March 31, 2014

An Easy Way to Satisfy Your Cravings

There can be many reasons why people decide to leave their home countries and make the move to France, with work, lifestyle or simply to get away to start a new life being just a few of them.   Since day to day life in France can be very different, there’s always a transition period where people have to adapt to their new lifestyle.  Not surprisingly, food often plays a big part in how at home someone feels.  

WICE staff member, Joyce Rubin, shares a similar sentiment:  "As exciting as it is living in a foreign city, there are certain American and English foods that I miss and want to eat all the time. Like pancakes, buffalo wings, cheese covered potato wedges, Indian curries from England, etc. I think this miss/crave of a culture is something that is part of you that will never change so it is important to find how to overcome these misses/cravings when they are not easily accessible."

Some people, especially fussy eaters, find it particularly difficult to adapt to living in a different country without their favorite foods from back home.  Fortunately France has an abundance of exquisite delicious foods, so adopting French foods as your own is usually not a difficult task. 

However, old eating habits are hard to break and regardless of the endless supply of mouth-watering buttered croissants, sometimes you just have to have your old faithfuls from back home.   To satisfy these cravings, some people resort to traveling mules to fill their luggage with grocery list goodies.  Visiting family and friends wind up not having enough space for their own clothes, as cupcake frosting and favorite salad dressings weigh bags to their 23 kilo limit.  

But there’s got to be an easier way.  

Well, if you’re looking for British food and household products, then there’s the online grocery store, British Corner Shop, which also sells some American products too.   The British Corner Shop can easily deliver some of your favorites to your home in France, such as Paxo Sage and Onion Stuffing, Warburtons Bread, and Cadbury chocolate eggs, just in time for Easter.

In case you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can email the customer service team and they will go out of their way to try to make this product available to you.

Additionally, the British Corner Shop has a reward points scheme for their customers.  By simply writing a few reviews of your favorite products, you can easily rack up enough points to save a few euros on your next order.
British Corner Shop is the online supermarket for Expats seeking British and American products carrying over 8,000 of the most popular brands of food, drink, household and toiletry items.

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