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Old 01-07-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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I have a pretty spread out family and every one of them is looking for some food item that they've used all their lives and can't find where they live now. My aunt in NY wants a can of plums - has to be canned, it's for a recipe her granddaughters love. My SIL in Oregon wants Maggi sauce, the regular one that she used to be able to pick up anywhere. I want ramen noodles, Asian varieties. And yes, you can buy most of this by mail, but a caseload of 8-10 cans of plums would end up being bequeathed to someone since auntie makes one plum cake every year for Christmas, which I assume is why you can no longer find them anywhere.

We are all looking out for each other's foods (except the aunt, she's disabled) and I started wondering about a food swap. I wish I could post on a board what I want and easily pick up what someone else wants from my area and trade.

What would you post for if someone would mail you one?
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Duke's mayonnaise. When I lived in Virginia many moons ago I fell deeply in love with it. They do not sell it up in Massachusetts. I can get it from Amazon but at much higher price. I stock up every trip I take down south. I also have friends and relatives bring it up for me when they travel.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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We kinda food swap during annual vacations. When they come here they bring me stuff from Trader Joe's and the like.

We are going to them in Cali, and Mom has requested spicy SPAM and a caramel/macadamia nut popcorn.

In the past we have brought portguese sausage, lau lau and kalua pig.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I stock up when we go to the city ( San Francisco) Mail is too expensive.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:28 PM
 
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Mackintosh toffee, Regal Crown sours. They are candies which sometimes used to be available when I was a child. I've heard that Nestle's now makes Mackintosh and that you can find it through Walmart but I'll bet it's not as rich and good as it used to be.


Sometimes I have trouble finding canned, pitted sour cherries.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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When we first moved here from the Chicago area 16 years ago I was surprised I couldn't find some foods and brands I typically bought. I didn't use them all of the time, but they were "necessary." All of our trips there after included a grocery store stop and still does. I stocked up on Pastorelli pizza sauce, a certain brand of tortillas that taste homemade (and made in the Chicago area), Gonnella or Turano rolls and French bread, a really good brand of organic bread, giardinella, Polish sausage and a few other things.

One of my sisters still goes to a favorite Polish deli/grocery for me and buys sausage. She brings it to me in a cooler or I bring one with me when I'm there.

Oddly enough Walmart now carries the pizza sauce, but I still stock up on stuff when I'm up there. Most of it freezes well.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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Duke's mayonnaise. When I lived in Virginia many moons ago I fell deeply in love with it. They do not sell it up in Massachusetts. I can get it from Amazon but at much higher price. I stock up every trip I take down south. I also have friends and relatives bring it up for me when they travel.
I just put my jar of Duke's mayonnaise down the sink because it was so long expired. I use so little and it doesn't come in small jars, but cost less than the other brands' big jars, so I got stuck with it. So sorry.


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Mackintosh toffee, Regal Crown sours. They are candies which sometimes used to be available when I was a child. I've heard that Nestle's now makes Mackintosh and that you can find it through Walmart but I'll bet it's not as rich and good as it used to be.


Sometimes I have trouble finding canned, pitted sour cherries.
NYC was full of Regal Crown sours and I saw canned pitted sour cherries when I was looking for canned plums. The same brand.
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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I just put my jar of Duke's mayonnaise down the sink because it was so long expired. I use so little and it doesn't come in small jars, but cost less than the other brands' big jars, so I got stuck with it. So sorry.
It does come in small jars. It may be that your store just doesn't carry them. I buy 8oz jars because I use it so infrequently.
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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It does come in small jars. It may be that your store just doesn't carry them. I buy 8oz jars because I use it so infrequently.
Thanks, at least now I know it exists.
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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Frozen home run inn pizza (Chicago area)
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