Bonne Maman Tartelettes
These cookies are so addicting, with a buttery crust and fruit filling. My favorites are framboise, fraise and citron. I seriously have eaten a whole box in one sitting.
Sel de Guérande
Or any flaky salt is a must in my cupboard.
I love the lemon flavored water (no sugar or sweeteners added) and Peach and Strawberry are my other faves.
Pass the Old El Paso!
Ok, ok, I only bought this when we lived in France and we were dying, I repeat DYING to have some Mexican food.
from the olive stands inside the markets. They have olives in big tubs, each tub a different flavor. You taste them all, and then chose a couple of your favorites. They are so delicious and very important for your aperitif.
Ourson or many other kiddie treats.
France's selection of cookies is mind boggling. This is one treat my kids and I like, it's like a Twinkie with chocolate filling, but not near as sweet or artificial tasting, and way cuter!
Delicious dried sausage that is an essential with kids! Similar to hard salami. Can come in a strange variety of flavors.
Tuna-I really liked this brand, it was a solid white piece of fish, no mush.
Chocolatines (pain au chocolat) from a shop, not pre-packaged.
Banania or Poulain (hot chocolate for breakfast)
French chocolate bars Milka is one of my faves, though there are many others!
This is the best juice I've ever had! Strawberry is my all-time favorite. It's like blended up berries in a glass. This is from Italy but served frequently in cafes in France.
Sirop ...for refreshing drinks (Sirop de fraise drink in a cafe is water and strawberry syrup. Other popular flavors are mint, peach and grenadine. You can also add these to beer to make a Monaco or Peach Beer.)
Jambon and jambon du pays
Ham. I don't know what the heck they do to their ham in France, but it is sooooo good! Jambon de pays is dried, similar to proscuitto.
Bonne Maman jam
Bonne Maman jam
These peanut flavored puffs for aperitif
Jenlain beer, because most beer in France is crap. (What can I say? We live in micro-brew territory.)
Nutella, of course! And it really does taste better when you buy it in Europe!
Maille mustard-I prefer the grainy one, especially for vinaigrette.
Merguez sausages, they are so yummy and spicy, especially grilled!