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Double Kay

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Souvenirs for Overseas
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
So, I'm leaving Missouri to jet off to Hiroshima, Japan in March. I'll be working as an English teacher for elementary school students and am pretty excited about it. Part of my job is to act as a cultural ambassador and show the kids what it is like to grow up in America.

When I arrive, I am expected to bring gifts to the school staff. The principal, vice-principal, my supervisor, etc. They should be goods that reflect where I am from.

Naturally, my mind went to Silver Dollar City--as it's more my home than my house is!

If you were going to bring gifts from Silver Dollar City to someone who has never been to the park (or even America), what would you bring them? Preferably edible, but anything will do.

I plan to go to the park opening day and grab some awesome treats for my new future co-workers.

If you have any thoughts for any other locally-made treats in Branson, those might work too.

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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 07:05:22 PM »
Are you allowed to bring food into Japan?

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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 08:10:53 PM »
Yep, as long as it isnít meat.

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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 10:16:04 PM »
The Japanese I have hosted are very light picky eaters. They will find most food to salty-and heavy and deserts to sweet for their tastes. Iím not sure food is your best option.

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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 01:43:26 AM »
The company Iím coming over with highly recommends food gifts, even if they donít go over super well. They want us to avoid bogging down people we donít know with a bunch of material goods. They say consumables are best.

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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 10:53:14 AM »
Moonpies and Abita Purple Haze for the win.

Bring me back some Japanese single malt 'Scotch' whiskey. They are remarkably good at making it. 8)

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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 06:21:22 PM »
We've had some visitors from Japan that actually really enjoyed the peanut brittle from Brown's Candy at the park.

The fudge was to rich for them.

perhaps some of the mixes from the Mill?
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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 07:40:44 PM »
Peanut brittle, rock candy suckers, taffy

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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 09:44:59 PM »
How about fruit butters, jams, and jelly?

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Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 07:22:18 AM »
sounds like a great opportunity for you.. congrats..

as far as food gifts.. good luck with that.. there are so many options, i wouldnt not what to do..
i hope they gave you some guideines or suggestions.