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For Those Hard to Find Expat Food Items

Some stuff is just hard to get over here.  Like biscuit mix or enchilada sauce.  And other stuff is insanely expensive in Korea–like multivitamins.  Add to this the logistical (and potentially financial) nightmare of having stuff shipped from your home country, and your food situation can start looking pretty bleak, especially if you live in a small town that doesn’t have a lot of retail options.

If you’re not already using it, let me recommend iHerb.  This website has hands-down the best prices on vitamins if you’re an expat living in Korea.  They also have a wide array of health and beauty products and food items that can be tough to find in Korea.  We order stuff like quinoa, wheat bran, enchilada sauce (by Frontera–it’s amazing), and vitamins from them.  Shipping costs about $4.00 to anywhere in Korea, and delivery is fast.  If you’re stateside, the prices are still great on a  lot of items and shipping on stuff over $20 is free.  


Where to buy Protein Powder in Korea

Before I get into this week’s post- I want to recommend you all head over to Kimchi Bytes and check out this article by Brent Sheffield. It’s about the outdoor exercise equipment in Korea, and I am the lovely female model you see enjoying herself with the gorgeous male model- Paul Wiltshire. It was so much fun to do and I was very honoured to have been asked!

I think this will be a helpful post for people- so even though I’m leaving in less than 2 months, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned about buying protein powder while in Korea.

If you, like me, like your protein powder then you may be trying to figure out the most cost effective way to find a supply while over here.


Going Gluten-Free in Korea (I’m trying.)


My Iherb Recommendations

After being asked fairly frequently about what I usually order on iherb.com, I thought I would do a blog post. This by no means is a way to get you to buy from iherb specifically, nor the exact products, however, I just thought it would helpful. And yes, I do have an iherb code, which you can use to save $10 off your first order (AJO567)- however, I make like 1% or something really small, so honestly I’m not doing this to make money. And always, I’d recommend you to buy from whichever source is most cost-effective, ethical or sustainable for you- be it online or from a local store. I’m putting the prices that iherb currently lists, because that way you can compare it to whichever source you use.


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