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Re: What would be a good gift to bring from the USA to Finland?

Post by Idefix » Fri May 08, 2009 5:01 pm

pres589 wrote:Last time I went, this past New Year's, I brought a couple 1 pound bags of beef jerky.
Second that, I bring it every year since people love it :)

Another thing to bring is a good barbecue sauce (I use Montgomery Inn's), as a change to the pre-sauced meat that seems to be so common in the stores in Finland.



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Re: What would be a good gift to bring from the USA to Finland?

Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Fri May 08, 2009 7:09 pm

Idefix wrote:
pres589 wrote:Last time I went, this past New Year's, I brought a couple 1 pound bags of beef jerky.
Second that, I bring it every year since people love it :)
I was pasing it around at work the other weak and people were not impressed. Love the stuff myself.

Can you recommend a good brand? I bought some from a shop here which I believe is from Estonia. Tasted good but I am sutre there is better.
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Re: What would be a good gift to bring from the USA to Finland?

Post by Vesper » Fri May 08, 2009 10:00 pm

if you bring coffee, make sure it is ground coffee.... somehow the air pressure from the flight makes the bag vacummed sealed tight like a brick. I bought starbucks whole bean on a flight to germany. it's truly amazing how rock solid the bag became... kinda weird looking too. I still wonder what the perfect gift is to bring too... umm, from my experience my ex did not like american chocolate at all. coffee they have there, but he did go crazy for the starbucks cafe verona one. maybe some good spicy spices.. or hot sauce that stuff is bland in Finland. maybe some good BBQ seasonings.


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Post by Rosamunda » Fri May 08, 2009 10:21 pm

I think coffee is OK as a gift. I used to bring coffee up from France before I moved here and it seemed to be always welcome. But I think there is an upper limit on the amount you can bring into the EU (at least there used to be). Mug was also a good idea.

I am always happy to be given a book, music (CDs), maybe a T shirt, baseball cap etc booze. etc etc


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Re: What would be a good gift to bring from the USA to Finland?

Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Sat May 09, 2009 1:44 am

David Rönnqvist wrote:I thought Fazer chocolate was rubbish
for real? Well, the blue bars are good...if you like that kinda crappy chocolate.
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Re: What would be a good gift to bring from the USA to Finland?

Post by Pursuivant » Sat May 09, 2009 11:41 am

David Rönnqvist wrote: compared to our chocolate in England
Cadbury Bog Rolls ? :lol:
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Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Sat May 09, 2009 12:05 pm

I would kill for a....

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Post by Pursuivant » Sat May 09, 2009 1:59 pm

Not really... theres Brunberg kisses though.
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Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Sat May 09, 2009 2:08 pm

You racist!!!!!! :lol:

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Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Sat May 09, 2009 2:12 pm

did the original packaging actually have that name that got changed?...you know...the 'n' word that can't be used cos a small child will die when someone says it...the word is THAT bad.
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Post by Upphew » Sat May 09, 2009 2:16 pm

Bubba Elvis XIV wrote:You racist!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: What would be a good gift to bring from the USA to Finland?

Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Sat May 09, 2009 2:23 pm

David: Just for the clarification.

The choklit thing was called (in English) N!ggers Kiss. And cos of some kinda pressure they had to change the name.

IIRC, it was some MP or someone from the UK who stubbled upon it and deemed it offensive. I think the company was trying to find a bigger/European market.

Personally I think they should have just banned the whole damn thing cos it was vile...not the name, the sweet. We have somehting similiar in the UK but I cant remember the name. Like a round chocolate covered marshmellowy type thing with some strawberry filling. An offense to junk food.
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Post by Pursuivant » Sat May 09, 2009 2:56 pm

Nope, they were called "Negro Kisses", thats what Finnish girls wanted :twisted: I think the MP should have been a bit less offended, now that neekerinsuukko is gone theres only neekerisankkeri left.
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Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Sat May 09, 2009 3:00 pm

Was it?????? Oh ok....I thought it was 'n!ggers kiss'...Well, that's how people translated it to me.

Ok, fair call. So even less reason to change the name IMO.
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Post by Jukka Aho » Sat May 09, 2009 5:45 pm

Bubba Elvis XIV wrote:Was it?????? Oh ok....I thought it was 'n!ggers kiss'...Well, that's how people translated it to me.

Ok, fair call. So even less reason to change the name IMO.
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