Keep in mind that almost anything can be purchased here in local department stores, even popular name brands (all small appliances are more expensive).
Check with your Big Brother because some houses already have these items from previous tenants.
It is not necessary to bring any foodstuff, as there is a wide variety of
U.S. products available. However, you may desire to bring some specialty items
that may not be available or are expensive, such as: Salad dressing mixes;
chili and taco mixes; dry soup mixes (limited supply available); special vitamins;
certain spices; etc.
Vitamins are available but expensive.
Sweet and Low is available but contains aspartame. Splenda is also available.