Some people have the weirdest pregnancy cravings. We have all heard the stories of women eating weird combinations like pickles with chocolate syrup, french fries and ice cream, and sauerkraut/banana sandwiches; but just to be boring, my body has stuck to pretty normal things like tomato soup, KFC and oranges.
But what happens when you have a massive crave-attack for a food that is not even made in the country you are living in? Well, you complain, search online international food stores and then cry about how expensive it is to ship.
One day, all of a sudden I started getting the most incredible cravings for a bowl of my favorite South African cereal, Pronutro. I practically lived off that stuff when I was growing up and right now my mouth is watering just thinking of it! Pronutro tastes like no other cereal out there and the feeling of the closest box being a million miles away can almost brings me to tears. After a couple of weeks of complaining, I received the best surprise ever! One of my best friends (who I had met in NY) sent over a package of pronutro all the way from South Africa as a surprise birthday present. Needless to say, the WHOLE box of cereal only lasted me 2 days. Yes that's right, I ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
I also keep a stash of British junk food (found at Fairway market's international food isle) for all my UK cravings brought on by living in London for 3 and a half years. Some staples are: Prawn cocktail flavored crisps, peppermint Aero and Ribena (the most amazing black current fruit juice you'll ever taste).
Hopefully these will get me by until my trip to South Africa next month when I shall be bring home an ENTIRE suitcase full of Pronutro along with a bunch of other junk food!