6 Things to Pick Up from France’s Supermarkets

While in France, why not live like the French and pop into a local supermarket? There are better ways to learn how the locals live – try investigating daily items they buy. While you’re there, why not pick up a few of these goodies too? Besides, the French enjoy these goodies everyday, so it must be good!

1. French Candy

Haribo gummy candy (Souvenirfinder)

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love popular European and French candy like Haribo Tagada and Carambar Caramel Candy — the favorite childhood candies of numerous French generations! Mmm, yum yum. They must be really doing something right to gain endless fans from different generations.

2. French Cheese

Cheese in France supermarket (Elspeth Briscoe)

The French take their cheese business seriously; they have cheese with everything, and we’re not talking about just as an appetizer but also for mains and desserts! Rejoice if you’re a cheese lover because the French supermarket’s cheese section spoils you with countless varieties of cheese.

3. Lotus Speculoos Spread

Lotus Speculoos spread (WednesdayChef)
A Northern French and Belgian speciality, Speculoos is a caramelized cinnamon biscuit spread that’s usually paired with toast or pancakes. French children sometimes get a spoonful of Speculoos on its own if they’re well-behaved. Think: the French version of Nutella.

4. Bonne Maman Tartelettes

Bonne Maman Tartlettes (Michiel2005)
Highly raved by the locals, Bonne Maman Tartelettes are cookies eaten usually during breakfast. and it comes in several flavors like caramel, chocolate and citron — a hot favorite.

5. Le Petit Marseiliais Soap

Le Petit Marseilials soaps (
Soap? Isn’t that an auntie thing to buy overseas? Ahhh, but Le Petit Marseiliais Soaps are creamy and gentle on your skin. Not to mention that you can get them at bargain at the French supermarkets! These pocket-friendly soaps, found only in France, make great souvenirs for your family and friends.

6. French Booze

Pastis de Marseille (souvenirfinder)
Originating from southern France, Pastis de Marseille is a anise liqueur well loved by French. Remember to add Cassis and Normandy to your list if you are getting a few bottles.
Grocery shopping overseas is one of KKday‘s favorite activities because it allows us to learn the local life while stocking up on items that make a great souvenir for our friends and family — you have to try it to believe it!
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