I’ll have “fingers crossed” as I go through Customs, hoping that these items crammed in my luggage don’t cause them to pass too much judgment on me. Read more at cosmopolitan.co.uk Clearance Special - Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon Cereal 14.5oz (411g) **Dated: December 20**. Cosmopolitan, Part of the Hearst UK Fashion & Beauty Network. Cookie Policy - It's a genuine beauty heaven and there's probably not much more we need to say on the subject actually. As a CDN living in the UK these are the things I miss and dont want to spend a fortune on: I think your question was perfectly reasonable. I want emails from Fodor's Travel with travel information and promotions. Are you using the right foundation brush? Perhaps something local to your area rather than national brands. Privacy Statement - Join the discussion today. Nothing liquid or very expensive please. Local booze always goes down well as long as it is not some peculiar wine made out of left footed scorpians. And while Irish people are in the main inveterate tea drinkers, I for one would love your idea of a gift of great coffee. No one in my UK family ever heard of them! posted by ambrosen at 12:10 PM on April 3, 2013 I live in Ireland 5-6 months a year and this is what I miss and can not find: grits/cornmeal, pretzels, diet Dr Pepper/Mountain Dew (a little difficult to ship), extra-crunchy peanut butter and Grapenuts. like Christina says, if there is something from the US that will sell, eg Maple Syrup, we already have it. Cosmopolitan participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. In my area, ollaieberries are really popular, but almost unheard of elsewhere - we do syrup, jam, and other stuff made with ollalies. What's not to love? There are definitely foods from the US that aren't widely available in the UK, just as there are UK foods not widely available here. Contact Us - We have a sneaky feeling things might be a bit different now though. Archive - For me as a UK resident, a guest bearing any form of chile is very welcome - fresh, dried, powdered, tinned, ristras - but I used to live in the States, so this might not be universal. As I spend a little time visiting with my family, I’m also stocking up on the American items that aren’t available in the UK. discussion from the Chowhound General Discussion, Uk food community. Mars bars were invented in Britain, and are the same the world over, as are most Mars products, so don't send them! And how nice would it be if us mere mortals could give it a whirl too, you know, just so we could see what all the fuss is about…. The UK is a modern country, if there was a big clamor for graham flour, they would have it. Advertising - Thank you! The Body Shop is the closest we have but that's probably not a fair comparison. I would say Swedish fish, Reese's peanut butter cups, peanut butter M&M's, Lucky Charms, sour patch, tootsie rolls, baby ruth, butterfinger, mike&ike, salt water taffy, twizzlers, blow pops… I think while you have good intentions, you shouldn't give anyone some odd food product unless they have specifically mentioned actually wanting it. Make it more of a treat to share something of your state, rather than assuming they would want crappy American chocolate. And I quite enjoy reading about what individual people think is suitable. Here's our lust-list of pretty things and exciting shops that we REALLY want to exist here in good old Blighty. Oh, Sephora, Sephora, Sephora. In the mean time, her range has recently landed on, Probably known mostly in the UK for their, 9 cult lipsticks you MUST own (apparently), This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. It's just so sleek and beautiful and we could probably spend all day staring at it, wondering how and WHY it's fair that New York has an actual. You've asked a "newbie" question about which many Fodor's posters long ago took an ideological position -- and by the way, British chocolate is awful. For more information about your privacy and protection, please review our full. so this year, i … The only this is, I don't know what American products have found their way to Ireland. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Reasonably priced and the best scents (Vanilla Snowflake or Hot Buttered Rum anyone? Europe - US foods not available in the UK - I was in the uk this summer and could not find graham crackers or graham flour. Just WHY don't we have such a shop here? It's the place that people get most excited about visiting when they hop across to the states, and who can blame them? Just because something isn't available in a country doesn't mean those people want it. After all, we're in 2014 and beauty lovers everywhere are desperate to get their hands on some amazing US goodies. I'm an American who has been living in London for nearly 4 years. No-one wants to arrive empty-handed and so much the better to bring something that is unique from your home environment. Often