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Sao Paulo



What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

Anything liquid which is not permitted to be ordered online and delivered via the pouch (sauces, condiments, preferred shampoos/soaps, cleaning supplies, etc.) Also spices (PEPPER!), healthy snack foods, gluten free items if required, etc. If you are into healthy eating, you will struggle with the canned/boxed/bagged foods in Brazil since they contain a lot of sugar and additives in comparison to other countries. - Nov 1, 2017
Cleaning products here aren't quite as good as in the States. Honestly, though, I've heard people complain about it more than I've noticed it myself. Haven't found good cheddar cheese. - Apr 17, 2017
There was really nothing I needed that I couldn't find locally. - Apr 11, 2017
Tortilla chips, more spices (like curry), peanut butter. Anything for babies or kids is super-expensive: diapers, wipes, toys. - Jan 15, 2017
You can find a large variety of grocery items. Anything that you cannot find you can have shipped via Amazon (wait time is 1 1/2 to 2 weeks). - Jan 6, 2017
Very little. Nearly everything can be found here. - Aug 5, 2015
Peanut butter, shampoo, conditioner, dish liquid, laundry detergent. - Aug 2, 2013
I am glad we brought our own peanut butter because the local brand is super sweet, and the American imports are expensive. Also, there aren't as many cereal varieties, and if you really like your cereal, I would bring it. I wish we brought more Mexican food ingredients like canned chilies, taco seasoning, canned refried beans, etc. Most of those things are VERY expensive here. However, you can find smaller flour tortillas for a decent price. I am also glad I brought my scent-free and color-free detergent, since I haven't seen them here. If you like iced tea, bring your own. They don't really sell the 36+ pack of iced-tea bags here. - Dec 13, 2012
Childrenís clothes, diapers, toys, American brands/food you canít live without, electronics and appliances; ship whatever you think you will need. - Jan 25, 2012
Children's clothes, peanut butter, chocolate chips, books - Jan 17, 2012
Bring EVERYTHING possible: electronics, clothes, dry goods of all sorts; paper products (napkins); school supplies; laundry detergent. - Jan 3, 2012
Candles (heavy but coveted), envelopes, grape jam (it's not the same here), brown sugar and cocoa, chocolate chips are hard to come by, more seasoning and sauce mixes to cook with, that"s about it. - Oct 26, 2008
Trash bags, hot sauce, peanut butter, mop, glasses, plates, DSL or Cable modem. - Aug 14, 2008