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Old 07-21-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Germany
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We come to Texas on a family visit and wantto bring some small gifts from Germany where we live. What would you like - something you can't get in the US? Some sorts of Chocolate, jam, food stuff? I heard that chocolate really tastes different in the US as compared to UK or Germany.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: US
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Bring a really good Apfelkuchen recipe. I love that stuff. Chocolate too. U.S. chocolate generally isn't as tasty like you said.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:44 AM
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Actually, what I'd really like you can't bring ... your labor laws and healthcare system.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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Dark beer.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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A Black Forest Cuckoo Clock.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Germany
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Thanks for the ideas! So half a case full of chocolate it is then! Wish I could help with the health care system, have made sure I have a really good travel insurance before we leave Germany too.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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A BMW M5 Saloon would be great. Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Thanks for the ideas! So half a case full of chocolate it is then! Wish I could help with the health care system, have made sure I have a really good travel insurance before we leave Germany too.
I don't know where in Texas you're going, but Lindt and Toblerone are sold just about everywhere in the US. Good Swiss chocolate is available just about everywhere. And I'm sorry, but our jam is just as good as anything you can get in Germany particularly since most supermarkets here also sell excellent French and British jams.

However, you might want to bring some German spice cookies or honey cakes that we can't get here in the US.

Have a wonderful trip!
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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your healthcare system.
I second this.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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A nice, authentic beer stein would be a nice gift.

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