thing don't exist in a country because the people living there don't use it or like it. In my experience, even big city kids and adults love to receive iconic American brands of candy which they can't find here such as Hershey and 'proper' jellybeans which are either hard to find in Ireland and/or are very expensive. She's an eyebrow queen who has worked with the likes of of J-Lo, Madge and Heidi Klum to name but a few and we'd very much like it if she wanted to work her magic on our arches. ok Hooameye. I've got a long list of items that either don't exist over here or are available at extortionate prices (, http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...6/ai_61029650/, http://jezebel.com/5784586/the-roman...bury-creme-egg, http://www.themarysue.com/destroying...ry-creme-eggs/, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...2070443&v=wall. So, Sephora, if you're reading this, shall we give it another try? Exactly. Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion. I was in the uk this summer and could not find graham crackers or graham flour. I don't remember seeing anything from the US in Ireland that's not available in the UK. The John Lewis Christmas advert is here, Vanessa Hudgens just cut all her hair off, Kate Middleton just wore a trendy Peter Pan collar, M&S Snow Globe Gin Liqueur Christmas tree baubles. I know you are well- intentioned but unless your UK family has made a request for something specific, I would not bother. I also have vivid memories of the difficulty of trying to buy unsweetened baking chocolate and canned pumpkin in England in the eighties. I would think it totally bizarre if someone gave me some flour I didn't use or want for a gift. YIKES. little did i realize that my post would be interpreted as elitist, that is as far from my intentions as apparently a hershey bar is from a cadbury. Kendall Jenner dropped her skincare tips for acne, Eva Mendes’ beauty treatment looks horrifying, Ariana Grande has a curtained school fringe, We can't get over Perrie Edwards' natural curls, Every Black Friday beauty deal worth knowing about, Hold up, Halsey now has a marbled skinhead, Jlo recreated the Spice Girls' iconic hairstyle, The 12 best conditioners for every hair type. I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails. When we were last in Wales we took with us a box of goodies made only locally here in Colorado, including things like blue corn tortilla chips, several different salsas, jars of peach jam and applesauce that come from our fruit growers in the southern part of our state. American brands we wish were available in the UK, including Marc Jacobs Beauty, Sephora, Bath & Body Works and Make Up Forever. While I don't think I'd want some flour as a present myself, or not without a recipe to guide me how to use it, I'd never be offended. It's not rude to want to share what you have at home with others! The 20 Best ALDI Finds for November Are All About Cookies & Thanksgiving I'm Lucy, lover of gin, Matilda and good eyebrows. The beauty advice we wish we'd known when we were younger, 6 Korean beauty innovations we NEED in the UK, This American makeup line is launching in the UK, 27 beauty looks from the '90s were obsessed with. I'm with Zeppole - I don't think a discussion like this hurts. And, where in England would you find body lotions that are in squirty cream canisters? It is too dark, too waxy, and not sweet enough. so if you took offense, i apologize. but if anyone out there who could still maybe offer a suggestion in response to my post, i would really appreciate it, in a very sincere and non elitist way. I cannot recall the last time I myself ever bought or used graham flour (maybe 20 years ago, not sure), and I'm an American. It's pretty much perfection and we haven't even mentioned the candles yet. Read the American sweets/candy/snacks not available in the UK/Ireland? When people say you always want what you can't have, the same goes for beauty products, doesn't it? We'll admit, when it comes to makeup, it's not just what's inside that counts. OH, THE CANDLES. After registering, I can manage my newsletter subscriptions by visiting my Profile Settings page. ), we say those Bath & Body Works peeps need to open up a store on home turf soon please. Is there a particular food that is made in your state that would be appreciated by your UK family? To be fair, Sephora did open a few stores here back in the early 2000's but were never popular enough to successfully break the UK market. Any 'brow obsessive will have heard about Anastasia Soare and her range of coveted products. if i remember correctly, they were also saying that chocolate (like Mars and Hershey brands) are different in the US. I will also post on the US forum. All the beauty YouTube gurus are obsessed with the brand and are always harping on about how good their stuff is. I would love any and all suggestions!

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