Travel

Quebec Part 5: Goodie Haul!

Every time I go to Quebec, I look forward to bringing goodies back with me. This time, I felt restrained by the fact that I came with a carry-on suitcase and a backpack…it didn’t feel like enough room to bring everything I wanted to Atlanta! Needless to say, when it was all said and done, I brought back as much food as clothes back home with me.

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Here’s a look at everything I brought back…

Quebec Pride

  • Quebec t-shirt
  • Silly Quebec flag headband
  • Plastic reusable cup, from the Quebec National Day celebrations
  • Quebec-themed M&M’s (Yes! I went all over the place to find them!)
  • A Quebec keychain
  • Temporary tattoos (because why not?)
  • A children’s book about my beautiful province
  • A pretty Montreal postcard to frame at some point
  • A “Sugar Shack” kitchen towel
  • A mini bottle of gin…because we quickly discovered that Quebec gin is so much better than most options we can find in the US.

Oh Canada!

  • A bunch of flags
  • A postcard and a Justin Trudeau keychain for our kitty-sitter

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Sugar Rush

  • Cadbury Mini Eggs (because they sell them year-round in Canada!)
  • Maple syrup, gifted by my best friend’s parents
  • Popeye candy sticks (known as Popeye cigarettes when I was a child)
  • Cherry Blossom
  • A mini container of Nutella (because it was tiny and cute, and I couldn’t resist)
  • Tiramisu KitKat because I wanted to try it.
  • Mr.Big candy bar
  • Tiny packets of Kraft Peanut Butter (because it’s so much better than Jif!)
  • Coffee Crisp hot chocolate
  • Le Québécois popcorn (maple syrup flavor)

Savory Treats

  • Knorr Sidekicks, Fettucine Alfredo (because I swear they don’t taste like the US equivalent)
  • Kraft Dinner (again, the Canadian version isn’t like the US one)
  • Fruit Chow Chow
  • Cretons (Breakfast meat spread) spice mix
  • Shitake Powder (I had never seen this before so I wanted to give it a shot)
  • Know Cream of Leek (a favorite from my childhood)

 

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Read

  • Two well-known Quebec plays: Ti-Coq and Les Voisins (Flea market finds)
  • Pays sans chapeau, by Dany Laferrière
  • Terre des hommes, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Flea market find)
  • Cuisiner au fil des saisons (cute cookbook found at the Dollar Store)

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Family Heirlooms

  • A kitchen towel, woven by my great grandmother
  • Placemats woven by my mom’s best friend
  • My childhood Mickey Mouse waist bag
  • A chain (with a picture of my brother and I in the medallion)
  • Childhood home tapes to digitalize

Montreal Findings

  • A cute mug and pretty forks from the Japanese store Miniso
  • A t-shirt, from the restaurant Vin Papillon

 

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