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

Quick meals and special snacks that my kids like, a taste of home. Any ingredients for ethnic dishes you want to make. - Jun 2020

Nothing. Anything we needed we ordered through Amazon (not cheap, but if you need Ezekiel cereal, then you pay for it!) - Jan 2019

We did a good job with our shipment, if I do say so myself. But I'm glad that I shipped: paper products, garbage bags, personal hygiene things (again, available, but pricey), Clorox wipes, granola bars, snack foods, refried beans and tortilla shells, crackers, beef boullion, mac and cheese. We forgot pizza sauce. - Apr 2017

We shipped paper towels, toilet paper, Mexican food and some cheese. - Feb 2017

A small SUV in better condition. Local mechanics are very hit and miss here. Also 220 VAC UPS units for personal electronics. Electricity supply is unstable. - May 2016

Zip locks, good trash bags, and American popcorn. - Jul 2014

If you have access to DPO mail, it's better to wait until arrival at post to see what is available locally as availability is expanding all the time; almost anything you need can be purchased online, which is a great option if you have access to DPO. The exception is liquids, as the quantity the mail service accepts is limited, so bring plenty of sunscreen, shampoo, and any other toiletries that you may need. Olive oil is expensive here, so it's a good idea to bring some though other types of cooking oils are readily available and affordable. I brought many spices, but found that I can purchase most fresh spices here inexpensively, and they are delicious and easily dried. - Oct 2011

Recommend any brand named item that you simply can't do without - you can find substitutes for nearly everything here. - Sep 2011

Most everything is available, unless you want very specific things. - Apr 2011

Pancake syrup and bisquick. Sunscreen, children's medicines (tylenol, motrin) Adult motrin, Advil, Excedrine, immodium - Jun 2010

Skis, mountain bike, UPS. (Power is semi-reliable at best. It usually comes back in a few minutes to an hour, but it blips fairly often.) - Oct 2009

Same things I shipped before--real maple syrup, baking supplies, chocolate chips (though you can always chop up a chocolate bar), grains for grinding, feminine products, diapers (though locally sold Pampers are only slightly more expensive than Huggies via Amazon.com), nice fabric for tailoring. I wish I'd known how cheap it was to get things custom framed (circa US$20-50). I would have brought every last thing in my house I wanted framed. - Jan 2009

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