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Old 02-02-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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Ideas for care pkg from U.S. to U.K?

Hellol,

Hope this finds everyone well.

I'm going to send a pkg to some new friends I made in the U.K. (never met them in person) - they have two young kids. I was wondering if anyone might have some ideas on possible treats (candies, non-perishables, not too heavy) that I could send (from Chicago) that might be unique or novel to a recipient residing in the U.K. Are there candies here that they can't get over there? Etc.

I've never been to the U.K. myself, so I thought I might ask around.

Many thanks for your consideration! Cheers,

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Old 02-02-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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If you are REALLY serious..... send a deep dish pizza! Lou Malnati's! They are know throughout the county for being the best Chicago pizza.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:50 PM   #3
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I would just pick some things that are unique to your area. Dont bother with cadbury, they have that in the UK. And for that matter dont bother with chocolate in general because theirs is way better than our seeing as they can get belgian chocolates (although Hersheys would be unique). Sweedish fish, gummies sour and sweet, trail mix with nuts and seeds, and a Chicago Bears winning newspaper ;)
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:55 AM   #4
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I agree with Amber. Until you get to know your new friends a little better, you might open your world to them. That in itself would be a gift to anyone. And by far more meaningful than a care package.
A scrapebook would be a wonderful gift. Take pictures of you and your family and any pets. Pictures of your house, car(s), neighborhood. Parks & shopping. And of course special places to see in Chicago. Take pictures of your work place and/or school. Pictures of your favorite restaurant. Share special interest about your lifestyle, like ice skating, hockey, needlepoint, books you love to read, favorite recipes, Harry Potter in the USA, Your favorite theme park (Great America), video games and music.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:32 AM   #5
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Peanut butter, yep. The Brits don't have it. At least never saw it there.

Would definitely include that in the package.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:39 AM   #6
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LOL! There is peanut butter here! I even by Skippy Creamy!

Id send some candy for the kids, things like Jolly Ranchers Lollies, SweetTarts etc...cant get those here! Agree with the others about chocolate, dont bother...the best chocolate here (and its not Cadburys!)

Oooo, edited to add... Reese's Pieces! I bring some back here and my husband and his buddies went nuts! Oh and since Easter is around the corner, maybe some Peeps!

(can you tell I'm a kid at heart!!)
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:43 AM   #7
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I can always find Reese's in UK, Redkitty....maybe harder out of London, not sure I have ever looked in the Westcountry. Otherwise agree with you on everything else, of course we have peanut butter! And all the other nut butters.... What is harder to get is Goobers, with the grape jelly twisted though it....even my anti-processed food knees go weak at the siht of that yummy stuff, grape jelly is hard to get full stop. Lucky charms cereal...we used to have it in UK, now its vcery hard to get and expensive when you can find it.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:13 AM   #8
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Reeses Peanut butter cups and some beef jerky would be good, you can`t get those here, a few boxes of KD and some Twinkies too.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:46 AM   #9
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I must be really lucky that I can get Reese's cups and various types of jerky in UK then....
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where do you go? I`de love some!

and KD, that stuff`s great :)

in fact if you have a PayPal account, I`de glady send you the cash for a care parcel :)
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