Tips for your culinary souvenirs
I always bring back chocolate from the UK and tea. Their chocolate isn't as sweet and I just buy it in the regular supermarket, no special store required. Same with tea. I leave enough room in my carry on. I once brought back two beautiful ceramic soup bowls from Paris. They traveled in my tote from Paris to London. Then London to DC in my carry on. I still use them. McVitie's Digestives are also a fave. The trick is to decide your priorities and leave room in your carry on! LOL
I love terracotta and tend to carry it home. One in Italy I travelled home with a terracotta lasagne pan on my lap. I admit that was in the 1970s when such things were still possible. And later carried a terracotta tagine back from Morocco. It was my carryon. I understand the lure. That one in front of me that I can touch seems so much better than the exact same one bought through Amazon.