As my summer expat migration back home comes to a close, I’ve had to start thinking about life back in the PRC…and what to bring back. I’m not afraid to say that I have ZIP-ZERO-ZILCH shame when it comes to importing my own food back to China. An entire suitcase. I’m sure the people checking my bag will look at me like a total freak (maybe they’ll get it?). Either way, it’s no matter. I’ve tried to consider what would be easiest to pack and beneficial to us back in China. I’ve settled on a number of dry goods ranging from coffee, powdered creamer, granola, spice packets for sauces/chili and out of sheer desperation for a few fav ingredients I’ve even packed some artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers in glass jars (see why here).
I purchased bubble wrap and went to town making sure the lids have little chance for breaking during the flight.
I also took anything I could out of cardboard boxes and packed those into Ziplock bags. I cut out the cooking directions and the names of each item like a champ (or a lunatic…you can decide).
Moment of truth…testing the weight. We clocked in at 46lbs! Under the limit by 4lbs…I’m ready!