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31/05/2013 at 12:44
I normally don't but my SIL (who we are going away with and goes there every year) said the local shop isn't great although there is a bigger shop further away and any English stuff is expensive. She's told me to pack cereal, tea, coffee chocolate etc!
Now O is 18m so doesn't get baggage allowance so I need to pack light-ish. I don't really want to wasted my baggage allowance on food however I've got some bags of cheerios and mini cereal boxes, a tub of coffee, raisin boxes, biscuits... I'm considering putting in a jar of sun pat peanut butter!! E loves it and eats it every day!
Do other people pack food too?!
31/05/2013 at 12:57
Never normally. If we go self catering to a house/villa we just go to the local shops and buy all the local food etc, this year I'm going to take some snacks for L and I but just enough till we get to the shop. They are doing us a starter hamper with basic bits in.
My sil takes baked beans and alsorts
31/05/2013 at 12:59
No. We took snacky foods for L and baby food for him but we shop when there.
My mum takes bacon and all sorts with her. Weirdo!
When we used to go SC, my Mum would take tea, coffee, butter, and a massive pack of bacon.
31/05/2013 at 13:58
No not abroad, have done on caravan holidays
31/05/2013 at 14:12
We did this time. It saved us loads having sweets and things in the case for the kids. We went to home bargains before we went and got biscuits, cheddars, sweets. Stuff that didn't need a fridge or anything like that to stay fresh. Sweets and chocolates were so expensive out there, and they were handy to keep in my beach bag whilst we were out and about. I also took a 2 litre bottle of Robinsons double concerntrate squash.
31/05/2013 at 15:32
i never have but i dont have kids (yet)
31/05/2013 at 16:38
No, I may take a few snacks for R for the first couple of days but that's it.
When coming back to Dubai though it is a Pork fest in our suitcases :)
31/05/2013 at 16:50
Is it ok to take bacon in your suitcase? Would it not spoil? (I'm not planning to!)
Chids I thought of squash but it would probably be so heavy. I've got some sweets and raisin boxes too. Humzingers for O. I think I'm going to palm some of on my mum and dad, they're already taking some nappies for me!
31/05/2013 at 16:55
Bacon????? Lol! I know people that have taken pasta, crisps, coffee, tea & other stuff. I took milk etc for l when he was little, this time I took a multi pack of haribos & fruitella just. We bought robinsons squash here for a couple of euros
31/05/2013 at 16:56
I have bought squash back to, what is your weight limit?
I take thermos bag's with small ice packs, pack it in the suitcase and freeze as soon as we get back.
31/05/2013 at 17:04
Mum takes Costco size packs of bacon frzen from her chest freezer so buy time you're there bung in fridge and your good to go. You'd think my dad can't survive without bloody bacon!
I'd also like to add my husband would be "WTF are you doing you tramp? Buy it out there" if I even suggested taking things on holiday with us
31/05/2013 at 17:07
Belle, that is exactly what my Mum did with the bacon.
31/05/2013 at 17:22
I remember being a kid and going to IOW with my nana. We'd get the train to Southampton then the foot ferry over and jump on a train in Ryde to Shanklin. For the whole journey she would hold a small silver jug with milk in it, cling filmed over so she could have a cuppa as soon as we got to the caravan.
She's a loon!
31/05/2013 at 17:34
Don't lie belle, dartford farmfoods have told me about you stocking up!
31/05/2013 at 18:46
I have done in the past eg on girlie holidays when we were 16 ish and we had a self catering apartment, bags of pasta and jars of pesto were taken with us!
I would usually pack things for Matilda (cereal, biscuits etc) but I think that's a habit from when she had allergies and I couldn't guarantee what was in the things I was buying abroad.
31/05/2013 at 19:18
I can see why with allergies you would. But otherwise no. The whole point of going on holiday is to experience different things (or the same things in different packaging). Children will eat if they're hungry even the fussy ones!
31/05/2013 at 20:43
We tend to take tea bags and some sugar so that H can have a cup of tea as soon as we get there. I may be odd, but I enjoy going to the supermarket etc.. and figuring it all out and trying random stuff
01/06/2013 at 09:49
Thinking about it I'm realising I quite like the idea of having the kids favourite foods there, just for easiness, but I don't like the idea if it taking up space in my case. So I'm ringing the SIL today and asking her to put the peanut butter and squash in her case haha.
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