As Christmas is coming up, I'm trying to fit time in between studying for exams to find Christmas presents to take back to my foodie parents in Paris. Since they do live in Paris, you can find most gourmet delicacies there (so nothing with truffles, foie gras, etc.), so I'm looking for delicacies/new and intriguing Canadian creations. They need to be transportable in a suitcase. We used to live here, and my mother is Canadian, so just bringing back a can of maple syrup won't cut it - in fact, I'm trying to avoid bringing back maple themed things unless they're really unique. Same goes for ice wine - we've still got a few bottles of it back in Paris.
The vinegar pearls mentioned in the article above are a definite possibility, but I'm not sure where I can find them - has anyone spotted some somewhere? Similar things would be great! I'm really looking for slightly quirky, interesting things that will be a nice surprise.
Any help is greatly appreciated! :)
Ps. I'm also going to try and bring two or three lobsters back. Yes, I'm slightly insane. Any recommendations on where I can find the best lobster in Montreal? Preferably somewhere where they will be intrigued by the challenge of getting lobsters over to Paris :P