Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Extra pasta and sugar for the shortages. - Jan 2024

Breakfast cereals (you can get cornflakes and granola/museli easily but not things like weetabix). South Asian cooking ingredients. Vanilla essence. Most things are available though. - Jun 2022

Peanut butter, tortilla chips. - May 2022

Good dairy products. - Nov 2020

Dishwasher detergent, peanut butter, coffee, crisco, cake mix, pudding mix, chocolate syrup, vanilla, chocolate chips, cream of tartar, popcorn, salsa, oatmeal, cereal, and pine nuts. - May 2020

Baking stuff. Vanilla extract, brown sugar, and things like that. Trash bags. What you can buy here inevitably splits and dumps garbage everywhere on the way to the dumpster. - Nov 2017

There are too many things to even say...... any speciality things for baking (vanilla extract, chocolate chips), ALL BABY items (furniture, clothing, food, etc), clothing/shoes because there are no malls here and what they do have is expensive, dryer sheets if you have a dryer (there are none here), toilet paper if you're shipping a large container, make-up and other cosmetics. When in doubt bring it because it's probably not here. If you like Mexican food then you would be happy to know that tortillas, taco kits, and fajitas kits are now being carried in Monoprix Lac 2, and Carrefour. Hamila (the Duty Free) has a nice selection of Alcohol/Wine and some food items. - Nov 2014

Nothing that I couldn't get through Amazon while I was there. - Jul 2013

Any Mexican goods like salsa, and tortillas. Dryer sheets if you have a dryer. Sunscreen and sunglasses. Clothes! Especially for children! Clothing is very expensive. - Jun 2013

Cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies you would use with fresh-picked produce such as salad spinner and herb keeper, dual voltage electronics (they are much more expensive in Tunisia), spices, pet food, contact solution, canned soups, boxed baking mixes, gift wrap, shipping supplies, US stamps. - Feb 2012

There's a commissary at the embassy which had most grocery items that we couldn't get at Carrefour or Monoprix - so I don't think we necessarily would have shipped anything. - Jul 2010

Pecans, cake mixes, a nice grill, all baby-related stuff. - May 2010

Healthy cereal, snacks for the kids, good coffee, English literature, reasonably priced clothing, shoes. If you will have access to the pouch, all this can be ordered on-line. If not, bring it all with you as you will have a difficult time finding any of these items here. - Jan 2010

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