What are some specifically American foods (less perishable is better)?
January 8, 2013 9:48 AM Subscribe
I have a Hungarian friend with whom I exchange a large gift box every year at Christmas. She's moving to Australia to study this March, and so I want to send her a little extra care package when she moves, as I know it will be a hard relocation. In the past, I've sent her mostly non-edible goods (except for coconut M&Ms, which she loves, and Tabasco, sambal olec and Sriracha, as she hadn't tried them and we both love spicy foods). She has sent me a wealth of specifically Hungarian treats, including Erős Pista (a Hungarian spicy paste), poppy and nut cakes, Hungarian chocolates and jams, and even lozenges. I'd love to send her some typically American treats in my next box, but I can't think of what they might be!
posted by mccn to Food & Drink (57 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I live in NYC, so I have access to a huge variety of foodstuffs - rarity shouldn't be a big problem, unless you're talking something like Voodoo Donuts, which can't be shipped. Fruits and veg are also probably not wise, but I think breads and cakes and the like should be OK.