Last weekend I was shopping with my sister, niece and aunt in Lawrence, Kansas. There's a shop there called Brits that specializes in imported British stuff - mainly food, but also DVDs and a few gift items. While we were there, I purchased a jar of blackcurrant preserves because NOBODY in the U.S. makes them. I also got a bag of miniature Violet Crumble bars (which are actually Australian), and split them with my sister. Damn, those are delicious!
I didn't pick up my other British fave, Twinings Decaffeinated Green Tea, because I can get it cheaper at World Market. A trip to World Market also gives me the opportunity to buy Kasugai muscat grape-flavored gummy candy from Japan, and Pepparkakor Swedish Gingersnaps, which come in a huge, beautiful tin.
Here's my reader question for the day: what's your favorite imported food treat? If you're outside of the U.S., what's a food item where you live that you love so much, you'd recommend I try to get some?