And I still find it odd that chocolate chips haven't caught on anywhere besides the US.
Here is a collection of some things from our pantry - or 'larder' if you prefer...
"Melissa" is a Lebonese-owned shp and has interesting imported goods like this - tahini!
Don't let the lable fool you. It's not brown sugar as you know it, although it IS brown. In Seattle I usually bought 'raw' sugar - as far as I can tell that is what this is. It is for several reasons illegal to import sugar into Zambia. One reason is that Zambia fortifies it's sugar with Vitamin A and imported sugar is not fortified. The border is a bit pourous and I think if we live by Malawi you can probably get other sugar and certainly un-fortified sugar (gasp!)
There are many Indians living in Zambia and one can get spices easily at the supermarket or in specialty shops.
Zambia produces such things as Macademia Nuts! Yum!
Another deceiving lable. It says it is bacon, which is a step up from "macon" (which I can't figure out, paloney either...) but, alas, it is no Hemplers. There is a Zambian, Swiss-trained butcher (the brother-in-law of one of Todd's colleagues) who does a lovely Westfalia Ham and who sometimes stocks ;ocal unsalted Zambian butter at a good price- this was a great discovery! This beats the 48,000 kwacha I spent for salted butter imported from Ireland during the butter crisis....
Owen gets one of these cookies with his school lunch every day!
Would you have guessed in a billion years that in this little bag is exactly 2 cups of buttermilk?