How to Make an Expat Food Blogger Happy...

It's been quite some time since I've received a care package from the States, so you can probably imagine why I was as happy and excited as a little kid on Christmas morning, when Hubby brought home a box from the post office.  "The Box" was a care package from my BFF filled with lots of goodies that made this expat food blogger (and her 4 kiddies) very happy.   So happy that I just had to share some of the contents with all of you, since I'm pretty sure you'll being seeing some of it featured on the blog in the coming weeks. 

My care package included....

Candy!!!  We have a pretty decent selection of American candy here in Mexico, like Snickers, M&M's, Twix, and Milky Way.  But what we don't have are Reese's Pieces, red licorice, Peeps, or candy corn.  My kiddies have never had any of them and were excited to try them all.  Of course, not all at the same time.

Also in "The Box"...
Food & Holiday Themed Magazines! I absolutely LOVE this gift!  I love to cook.  I love food.  And I've never met a holiday that I didn't like, so this gift is just perfect for me in so many ways!  And they're in English!  I'm ready to get my Christmas craft on.  This is the first time I've ever read the Food Network Magazine.  I'm loving it so much, I've subscribed to the digital version.  I predict that you will see a few recipes from these magazines very soon.

And finally...
Assorted Chocolate Chips & Cupcake Liners! Out of all the awesome gifts I received today, the one I'm most excited about are all these chocolate chips!  White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch, and Mint!  Oh my!  I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but chocolate chips are next to impossible to find around these parts.  And I can never find anything mint flavored.  Have I mentioned that I love all things Chocolate Mint?  I can't wait to start baking with these goodies.

And the bright and colorful cupcake liners are too darn cute.  My soon-to-be Quinceañera (15 year old) has already requested the patterned ones for her birthday party next month.  So you can expect to see a couple of cupcake recipes too.

Also in the box, but not pictured, was more candy, like Twizzlers and fun-sized Snickers, and a couple of handy-dandy hand held kitchen gadgets that I will be putting to good use in my cocina.

As Martha Stewart would say, Expat Foodie Care Packages are a very good thing.

What care package items would make you happy?



  1. Victoria of Flavors of the SunNovember 15, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Having been an expat for 38 years of my life, I can say that although I long ago learned to embrace what I found locally, I still have a few things that I miss and request when friends offer to bring them to me. That was a fun post.

  2. Paloma from The Coffee ShopNovember 15, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    I don't know what items would make me happy... but that package looks great! :)

  3. Reese's Pieces, Sugar babies, Peanut Butter Fudge, mint chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, gingerbread syrup from Starbuck's, they don't sell the Gingerbread Latte here :'(