he'll be able to satisfy his craving until his next visit!
    Annie.

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    1. Annie! This was great! I am going to get pancake mix and Mrs Butterworth later today. What a great idea! Thank you.

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  3. Can't think of a thing. I'll check in if anything comes to mind.

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    1. Thank you, I really appreciate it!

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  4. We had a German exchange student who became very close to the family a few years ago....and all I can think of is how wonderful the chocolate was coming back from Germany....
    I am trying to remember some of the things that she like from Canada, and all that really stands out is the real maple syrup, as Annie suggested above and ketchup potato chips, but they are too difficult to carry. What about specialty salsa or corn relish? This continent is known for its corn and wheat products.
    Sorry - that is the best I can do.
    Enjoy your trip!
    hugs
    lillie

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    1. I know, right? The chocolate is just awesome!
      And you are right, I should do some salsa and corn chips! Great idea, I love it!

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  5. Sorry, once you posted those pictures of chocolate my mind stopped working.

    Seriously, my European friends have appreciated things I hadn't thought about:

    Vanilla extract (no pun intended!)
    Peanut butter
    Any of the special holiday candy, like mint M&Ms

    And yes, real maple syrup. Yum! Also my friend from Canada once sent me maple syrup candy. It was easier/lighter to carry and a real treat.

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    1. Great suggestions! I will ask my mom if she would like any vanilla extract!

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  6. I dunno if your family is into it, but any of the treats from an Asian market. :) Teas, Coconut Fruit Jelly, Mochi.

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    1. No, my family is very German, which means they don't eat spicy food. At all....But thank you!

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  7. All I can say is that I was shocked to find out that you cannot bring Kinder Eggs into the US. It has something to do with the toy being "concealed". Damn you Terrorists, you have killed Christmas for my kids.

    I cannot suggest much to bring as all the candy I like is Canadian or European - quality street, Maynard wine gums, toiler one, kinder choctata....

    Safe travels
    TTFN
    Mr. No name

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    1. Hey thanks for chiming in! I knew about the Kinder Ueberraschungseier. It's crazy though. Only in America!
      And I love wine gum! I always bring back bags worth of it!

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    2. Mmmmmmmm, wine gums! I am now craving them.

      TTFN
      Mr. No Name

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    3. Mh, I have been craving them for months! So, if you are a winner, maybe wine gums instead of chocolate?

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  8. When I travel I always take a couple bags of chocolate chips--the really good dark chocolate ones. I know you can get them in some places in Europe but I have friends who still need to cut up chocolate bars when they want to make chocolate-chip like cookies.

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    1. Great idea Susie, will totally do that!

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  9. I've been trying to think of something and I can't...

    I think you said you're from the Seattle area, anything unique to the area?

    And I don't mean a Seahawks hat or Mariners jersey, unless your family are sports fans.

    It's lame as hell, but when I used to live in eastern Canada, the area was popular for maple syrup for example...

    ~Ponyboy

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    1. Thanks Ponyboy, I went and got pancake mix and syrup! I think they are going to be surprised and hopefully like it!

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