When I lived in Paris, I was always asking American friends to bring me maple syrup, cream cheese and Grape Nuts, all hard to come by in France. Now that I live in New York, it's the French supermarket staples I miss. I always have my list ready in case anyone I know is planning a trip to Europe; any brand will do.
Some of my favorites are verveine (verbena), tilleul (linden blossom) and fraise-cassis (strawberry and black currant).
Herbes De Provence
This blend of dried thyme, rosemary, summer savory and bay leaves is used in Provençal stews and grilled foods. It's amazingly hard to find in the U.S.