I live in London, UK and am visiting my mother in Canada. I like to cook and notice that some ingredients featuring in North American recipes are hard to find in the UK.
I like to spend my last afternoon of a vacation in the supermarket to bring stuff home. When I vacation in the Southern Europe the obvious thing to bring home is cheese, charuterie and dried mushrooms. In SE Asia I typically bring home dried seafood, Kampot or Phu Quoc pepper, high nitrogen content fish sauce.
So what should I bring home from Canada? Focussing on stuff that is hard to find in the UK. I am thinking Old Bay Spice Mix, espresso powder, liquid smoke. I might consider childhood nosalgia stuff like squeezable cheese spread, macaronni cheese in a box and jello.
Anything else you would recommend to take back to the UK? Happy to hear about great North American ingredients. I can filter for what is readily available in the UK.