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Walmart Feeds your Inner French Foodie !


It’s amazing the number of French products found in American supermarkets all over the USA. Here’s a selection found at Wal-Mart Superstore the equivalent to our French Carrefour to make your inner Frenchie feel right at home! Some staple French brands are perhaps even more popular in the USA than in France. From traditional French bread, cheeses and wines to escargots, boudin, and andouilles en passant par Le Petit Marseillais!

 

It’s exciting to find new French products and items and will add ’em on the list as they come! What’s your favorite find in the USA and which brand would you love to find? Post in the comments. Merci!

 

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Saucisson Made in USA


Saucisson sec is a favorite charcuterie and a staple classic French dry-cured sausage in French household served with baguette, butter, cornichons and a good glass of red wine.  The French equivalent of dry salami, saucissons are cured pork sausages. A mixture of lean pork and pork fat, salt, sugar, spices, and sometimes alcohol combined to give the saucisson its unique flavor.

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There are of course as many varieties of saucisson recipes as there are regions of France.  Served during l’apéro thinly sliced as hors-d’oeuvres or stacked in a hearty picnic sandwich, saucisson sec is now proudly made in the USA !

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Bon Appétit Magazine has selected the new charcuterie made in the USA  from Portland Oregon to New York City!

 

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Monoi Oil or “Fleur de Tahiti” is Summer in a Bottle!


To me, nothing says Summer like the sweet fragrant Monoi oil of Tahiti or “Huile de tiar ” also known simply as “Fleur de Tahiti”.  Monoi de Tahiti is a precious and exotic cosmetic oil manufactured in Polynesia following traditional methods. The oil is created by soaking and macerating 10 Tiare flowers from French Polynesia in one liter of refined coconut oil for a minimum of 10 days.

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The authentic Monoi de Tahiti Oil carries an “Appellation of Origin” guarantee and is produced under very controlled manufacturing methods to ensure the highest quality oil. Thanks to its moisturizing proprieties, MONOI makes skin softer and naturally protects it from the harmful effects of the sun and the sea salt. It’s also the miracle product Polynesian women use to care for their legendary hair. 100% Monoi oil from Tahiti is available online.

 Yves Rocher USA  has a  Bestselling fragrant line of Monoi de Tahiti in luscious Monoi oil,  dry glitter oil, fragrance spray,  as well as a complete line of body creams, body wash, and hair care. The items selected below have been my favorites for years and are always BESTSELLERS! 


Yves Rocher USA Monoi de Tahiti
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Monoi de Tahiti is a sensual fragrant oil and for me, it truly is

 Summer in a bottle all year long!

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Nutella is the Original!


Yes, Nutella has been around forever and is a staple food in every French household! We enjoy  Nutella smothered in our crepes, on our toasts, and even on bananas. We enjoy it like we enjoy peanut butter in the US.  The keyword, bien entendu, of course, is “moderation”. ( Ok, I admit, of course, I love to have a spoonful or two straight from the jar… once in a while! )

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Poor Nutella! The subject of so much controversy and getting a bad rap!  And yet, now…. what do we see in every supermarket? Hazelnut spread Nutella imitators springing-up everywhere!!!  so stock up on the original Nutella and get a six-pack deal! 

Not to worry, Nutella, you are here to stay!

You are the original!

 

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Nutella Launches E-Commerce Store: Nutella Boutique!


Nutella Launches  E-commerce store:  Nutella Boutique! For Nutella lovers, there is never enough Nutella to go around! By the spoonful, on toast, and of course in French crêpes filled with bananas for a wonderful festive treat, the delicious hazelnut chocolate spread options are endless!

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Now, Nutella fans can also order Nutella accessories & apparel online at the Boutique!  T-shirts, mugs, tumblers, messenger bags just in time for back to school, utensils and other goodies!

 

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Nutella & Go!

 

Thank you for the yummy gift basket!

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Nutella Bag

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Trader Joe’s French Favorites


Some of my favorite items at my local Trader Joe’s with a French twist! ( updated periodically) Trader Joe’s has been around forever ( do you remember when it was called Pronto in the 70s? ) it was called Pronto Markets by its creator Joe Coulom in 1958 ( pronto meaning quick convenient store). Well, Trader Joe’s has only gotten better with age just like good wine.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

It’s almost like having a fancy épicerie and it is a  local favorite in almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles among the French community, Trader Joes‘s or TJ’s carries their own labels and a myriad of original, organic, vegetarian and French twist products!

Trader Joe's

 

Trader Joe's

From wine, all kinds of cheese, cornichons, pastries, frozen authentic pies, our favorite pains au chocolat, Madeleines, French Roast Coffee, jams, better than Dijon French mustard that really tickles your nose and real haricots verts! I can find almost all my French favorites!

Trader Joe's Pains au chocolat

 

Trader Joe's

 

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

This is the storefront for one of our neighborhood TJ’s in Tarzana, California! The TJ team is also very friendly… Aloha! Our neighborhood store was decorated in the Hawaiian style( before all the TJ stores became more branded.)

Trader Joe's The seasonal flower selection is always fresh and reminds me of Parisian sidewalk Marchands de fleurs where you can pick up a bouquet for under $5.00 ( no excuses for the gentlemen, anymore) or beautiful orchids!

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

TJ’s is also environmentally friendly and provides reusable bags! Kids love going to TJ’s after school to sample various featured products and I can shop sipping a delicious coffee!

Trader Joe's

Look through the slide show for a musing of favorite items with a French twist! Do you have a TJ in your area? What items are you crazy about?

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