What to Send in Expat’s Care Package

ExpatI’m an American, who loves living in the Europe! I have embraced the Montenegrin lifestyle and to confirm this I now frequently start working at 10AM after having sipped a cup of coffee at cafe for a couple of hours. I find myself looking at “Westerners” as rushing through things and focused too much on tasks. But…I also still love a plan, and I confess to having taco seasoning stashed in the back of my cupboard for those nights that I need to make some tacos for comfort. After all, it’s only been 2 months!

To be honest, I don’t miss that much about the US because I’m having a bundle of fun discovering Europe – however, a strange sensation came over me just the other day when I suddenly thought of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – you know, a perfect balance between peanut butter flavor and chocolate that just melts in your mouth. And, even though I wasn’t one to partake in sweets much back home, oooh, I tell you I could have eaten a whole bag and then some!

And this got me thinking, what are the things that Americans really, really miss when they are abroad?

Food, it appears, is very often at the top of the list. So, what do they crave; what do they get their relatives and friends to stash in their suitcases; what do they utterly long for and research online to find if it’s available in various American online stores over here, no matter what the shipping cost?

Expat Care Package List

  • Tollhouse Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
  • Good & Plenty
  • Hot Tamales
  • Jelly Belly’s Jelly Beans
  • Junior Mints
  • Lemonheads
  • Lucky Charms
  • Mike & Ike
  • Pop Tarts
  • Red Vines
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups & Reese’s Pieces
  • Sour Patch Kids

***You can always throw in LEGO for the kids and coffee beans for the parents. 😉LEGOCoffeeNow feel free to send me any of the items listed above. Just kidding…not kidding. 😉 Oh, and am I missing anything else from the list? Comment below, and I will update it. Again, it has only been 2 months, and there is bound to be something else that I will crave as the year moves on.


  1. Bob hendershot says:

    You forgot to mention your address or did I miss it?

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