Maggi Arome
I have been keeping my Maggi as a table centrepiece on top of the peanut butter along with the salt, pepper and chilli flakes. (As if.)

Dad sent me some genuine, made-in-Côte-d’Ivoire Maggi Arome in a parcel soon after Aïcha was born, and I’ve managed to ration its use so it has lasted three years.

But, ah, good things must come to an end, and tonight I used the last drops on some meat. The flavouring has been a favourite of mine for seasoning couscous, and it’s been so precious to me that I haven’t shared it with David or the girls.

A similar product is sold here in Australia, but it just doesn’t taste the same. Anyone else know what I’m talking about?