I've been studying abroad in France for a few months now, and have had my fair share of grocery store trips and have found some great food. So I decided to put together a ranking of some of the foods I've come to love in this country that I've never seen before in American grocery stores.

7. Fromage Blanc

Like Greek Yogurt's less tangy cousin, Fromage Blanc is a mildly sweet cheese that is great for breakfast, snack, or dessert, and comes in many different flavors but is also delicious plain. 

6. Cornichons

I already had a pickle obsession stateside, but these tiny pickles have really changed the game. They are salty, crunchy, and often come with small pickled onions and mustard seeds in the brine. I've been going through at least a jar a week. No shame.

5. Sirop de....

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One of the most brilliant combinations I have seen in France is the addition of flavored syrups to sparkling water. My personal favorite is sirop de menthe (mint syrup), but I'm not exaggerating when I say there are probably 30 other flavors at any given grocery store to try. (And if you want something a little, well, stronger, they make for amazing shots or mixed drinks.)

4. Dijon Mustard

Dijon Mustard in France brings me so much joy. It's far spicier, cheaper, and just generally more delicious than mustard in America. I've singlehandedly eaten three jars in two months and plan on bringing some home. It *almost* makes up for the giant hole in my heart due to the lack of Sriracha.

3. MaronSuis

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This chestnut mousse is one of the most amazing grocery store desserts I have ever eaten. Equal parts fluffy and creamy, MaronSuis is made with crème de marron, a creamy paste of chestnuts and vanilla, and it is absolutely delicious. Chocolate mousse just can't compare

2. Sauce Algerienne

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This creamy pepper and tomato-based sauce can really make or break a kebab or fries (for perfecting your drunk snack game), and is good on just about anything else, from eggs to chicken salad. 

1. Reblochon Cheese

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I first tried Reblochon on an exchange in high school and have been hooked ever since. Unfortunately, it took me four years to come back to France and eat it again, as it is illegal in the US due to the 50-day aging period. Reblochon is best enjoyed simply with a baguette and butter, but is probably delicious anyway you decide to eat it