Canadian Care Package

February 26, 2008


I’m almost all packed and ready to head down south of the border to the land of temples, red rocks, and fry sauce.  For my Canadian friends still living in the land of the free, instead of the true north, I’m bringing goodies!  These are a bunch of our favorite items that you can’t seem to get in the States, and I used to stock up on every time I went back to Canada for a visit.  Most of these are for a good friend in Salt Lake, who despite my best efforts to feed her up with chocolate and pastries remains a size 0!  First off we have Sleemans Cream Ale, which is my favorite beer.  Then Reverse Decadent Cookies, which are so good it defies description.  The regular ones are pretty good as well, but I predict squeals of delight and munching when she sees the reverse ones.  Then of course buttertarts!  I love buttertarts so much, and like to make them, but these No Name brand ones are pretty fine as well.  They are a pastry shell filled with raisins, corn syrup, sugar, and caramelize into yummy gooey goodness.  Cadbury chocolate eggs for Easter, and of course Smarties, the real kind not those weird sugar ones.  Cadbury’s chocolate for Mr. R, a Mars bar for Mr. G, a Coffee Crisp, Mr. Big and Oh Henry bar to round out the chocolate selections.  I packed some clothes and knitting as well!  I can’t really bring healthy snacks with me as I hit the border in three hours (hopefully at 6 am) and can’t bring anything perishable with me.  A previous trip I bought carrots and celery in Helena Montana and got a nasty case of food  poisoning for my trouble in Idaho (ick!). 

If you need me for anything, I’ll be here:


Posting shall be irregular for the next week and a half, see you when I can get some WIFI.  Probably at Mondo Cafe “Coffee:Still Legal in Utah”.  (2nd best slogan of all time, 1st is “Polygamy Porter: Why Have Just One”. 


7 Responses to “Canadian Care Package”

  1. Mom said

    You forgot Crispie Crunch bars.

  2. margene said

    Canadians have the best treats! Make sure you try the new Devastator Beer while you here. I love the Mondo Cafe!!

  3. Cheryl S. said

    Coffee Crisps! Yummy!

  4. Sunnyknitter said

    Drooling down here… I was craving a Coffee Crisp last night, but Crispie Crunch are my favs. Maybe I’ll make butter tarts for myself. Laura Secord cookbook, here I come!
    Have a fun trip!

  5. brkeyes7 said

    What do I need to do to get one of those care packages?

  6. Are you driving? Travel safe!

  7. Anne said

    Safe travels! Looks like pretty good weather down in our corner of the globe. We’ll try to hang on to it until you get here. 🙂

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