For all who have made the move already. I am a week away and wanted to ask a question. If you could pick one thing that you wish was available on the island what would it be? Something that you could have packed but didn't because you didn't know its lack of availability or you just plain forgot.
Yes, Klass Horchata mix (I'm on a regular computer now instead of my EVO, so I have more control over the spelling!)
Horchata is a great substitute for milkshakes, and since the milkshake machine at McDonald's is frequently broken, it's a good substitute. Also good for when the power goes off, and you want something sweet and slightly filling.
But, anybody coming down here should bring their favorite convenience food items just in case it's not available here. Going to the grocery store is my most depressing activity of my week. That's when you really need the flexibility!
I have found everything that I need on island, but I haven't always found everything I want.
Hey, that sounds like a Stones song!!:D
411: So it's a cinnamon milkshake??
To the OP: One thing I brought was a small picture album of my friends, family, etc. that I left back in Big America. During the first year, it helped with the inevitable homesickness. Definitely not something available here!
[One thing I brought was a small picture album of my friends, family, etc. that I left back in Big America. During the first year, it helped with the inevitable homesickness. Definitely not something available here!
I was going to say the same thing....it helped me a lot to have a small album - I pulled it out A LOT in those first few weeks and months!
The garment bags can protect your clothes from critters (lizards, terminates, etc), and moisture should your dwelling leak for whatever reason. Some people pack up their clothes when there's a hurricane warning. The humidity can also make your clothes smell dank.
You can get garment bags here, but they're $3, and it's hard to get enough.
I first had horchata in a Mexican restaurant. Most versions are made with rice, water, sugar, cinnamon. Kind of like liquid rice pudding, I guess. It's not thick like a mistake. Kind of like that Yoohoo chocolate drink.
PLAIN RUFFLE POTATO CHIPS(FEW AND FAR TIMES YOU WILL FIND IT HERE ON ST CROIX), DEVIL DOGS, FUNNY BONES
BRING YOUR FAVORITE COOKING PANS AND UTENSILS----OR HAVE A PLAN TO HAVE SOMEONE SHIP THEM AFTER YOU ARRIVE---ALTHOUGH AVAILABLE ON ISLAND, EXPENSIVE TO BUY AND QUALITY IS FAR BELOW WHAT YOU CAN PURCHASE IN STATES
MOST OF ALL----FOLLOW EDWARDS ADVICE
MS411, you are correct -- I always thought we were the only ones that had it!! lol Here is the Wikipedia entry:
Yoo-hoo originated in New Jersey in the 1920s, when Italian-American Natale Olivieri sold "Tru-Fruit" soft drinks in his small store. Olivieri discovered a process to produce a chocolate soft drink that would not spoil. The name "Yoo-hoo", already being used for Olivieri's other fruit drinks, was applied to the chocolate-flavored drink as well. Yoo-hoo would soon begin to be bottled by a major bottling company and to be sold in supermarkets and shops worldwide.
Sources in the beverage industry claim that Yoo-hoo owes its famously open-ended shelf life to a steam sterilization process that takes place after the bottles or cans are filled and capped. As long as it is sealed, Yoo-hoo cannot go sour.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Yoo-hoo went through a large promotional campaign that included Yogi Berra and the New York Yankees officially sponsoring the drink. The image of Berra drinking a bottle of Yoo-hoo while wearing a suit, in particular, became famous. The ads featured Berra holding the bottle next to his face and saying with a smile, "It's Me-He for Yoo-Hoo!"
Also during the '50s, B.B.C. Industries took over Yoo-hoo. They held ownership until 1976, when it was bought by Iroquois Brands. Yoo-hoo was sold again in 1981 to a group of private investors, which in turn sold Yoo-hoo to Pernod Ricard in 1989.
In 2001, Pernod Ricard sold Yoo-hoo to Cadbury-Schweppes, with production responsibilities falling to CS's Mott's group, and marketing and advertising responsibilities under Snapple. This led to an increased awareness of the once popular beverage.
The soft drink company's headquarters are in Rye Brook, New York, with plants in Carlstadt, New Jersey and Opelousas, Louisiana. Yoo-hoo apparently owns other chocolate drink brands, including Choc-Ola, Brownie, Cocoa Dusty and Chocolate Soldier.
In May 2008, Cadbury-Schweppes split into Cadbury plc and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, of which Yoo-hoo is now part.
You learn something new everyday.