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Need Help! Christmas Present, something that is exclusive to US.

I'm visiting a friend who lives in Canada on New Years Eve. He wants something as a late Christmas present. He wants something that he CANNOT find in Canada, and he wants it to be food.

Or also something that is just a MUST-HAVE in the US, I live in Texas, if that broadens the choices.

Any ideas? I tried googling for a list, but I returned unsuccessful.

thanks alot guys! :D

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  1. What about okra pickles? Jalapenos can be hard to find in the great white north ...

    1. BQ brisket , smoked texas sausage and ribs
      or a Greenberg smoked turkey

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      1. re: celeryroot

        well my friend lives in canada, i dont nkow if i really can bring BBQ brisket, etc in my briefcase. lol. but Jalapenos are a possibilty!

      2. here's some options from my usual list of pick-ups when I'm in the states:

        - mountain dew (yours has caffeine, whereas ours in canada does not)
        - corn pops (totally different, and much tastier in the US - try some in Canada if you get a chance, they're god-awful), and cap'n crunch crunchberries...
        - bourbon (maker's mark, for instance, is about half the price in the US... and there are kinds you guys have that we don't)
        - nutter butter cookies!

        and we can get jalapenos here!

          1. re: Chris VR

            definitely 2nd this but i think my friends would have to say that southern candymakers is better.

          2. I have no idea what they have or don't have in Canada, but here is a place that has some very unusual pickled vegetables, jams, jellies, jerky, etc. Tons of stuff and it is in Texas:

            http://www.woodys-smokehouse.com/

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