Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

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

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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