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Yep. I'm the girl who stuffs her suitcase with 5 pounds of butter, and sweats until she makes it past the astute dogs at US customs.

I'm addicted to French salted butter, and will do anything (including wrapping it up in my sweaters) to smuggle it.

I'm enjoying a bit now with some bake-it-yourself bread from Whole Foods. Each crunch of the chunky sea salt makes me want to turn cartwheels.

34 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle | Cicada Studio

Ha! I did this with an un-pasturized cheese once. I know that anxiety!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Anne

How come I live in France and not know about this? Running to the store now to get some! :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Carolyn

Ha – hilarious!! Nothing is better than salted butter and freshly baked bread. yummmmm – the French are genius.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Fog and Thistle

Call the Feds! We've got butter in the cashmere!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Wanderers' Daughter

Oh my gosh, I just remembered a customs officer at JFK pulling one of these little tins out of my mum's suitcase when I was four…asking what does "sanglier" mean, and me, all innocent and proud of my French, singing out "wild boar!" before my mum could clap a hand over my mouth. Sheesh.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Rachell Taylor

Nothing to be ashamed of.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

LOL, Rachel. But luckily it was Target.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Thao

That is really awesome! I've been known to smuggle a few goods in my suitcase from Vietnam. And I haven't had French salted butter, but I'm sure it's well worth it!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by CitricSugar

I know you were unable to squeeze me into your suitcase when you left but I forgive you for not taking me since the space was used to smuggle some of the best stuff in world. :-)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by pamwares

good for you! I'm going to guess this butter is so tasty because is made fine ingredients and maybe a little love!

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