- I can buy Peanut Butter M&Ms -- my girlfriend really likes them, but they are not available in Germany :-((
- I can bring some European/German chocolate or other sweets to the US for folks that visit the Summit or FUDCon
The verbose story:
- Import: My girlfriend likes sweets (well, I do as well ;-) ) and some years ago she got some Peanut Butter M&Ms from a friend of her, who hat ordered them via Ebay earlier. My girlfriend really enjoyed them, but getting them via Ebay in Germany is hard and costly (and in fact: we don't like Ebay much and thus never sold or bought anything via Ebay ourselves...). I tried to get them elsewhere, but could not find them anywhere in Germany -- even shops like AmericanCandy don't offer them (if anyone knows a shop that sells them please drop me a note).
So when I visited FUDCon Boston in February 2007 I brought some Peanut Butter M&Ms home -- many thanks again to Southern_Gentlem from #fedora-unity, who bought them and sent them to the hotel for me. Sebastian Dziallas (the guy who formed the Education SIG and works on a Fedora Education Spin) was in the US earlier this year and brought some to Germany for me and my girlfriend as well (thx Sebastian!). Not sure how it happened, but they somehow vanished within a day... He also brought some Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms; those were tasty as well, but not as good as the peanut butter ones, so they did not evaporate as quickly ;-)
Thus when I'm visiting the Summit I'll bring some new Peanut Butter M&Ms home to Germany. In fact I really have to, as my girlfriend will kill me otherwise. She also ordered some Mint Crips M&Ms to check their smell -- they just like those with Peanut Butter are not available in Germany. :-/ Ohh, and I think I want to give Dark Chocolate M&Ms a try. I'm not yet sure if I'll buy them myself during the days in Boston or if I ask someone to bring them to Boston for me. Are they hard to get?
- Export:When I visited FUDCon Boston 2007 I brought some German chocolate to the US with me, as Bob Jensen (*Bob* in #fedora-unity) asked me for it -- he told me it was for his kids, but I suppose he tried a piece of chocolate himself as well ;-)
Of course I can put some German sweets into my luggage when I'm traveling to the US this time. If I know you and if you're attending the Summit or FUDCon drop me a mail if you want some sweets and I'll try to bring it over the ocean (I for example could recommend a nice Bitterschokolade from Rausch called Tembadoro -- it contains 80 percent cocoa and smells great!) Of course space and weight is limited (carrying lots of sweets might look odd at customs as well -- does anyone have experience if that really is a problem?) Ohh, and I can't promise how the stuff looks when it gets into your hands -- I'll do my best to bring them intact, but traveling with chocolate or other sweets is a bit complicated during summertime...