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Old Aug 14th 2012, 4:06 pm
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which i will counter with...
bisto ingredients: potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable oil, salt, colour e150c, wheat flour, sugar, flavourings, flavour enhancers e621, e635, emulsifier e322 (contains soya) herb ansd spice extracts, onion extract.

doesnt say its suitable for vegetarians, but i dont see any meat or meat products on the list above.

yup more confused now than ever. i could understand f it had essence of powdered cow...0
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 4:12 pm
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which i will counter with...
bisto ingredients: potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable oil, salt, colour e150c, wheat flour, sugar, flavourings, flavour enhancers e621, e635, emulsifier e322 (contains soya) herb ansd spice extracts, onion extract.

doesnt say its suitable for vegetarians, but i dont see any meat or meat products on the list above.

yup more confused now than ever. i could understand f it had essence of powdered cow...0
Lots of foods dont have every ingredient listed thats why we have those warnings about may contain nuts.
Well its either got them in it or it doesnt
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 4:15 pm
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which i will counter with...
bisto ingredients: potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable oil, salt, colour e150c, wheat flour, sugar, flavourings, flavour enhancers e621, e635, emulsifier e322 (contains soya) herb ansd spice extracts, onion extract.

doesnt say its suitable for vegetarians, but i dont see any meat or meat products on the list above.

yup more confused now than ever. i could understand f it had essence of powdered cow...0
Do you need this stuff because you want to make gravy when you're not cooking meat? That's something that's always seemed weird to me about Canadians, I think of gravy as being specifically for meat while here they serve it on, for example, fish. Fish and cow just doesn't do it for me.
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 4:56 pm
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Kippers; good smoked back bacon; potted shrimps; Tunnocks tea-cakes; candy shrimps and bananas; ginger wine; really nice fruity yogurts; gooseberries; pheasant; Cox's apples; British cheeses; a whole range of meat cuts -- lamb, beef and pork, that aren't sold here; double cream; broccoli that doesn't have to be peeled; blanched white celery.
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 5:06 pm
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which i will counter with...
bisto ingredients: potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable oil, salt, colour e150c, wheat flour, sugar, flavourings, flavour enhancers e621, e635, emulsifier e322 (contains soya) herb ansd spice extracts, onion extract.

doesnt say its suitable for vegetarians, but i dont see any meat or meat products on the list above.

yup more confused now than ever. i could understand f it had essence of powdered cow...0
Yes, there is no meat in Gravy Granules so it's okay to import. I am currently back in Scotland and have 3 large tubs (only cost 1 quid each tub) to pack in my case - I am more concerned about the weight!

Myself and all expats I know always bring back Bisto from the UK and have never been stopped nor questioned about it.
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 5:13 pm
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Yes, there is no meat in Gravy Granules so it's okay to import. I am currently back in Scotland and have 3 large tubs (only cost 1 quid each tub) to pack in my case - I am more concerned about the weight!

Myself and all expats I know always bring back Bisto from the UK and have never been stopped nor questioned about it.
Maybe because some CBSA officers really dont give a rats ass about how many packets of Bisto you have
Mmmmm shall I look for packets of undeclared Bisto today or look for drugs, child porn, prohibited weapons etc etc.
Tough call to make
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Maybe because some CBSA officers really dont give a rats ass about how many packets of Bisto you have
Mmmmm shall I look for packets of undeclared Bisto today or look for drugs, child porn, prohibited weapons etc etc.
Tough call to make
That explains why bisto is expensive and drugs/weapons are cheap
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 5:57 pm
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That explains why bisto is expensive and drugs/weapons are cheap
Plus less jail time for smuggling in kilos of Bisto and then selling it to the expats at inflated prices
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 5:58 pm
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i know it seems trite but its a taste you cant get in canada and it makes my 10yo happy.
also i cant make gravy of my own, never mastered it, and since packets are easier... im packing gravy
wonder what the import restrictions are when i ship my container...
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i know it seems trite but its a taste you cant get in canada and it makes my 10yo happy.
also i cant make gravy of my own, never mastered it, and since packets are easier... im packing gravy
wonder what the import restrictions are when i ship my container...
The same as hand carrying them.
Use the CFIA AIRS tool as that is what will determine if CBSA allow it in.
http://inspection.gc.ca/plants/impor...1300127627409#

Use gravy as commodity word search then just follow along with the drop down boxes.
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 6:38 pm
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No wonder kids love the stuff after reading the ingredients. It's full of unhealthy shit that tingles the tastebuds making them want more. Like the shit ingredients of lots of the squash people rave about. No wonder some kids are a little bit mental

It's child abuse

It's really not that hard to make your own gravy.
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It's really not that hard to make your own gravy.
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 6:49 pm
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 8:15 pm
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ewwwww. yes must google making own gravy. think ill put parental controlls on high tho...
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I work from home. I have lots of time on my hands.
It's not time on your hands .....
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