"Here in Moldova there are days I would kill for a box of Fig Newtons," HuffPost Travel community member KIVPossum said last week on a post devoted to the worst travel advice readers had ever received. We could definitely identify with missing certain touches of home when you're on the road, but who knew so many people had one very specific food item they found it hard to live without? Popcorn, New York-style bagels, good cheese... the list goes on and on.

While the benefits of travel far outweigh most of the hardships, particularly requests like a special meal, we couldn't help but wonder, what small piece of your homeland do you think about when you're traveling? What food item do you have a hard time going without when you travel? What's the one food you daydream about when you just can't find it?

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