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Old Nov 5th 2017, 3:21 pm   #1
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We’re in the UK at the moment and after going to Asda and Morrisons it’s just showed me how crap Dubai supermarkets are.
It’s not just because of the booze and pork but the availability of other stuff is mind blowing.
I know there’s obviously no language barrier (even though we’re staying in Immingam lol) but to be able to ask for something and to be told exactly where it is is amazing.
This all sounds OTT but this is the first time we’ve been here since 2013 so we’re used to buying something from Park n Shop then going the week after to find it’s not there anymore or asking if they’ve got such and such to be met with a blank face which is a major pain in the arse.
Anyway, we’ve bought some beef Space Raiders, Roysters T Bone crisps and two jars of potted dog to bring back. Just need to find Scampi Fries and Cheese Moments.
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We’re in the UK at the moment and after going to Asda and Morrisons it’s just showed me how crap Dubai supermarkets are.
It’s not just because of the booze and pork but the availability of other stuff is mind blowing.
I know there’s obviously no language barrier (even though we’re staying in Immingam lol) but to be able to ask for something and to be told exactly where it is is amazing.
This all sounds OTT but this is the first time we’ve been here since 2013 so we’re used to buying something from Park n Shop then going the week after to find it’s not there anymore or asking if they’ve got such and such to be met with a blank face which is a major pain in the arse.
Anyway, we’ve bought some beef Space Raiders, Roysters T Bone crisps and two jars of potted dog to bring back. Just need to find Scampi Fries and Cheese Moments.
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I didn’t look for the pick n mix. I bought two scratch cards though.
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I'd rather walk around every aisle four times before asking for help in a supermarket, regardless of the country...
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Was making some soup and had a hard time in Lulu asking where the Barley was. I suspect they thought I was meaning the island.
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Was making some soup and had a hard time in Lulu asking where the Barley was. I suspect they thought I was meaning the island.
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Spinneys / "Waitrose" aren't bad. They're not as comprehensive as UK supermarkets but you do get most of what you need. You just need to pay well over the odds.

Never been impressed by Park and Shop.

What I missed the most from the UK were tasty produce and good quality chicken.
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We’re in the UK at the moment and after going to Asda and Morrisons it’s just showed me how crap Dubai supermarkets are.
It’s not just because of the booze and pork but the availability of other stuff is mind blowing.
I know there’s obviously no language barrier (even though we’re staying in Immingam lol) but to be able to ask for something and to be told exactly where it is is amazing.
This all sounds OTT but this is the first time we’ve been here since 2013 so we’re used to buying something from Park n Shop then going the week after to find it’s not there anymore or asking if they’ve got such and such to be met with a blank face which is a major pain in the arse.
Anyway, we’ve bought some beef Space Raiders, Roysters T Bone crisps and two jars of potted dog to bring back. Just need to find Scampi Fries and Cheese Moments.
you are so right...I usually shop in Spinneys and the number of times an item is there one week and then not available the following week, is frustrating to say the least....and then you have to wait a good couple of weeks (if not more) until the item is back in stock.
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Spinneys / "Waitrose" aren't bad. They're not as comprehensive as UK supermarkets but you do get most of what you need. You just need to pay well over the odds.

Never been impressed by Park and Shop.

What I missed the most from the UK were tasty produce and good quality chicken.
Park n Shop is actually OK for the fresh cut up produce
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Park n Shop is actually OK for the fresh cut up produce
Agree on that...also their pork section is epic.

It's the hardest one to come out having not spent a fortune though...
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you are so right...I usually shop in Spinneys and the number of times an item is there one week and then not available the following week, is frustrating to say the least....and then you have to wait a good couple of weeks (if not more) until the item is back in stock.
There is a Zoom at the bottom of my office building. I go in and buy the same crisps every morning. They ran out. Started buying a different brand. They ran out. Moved onto brand 3. They ran out..... went postal!

Why are crisps in this country so ******* SHITE?
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There is a Zoom at the bottom of my office building. I go in and buy the same crisps every morning. They ran out. Started buying a different brand. They ran out. Moved onto brand 3. They ran out..... went postal!

Why are crisps in this country so ******* SHITE?
i only ever buy Walkers...i don't like Lays at all
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i only ever buy Walkers...i don't like Lays at all
what's the difference? Same company / manufacturing process I think?
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what's the difference? Same company / manufacturing process I think?
the flavour is just totally different, not to mention Lays are way more oily
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what's the difference? Same company / manufacturing process I think?
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