We expats sometimes suffer a loss when it comes to favorite products. The funny thing is, we live just fine without them but have near heart attack level of excitement if home items become available here.
Take Jim yesterday. He finally got the soaps that my Mom had ordered and sent in one of my boxes, yes she is that awesome. And an expat friend Stephanie posted an entire Facebook album dedicated to new imported goodies. And last but certainly not least, I saw that list and went out and bought a pack of Skittles (which I ate for breakfast).
It's not that we are lacking goods here. We have stuff. It's just not the same. Sadly, getting the stuff we miss down here means import taxes and/or shipping fees. Of course sometimes it's a small cost for a taste of home.
Now if they could just start selling some fajita seasoning packets, I'd be in heaven!