American brand products in Europe?

Dec 19th, 2006, 06:00 AM
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I am sorry but I have to answer your reply. How do you figure I am looking for an experience that is as similar to home as I can make it because I asked about American brand coffee,tea,cigarettes and bourbon to drink in our hotel room when we come back to rest or at night? I don't understand what I am doing wrong here?

 
Dec 19th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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Perhaps you could focus on the help you are getting. A simple thank you would be nice.
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Dec 19th, 2006, 06:08 AM
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I have said thank you many time and I am sorry if I didn't tell you Thank you MorganB for the advice.


"Notice I did not comment on the perception that Elmhurst, Queens is a bad" area......." I wouldn't have took a stroll with my wife at night in that area.

 
Dec 19th, 2006, 06:12 AM
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Glad to be of help. havent read your other threads so cant comment. Hope you have a nice trip!
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Dec 19th, 2006, 06:15 AM
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I asked about American brand coffee,tea,cigarettes and bourbon to drink in our hotel room when we come back to rest or at night?

Your query seems most peculiar as the brands that you are looking for are either not specifically American (eg Lipton) or worldwide brands owned by big food/tobacco holdings (eg Maker's Mark).

Your post sounds as if you think that global trade hasn't started yet and that Europe is still living in autarcy !
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Dec 19th, 2006, 06:19 AM
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Just pack the things you think you will need and don't waste time trying to find them in Europe. What you want to smoke or drink is your business.. I brought my own juicer to Rome one winter so that I could buy blood oranges at the market and juice them in my room every morning. So I won't be casting stones here...
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Dec 19th, 2006, 06:22 AM
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Definite troll -- and of course we know who it is. Kid's got a talent for inventing characters, although the underlying persona shows through. Spend time working on changing the voice, and I think you may have a future as a novelist.
 
Dec 19th, 2006, 06:24 AM
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I am sorry I don't know the parent companies of those brands, I just know the brand name. I was sure those brands are sold in Europe because of global trade! I ask which stores to look for that will sell them.
 
Dec 19th, 2006, 06:26 AM
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I think, if I were you, I would buy the box of tea and coffee you prefer at home and bring it with you.
You could put enough tea bags in a zip lock bag for 3 weeks and it would take up virtually no space ditto for the Folgers coffee packets.
Cigarettes and bourbon I would just buy there. But at least bringing the tea and coffee you might save some money and have exactly what you want.
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Dec 19th, 2006, 06:37 AM
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Thank you MarthaT and ekscrunchy.
 
Dec 19th, 2006, 06:50 AM
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Hi MD

>we will be in Europe for 15 days and I am sure we are going to run out.<

You can easily bring 4 cartons of cigarettes with you.

The coffee and tea bags will not take up much space.

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Dec 19th, 2006, 06:57 AM
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Mmmmm! Maker's Mark, my favorite.
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Dec 19th, 2006, 07:01 AM
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Mr Dreamer wrote: "I don't understand what I am doing wrong here?"

Of course you don't. That's the problem.
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Dec 19th, 2006, 07:02 AM
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We will take tea and coffee with us but the cigarettes will be a problem. We are only taking one suitcase each that I am sure I'll have to sit on to close!
Now that I know we can buy cigarettes and bourbon when we get to the airport in Munich we'll do that. Thanks everybody.
 
Dec 19th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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Then tell me Padraig so I can get it right and there won't be anymore problems.
 
Dec 19th, 2006, 07:17 AM
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"Now that I know we can buy cigarettes and bourbon when we get to the airport in Munich" I think the earlier poster was referring to the duty free shop at your departure airport. Things are duty free because you will not be consuming them in the country of purchase. And if you find it so important to have your US products while on vacation have you considered going to EPCOT or Las Vegas rather than Europe? That way you wouldn't have to worry about the language either, which is probably a whole new can of worms.
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Dec 19th, 2006, 07:30 AM
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I recommend you stock up ciggies and bourbon at duty-free. As for American brand products, your convenient best bet in Paris would be Lafayette Gourmet. In Munich, Galaria Karhof nr Stachus has an extensive food section.

Instant coffe tastes pretty much the same, though you might be interested to try local tea. If you're into non-caffein beverage, they make great herbal tea (tisanne/infusion) in both countries.
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Dec 19th, 2006, 07:32 AM
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"Lipton, for instance, is a UNILEVER brand. Unilever being Anglo-Dutch, I fail to see how it can be labelled "American" the slightest "

I thought so, too. Lipton must be one of the most ordinary tea brands in Europe. I just checked my cupboard, and the Lipton package I have there says "Packed in EU". And the texts in the box are in English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian and Greek.
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Dec 19th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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Liptons is rubbish tea.

Also there are only so many fags you can bring into the EU duty free - from memory it's a maximum of 200, and there are similar limits on booze.
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Dec 19th, 2006, 07:37 AM
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it's actually very common for people to bring their own teabags on holidays. here in britain, people will do that all the time.

when i was in croatia, we sat next to a large group who every morning talked about how they wished they brought there own teabags (as they usually do). they talked about it every day for the entire breakfast. they just could not survive without their own tea.
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