If I can do my math correct that is 450 lbs worth of luggage. We don't actually have seven suitcases so we are taking a couple boxes with us. So far I've filled one box (up to 62" W+H+L) with 50 lbs worth of food stuffs. Think brownie mix, chocolate chips, bread machine yeast, whole wheat lasagna, you know all the important stuff. :)
Most of the stuff I'm taking I either don't think I'll find in Beijing, or it is super expensive.
I think I'm actually going to have trouble filling up the luggage with 450 lbs worth of stuff since we already shipped most of the house via the container and we have the air shipment going out just after Christmas. What a good problem to have!
Think I'm going go to the store and stock up on some cake mix, more concentrated chicken stock and some cereal. Would you believe a box of American cereal will run you for almost $10? A mid-sized bottle of Tide will run you $30.
|50 lbs. worth of random foodstuffs|
I'd try the Chinese stuff, if only I could read Chinese to figure out what I was trying to buy. It is really amazing how much we rely on branding in our daily life and until you walk into a grocery store without a single brand you recognize do you realize how much your brain relies on visual cues. I don't think most people actually read things in the grocery store much, they rely on what looks good and is visually attractive, then they read the label second.
What food product could you absolutely not live without? What would you pack?
I need some ideas on what else to take over!