When life gives you nuts, make peanut butter
When settling in a new place abroad, one of the first things that you can’t wait to do is get out there and see what fun surprises the local culture has in store for you. Everybody who’s ever made the bold decision to move abroad can agree that one of the easiest ways to start creating a bond with your new home is through food.
It’s exciting, isn’t it—tasting new spices, discovering new cooking methods, and most importantly, experiencing new & innovative ways to prepare familiar ingredients. There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of finding some little food gem that makes your taste buds do the happy dance.
However, like all experiences the novelty of newness starts to wane and your thoughts begin turning homewards. And we all know when that starts to happen, the craving for your favorite comfort foods—which you know and miss—inevitably starts kicking-in.
First, you begin foraging like squirrels gathering nuts to prepare for winter. You pop into this shop, buy a few familiar necessities, then pop over to another shop and gather a few more. You begin treating these items like you’re Golem from Lord of the Rings and that box of Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese is the ring to end them all. They’re typically more expensive than you would have paid at home, so instead of being a convenience product that’s handy to have around the house, you begin viewing them as something you only eat as a treat every once in a while, or only bring out for special occasions.
It’s ok to admit it. It’s happened to all of us who are living abroad at some point or another.
Even as recent as ten years ago in China, there wasn’t a thorough selection of western products that foreigners could choose from, much less items from brands that you know and trust. But nowadays things are changing at a rapid pace and western grocery stores have really stepped up their game. Things aren’t as crazy expensive as they used to be, and more and more imports are popping up all over the place.
But that’s just it. At the end of the day, you’re still gathering nuts. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place where you could get everything you need?
Online shops such as Epermarket have begun shipping everywhere in China, and with their selection of 5,000+ products, you’ve got the best chance of finding everything that you need, all in one convenient online shop. Familiar American brands such as Pepperidge Farm, Newman’s Own, General Mills, Vlasic, Betty Crocker, Sara Lee, Ore Ida, and more are all available on their website.
Also, make sure to check with them when the holidays come up, in just a couple of months: Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, Libby’s Pumpkin, Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce/Jelly, Frozen Turkeys and more can all help you ensure that you’ve got smooth sailing this holiday season. We’ve even heard whispers that French’s French Fried Onions might make an appearance on their website sometime soon as well.
Now that’s what you call nuts.
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