So I am moving to Marseille, France (!!!) to start a new job. I work internationally a lot, but usually in Africa or the Caribbean. I usually bring some kind of food giftie to share for the local employees who I will supervise - frankly, I usually bring candy from the drugstore. It's always appreciated, and it always gets things off on the right foot. But I just don't think drugstore candy is gonna cut it in France, and chocolate from a fancy chocolatier seems a little silly. They HAVE it already. Along with everything else that is delicious and awesome.
I am at home in SF preparing to leave, and wracking my brain for something shareable for about 14 people in my office. I need it to be packable in a suitcase. My mother suggested that I bring sourdough starter and then bake bread for them. Not gonna happen - too busy. So, what? Any ideas?