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

Chocolate chips, pizza sauce, Kraft peanut butter. - Oct 31, 2017
I can get the basics here - Sep 26, 2016
More liquids. - May 17, 2016
More liquids - laundry detergent, shampoos, cleaners and supplies (the ones that I prefer). - Jun 30, 2015
I would send any liquids over 16oz, nail polish and peanut butter (also surprising classified as a liquid). - Oct 14, 2014
Liquids that can't be shipped in the pouch or bought locally, such as contact lens solution. Otherwise, Moscow has essentially anything you could want. - Nov 13, 2013
Protein bars/health supplements. - Jul 28, 2013
We'd probably ship less rather than more. If there's a high-end brand of something you like, bring it (for example, the cost of a small bottle of Aveda shampoo is ridiculous, practically the price of liquid gold). Keep in mind your storage will probably be limited. The U.S. Embassy has a decent commissary for those American essentials you can't live without, but otherwise, we can and do get everything on the local economy. - Jul 18, 2013
Extra medicine, especially things like NyQuil, exta virgin olive oil, nail polish, kids' clothes in bigger sizes. You can get all of these things here but they are soooooo much more expensive or just inconvenient to get. - Jan 13, 2013
Nothing unusual. About the only stuff I really wanted shipped, and did, was comfort food that couldn't be gotten locally or through the commissary. - Mar 14, 2012
vitamins, peanut butter. Really we get anything we want either by ordering online or buying it locally. We put some things in our HHE that we feel a little silly for shipping, now. But there are restrictions on liquids, I guess anything that is liquid or liquid-like, it's better to ship it in with your HHE, because you won't be able to get it mailed in later. - May 29, 2011
Cold-weather gear. - Jan 1, 2011
More favorite foods and ethnic foods. English-language books are also more expensive here. - Jul 31, 2010
Anything you can't live without and don't want to pay 10 times the price for. - May 22, 2010
Lots and lots of toilet paper and paper towels. More feminine supplies. Everything else is available locally. - May 5, 2010
Spices! Store likes to sell spice mixes, e.g. "poultry spices," but its hard getting a full array of plain spices. - Feb 13, 2010
We planned ahead and bought two years worth of non-perishable household supplies at Costco and added those to our household shipment beforehand. We highly recommend this as you can't find most U.S. brands of anything in the grocery stores here and the local products are invariably far inferior to American quality. - Jan 23, 2010
Asian sauces and other exotic flavor options for cooking and perfume-free clothes detergent. Good conditioner for my dry hair in this very dry weather system. - Nov 6, 2009
Liquids you are fond of-- Method Cleaning products, favorite shampoos. - Oct 24, 2009
Contact solution, nice shampoo and conditioner and some baking goods. - Aug 22, 2009
Everything is available in Moscow, just at a higher cost. - Sep 12, 2008
Liquids!! Can't be sent through the mail and they are expensive here (spray and wash, liquid hand soap, etc.). - Aug 25, 2008