Items we like to import

In Scotland there are lots of different foods to try, but sometimes I miss things from home that are hard to get here, like a Butterfinger candy bar.  I definitely recommend enjoying the foods here and the different things you’ll find.  I try to focus on the many foods I like here instead of whining about missing other things.  I miss good Mexican food from home, but I also really enjoy the delicious Indian cuisine I’ve found here!  I’ve never had a NutterButter cookie here, but I really like the chocolate digestive biscuits (graham cracker cookies) here.  Many of my American friends and I have enjoyed packing American treats in our suitcases or asking American visitors to bring over items we miss.  Along with some friends I’ve compiled a list of “things we like to import.”  These items are either difficult to find or more expensive here.  Some of them can be ordered online or bought in specialty stores.  Also, sometimes the general item is available, but not the particular brand you might favor.  For instance….you will find lots of peanut butter, but not “JIF” brand.  I hope you enjoy the list! -Rachel Ann p.s. please feel free to leave comments!



A1 Steak sauce


Butterscotch Chips

Cake Mix (Special)

Cornbread Mix (Jiffy, any)

Cheerios (Plain)



Chex Mix

Cream of Wheat


Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Fruit Roll-ups

Goldfish (cheese crackers)

Good Earth Tea

Grape Jelly/Jam


Hot sauce

Iced Tea (Lipton)

Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Louisiana Cajun Étouffée Mix

Louisiana Cajun Gumbo Mix

Mac n Cheese in box (Annie’s, Kraft, etc.)

Nuts (more pricey here)

Onion Soup Mix (Lipton)

Peanut Butter (JIF)

Pickles (whole sweet)

Pop Tarts (Brown Sugar and Cinnamon)

Powdered Drink Mixes (Cystal Light, Gatorade)

Pudding Instant mix

Pumpkin (canned)

Ranch Mix Seasoning Packets

Ranch Dressing (Kraft, Hidden Valley)

Salad Dressings (special)

Saltine Crackers

Soy Sauce (Kikkoman Low Sodium)

Specialty Chocolate chips

Steak Sauce/Seasoning

Tabasco Sauce

Teddy Grahams


Tuna (Star Kist brand in can)
Wheat Thins





Candy Corn

Hot Tamales

Jolly Ranchers

Laffy Taffy

Payday candy bars

Peanut Butter M&Ms

Red Hots

Reeses Peanut Butter cups/ pieces

Sour Patch Kids
Unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate 





Benadryl for children
Chapstick brand chapstick

Deodorant (Secret, Arm & Hammer)

Expectorant (guaifenesin) in pill form

Mascara (Covergirl Lash Blast)

Nyquil and Dayquil cold medicine

Triaminic (Children’s)

Ziploc bags


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