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Old Jan 14th 2019, 1:54 am
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Hello Everyone,

This is my first post here so excuse me if this has been asked before. So i've been in Canada around 4 years now. I'm pretty settled but every now and then I have the urge for something I remember from home. A certain pack of crisps or sweet, heck even a pot noodle! However, the specialized British stores near me tend to focus on a lot of Irish products, and they don't have a huge selection. I guess my question is does anyone out there know of a website, or have a strategy to get those wonderful snacks from back home to here in Canada? Im not afraid to pay a premium, just want a good selection.

Any insight is most welcome.
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Hello Everyone,

This is my first post here so excuse me if this has been asked before. So i've been in Canada around 4 years now. I'm pretty settled but every now and then I have the urge for something I remember from home. A certain pack of crisps or sweet, heck even a pot noodle! However, the specialized British stores near me tend to focus on a lot of Irish products, and they don't have a huge selection. I guess my question is does anyone out there know of a website, or have a strategy to get those wonderful snacks from back home to here in Canada? Im not afraid to pay a premium, just want a good selection.

Any insight is most welcome.
Where are you and what do you want? Most stuff is available around here, just not Giant Buttons.
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Where are you and what do you want? Most stuff is available around here, just not Giant Buttons.
I'm In Brantford, Ontario. I guess the other issue I have is that I work, a lot! So the connivence of having something shipped to my address would really benefit me. However, I do get the occasional weekend off, so if you can recommend something near that would be fantastic!
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I'm In Brantford, Ontario. I guess the other issue I have is that I work, a lot! So the connivence of having something shipped to my address would really benefit me. However, I do get the occasional weekend off, so if you can recommend something near that would be fantastic!
Bulk Barn, WalMart, Loblaws keep British products in ethnic areas such as Guelph and, especially, Fergus. Orangeville has two British snack shops.
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Bulk Barn, WalMart, Loblaws keep British products in ethnic areas such as Guelph and, especially, Fergus. Orangeville has two British snack shops.
+1 - all of them have Brit products even in non-ethnic areas such as Hamilton
Welcome to BE!

If you are really desperate and don't have time to go to any of them then order from Walmart online and get them delivered (provided they aren't classed as 'groceries') or go to Amazon.ca and get them delivered.

There's not much you can't get - provided you don't mind paying a bit more for them.
There's also things like pims which are the same as Jaffa Cakes - or Fortino's (Presidents Choice) chocolate digestives which taste the same as mcvitie's. (they also sell McVities Digestives, as do Walmarts).


Is there something specific you are craving?
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Is there something specific you are craving?
Customers?
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Customers?


Southerner, to explain - I'm sure this doesn't apply to you but we get a lot of first time posters asking where they can buy this, that or the other, and then a few posts later magically come up with a website link. Hence the laugh
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the only thing that I crave year round even in summer are those mini single pod 2/pg Christmas pudding (microwave version) that you can only get in a UK supermarket.

if & when I'm over I buy at least 5 packages that will keep forever
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the only thing that I crave year round even in summer are those mini single pod 2/pg Christmas pudding (microwave version) that you can only get in a UK supermarket.

if & when I'm over I buy at least 5 packages that will keep forever
You can get them in Australia too, Woolies had them for $1 in their post-Christmas clearance.
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the only thing that I crave year round even in summer are those mini single pod 2/pg Christmas pudding (microwave version) that you can only get in a UK supermarket.

if & when I'm over I buy at least 5 packages that will keep forever
They were selling off almost mini (serves2) christmas puddings in Metro last week

I've always microwaved christmas puddings - that's what the plastic pot is for, innit!



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We gots a Walmart here in Kamloops that has half an aisle full of British grub. Everything from pickled onions to hob nobs.
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Good to see you here N2O! We've missed you!
+1

Yeah, long time no see N2O.
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We gots a Walmart here in Kamloops that has half an aisle full of British grub. Everything from pickled onions to hob nobs.
Hob Nobs you $#&*@& !!!
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Hob Nobs you $#&*@& !!!
+1!
Walmarts used to sell Chocolate Hobnobs and normal Hobnobs if you ordered online.. but don't seem to have them anymore
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The local Save on Foods here imports some tesco brand stuff - it’s not as good as Heinz but their baked beans are as close as we can get to the real thing (I don’t know which clown at Heinz thought their British style variety actually tasted anything near British - someone should get them to sit down and compare them side by side lol)
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