Looking for German and European products in Sri Lanka?

I’m pretty much an expat. When I tell people that I live in Sri Lanka the unanimous reply I usually get is “Oh wow you’re so lucky!”, followed by exclamations about how wonderful it must be to live in the sunshine all year round. I’m even convinced my friends and family who know me think that I spend all my time swimming up to pool-side bars (well err… they do know me ;-)) and sipping cocktails in the sun under coconut trees. Not quite (I avoid going underneath coconut trees because falling coconuts actually injure and kill a lot of people per annum in this country!). No – I actually spend most of my time inside under the fan working alone making my living just as others do.

Don’t get me wrong  living in Sri Lanka is great but there are drawbacks too. The main one is missing family and friends  back home and for me a close second second is food-sickness…not of the poisoning kind no, but missing food from back home, cheese in particular.

“That’s not so bad” I hear you shout. Yes I know I can order things from the internet or take a weekly trip to Colombo to shop but frankly because of the import prices and a 50% chance of your parcel ending up with your neighbours, the postman, at the other  end of country or in your dog before you get home we just don’t do it.

Anyway this means us expats are always on the look out for foreign goods to buy (or make) to make our lives even better than it already is. In my home town of Aluthgama we are extremely luckly to have the wonderful Mr. Nishan Fernando in our lives. He owns and runs the Nebula Supermarket (which also has it’s own Facebook page) and goes abroad once a year to source any products that the expat community desire. In return his many friends and expats bring things back for him too.

Nebula German & European Supermarket in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka

Nebula German & European Supermarket in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka

Inside Nebula German & European Supermarket

Inside Nebula German & European Supermarket

The spacious and friendly supermarket stocks everything but is famous all over Sri Lanka for stocking German and other European products that are difficult to find elsewhere on the island, such as German pate, Dutch mayonnaise, Collmans mustard from the UK and countless other things you may miss whilst you are in Sri Lanka.

Specific German & UK products currently stocked are:

Leberwurst (liver pate) – this is one of the absolute best-sellers and great on crackers

Leberwurst (liver pate)

Leberwurst (liver pate)

Gravy powders and seasoning mixes

Gravy powders and seasoning mixes

Lyoner

Schinkenwurst (pork sausage)
Fruhstuck fleisch
Bierwurst (beer sausage)
Jagdwurst (sausage)
Dr.Oetker pudding mix
Collmans English mustard
Dijon mustard
Herrmans mayonnaise
Rotkohl (pickled red cabbage)
Pickled onions, gherkins, capers etc.
Weinsauerkraut (Wine sauerkraut)
Weisswurst (white sausage, white pudding)
Frankfurters
Marmite
Vegemite
Campbells condensed soups
Fleisch suppe. (canned meat soups & soup powders)

German sausages

German sausages

Delikatess sauce zum braten (gravy powders & spice mixes)
BISTO gravy granules
OXO cubes
Maggi and Knorr Fix products
Bitter aus krautern (Salad mixes)
Tandil washing powder (German washing powder)
Sil (German detergent)
Teppichreiniger (German cleaner)
Haribo sweets
Salt sticks, crisps, chips & chocolates

Various cheeses

Fresh brown bread, baguettes and buns
And MUCH more…..

OK I suppose life as an expat in Sri Lanka has it’s advantages too 🙂 – I’ll leave you with some more product pictures. Please feel free to contact Nishan through the Facebook page or his website.

Plenty of pasta to choose from

Plenty of pasta to choose from

AND loads of pasta sauces and dried mixes

AND loads of pasta sauces and dried mixes

German detergents

German detergents

All sorts of condiments

All sorts of condiments

German biscuits sit alongside Sri Lankan favourites

German biscuits sit alongside Sri Lankan favourites

Many types of Nescafe coffee

Many types of Nescafe coffee

And your pets have not been left out!!

And your pets have not been left out!!

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2 responses to “Looking for German and European products in Sri Lanka?

  1. Pingback: Euro 2012 Football Food – Deep Fried Brie | ankie renique's blog

  2. nishan

    more products are available for x mas !!!

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