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Foods hard to find in Russia
« on: November 30, 2008, 09:33:00 PM »
Food to bring with you to Russia
Some foods are difficult to find at grocery stores.
Yellow Mustard: If you like yellow American mustard, bring your own. Heinz has their Ketchup in Russia, but not yellow mustard yet.
Maple Syrup: for 500 rubles ($20)you can find grade B from Canada at the Okei store.
Peanut butter: Not popular, but small jars next to the almond or filbert butter can be found for a price.
Chestnut: you can find a small jar but it is expansive and not so tasty as you can bring with you:)


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Re: Foods hard to find in Russia
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 12:49:33 AM »
Eh hey! I can find a yellow mustard very easy - McDonalds forever Uhoooo!


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Re: Foods hard to find in Russia
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 09:26:49 AM »
You might like to have some Peppermint , mint chocolate or your favourite minty candies!
So, brign it with you too. Your Russian friends will be happy to try it if you share some:)

Anything sugar free or diabetic hard to find either.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2010, 07:45:50 AM by Mariria »


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Re: Foods hard to find in Russia
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 11:30:01 PM »
Nowadays there are some more upscale supermarkets and European chains. One of the more recent ones is the supermarket "Prisma" just outside the Pl. Aleksandra Nevskogo metrostation. Most of its products and goods are imported from the EU; Finland, Estonia etc. Its also more geared towards the Western tastes.

Another of the more decent expat groceries is "Lend" just outside the Vladimirskaja/Dostojevskaja metrostation. Just go across the street to the "Vladimirsky Passage" shopping centre and voila.

Both of there are open 24/7. Both also include lots of Russian delicacies, alchohol and tobacco.  
« Last Edit: February 11, 2010, 04:29:04 AM by laurentius »


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Re: Foods hard to find in Russia
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 06:20:36 AM »
Good tip about Yellow Mustard. McDonalds sells their sauces for 10 rubles a little packet, though. | Forum