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What to buy in Spain

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Shopgirl1 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:36:09

I’m off to Spain (Barcelona) next week and wondering if there are any things that are really good / interesting we can’t get at home I might like to try. I’ve seen threads on French supermarkets and pharmacies and wondering if there are equivalent items people like to pick up in Spain?

Alienspaceship Sat 11-Aug-18 20:37:22

Retirides - Retin a cream that you can buy in pharmacies

MissTulipan Sat 11-Aug-18 20:59:22

Nenuco baby cologne, love it to splash on, fresh and lovely. Revlon Flex shampoo and conditioner, can’t buy in uk anymore.

ShitUsername Sat 11-Aug-18 21:04:38

Jamon Ruffles, my favourite crisps grin

SealSong Sat 11-Aug-18 21:10:50

Turron, there are whole shops dedicated to it.
Home produced paprika - look out for this in the Boqueria market; miles more delicious than shop bought.
Vermouth - a Barca obsession, and delicious (vermut in Catalan).
....and a Caganer! I will leave you to google that grin

GirlInTheDirtyShirt Sat 11-Aug-18 21:41:00

I live in Spain so as a result don’t entirely know what we have here that you don’t have in the UK, but buy fuet! Lots of it. It’s delicious. I actually like the one you can buy in Mercadona supermarkets but there are heaps of fancy charcuteries where you could buy a more artesanal one. It’s like a very long hard thin cured sausage, that you slice up. It’s very moreish.

Shopgirl1 Sat 11-Aug-18 21:41:32

Thanks for the tips so far. I know what a caganer is - i might have a look, although I think they are a Christmas thing.
Looking forward to looking in Uterque also, but apart from that not sure.
Are there ceramics for example in Barcelona worth looking at?

Shopgirl1 Sat 11-Aug-18 21:42:26

Fuet sounds good, I’ll be trying that!

DreamingofSunshine Sat 11-Aug-18 22:30:18

I really like the alehop chain for cheap and cheerful accessories.

MegGriffin Sat 11-Aug-18 23:43:04

Agree with ale-hop, similar to tiger with lots of great bits and bobs.

CakeNinja Sat 11-Aug-18 23:51:11

In Spain at the moment.
Dp and I wandered through the market today on our way to lunch and one of the stalls were selling wooden dildos! I have seen some things in my time, I just genuinely went for a closer look. Who would use a wooden dildo?? shock
So Maybe one of those? grin

Shopgirl1 Sun 12-Aug-18 14:03:16

Alehop looks worth exploring. Wooden dildos maybe not this time...
Are there any other good cosmetics there that can’t be got here?

FourFriedChickensDryWhiteToast Sun 12-Aug-18 14:05:48

Sheath knives
'Soberano' Brandy
Any kind of prescription drugs that you can buy over the counter in Spain, eg contraceptive pills
Turron.

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