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

Kalamata olives and dill pickles are about the only two products I really can't find locally (but I've requested they be included in the commissary's orders). Otherwise, Spain is an easy weekend trip away, where you can buy any pork or alcohol products you can't otherwise find – most pork products are available at the commissary (pork shoulders, belly, bacon) or in stores (salami, prosciutto, etc.) and alcohol is available at both quick shop/commissary and on the local economy, but is significantly more expensive than in Spain.

Mexican and Indian spices are hard to find on the local market, but available in Europe, commissary, or via Amazon ordering. - Oct 24, 2017


Almost none. You can find it all in-country if you look hard enough. I think Asian ingredients would be the exception to that rule... If you really, really need it, a "wine & swine" run to Ceuta can be done over a weekend.

If you have dogs, do ship heartworm meds for them... Local vets do not have it. - Oct 23, 2017


Bacon and wine? - Aug 29, 2017
You can get most everything you want here either at the commissary, via DPO, or the pouch. More blankets and slippers for the family during winter. The floors are all tiled so they are cold and very slippery with just socks! - Jul 20, 2014
Some bulk items or dry food goods would have been fine, but here at the Embassy you can have large items shipped in commissary containers for a small extra fee, so people have ordered pianos, auto tires, playground equipment and stuff like that. - Nov 17, 2011
Nice soft toilet paper. Mexican cooking stuff. Coffee Mate. - Nov 16, 2011
Our favorite Italian dressing. But they have most things here. - Sep 18, 2011
If you have school-age children...toy's...your child will get invited to many birthday parties, and local toys are of cheap quality and expensive. I'd also bring any special spices or dry goods that you can't live without. - Apr 8, 2010
Peanut butter, soft toilet paper, strong paper towels, baby products (formula, food, diapers), muffin mixes, dinner mixes, favorite foods. - Jun 3, 2008